2021 CTIAF/All On Ideation Incubation Commences
Aug 10, 2021
Abuja - Clean Tech Innovation and Acceleration Foundation (CTIAF) with support from All On, is pleased to announce the 2021 edition of their annual ideation incubation program for budding renewable energy entrepreneurs.
Chisom Udemezue, Enterprise Development Manager, Clean Tech Hub said, “Clean Tech Hub has continued to position itself as the leading incubator for early-stage renewable energy startups. Through this program, supported by All On, the foremost energy impact investor, we remain committed to supporting these entrepreneurs to achieve their next scale growth and use their innovative solutions to increase energy access across rural and last mile communities.”
The six-month incubation program which kicked off in July 2021 is an enterprise development initiative where early-stage Nigerian companies with innovative green business ideas are given access to business development and mentorship support as well as an opportunity to receive a grant of $10,000 to scale their businesses.
Sele Inegbedion, Manager, All On Hub said, “The objective of this program is to incubate energy entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for underserved communities, and to enable them to move from ideation to development and ultimately implementation at scale. We are pleased with our continued partnership with CTIAF with the common goal of improving energy access”.
The members of the 2021 cohort are: Brigter, OGV Solar Drying Center, Solconomy, Rural Lights Up Energy, Kodak Tech, Brycoal, Ina Lite, Sango Technology, Renerworld Global, Switch Solar, Innovation City Ventures, Bleu Intelligence Automation, Iergy, REKademy, Moon Innovations, Cellone and Sustainable Energy Solutions.
A total of 175 applications were received, from which 25 entrepreneurs were shortlisted to participate in a pitch challenge which held in July 2021. Each entrepreneur was given an opportunity to present his or her idea to a diverse panel of judges including Dr. Ivie Ehanmo, a renowned multi-jurisdictional expert in the energy sector and Aishat Alimi, Investment Associate at All On, amongst others. The 17 finalists of the 2021 cohort emerged from the pitch challenge.
About Clean Tech Innovation and Acceleration Foundation (CTIAF)
Clean Tech Incubation and Acceleration Foundation is a pioneering hybrid hub for the research, development, demonstration and incubation of clean and green ideas and technologies in Africa, and their validation for commercial stage development. It is also an early start-up incubator for inventions and innovations in clean energy, a consultancy for sustainability and energy efficiency solutions, and a driver of clean energy and climate smart investments into Africa.
For more information visit www.cleantechnologyhub.org
Contact: Chisom Udemezue, firstname.lastname@example.org, +234 809 602 4444
About All On
All On, an impact investing company, was seeded with funding from Shell, and works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services for unserved and underserved off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta. All On invests in off-grid energy solutions spanning solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas technologies deployed by both foreign and local access-to-energy companies that complement available grid power across Nigeria and help bridge the country’s significant energy gap.
For more information visit: www.all-on.com
Contact: Frances Udukwu, email@example.com, +234 906 016 9986