NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024

NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024

NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024

Recent graduates from Nigeria are invited to apply for the NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024 worth N20 Million. This grant is a partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to attract eligible agritech startups with solutions for improving the food supply chain in Nigeria.

The NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge aims to identify, develop, and scale innovative solutions to food safety challenges and a healthier food supply chain that can meet the needs of a growing population while also addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change in Nigeria by granting recent graduates the sum of N20 Million for their agritech startups.

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Program Summary:

Program Sponsor(s): NCIC/GAIN

Program Location(s): Nigeria

Program Worth: N20 Million

Number of Slots: Several

Basic Qualifications: Recent Graduates

Nationality: Nigerians

Eligibility for the NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024:

  • Women and Youths aged 18-35 years (Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply)
  • Applicants must have agri-business innovations that can address and solve the Food Supply Chain challenges in Nigeria
  • Shortlisted applicants should be willing to commit to all program deliverables.
  • Finalists should be willing to test and replicate their solutions in the following states of Nigeria; Benue, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Ibadan
  • All Applicants must have businesses registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Previous beneficiaries are ineligible to apply.

Challenge Areas:

This challenge welcomes solutions or viable products that address FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN challenges with an outcome of achieving food safety and quality as well as healthier diets in Nigeria.

Examples of solutions may include and not limited to the following thematic areas:

  • Supply Chain Traceability
  • Last-Mile Distribution Networks
  • Climate Smart Financing
  • Agricultural Productivity and Efficiency
  • Post-Harvest Loss Management

Program Benefits:

  • Pitch Readiness bootcamp
  • Technical Assistance Programme
  • Deal Day
  • Demo Day
  • Mentorship Community
  • ₦ 20,000,000 EQUITY-FREE GRANT

Method of Application for the NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024:

Interested applicants for the NCIC AGRI-Business Innovation Challenge 2024 should submit applications online by Clicking on the ‘Apply now’ Button on the official webpage.

For inquiries, email info@nigeriacic.org.

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Application Deadline: July 26, 2024.

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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