NITDA opens GITEX sponsorship application for Nigerian startups

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Application closes by midnight of August 25, 2018 

By Nwakaego Alajemba

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has opened application for Nigerian startups to be sponsored to the upcoming 38th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) taking place October 14 – 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Since 2013, Nigerian has featured an increasingly strong delegation and Country Pavilion presence led by the NITDA to explore cross-nations deals and collaborations. In the last three years, the NITDA has provided strong support for Nigerian startups by featuring over 30 startups at GITEX Startup Pavilion. NITDA’s Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) is charged with managing Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.

This year, NITDA has opened an application portal for tech driven Startups to be sponsored to the #NITDAatGITEX Applications are accessible at #OIIE #GITEX2018 

Applications may be filled online: 

The application process closes by midnight of August 25, 2018 after which all entries will be evaluated and successful startups will be selected and contacted.

Startups wishing to apply should have solutions addressing any of these problems:

Smart Cities


Smart Construction




Transport and Logistics

With more than 150, 000 trade visitors from over 140 countries expected at the five day global tech expo and conferences, GITEX is the biggest tech event in Asia, Middle East and Africa. The GITEX Technology Week 2018 is a major meeting point for technology industry professionals; governments, innovators, futurists and corporate buyers. GITEX has now become a major thrust for the Global Startup Movement attracting some the world’s biggest tech mentors, angel investors, and venture capitalists.

Director-General/CEO, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami,NITDA
Some Nigerian startups at the 2017 GITEX with Director-General/CEO of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami with some members of the National Assembly overseeing ICT and other stakeholders. 

GITEX consistently offers attendees opportunity to explore and gain new perspectives; explore innovative ideas; expand their networking opportunities through facilitated business meetings, blockbuster showcases and enlightening briefings.

The 2018 edition will feature trends in AI, Blockchain, Smart Homes, Future Transportation and many more.

IT Edge News, for over a decade,has  been a media partner to GITEX.

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