Estimated 300 teams have been confirmed to be on queue for the three-day Delta State Open Innovation Hackathon 2016, according to the chief executive officer, DS-IHUB Asaba Knowledge City, Mr. Chris Uwaje, reports ITRealms.
Uwaje in a press statement made available to ITRealms, said that not less than 300 Teams from all knowledge-walks of life will assemble at the Knowledge City between December 1st and 3rd, 2016.
He also said that the icing on the hackathon is that it would aim at 48-hour non-stop coding adventure into the world of innovation and creativity.
The three-day exercise, Uwaje said, would give a shoot at the passion of participants especially in the areas of innovation.
“This knowledge Olympiad will chase and set perhaps a new record in accelerated knowledge development – shooting at all aspects of innovation and creativity under the sun in conformity with International standard,” he said.
Uwaje pointed out that the DS-Open Innovation Hackathon is an initiative of Mobile Software Solutions Limited, the winner of Would Summit award for Best Africa Mobile Content 2014 (Lifestyle/Entertainment Category), in partnership with the Delta State Government under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The platform is an Innovation Development Accelerator for Startups and Entrepreneurs.
“Our mission is to establish responsive knowledge factory at all levels, as the core accelerator for poverty reduction, attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creation of wealth in Africa.
DS-IHUB Open Innovation Hackathon is a Corporate Technology event in pursuit of hunting technology idea capable of disrupting the Ecosystem and by extension, building new creative mindset through competition to help bridge the innovation gap that exists between the Nigeria Software Developers and the Institutional needs. It will embrace all Domain of Knowledge.
Uwaje further said that expected at the 3-day inclusive event are, but not limited to youths from all the six geo-zones of Nigeria, and West Africa; Venture Capitalists (VCs) Angel Investor, Science & Technology Researchers; Corporate Entrepreneurs; High-End International Technology Innovators; Promoters and Masters of the Trade; Government Policy makers, Software Industry Players and Innovation Ecosystem Interlocutors.