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.
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:
Solutions should solve a relevant problem and improve veterinary practice in Nigeria and/or address one or more animal health/production-related problems.
Solutions should address one or more problems in a new and different way often through a simpler and more effective means that is novel.
Solutions should be viable and possibly backed by quality pieces of evidence.
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)