Ilorin Innovation Hub 2023 E-Government Hackathon Program

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We’re glad to announce our first ever hackathon on E-Government in collaboration with the Kwara State Government, coming up January 28-29 2023. There will be more than N10m in prizes to be won. We believe government can become more efficient via adoption of technology and digital transformation.

The current mode of communication in government agencies is still mostly paper-driven, which comes with several risks. These are real-world problems we want to solve. We want to unlock solutions in Power & Renewable Energy, Connectivity, Hardware, Web & Mobile Applications and Security.

Focus Areas

  • Power & Renewable Energy: Power has been a major challenge in Nigeria, especially in the public sector where there’s limited funding. We want to discuss the efforts and opportunities in this category, more than just compete for a prize. Prepare to see on-site power installations.
  • Hardware & Devices: Drones, mobile phones, tablets, computers are all hardware that will be applied into functional solutions, either standalone or complementing another existing solution.
  • Connectivity: This is going to be a contest of internet service providers. We will allow local internet service providers to test their network and connectivity.
  • Web & Mobile Applications: Once you have power, hardware and connectivity you can now build and run applications to solve problems. Whether coding from scratch or using a nocode/low code tool, theres endless possibility on what can be achieved.
  • Security & Privacy: We’re going to test our skills at penetrating (and securing) some of the work done as well as other test projects/websites. We will also look at securing personal data for use in government and NDPR.


About Ilorin Innovation Hub

The Ilorin Innovation Hub is one of several efforts to drive adoption of technology across the state, which will in turn drive development. The vision of His Excellency Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is to transform Kwara into an economically viable and self-sustainable state via digital literacy, youth empowerment, innovation and technology. The only way to create a sustainable future for our youth and our State, in the modern world we live in, is by the adoption of information technology and innovation.

Aim and Benefits of Ilorin Innovation Hub E-Government Hackathon Program

  • There will be five category problems to solve and the winning team in each category will win N2 million, totalling N10m in prize money so far.

Requirements for Ilorin Innovation Hub E-Government Hackathon Program Qualification

  • Open to the public but the hackathon will run overnight and be restricted to the contestants, organizers and vendors.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Ilorin Innovation Hub E-Government Hackathon Program

  • The E-Government Hackathon will run for two days from Saturday Jan 28 to Sunday Jan 29, with opening and closing sessions.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2023

How to Apply

Then join this gathering of young minds in Kwara State to solve problems in government.

For more details,visit Ilorin Innovation Hub website

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