Science and Technology Innovation Challenge: UDUS Reaches Regional Semi-finals, targets N20m prize
According to a statement by Salahuddeen Bello Bala, Social Media Officer, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, UDUS has made it to the semi-finals of the Science and Technology innovation competition scaling through rigorous stages to develop a prototype of their innovation.
The University is amongst five other universities in the North with each institution already winning N0.5million for
Read statement below:
Nigerian contents development and monitoring board (NCDMB) and its implementing partners Enactus Nigeria introduced the first ever science and technology innovation competition aimed at starting a nationwide, enterprise development program designed to challenge undergraduates from across all accredited Nigerian tertiary institutions to stretch their ingenuity, and apply science and technology to create home-grown, innovative and technology driven business solutions thay address some our pressing everyday problems.
The initiative will also accelerate reverse-innovations, create wealth, provide job opportunities for growing number of unemployed Nigerians.
511 Entries across Nigeria were driven from 129 institutions with 63 professionals serving as judges for the competition, 6 geographical zones in Nigeria. 15 out of 129 tertiary institutions from across 4 regions made it to the regional semi-finals.
UDUS team is been represented by Aminu Muhammad Dabban of 400 level Education chemistry and Bashir Bunamin Balogun of 300 Level Forestry all from the institution, the team has made it possible through their idea ‘Plastibuild’ which is an innovative recycling drive to help combat the effects of plastic waste as a contributory factor to climate change in our environment.
Their victory will attract a N10 million price for the team and the university management, a N500,000 Faculty guide price and a special grant of N20million for construction of a special research and development center by the NCDMB.
Our best wishes and prayers are for our Udus team with hope and prayers their return home with the grant prize.