Award Submission

Welcome to the online submission for Nigeria Innovation Awards 2020.

The Nigeria Innovation Awards is another feature of the Summit, which recognizes and promotes States, Ministries, Companies, Organisations, Institutions, and Innovators that have embraced innovation to move Nigeria forward.

This online registration form recognises your company’s intention to participate in the Nigeria Innovation Awards 2020, and affirms your compliance with its eligibility criteria.

To promote the spirit of innovation across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy and to recognize the people and companies that are driving it. The Nigeria Innovation Awards will be held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island, Lagos on October 8, 2020 at the Nigeria Innovation Summit.

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 Aims

– Recognise the leading innovators and innovations in Nigeria
– Increase awareness of new innovations, open innovations and emerging technologies
– Foster a culture of innovation and build great innovation ecosystems around Nigeria

2020 Award Categories

-Most Innovative State in Nigeria

-Most Innovative Government Ministry/Agency

-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 Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Wearable Technologies, Robotics, AI

-Most Innovative Company in Agriculture

-Most Innovative Bank

-Best Use of Innovation by Government Agency

-Most innovative Healthcare Company in Nigeria

-Most Innovative University in Nigeria in Use of Technology, R&D, Teaching and Learning

-Most Innovative e-Commerce 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

-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.

-An opportunity for your ideas to be commercialized.

Eligibility Criteria

-Only Nigeria-based enterprises are eligible for participation
-You can participate as a start-up or as an established company and participation is free
-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 July 31, 2020
-The decision of the jury will be final

Evaluation Parameters

The evaluation criteria is based on four comprehensive parameters:
-Innovative Solutions
-Societal/Economic Impact
-Growth and Scalability
-Wealth Creation
-Corporate Governance

How to Participate

The first step is to submit this online registration form wherein enterprises 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-listed entries.

Jury Review

After July 31, 2020, 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 2020.

Award Ceremony

In addition to the applicants, business tycoons, C-suite executives, investors, government representatives, international organisations and the media will gather at Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 to celebrate the winners who have demonstrated exemplary innovation impact in Nigeria.