Welcome to the online submission for Nigeria Innovation Awards 2017.

This online registration form recognises your company’s intention to participate in the Nigeria Innovation Awards 2017 and affirms your compliance with its eligibility criteria.

To promote the spirit of innovation across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy and to recognise the people and companies that are driving it.The Nigeria Innovation Awards will be held in Lagos Nigeria on September 7,2017 at the Nigeria Innovation Summit.See 2016 Winners

The Objective of the Awards
The objective of these awards coincides with the purpose of Nigeria Innovation Summit,a platform that promotes ,celebrates Nigerian innovations and highlights innovative ideas,emerging trends around the world.We want to use this award to inspire innovation,economic growth and sustainable development for Nigeria.It is an opportunity to highlight and showcase innovative companies,ideas and innovators across different sectors of Nigeria’s economy.

The Nigeria Innovation Awards aim to:
a) Recognise the leading innovators and innovations in Nigeria
b) Increase awareness of new innovations,open innovations and emerging technologies
c) Foster a culture of innovation and build great innovation ecosystems around Nigeria

2017 Award Categories
-Most Innovative Telecommunications Company
-Most Innovative infrastructure Development company
-Most Innovative Manufacturing company in Nigeria
-Most innovative company in power and energy sector
-Most Innovative company promoting Emerging Technologies like BigData,Cloud,IoT,Wearable Technologies,Robotics,AI
-Most Innovative Agriculture focused company
-Most Innovative Bank
-Best use of Innovation by Government Agencies
-Most Innovative State in Nigeria
-Most innovative Healthcare company in Nigeria
-Most Innovative University in Nigeria in terms of use of technology,promotion of entrepreneurship,R&D,Teaching and Learning
-Most Innovative eCommerce company
-Most Innovative Media/entertainment company
-Most Innovative Startup in Nigeria
-Social Innovation of the Year
-Most Innovative organisation promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation
-Innovator of the year
-Young Innovator of the Year.

The Jury
The submissions will be judged by a stellar panel who will evaluate each entry on the basis of a set criteria.

Benefits of Participation:
Individuals and companies participating in the Nigeria Innovation Awards 2017 stand to gain the following benefits:
-The recognition that your idea,innovation and company deserves
-A strategic learning experience through comparison with other business innovations and innovative companies
-An objective assessment from a stellar team of experienced jurors
-Recognition of excellence with an awards plaque and an opportunity to celebrate this milestone achievement.

Eligibility Criteria
-Only Nigeria-based enterprises are eligible for participation
-You can participate as a start-up or as an established company and its free to participate.
-Each enterprise is eligible to submit only a single entry in each category.
-Self-Nominations are permitted
-Making multiple nominations for the same nominee in any of the Awards for organizations is not allowed.
-Entries should be submitted only through this page.
-The closing date for entries is 20th August, 2017
-The decision of the jury will be final

Evaluation Parameters
The evaluation criteria is based on 4 comprehensive parameters:
-Societal and Economic Impact
-Corporate Governance

How to Participate?
The first step is to submit this online registration form wherein companies can express their interest to participate in the awards. After this submission, the jury members will evaluate if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria for the short-list.

Jury Review
After 20th August,2017, all entries will be presented to the panel of judges for evaluation. The judging panel, will review the entries,shortlisted entries will be contacted. The judging panel will then propose the winners who will be recognized at the awards ceremony during Nigeria Innovation Summit 2017.

Award Ceremony
In addition to the applicants, business tycoons, C-suite executives, government representatives,international organisations and the media will gather at Nigeria Innovation Summit 2017 to celebrate the winners who have demonstrated exemplary innovation impact in Nigeria.

Use the form below to send your entries.Entries close on August 20,2017