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NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application (10 Million Naira in Funding)

Applications are now open for NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application 2023. Here’s what you need to know about the program:

Application Deadline: December 7th, 2023.

Background

The Nigerian agricultural sector significantly contributes to the country’s economy, employing over 35% of the workforce1
and accounting for over 20% of Nigeria’s GDP2 However, the sector faces some challenges, such as low productivity, limited adoption
of technology and climate change.

The use of Four Industrial Relation (4IR) technologies, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial
Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, has the potential to revolutionise the Nigerian agricultural sector3 These technologies, amongst
others, can be used to improve crop yields, monitor soil health, detect pests and diseases, and manage logistics4

NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application
NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application

 

Objective

Identify, demonstrate and mainstream applicable market-ready innovation that leverages 4IR technologies (UAVs, IoT, AI and
Blockchain) to enhance the productivity and sustainability of the Nigerian agricultural sector

The Agriculture Demonstration Project allows us identify, demonstrate and mainstream market-ready innovations that leverage 4IR technologies to enhance productivity and sustainability in the Nigerian agricultural sector.

Selected projects will receive up to N10,000,000 in funding to deepen the application of 4IR technologies in their work.

The Ministry of Agriculture will provide support to selected pilot farms and navigate a path to scale and sustainability.

Eligibility for the NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application

  • The 10 selected projects are expected to be focused on the application of UAV, IoT, AI and Blockchain in different agricultural sub sectors e.g. crop production, fishery, livestock and forestry
  • Project proposals will need to demonstrate the use of 4IR Technologies  to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability in Nigeria

Selection Criteria for NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application

Applications will be evaluated based on these criteria:

  • Innovations: Innovative use of 4IR technology to improve agricultural productivity
  • Impacts: Potential to generate significant economic and social benefits for farmers
  • Feasibility​: Technical feasibility with a plan for scaling
  • Sustainability: Clear sustainability plan for long-term success

How to Apply for the NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application

  • Applications for the project are now open and must be submitted online by the closing date of December 7th, 2023.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted not earlier than 6 weeks after the closing date of December 7th 2023.

Beneficiaries and Funding

The project will provide funding of N10,000,000 to each of the 10 beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will be selected based on their
proposals for using UAV, IoT and/or AI to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability in Nigeria.

In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture will support in identifying pilot farms and paths to scale and sustainability.

Apply Here for NITDA Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application 

 

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