Timeline

Launch Call for Ideas:

We invite clean energy innovators across Nigeria whose ideas can be supported to scale to submit their entries for the innovation challenge. Entries will be accepted from 11th December 2017 to 2nd February, 2018.

Focus Areas - The Clean Energy Innovation Challenge aims to unearth and support energy innovators across Nigeria who may have solutions that:

  • Deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through new sources
  • Use innovative business models to improve access to clean energy
  • Use creative financing models to increase access to clean energy
  • Reduce energy wastage across the value chain
  • Save cost for producers, distributors or consumers of energy

To apply, kindly fill the . Deadline for submission of ideas is February 2, 2018.

Shortlist Ideas:

The call for entries closes on February 2, 2018. All entries will be judged and 10 semi-finalists will be shortlisted.

Experts from the tech and energy sectors will shortlist the ideas received to identify the solutions with the best potential to transforming the Nigerian energy landscape and to succeed as a viable business.

Bootcamp & Pitching Session:

The innovators responsible for the 10 shortlisted ideas will be invited to a bootcamp where they will be supported to develop their ideas further over a 3 day period. The culmination of the bootcamp is a pitch session where innovators will be invited to pitch their ideas to the judging panel. A judging panel will select the top ideas based on their capacity to address the problems that have been identified, their potential impact and the probability of their implementation.

On the same day, the judges will announce the top 4 ideas and the four winners will advance to the incubation programme where they will be supported through an aggregation of resources, expertise, networks and seed funding. For more information, check out the FAQs.

Investment & Incubation Process:

The top 4 ideas will receive pre-seed investment from All On and will be supported to launch & grow through the CcHUB Incubation Programme. The remaining 6 shortlisted ideas will also have the opportunity for incubation with CcHUB, enabling them access to product development, distribution and business modeling support to scale and grow their idea.