NEF 4th Energy 2019/20 Innovation Challenge Competition [Win $5000 Funds]

NEF 4th Energy Innovation Challenge Competition 2019 [Win $5000 Funds]


NEF 4th Energy Innovation Challenge Competition 2019 [Win $5000 Investment Funds]

Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) 4th Energy Innovation / Ideas Challenge Competition, Eligibility, Benefits, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2019 [Win Investment Funds up to $5000].

The Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) 4th Energy Innovation Challenge is set
to upscale the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa.
Across Africa, the main energy challenge is to rapidly deliver modern
energy services to millions of households and businesses using
sustainable and affordable energy technologies.

This competition
challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate
with local research institutions or industries to develop practical and
sustainable energy products/services/prototype models for a social
enterprise or energy management system using local resources.

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  • Young
    professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are
    invited to participate in the competition and nominate a relevant local
    research institution or organization. Applications may be submitted by a
    team of up to three people.
  • At least 1 member of the team must
    be from the local research institution or industry. Teams may be formed
    across different schools, institutions, companies, countries etc.
    Individuals or teams may submit multiple applications.



finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and
experienced development professionals from public and private sector
institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:

  • Pitch
    their proposed solution/service/prototype model at the 2019 Nigeria
    Energy Forum, in Lagos, Nigeria, using a poster and short 2-minute
  • Benefit from unique networking opportunities with other
    young leaders as well as some of the most senior decisionmakers in
    government, international development, academia, and the private sector.
  • Attend
    business development workshops, receive support from start-up
    incubators and cash investment prize of up to USD 5000 to demonstrate
    the proposed solution in the host community determined in collaboration
    with organizers.
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Method of Application

Your proposed prototype model submission must not exceed 1-side of an A4 page and should include the following:

  1. Project title
  2. Your Solution (250 words)
  3. Partner Institution or Industry
  4. Expected Impact (50 words)
  5. Short abstract (50 words)
  6. Design tools and method (50 words)
  7. Problem Statement (50 words)
  8. Estimated costs and timeline (50 words)
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Submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to The
subject line of the email should follow the format: [Country] Title of
the Project. Submissions that exceed the word count may be disqualified.
Shortlisted submissions would be invited to participate in the final
round by submitting a 1-page poster to summarize their design, with a
detailed budget, 2-page Design Brief, and a Short 2-minute video to
describe a prototype model of the proposed solution.

Deadline: 31st January, 2019.

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