What it is

The Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC) is a novel entrepreneurship development program by the Nigerian Content and Development Management Board (NDCMB) and implemented by Enactus Nigeria, intended to challenge all students of accredited Nigerian tertiary institutions, to apply science, technology and innovation to finding home-grown solutions to everyday problems across all sectors of the economy.

Who can apply

-Teams of two students from any of the accredited tertiary institutions in Nigeria -A team can only consist of students who are not graduating before December 2021 -Students can be from any department in any of the tertiary institutions

Why it matters

We are in the fourth industrial revolution where technology is positively disrupting EVERY sector-including, but not limited to finance, education, health, transportation, entertainment, communication, and retail. The STIC will challenge the next generation of Nigerians to think of innovative ways to apply science and technology to solving the deep problems experienced in every sector of the Nigerian economy. Winners of the 2020 STIC will not only get prizes, but will gain exposure to industry experts who will mentor them to scale their innovation into business ideas that will remain profitable, while providing more jobs and creating wealth.

  • Encourage research and development (R&D) as well as local content development in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
  • Facilitate the development of research-based, technologically-driven, innovative and profitable entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Foster collaboration among tertiary institutions and the private sector for the development of local content.
  • Inspire Nigerian students to embrace and imbibe the culture of critical thinking and R & D.
  • Challenge Nigerian students to develop home-grown innovations that support the Nigerian development drive
  • Position the Nigerian Content and Development Management Board (NCDMB) as a front-runner in encouraging R & D among Nigerian students while also stimulating ideas that can open up development in science, engineering and technology.

Meet Our Speakers

Engr. Simbi Wabote

Executive Secretary, NCDMB

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Executive Governor, Lagos State

Jennifer Foltz

Deputy Public Affairs Officer US Consulate, Lagos

Mr Tonye Cole

Co-founder, Sahara Group

Mr. Olukayode Pitan

MD, Bank of Industry

Mrs Teju Abisoye

Executive Secretary, LSETF