The main takeaways from the just concluded NIS 2023

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The Nigeria Innovation Summit 2023, which held on October 6, 2023 with the theme: Innovating for the Future, concluded successfully with the participation of delegates and stakeholders from around the world, who participated in the hybrid event.

The Summit, now in its 8th year, is an annual event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of the Nigerian economy, governments, investors, policy makers and players in the technology and technology ecosystem. innovation to discuss revolutionary ideas, trends and opportunities to innovate. solving unique challenges in Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.

This year’s NIS explored topics such as Digital Opportunities for Young Africans in Today’s World; Fostering a thriving startup ecosystem through partnerships and collaboration; Digitalization and the future of business; Transforming the industries of the future with AI and emerging technologies; Digital Assets and the Future of Paymentsamong others.

The highlights of the summit were the Nigeria Innovations Experience Talks (NiX Talks), organized by TotalEnergies. The NiX Talks focused on green and clean technology and the future of energy.

Other elements of the summit were fireside chats, roundtable discussions/interactive sessions, VR games, innovation showcases and exhibits, and expert insights on emerging technologies and their applications to solve local problems.

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Cross-section of participants at the Nigeria Innovation Summit on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Some of the speakers and panelists include Kumar IyerDG for Economy, Science and Technology at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO); Johnny BaxterBritish Deputy High Commissioner, Omotayo HassanRenewable Explorer, TotalEnergies; Ibrahim Maigari Ahmadufounder/CEO, RiceAfrika; Dr Funmi AdewaraFounder/CEO, Mobihealth International; Chukwuemeka Eze, founder/CEO of Revive Earth; ‘Gbenga Sesanfounder of Paradigm Initiative; Chibuike Good newsCEO, Dochase; Dr Victor Odumuyiwa (Nithub, Unilag); Jude Adejuwon, Practice manager, HEI, CcHub; Hakeem OnasanyaHead of Startups, Lagos Innovates (LSETF); Oyinlola Israelfounder/president of the African AI Foundation; Yakubu MusaNational Coordinator, Nigeria Office for Digital Innovation (ONDI), and others.

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Another sample of participants at the Nigeria Innovation Summit on Friday, October 6, 2023.

The crowning glory of the Nigerian Innovation Summit (NIS) 2023 was the Nigeria Innovation Awards Night (NIAN) 2023.

The Nigeria Innovation Awards recognize and reward key innovators at the forefront of the Nigerian innovation landscape, as well as disruptors bringing positive and empirical impacts as well as progressive solutions to unique challenges.

The 2023 NIS Awards entries prove the need to create innovative business solutions and develop an ecosystem in Nigeria across sectors to drive innovation by promoting the development of local content and locally relevant technology solutions for have a significant impact on the socio-economic environment. economic development of Nigeria so that local innovation can solve local problems.

Among the hundreds of nominees for the Nigerian Innovation Awards 2023, only eight organizations and individuals emerged as worthy recipients of this year’s awards, given their impressive track record of innovative problem-solving and measurable impacts to sustain the sustainability of the Nigerian innovation landscape, and have embraced innovation to move Nigeria forward through their works. And for the first time, people presenting creative and innovative works in the fields of technology, art and entertainment were recognized.

NIAN 2023 winners include Communications Commission of Nigeria for pioneering access for a digital economy; RiceAfricaboosting agricultural growth through technology; Bottom: Digitization of financial inclusion in Nigeria; Betapawa Solutions: Providing access to clean energy to Nigerian communities; Revive the Earth: Innovating in electric mobility in Nigeria; Improve your skills with Kahdsole (SUWK): Social innovation of the year; Gugu Roboticsthe most innovative startup in Nigeria, and PlastiBuild creative solutions for Innovating for a greener future through upcycling.

A representative of the Communications Commission of Nigeria receives the 2023 Nian Award for Pioneering Access to a Digital Economy at the Nigeria Innovation Summit, Friday, October 6, 2023.

The Nigeria Innovation Summit 2023 brought together delegates from government agencies, diplomats, academic communities and research institutes, international organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, thought/business leaders, innovators, startups and students.

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The Riceafrika representative received the 2023 nian award for driving agricultural growth through technology at the Nigeria Innovation Summit on Friday, October 6, 2023.

NIS 2023 concluded with an Innovation Roadshow at the Zinox Tech Experience Centre/Cisco Lab, where we deepen the conversation and relationships with those who are bringing true innovation and disruption to the Nigerian innovation ecosystem .

This year’s Summit received huge support from CcHub; Asoko Overview; the Nigeria Office for Digital Innovation (ONDI); the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM); NITDA IT HUB (Nithub); VC4A; African AI Foundation; Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Virtual domain; Zinox Tech Experience Center, African Innovation Academy; DoChase; and PwC as partners, and was proudly sponsored by CoinEx and TotalEnergies.

The summit also has official media partners Brand Times;; ITpulse; Coinnewsextra; Technological construction; Coinratecap; Technext; Innovation Village; Technology Trends Africa; Lagosspy NG, and more. The Nigeria Innovation Summit was organized by InnovationHub Africa.

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