$10,000 Clean Energy Innovation Challenge for Nigerian Startups, Apply Now!

CcHUB, Nigeria’s technology hub which serves as a social innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity, in partnership with All On launches The Clean Energy Innovation Challenge.

The Clean Energy Innovation Challenge is said to be an open innovation challenge to find and support early stage sustainable energy innovators to get their ideas (working prototypes) off the ground as sustainable businesses and on track for growth.

The organizers of this Challenge are seeking innovative ideas that deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through new sources for low income households, SMEs and communities in Nigeria.

For potential applicants, The Clean Energy Innovation Challenge, is aimed at unearthing and supporting energy innovators across Nigeria who may have solutions that:

  • Deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through new sources
  • Use innovative business models to improve access to clean energy
  • Use creative financing models to increase access to clean energy
  • Reduce energy wastage across the value chain
  • Save cost for producers, distributors or consumers of energy
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All On is a centre which exists to stimulate the development of collaborative partnerships for innovative solutions that facilitate increased access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy sources in Nigeria.

Who Gets What?

ALL On syas all ten (10) finalists will receive incubation support and the top four (4) ventures will receive pre-seed investment of $10,000. They will be supported to launch and grow through the CcHUB Incubation Programme. These ventures will also be supported to rapidly grow by connecting them to a range of partners that would help increase market access.

If you have a bright idea or innovative business that improves access to clean energy, application is still ongoing till the 2nd of February, 2018. APPLY NOW!

Some of the eligibility rules include that, you must be an early stage energy innovator with an existing solution/business. Also, you must be a Nigerian, living and operating a business in Nigeria, as well as multiple applications may lead to disqualification, etc.


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