Etisalat Nigeria has reinforced its commitment to supporting innovation and creativity in Nigeria through the Etisalat Prize for innovation awards, an initiative which aims at discovering and growing young Nigerians with innovative products, ideas and solutions using mobile broadband technology.
The finalists for the 2015 edition which opened for entries in June 2015 were announced in Lagos on Tuesday 3rd November, 2015 by the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Innovators of the Prize, Matthew Willsher.
Mr Willsher while speaking on the initiative, reiterated the company’s commitment to nurturing talents just as he endorsed the quality of the innovative products and services.
“The 2015 finalists of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation are truly remarkable and reflect the rigor with which they were chosen by the judges. We are honored to recognize these remarkable innovations and the individuals behind them and we look forward to celebrating the winners at the award ceremony taking place on the 6th of November 2015,” he said.
Finalists of Innovative product category
1. Study Math Lab is a repository of over 1300+ videos solving math problems in over 49 topics in the NERDC curriculum for senior secondary school Math.
2. Digital Back Books is the first ebook platform offering a subscription service in Nigeria.
Finalists for Innovative idea category
1. Dedicated Traffic Mapping Device DTMD is a GPRS enabled traffic navigation device with voice over to help users navigate their way through traffic by accessing real-time traffic data and suggesting shorter/alternate routes.
2. Traffigator Tech is a website and a mobile app that helps users with detailed description on how to navigate within cities using the public system of transportation unique to that city at that time.
The winner of the most innovative product or service category will be rewarded with a =N=5,000,000 cash prize, high-end mobile devices, Etisalat Mifi bundled with free data for one year, In-house Business Development Mentoring and product promotion using Etisalat Online Platforms.
The Innovative Idea category winner will be rewarded with a =N=2,000,000 cash prize, high-end mobile devices, Etisalat Mifi bundled with free data for one year, In-house Business Development Mentoring and product promotion using Etisalat Online Platforms.