3MTT New Applications Open March 2024 – Apply online by March 25 2024

3MTT Innovation Challenge: Empower Your Community and Win Big!

Welcome Tech-Savvy Nigerians of the 3MTT Program!

The Federal Government’s 3 Million Technical Talent program is proud to announce an exciting Innovation Challenge for Cohort 1 fellows. This is a golden opportunity to use your tech skills for social good, win amazing prizes, and impact your community positively.

Key Highlights of the Challenge

  • Purpose
    If you’re driven to solve real-world problems using technology this challenge is tailor-made for you. Create tech-based solutions for social issues affecting Nigerian communities.
  • Prizes
    The prize pool is N6 million with six winners each getting N1 million to kickstart their solution.
  • Beyond Money
    Winners attend a prestigious boot camp in Lagos for training and mentorship. It’s a chance to meet experts, learn business skills, and get your innovation off the ground.
  • Investment and Recognition
    At a demo day, present your ideas to potential investors. A great chance to get funding, network, and elevate your social enterprise.
  • Skill Enhancement
    Winners get scholarships for LinkedIn and Azure, boosting your professional profile with industry certifications.
  • Stay Connected
    Enjoy free internet routers and 500GB data to keep your project moving smoothly.

Who Can Join?

Open to all in Cohort 1 of the 3MTT program. Apply solo or form a team of up to 5.

Application Guide

  • Identify a Need
    Look into social issues like education healthcare environmental sustainability or agriculture. Pick one where you can make a difference.
  • Community Engagement
    Talk to communities or conduct surveys. Understand their challenges to tailor your solution.
  • Match Skills with Issues
    Make sure your tech skills align with the chosen issue for a viable impactful solution.
  • Define the Problem
    Be clear about the issue its impact and the need for a solution.
  • Prepare Your Pitch
    Make a 3-5 minute video explaining your solution and its potential social impact. Keep it engaging and informative.
  • Submit
    Apply online by March 25 2024. Don’t miss this chance!


  • What issues can I address?
    You’re free to tackle any social challenge like education healthcare agriculture or environmental protection. Pick an area where you can have a real impact.
  • Do I need social entrepreneurship experience?
    No experience needed. Just a willingness to use tech for good and a desire to impact positively.
  • What support will I get?
    Access to a boot camp workshops and resources to help develop your solution.
  • What’s next after the challenge?
    Winners get funding mentorship and connections with investors for lasting social impact.

Seize the Opportunity

This is more than a competition. It’s a chance to be a changemaker. Apply to the 3MTT Innovation Challenge now. Show your skills win rewards and empower your community!

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