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Gitex 2021 Event

Application for Innovation-Driven Startups to be sponsored to GITEX 2021 event in Dubai (17th – 21th October, 2021) by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Are you a Nigerian Startup residing in the country or abroad? Do you have a startup with a functional product that can be showcase internationally with traction? The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has provided strong support for Nigerian startups by featuring over 50 startups at GITEX Future Star Pavilion.

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The event is an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference in the Middle East taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The annual fair and conference event is where the tech community comes together to showcase and discuss the most novel ideas that are shaping the future of sector of digital economy.

The theme for the 2021 GITEX event is center on creating a ‘’BOLDER DIGITAL FUTURE TOGETHER’’.

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The four days events feature an action-packed programme that includes informative sessions on topics like AI, 5G, Cloud, Big data, blockchain, Quantum computing, cybersecurity, brand marketing and various development opportunities including GITEX Tech Talks, AR & VR gaming experiences, book signings, art exhibitions, robotics demonstrations and more.

Submitting your application is not an automatic guarantee that you will be selected for sponsorship to GITEX 2021 event in Dubai.

All entries will be evaluated and scored by a panel of judges from within the Nigerian technology startup ecosystem by considering the following: Product viability, Market validity, Strength of the innovators and co-founding team and Traction.

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How To Apply For NITDA Innovation Driving Startup Gitex 2021 Event in Dubai

Interested applicants should Click Here To Apply


The application process closes by midnight of July 16th, 2021 after which all entries will be evaluated and successful startups will be selected and contacted.

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