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Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020 (Win N7 Million Prize)

Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020

The Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020 is welcoming applications from teams that can deliver finished metering hardware and software systems.

Despite significant investment and resolutions around power generation and distribution, over 60% of users in Lagos are estimated to still be unmetered and this affects the last-mile distribution to customers. The inability to resolve this not only prevents the supply of constant and stable electricity but causes significant revenue leakage and adversely affects the trust the people have in the system.

As a result, the Eko Innovation Centre (with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as Title Sponsors) is promoting efforts to provide affordable meter to the populace by facilitating a meter design hackathon to improve energy distribution, monitoring, and preventing revenue leakage.

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Eligibility Criteria

The hackathon is open to;

  • Entrepreneurs, software enthusiasts, hackers, and developers;
  • While the preference is to drive local participation and technology contribution, submissions are welcome from those who want to make a change and contribute to making electricity supply better in Lagos.
  • You can participate in the Hackathon whether you’re starting your development from scratch or continuing a previously started project. Ensure you follow the requirements in the RFP document.

Prizes

N7 million for combined winning hardware and software team.

Additionally, a percentage of the Intellectual Property royalties from the winning solution.

How To Apply

Registration is FREE. Once your prototype is ready, you can submit as hardware or software.

For hardware submissions, you are expected to submit:

  • A PDF version of the electronic electrical diagram of motherboard and device schematic designs/diagrams.
  • A sketch or 3D diagram of Device/Casing.
  • And/or a YouTube video URL of your prototype. You can mark your YouTube video unlisted but not private.

Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020 Timeline

  • Call For Application
  • Shortlisting Of Applications
  • Hackathon Event
  • Co-Creation
  • Production And Testing

The Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020 call for entry is now open until 28 August 2020. So, if you want to be a part of the solution, start by registering your team using this link; https://lagossmartmeter.com/team-registration/

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