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Tuesday, 11 January 2022

NITDA, JICA Launch iHatch Incubation Programme To Support Youth-driven Innovation


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will develop iHatch, a start-up incubation program aimed at expanding the number of Nigerian youth-led innovation-driven businesses.

The National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), a subsidiary of NITDA, will host an incubation program for companies with creative business concepts and a prototype of their products or services.

A statement by NITDA’s head, corporate affairs and external relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, said iHatch is a five-month free intensive incubation programme designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs perfect their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures and boot camps, to generate viable and scalable business models. iHatch focuses on youth, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

Participating startups will receive free offline and online interactive training from experienced coaches and mentors from over the world. Other benefits include free co-working space for the duration of the programme and investment opportunities.

“iHatch seeks to establish a programme that will accelerate the process of taking ideas to impact; hence, providing the much-needed jobs for our teeming youths, and nurturing that entrepreneurial spirit in them, to catalyse the Nigerian digital economy to the next level,” said the director-general of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi.

Application closes January 31st. Apply here.

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