Etisalat Nigeria says it is still hunting for the best and brightest African innovators as entries are still being received for the 2014 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.
According to Etisalat, the prize is awarded in two categories; the most innovative product/service and the most innovative idea. Winners will receive cash prizes of $25,000 and $10,000 respectively.
Enitan Denloye Director, Brands and Communication at Etisalat Nigeria, explained that the Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation is an avenue to motivate Africans to showcase their creative talents for the benefits of mobile telecoms services consumers.
“A core value we pride ourselves of is that we are the leading cursor of innovation in the telecommunications industry. As a result, the Etisalat business is constantly developing innovative initiatives, products and services and to expose Nigeria and Africa in general to the opportunities that abound with broadband. Etisalat recognizes the importance of broadband in healthcare, education, business, security beyond communication through voice and data; and the Pan-African Prize for innovation is designed to reward corporate organisations, small and growing businesses, and individuals for developing advanced mobile broadband solutions and platforms in Africa,” he said.
The winners of the Etisalat Pan-African prize for innovation will be announced at the 17th Annual AfricaCom Conference and awards gala dinner scheduled to take place in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2014.
The Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation, which was introduced in 2012, is designed to celebrate and reward the best and brightest innovators of African descent with the most innovative mobile broadband product, idea or service that positively impacts African mobile users.