2015 Etisalat Prize for Innovation (5Million Naira Prize for Innovation in Mobile Broadband)-

Submission Deadline: August 3rd 2015

Etisalat Prize for Innovation 2015 will reward the facilitation and promotion of: Mobile Broadband in Nigeria

Broadband is primarily mobile across Nigeria and critical to its economic development. A rise of ten mobile phones per 100 people boosts GDP growth by 0.6%, resulting in improved market information flow and assisting SME’s and Entrepreneurs to grow business and improve links.

The prize will be awarded in 2 subcategories with:

•  1st for the most innovative product or service launched in the last 12 months.
•  2nd for the most innovative idea for driving or facilitating mobile broadband use in Nigeria.
Entries will need to show demonstrable impact (or potential impact for an idea) on broadband usage, impressive uptake from customers and have made a visible commercial or social impact on the community for the launched product/service.

Etisalat believes innovation should go beyond improvements in existing products and services, and instead have real valuable social or economic impact to customers.

Eligibility
Entry is open to the Nigerian Mobile Broadband community (as listed below). This includes SME’s and individuals developing innovative mobile broadband solutions.
Entry is open to:
•  Handset and/or Device manufacturers and customers

o Dongles & Modems
o Embedded Devices
o Tablets & eReaders

•  Apps Developers and other Software service providers making use of mobile broadband capability
•  Content Developers
Prizes
Sub-Category 1: Existing product or service (launched in the last 12 months)
•  N5, 000, 000 cash prize
•  2 Smartphones/Tablets/Mobile Devices
•  Etisalat Mifi (with free data for one year)
•  Business Development Mentoring (in-House)
•  Promotion of product using Etisalat Online Platforms

Sub-Category 2: Innovative Idea (SME or individual)
•  N2, 000, 000 cash prize
•  2 Smartphones/Tablets/Mobile Devices
•  Etisalat Mifi (with free data for one year)
•  Business Development Mentoring (in-House)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Innovation

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