Team Toju Clinches Victory at NITDA Hub's Ideation Hack Innovation Challenge
In a notable achievement, Team Toju emerged as the winner of the Innovation Challenge: Ideation Hack, a competition hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Hub at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on November 16, 2023. The event, supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), was co-funded by the European Union (EU) and Digital Transformation Center, Nigeria.
In a triumphant moment, Team Toju secured the top spot at the Innovation Challenge: Ideation Hack hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Hub at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The competition, powered by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), an international development organization, and co-funded by the European Union (EU) and Digital Transformation Center, Nigeria, featured participation from other dynamic teams including Team Petro, Team Padi, and Team Innovate.
The event showcased innovative presentations from each team, focusing on ideating and providing technology-driven solutions to specific challenges. The esteemed panel of judges comprised GIZ Board Member, Mrs. Anna Herken; GIZ Country Director in Nigeria, Mr. Marcus Wagner; Commission Manager, GIZ/OTC, Nigeria, Dr. Thuweba Diwani; and Cluster Coordinator, SEDEC, Mr. Marcus Wauschukn.
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Team Toju, consisting of six members, impressed the panel with their design of an application aimed at enhancing consumers' engagement and providing timely access to various products. Dr. Thuweba Diwani, who announced the winner, commended Team Toju for their innovative thinking and assured all participating teams of future opportunities to showcase their skills and excel.
The GIZ/OTC Commission Manager expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, for fostering an enabling environment for knowledge growth and development. She affirmed GIZ's commitment to sponsoring future competitive events, emphasizing the organization's dedication to supporting initiatives like the Innovation Challenge.
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Representing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics and Research), Professor Timothy Nubi extended appreciation to GIZ for sponsoring the event. He commended all the participating teams for their innovative endeavors, emphasizing the rapid technological changes shaping the world.
The NITDA Hub at UNILAG specializes in three main areas: Up-skilling (Talent Development), Product Development, and Startup Incubation/Acceleration. Positioned at the forefront of revolutionizing the digital landscape in Nigeria, the UNILAG-based hub sparks curiosity and fosters collaboration to drive innovation.