About VetsArk Innovation Challenge

Innovation is the bedrock of sustained economic growth. It involves using new thinking and ideas to add value to society by creating new products, services or programs. For us at VetsArk, innovation means a lot to us and we want to inspire a culture of innovation in the veterinary industry in Africa. We believe the veterinary profession is at the verge of big breakthroughs that will be mostly created and driven by innovative veterinarians who can take leadership of the process. And this is what we are representing with the VetsArk Innovation Challenge. In support of the NVMA Congress, we are sponsoring this Innovation Challenge and hereby using this medium to Call for Application from all veterinarians in Nigeria who have an innovative idea worth showcasing at the NVMA National Congress, Kogi 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

This Challenge is open exclusively to veterinarians including individuals, teams, for-profit, non-profit entities (including hybrid entities i.e. social enterprises), academic institutions or research institutions in Nigeria. Applicants must have registered for the NVMA National Congress Kogi 2019 as final presentations and selection of winner(s) will happen during the National Congress.

Submissions to the Vetsark Innovation Challenge will be judged based on the following eligibility criteria listed below:

  1. Relevance to Veterinary practice

Solutions should solve a relevant problem and improve veterinary practice in Nigeria and/or address one or more animal health/production-related problems.

  1. Innovation

Solutions should address one or more problems in a new and different way often through a simpler and more effective means that is novel.

  1. Viability

Solutions should be viable and possibly backed by quality pieces of evidence.

  1. Scalable

Solutions should have the potential for rapid growth and adoption across Nigeria.

TIME LINES (May 17th - Oct 10th, 2019)

May 17th                              Application Opens

July 13th                              Application Deadline

July 15th – July 22nd               Judges reviews application

July 31st                            31 semi-finalists selected for Round 2 announced

Aug 7th - Aug 28th          Voting

Aug 30th                           12 finalists announced (6 people’s choice, 6 Judge’s choice)

Oct 7th,                             Pitch finals to select top 3 finalists for the Grand dinner

Oct 10th                         Grand Prize Winner announced at the NVMA Congress.

Grant Prize Award: N1,000,000.00 (One million naira only)

Approved by Vetsark Management

            

Femi Kayode (Co-founder & CEO)                           Mene Blessing (Co-founder & COO)