Union Bank Campus Innovation Challenge 2018

The Campus Innovation Challenge is a Union Bank initiative (in partnership with CcHub) that aims to discover and support students engaged in entrepreneurial activities across tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The Top 3 selected candidates will get cash funding towards the execution of their ideas and incubation support via the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) incubation services. In addition, they will get partnership opportunities with Union Bank and our network of partners around the focus areas of the challenge.

Over the subsequent six months, the top three ideas will be supported with a range of services focused on product development, distribution and business modelling to turn their ideas into fully working products to launch in early 2019. Winners will also be able to leverage Union Bank’s strategic networks to bring their ideas to life.

EXPRESS: your creativity to the world through the Innovation Challenge Platform.

EXPERIENCE: the excitement of pitching your amazing ideas.

RECEIVE: funding and incubation support to scale your ideas into sustainable businesses.

Pitches will take place in August. On the same day, the judges will announce the top 3 ideas. The three winners will then advance to the incubation programme where they will be supported to bring the ideas to life.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduates of all tertiary institutions in Nigeria
  • Only students currently enrolled in a tertiary institution in Nigeria are eligible for the challenge. If a team member graduates in the process, the idea must have been initially conceived while you were enrolled as an undergraduate.

Deadline for submission of ideas is 5 August 2018.

Benefits:

  • The Top 3 selected candidates will get cash funding towards the execution of their ideas and incubation support via the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) incubation services. In addition, they will get partnership opportunities with Union Bank and our network of partners around the focus areas of the challenge.
  • Over the subsequent six months, the top three ideas will be supported with a range of services focused on product development, distribution and business modelling to turn their ideas into fully working products to launch in early 2019. Winners will also be able to leverage Union Bank’s strategic networks to bring their ideas to life.

Before submitting your idea, you are invited to attend interested applicants are invited to attend one of six ‘Idea Sprint’ workshops to be held in 6 universities between 9 July & 27 July.  The universities include:

  • University of Lagos
  • University of Benin
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • University of Abuja
  • Ahmadu Bello University

For more information, visit Union Bank Campus Innovation Challenge 2018

To enter the competition, apply here to submit your ideas.

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