The Fight Back COVID-19 is an open-innovation challenge, powered by Jaiz Bank to spur scientists, engineers, developers, inventors, and social entrepreneurs to ideate, experiment, and build products/solutions to help address the Covid-19 crisis in the country.
The Fight Back COVID-19 Innovation Challenge is open to individuals and multi-disciplinary teams of not more than four individuals. There is no restriction based on age, gender, faith, and nationality.
Each application can accommodate up to two projects/products and contestants are encouraged to make a submission under the two categories (“Fight against Covid-19” and “Post-pandemic rapid economic sustainability”) wherever possible.
A link to the uploaded video of a walk-through of your solution via YouTube or Vimeo. By submitting a video, you are acknowledging that your entry may be used to promote the #FIGHT BACK COVID-19 Challenge, without extra obligation to you. Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes long. For any submission longer than 3 minutes, only the first three minutes of the video will be evaluated.
A pitch deck of not more than 25 slides
Only short-listed entries will be contacted and notified about the next step in the selection process by our panel of Judges. If you did not hear from us by the 17th of May 2020, it means your application has not made to the top ten.
The challenge shall run for three weeks and the top ten entries submitted by the deadline shall be shortlisted into the first qualifying round (Quarter-Finals).
The ten teams shall virtually pitch to a panel of judges to compete for eight slots in the Semi-Finals. Six best teams that emerge from the Semi-Finals shall proceed to the final round. The Finals’ pitch shall produce the winning project and three runner-ups.
The deadline is 13th May 2020 and click here to apply.