NEF Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge 2024 (up to 3.5 million)

This informs the public about the NEF Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge 2024. Details about the Program are given below.

Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge

Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) aims to promote student-led clean energy innovations, awareness, and investments across higher education institutions in Nigeria. In 2023, the TIEC was co-created by NEF and sponsored by All On, an impact investment firm.

Program Details

TIEC2024 will gather high-impact energy innovations across student teams from tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Shortlisted teams will be invited to Pitch ideas live in-person/hybrid at the 9th Nigeria Energy Forum at Marcellina Centre, Along Radisson Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria.
Winning teams will be awarded a share of over 3 million Naira. The 2024 key themes are (i) Powering Agribusiness, (ii) Energizing Healthcare, (iii) Local Manufacturing & (iv) Cleaner Production.


  1. A share of 3.5 million Naira USD grants to be awarded to winning teams to pilot/upscale project prototypes. 1.5M First Prize; 1.1M 2nd Prize & 0.9M 3rd Prize.
  2. At least two student representatives (comprising at least one woman and 1man) of each shortlisted team MUST be accompanied by one faculty staff member, and will be offered complimentary registration,
  3. Hotel accommodation & travel/logistics support; to fully participate in NEF2024 technical, training, networking, capacity building sessions, and Live Pitch Finals to be held on Tues. 9th July 2024 in Lagos.


  • Teams must be formed by undergraduate/masters students registered in tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including universities, polytechnics, technical colleges & other degree-awarding institutions;
  • Teams may be formed across different departments/faculty within an institution to foster collaboration and innovation;
  • A faculty/institutional staff member MUST mentor student teams. Student chapters of professional institutions including IEEE/NiMechE/NSE and others, are also encouraged to apply; and
  • Gender equity/balance in team composition is strongly encouraged & MUST be implemented across all stages of the project from ideation to delivery.
  • Past TIEC Winners are strongly encouraged to serve as ambassadors by promoting the opportunity across their region and mentoring upcoming teams rather than re-submitting previous entries.

How to Apply

For those interested in the NEF Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge 2024. Open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 7 May 2024.

Open this link for more details about the NEF Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge 2024.

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