EdTech Innovation Challenge 2021/How To Apply

EdTech Innovation Challenge 2021 | EdTech Innovation Challenge Application portal 2021 has open, Interested young men and women that want to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working to strengthening the education system should apply, The requirements and eligibility on how to apply read through.

The EdTech Innovation Challenge is an initiative to find creative technology and solutions with the potentials of transforming Nigeria1s Education system with a focus on leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence to positively impact existing educational ecosystem.

The challenge supports young men and women to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening the education system.

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Application Criteria:

The project must be centered around Education Technology and must leverage the technolohy to meet the following;

  • It must be categorized as part of the EdTech industry
  • It must have Artificial Intelligence or Cyber Securityon the forefront or as part of the application
  • Fall within the underlisted categories;
    • Curriculum Applications
    • School Management System
    • Students with disabilities
    • Lifelong Learning Applications
  • It should impact earning or enable better management of the education process
  • It can disrupt or supplement current education settings or ecosystems
  • It must be for profit
  • It must have commercial applications
  • It must be inventive, innovative or disruptive
  • The business proposal must be original work and applicants must hold all applicable rights
  • It must be submitted in English Language

NOTE: To enter, team-based projects must select one person to submit the application and to serve as the team’s representative throughout the competition.


  1. EdTech Innovation Challenge is open to Tertiary Education students, secondary school students, teachers, R&Ds, and developers from around Nigeria.
  2. Applicants should offer an innovative, inventive, or disruptive product/service, which is original and has scalable commercial applications.
  3. The Challenge is interested in applications across different spheres including Primary, Secondary, High-Ed, Vocational, Lifelong Learning, among others. Application should impact direct or indirect learners.


EdTech Innovation Challenge Hero (winner of the contest) and category star (winner of each of the 4 categories) will receive funding and technical mentoring from some of the brightestt minds at NINE and iHUB to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in the Ecosystem.

How To Apply:

All applications for the EdTech 2021 Innovation Challenge should be sent to

Starting 12th April 2021, interested applicants should submit their preliminary proposal here no later than 26th April 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

On 12th May 2021, successful applicants from the first round will be invited to submit a more detailed project before the 17th May 2021.

The EdTech Innovation Challenge Award-winners will be announced at the 3rd edition of the EdTech Summit & Awards holding on the 25th and 26th of May 2021.

Click here to apply online

For more information, visit the edtech afritex online page

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