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Nigeria Launches Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy has launched the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scheme.
The scheme is aimed at funding 45 consortia of startups and researchers that will allow them explore further opportunities to deepen their work and build a sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria.
The Ministry, in a statement today, October 17, said  that it is inviting researchers and startups working in AI to apply for up to N5 million grant.
“The initiative is aimed at fostering a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by providing financial support, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration among individuals and organisations in the AI industry.
It advised interested people or groups to apply via airg.nitda.gov.ng/#
The statement said that application closes on 15th November, 2023.

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