COVID-19: 3 innovators to receive NCC’s N9m research grants

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded arrangements to award research grants to the tune of N9 million to three deserving Nigerian startups with proposals for adaptable digital solutions for containing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The selection of the three companies followed a careful and painstaking evaluation of 282 entries in the NCC COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon from digital innovation startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by an evaluation committee set up by the commission. Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of NCC, has since extended…

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