April 23, 2020
The Lagos Urban Innovation Challenge is designed to support the innovators and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Lagos of tomorrow.
The world as we know it is rapidly changing and Lagos, projected to become the world’s largest megacity by 2100, already faces significant challenges despite its position as a regional economic hub. These challenges present significant opportunities for entrepreneurs who leverage innovative approaches to build solutions that solve critical issues that impact residents within the city.
What does the future of Lagos look like and how does your solution make the city better for everyone, including those in informal urban slums?
- Energy & Grid
- Food, Waste, & Water
- Govtech & Civic Solutions
- Transportation & Mobility
- Built Environment & Real Estate
- Infrastructure & Industry
- Public Health & Safety
- Wildcard Solutions
- Urban Focus: Your urban solution or startup must operate in or focus on Lagos. Your proposed urban solution could make the city better for the many, not just the few.
- Stage and Team: You must be an early stage startup/team with at least a minimum viable product. There is a preference for teams with a gender mix.
- Solution: You must be able to demonstrate a clear business model.
- Critical: Does this solution address a critical problem in Lagos?
- Original: Is the urban solution innovative within the city?
- Scalable: Can this solution impact one million people in Lagos?
- Viable: Can this solution be implemented in Lagos?
- Team Capacity: Has the team demonstrated the capacity to build and scale the urban solution?
Prizes and Benefits
Up to 12 semifinalists will:
- Receive $10,000 in AWS Activate Credits valid for 2 years
Up to 6 finalists will:
- Participate in Utopia’s virtual urban accelerator programme
- Receive curated access to equity funding opportunities
- Receive curated access to relevant Lagos State government agencies
- Be eligible for workspace vouchers from Lagos Innovates
- Get access to Utopia’s global network of experts and partners
- Get 6 months priority access to Utopia Lagos CITYLAB space at launch
- Get access to Utopia Studio in Silicon Valley
How to Apply
Click here to get started.
May 31, 2020.
For more information, visit Lagos Urban Innovation Challenge.