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Inaugural Eko Climathon To Commence May 30

By Fisayo Fakoyede

Lagos, Nigeria: The stage is set for the maiden edition of Eko Climathon, a hackathon competition organized by the Eko Innovation Centre in collaboration with Generation Unlimited 9ja, and Eko Carbon, Commodity Xchange and Hazon Capital.

According to the organizers, the entire contest is scheduled to run from May till August 2022. The official launch of the hackathon which will take place on the  8th of July, 2022, will be  preceded by free registration of contestants to commence from 30th May and would run till 1st July, 2022.

Organisers also revealed that all contestants would thereafter participate in a pitch event on 12th August, 2022.

Subsequently, shortlisted finalists would compete for the grand prize of $9,000 on 19th August, 2022. They would also benefit from Eko Innovation Centre’s accelerator program with up to $50,000 equity investment, and 3-months mentorship with industry experts.

According to the organisers, the hackathon was curated by the organizers to address the global threat of climate change, by exploring technological innovations which would bring the world closer to the goal of net-zero emission by year 2050. Contestants are to develop new ideas or improve upon existing products or solutions based on the following focus areas: agriculture, food and waste; circular economy; energy; industry challenge; nature-based solutions challenge; and transportation challenge.

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