National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) – Call For Application For Technology Innovation And Entrepreneurship Support Scheme 2020

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is a Federal Government Agency established to, among others, develop and regulate Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria.

In furtherance to transforming the country into a knowledge-based and IT driven economy, the Agency is introducing the NITDA Technology Innovation Support Scheme to provide opportunity for building capacity of both Hub Managers and Technology startups to ensure massive creation of entrepreneurs and jobs within the ecosystem. The scheme is expected to cover the following areas.

• Hub Upskilling
• Technical Capacity Building
• Incubation Programme
• Internship Programme

S/NPROGRAMMEOBJECTIVES  
1Hub UpskillingThe programme is designed to ensure that Hub Managers have the required skills sets to support digital startups and build innovation systems in their localities  
2Technical Capacity BuildingThis component involves equipping Nigerian youths with the technological skills required to innovate, secure decent work and access outsourcing opportunities  
3Incubation ProgrammeThis is a programme designed to support idea-stage startups to scale up from ideas to market.
4Internship ProgrammeThis programme is designed to provide startups the opportunity to work with established Husband companies. It will provide opportunities for capacity building, mentorship and hands on experience through engaging in real life projects

Requirements:
Please check (https://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/tiess) for details

Selection Criteria:
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Scheme is strictly based on merit and the selection is equally distributed among the 36 States and FCT

Application Process:
All eligible candidates that are interested should log on to the support scheme portal (https://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/tiess) to register and submit all relevant documents. Please note that the registration period is six (6) weeks from the date of this publication

DEADLINE: 24 AUGUST 2020

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