Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) Announces National Innovation Challenge for 2021 Edition

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / 06:15 PM / by Nigeria Fintech Week / Header Image Credit: Nigeria Fintech Week 


In a bid to encourage innovation, develop the entrepreneurship mindset and deepening technical expertise among youths in Nigeria, the Nigeria Fintech Week has announced it will be holding a National Innovation Challenge alongside the 2021 edition of the conference.


The National Innovation Challenge open to tertiary institutions across the country is aimed at discovering and supporting  Universities with innovative technology-driven solutions that addresses challenges and gaps in  Agriculture, education, health, transport etc.


Similarly, the event would also host the grand launch of DigiStuds, a digital academy project that aims to equip 500,000 graduates, undergraduates and lecturers of public tertiary institutions across Nigeria with hands-on digital education and know-how to prepare them for the future of work and establishment of digital businesses as "Digipreneurs. The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN has been selected as the pioneer university partner institution for the south-east edition of the training.


NFW2021 is a hybrid event scheduled to hold from October 25 to 29, 2021 with the theme - "Sustainability and Ecosystem Building" and is geared to host about a million attendees across multiple locations in Nigeria, online and on-site, from more than 60 countries globally.

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The Nigeria Fintech Week is the major flagship annual international conference of the Fintech Association of Nigeria, FintechNGR, that brings together professionals, organizations, both those in the fintech industry as well as its ecosystem players and other corporate brands as well, from all over the world in a week-long conference to accelerate conversations, chart and steer solutions in and around the fintech ecosystem, in Nigeria and globally.


To be a part of the 2021 edition of the Nigeria Fintech Week, either via sponsorship, partnership, or exhibition, call Seun on +2349030003013 or send an email to


For registration and updates on the event, kindly visit and follow @nigeriafintechweek and hashtag #NFW2021 across social media platforms.

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