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Opportunity: FG Calls Startups to Trap up to N5m Grant on its Maiden AI Scheme 

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The Federal Ministry of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy on Saturday launched the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme.

 

NITDA, revealed this on its X handle on Saturday while adding that the scheme is expected to be used to fund 45 consortia of startups and researchers to allow them explore further opportunities to deepen their work and build a sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria.

 

The scheme is the maiden edition of the ministry and is the first tangible innovation coming from it since the inception of its operation under President, Bola Tinubu administration in Nigeria.

 

The Ministry which is headed by Bosun Tijani, is inviting researchers and startups working in AI to apply for up to N5m (Five million Naira) grant.

 

The initiative is aimed at fostering a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by providing financial support, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration among individuals and organisations in the AI industry.

 

“APPLY NOW!!! The Federal Ministry of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy today launched the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme to fund 45 consortia of startups and researchers to allow them explore further opportunities to deepen their work and build a sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria.

 

The Ministry is inviting researchers and startups working in AI to apply for up to N5m (Five million Naira) grant. 

 

“The initiative is aimed at fostering a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by providing financial support, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration among individuals and organisations in the AI industry.

 

Application closes on 15th November, 2023.

 

Apply here

 

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