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Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) 2024 For Nigerians

Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) 2024 For Nigerians – Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) aims to promote student-led clean energy innovations, awareness, and investments across higher education institutions in Nigeria. In 2023, the TIEC was co-created by NEF and sponsored by All On, an impact investment firm. TIEC2024 will gather high-impact energy innovations across student teams from tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Shortlisted teams will be invited to Pitch ideas live in-person/hybrid at the 9th Nigeria Energy Forum at Marcellina Centre, Along Radisson Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria. Winning teams will be awarded a share of over 3 million Naira. The 2024 key themes are: (i) Powering Agribusiness; (ii) Energizing Healthcare; (iii) Local Manufacturing & (iv) Cleaner Production.

Guidelines & Eligibility Criteria

Open to Tertiary Institution students in Nigeria only.
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Teams must be formed by undergraduate/masters students, registered in tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including universities, polytechnics, technical colleges & other degree-awarding institutions;
Teams may be formed across different departments/faculty within an institution to foster collaboration and innovation;

A faculty/institutional staff member MUST mentor student teams. Student chapters of professional institutions including, IEEE/NiMechE/NSE and others are also encouraged to apply; and
Gender equity/balance in team composition is strongly encouraged & MUST be implemented across all stages of the project from ideation to delivery.

Past TIEC Winners are strongly encouraged to serve as ambassadors, by promoting the opportunity across their region, and mentoring upcoming teams rather than re-submitting previous entries.


General information

Stage 1: Submit Pitch Deck (with maximum 7 slides) to outline idea, problem statement, innovation potential and impact;
Stage 2: Shortlisted entries invited to present a Poster to illustrate concept, technical design, delivery plan and cost/benefit analysis at NEF2023 Day 1;
Stage 3: Finalists invited to submit 90seconds video pitch to summarize innovation


A share of 3.5 million Naira USD grants to be awarded to winning teams to pilot/upscale project prototype. 1.5M First Prize; 1.1M 2nd Prize & 0.9M 3rd Prize.
At least 2 student representatives (comprising at least 1 woman and 1man) of each shortlisted teams MUST be accompanied by 1 faculty staff member; and will be offered complimentary registration,
Hotel accommodation & travel/logistics support; to fully participate in NEF2024 technical, training, networking, capacity building sessions, and Live Pitch Finals to be held on Tues. 9th July 2024 in Lagos.


Key Dates:

7th May 2024 – Stage 1: Submit Pitch Deck (with a maximum of 7 slides) to outline the idea, problem statement, proposed innovation solution; cost-benefit analysis; team composition, and impact.

9th June 2024 – Notification of Shortlist entries to proceed to Stage 2 & Stage 3;
17th June 2024 – Stage 2: Shortlisted entries submit a 1-page Poster to illustrate the concept, technical design, delivery plan, & cost/benefit analysis. Upload a 1-minute Pitch video by the team on social media.
8th-9th July. 2024 – Stage 3: Arrival in Lagos; Poster Presentation; Live Pitch Finals & Awards at NEF2024
21st Nov. 2024 – Winners to submit 120-seconds video & present highlights of progress & grant impact.


For more information : Visit the website for Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) 2024


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