TECHCENTRAL NG—The Federal Government of Nigeria through it IT regulatory Agency, NITDA under the supervision of the communication and Digital Economy Minister, Dr. Ali Pantami has today, Thursday officially inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2021.

The DG, NITDA kashifu Inuwa charged the members to be innovative and explore new ways of ensuring the event supersedes those of previous editions.

GITEX is an annual Information Technology Trade Show that holds in Dubai, UAE.

Call for Start-ups and Hubs to apply for Pitch Deck

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is calling on startups and hubs across Nigeria to take part in the 41st edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

GITEX is the world’s meeting point for the Global Startup Movement attracting some of the world’s biggest technology mentors, investors and venture capitalists.

According to Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit, NITDA, The theme of the 41st edition is “Creating a Bolder Digital Future Together.”

Since 2013, Nigeria has featured a strong delegation led by NITDA and this has seen more than 50 startups take part at the GITEX program.

This year, NITDA through its agency, National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) will offer startups opportunities to expand their network while exploring innovative ideas.

The 5-day global tech event boasts more than 150,000 trade visitors, 4,500 exhibitors and over 400 active investors all coming from more than 140 countries.

Expected solutions At GITEX 2021
Startups addressing the following specific problems can apply:

Cyber Security and Resilience Transportation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Augmented Analytics

Digital Economies

Fifth-generation wireless technology

(5G)Blockchain technologyCloud and Edge computing

How to apply

Interested startups and hubs may apply for the Pitch Deck for the GFS organized by NITDA here.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc74INpDrVJLa70gGhcDRfmgcCkABbHTeWepS1Soo8c11HsXQ/closedform

The deadline for application for GITEX 2021 is Friday, July 16, 2021.

All enquiries related to startup participation at GITEX 2021 should be directed to the National Center for Artificial Intelligent and Robotic (NCAIR).

NB: Applications will be considered and scored by a panel of judges from within the Nigerian technology startup ecosystem based on the solutions that address any of the aforementioned that meet global standards.

GITEX 2021 sponsored by NITDA is taking place from October 17-21, 2021at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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