The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 is a call for innovative ideas, technologies, or business models, and an opportunity to collaborate with Nokia to advance innovations within the IoT domain. Through this challenge, ideas will be assessed and the winners get a chance to leverage Nokia’s global market reach and connectivity expertise. Others may be selected by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), Nokia’s investment arm and co-sponsor of the challenge, which is actively investing in promising IoT companies.
Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO for Nokia Networks, said: “Building networks for the programmable world requires a P-O-P approach; turning networks into Platforms, Orchestrating the ecosystem, and creating the required Partnerships. Today, the pace of innovation matters more and more in our daily lives and, at Nokia, we are showing our openness to incorporating innovations from all around us by launching our third annual Open Innovation Challenge. Our objective is to reach out to the brightest innovators and experts in the IoT domain so that we, together, can help build a future that will benefit us all. I am personally committed to champion the best innovations towards global market success together with Nokia.”
Submissions started on the 3rd of August 2015, and end on the 20th of September 2015. Startup companies – whether large or small – as well as teams, individuals, businesses and academia are invited to join the challenge and submit their working prototype.
Click here to learn more and to submit your application.
Intel is putting together a Developer Day in Lagos. The event aims to help developers understand Intel’s technology and solutions, and how these can help developers get better at their craft. Also Developers will be able to give suggestions and feedback on how Intel can interact with the ecosystem better.
There will also be a live-coding session using the Intel XDK (The XDK can be obtained at this link). The Intel XDK is available for Windows, Mac , and Linux (32bit and 64bit). Make sure to download this if you’re planning to attend!
Date: Thursday 30th July, 2015
Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: The Civic Center (Panoramic Hall, 1st Floor), Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos.
Shuttle Buses will be available to convey attendees to the venue at the following locations by 7:00am and 7:30am (kindly arrive 15 minutes before)
Location 1: Co-Creation Hub, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.
Location 2: Idea Hub, 296 Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba.
This event requires pre-registration. Click the button below to register.
Developer Economics is VisionMobile’s leading research program, tracking global trends on the app economy and mobile developers. The program is based on the largest, most global developer surveys, run by VisionMobile every six months. The surveys track the most important metrics for mobile developers, including platform mindshare, app categories and tools, revenues and revenue models – and many more.
VisionMobile has just launched their latest Developer Economics survey and is tracking developer trends across platforms and dev tools – as well as investigating the emerging IoT market. VisionMobile is the leading research company in the app economy and developer trends. Their research and workshops help clients compete and win in their rapidly changing industries.
There are some great devices up for grabs for developers who complete the survey – the winners will be determined in a draw, which VisionMobile will hold after the survey is closed (within December 2014)
One iPhone 6
One Google Nexus 5
One Lumia 930
Take the 10-minute survey and talk mobile & IoT trends – and win some great prizes while you’re at it! The results of this survey will become available as a research report in February – and will be available as a FREE download. To check out the latest report published, and get an idea to what you’re contributing to, visit www.DeveloperEconomics.com Take the 10-minute survey
Take part in this short survey and enter a free prize draw to win a Samsung Galaxy S4
MEF Africa, in association with Vodacom, is carrying out vital research to understand the state of the mobile content and commerce markets in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. This is an important, independent benchmark study to identify the specific opportunities and challenges in each of those African growth markets and we would like to personally invite you to participate in the study.
Here’s a mesage from our friends at IsraelDev, CleanWeb Initiative and Terralab Ventures
On the 14-15 November 2013 we will be hosting the Dev4Dev CleanWeb Hackathon in Tel Aviv, Israel, an event that will focus on Developing Apps for the Developing World. The aim of the Dev4Dev CleanWeb Hackathon is to connect Israel’s leading entrepreneurial and technological community with the needs of the developing world.
We hope to harness the talent of the next generation of programmers and developers for addressing the most pressing needs of the developing world by raising awareness and forming partnerships with local stakeholders in these countries. For more information please visit www.dev4devcleanweb.com .
This report was made possible by Oge Onuoha, Willie Aniebiet and the rest of the Online Team here at Mobile Monday Nigeria.
On September 30th, 2013, we had our September 2013 meet up, which doubled as one of the events slated for the Google Entrepreneurship week, an annual week celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs around the world (September 30th to October 4th, 2013). The event was themed “Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria” and it covered a broad range of topics including the ICT Sector in Nigeria, the market structure in Nigeria and the Impact of the Internet on the Nigerian Economy. It was a night to remember as delegates and invited guests from Konga.com and a host of other companies were in attendance to listen to the facilitators of the report and to also ask from questions from the Panelists who were invited to share their thoughts on the report and their personal views about the Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria.
The panel included Simdul Shagaya of Konga.com, Femi Akinde of Slimtrader, Deji Adewunmi of Jobberman, Deepankar Rustagi of VConnect.com, Femi Taiwo of INITS Limited and Google Developer Group Lagos, Mike Ogbalo of FirstBank, Akin Oyebode of Stanbic IBTC, Olalekan Olude of Jobberman, Robin Miller of Dalberg, Yinka David West of Lagos Business School, and Jason Njoku of Iroko Partners.
Its Networking Time!
The networking session commenced by 5:00pm as guests streamed in to the e-Learning Centre and the IDEA Hub. Early birds had more time to network while munching some small chops. The house was a full one as we saw MoMo Nigeria members from neighbouring cities like Ibadan and Ife show up for the event.
Presentation of the Report
By 6:30pm Mayowa Owolabi kicked off the event by introducing the special guests and inviting Dalberg’s Robin Miller, for her presentation on the Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria. Attendees at the IDEA Hub watched the event live via Google+. Etisalat provided internet service for the Live Hangout.
Her three-tier presentation shed light on the good, the bad and the unfulfilled potential of the impact of the internet in Nigeria.
The good: She highlighted the Increasing access to affordable infrastructure; Infrastructure investments; Connections across the continent via the social media; Innovation; socio-economic impact (access to education, job opportunities and financial services) and Public, private and philanthropic investments.
The bad: She pointed out the challenges holding back growth to be Access to the internet, Innovation policies by the government and the bad reputation of ICT in Nigeria with regards to Cyber Crime and Corruption of executives.
The unfulfilled potential: Dalberg’s Robin Miller recommended continuous investment in infrastructure and proper innovation policies, to unlock the unfulfilled potential of the internet in Nigeria.
After the insightful presentation by Robin Miller, The MoMo Nigeria executive chairman, Tomi Davies introduced the panelists, questions and comments from the audience were discussed and answered by them.
The evening was concluded by the Chairman enlightening the audience of the iHq project, an industry led initiative that aims to accelerate the growth of technology innovation and entrepreneurship for economic prosperity in Nigeria and the e-Learning Centre, an ultra modern resource centre for knowledge seekers.
Post event interviews and video of the main event can be found below
There’s an event happening today at the IDEA Hub focused on Windows Phone Development. NOKIA is giving African, including Nigerian developers, the opportunity to develop and sell apps for their LUMIA brand of devices. The event hopes to bring out the best in Developers and Potential Developers (and non-developers) by engaging them in contests and training regarding development of Apps for the Windows Platform. It aims to go round West African countries until more than a thousand apps are created and published.