The Professor Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition (PAADC) is prepared to wrap up its sixth edition in grand style. The Grand Finale themed Innovating beyond Imagination, is set to hold on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, at the University of Lagos Main Auditorium from 9 AM.
PAADC was established as an initiative of the University of Lagos Engineering Society (ULES) to promote undergraduates’ use of science and technology to develop indigenous solutions to Nigerian problems. It has received over 1500 applications and has been recognized by over 80 academic institutions throughout the course of its six editions.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, with activities such as the first-ever job fair, panel session with industry experts, exciting contests, and a raffle draw where attendees stand a chance to win a laptop, phone, merch, and cash prizes.
The highlight of the day is the pitching and product demo segment, where talented undergraduates pitch their innovative solutions to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win a piece of the 4.5 Million Naira grand prize.
This year, with over 250 applications from 47 Nigerian tertiary institutions across the country, Five finalists—Teams Foosion, Enactcare, Interna, Protronics, and Helgg representing the five sectors of agriculture, health, education, environmental sustainability, and essential services respectively—would pitch their ideas to the judges and a live audience.
You can be a part of the PAADC Grand Finale by registering here.
The Grand Finale is one to look forward to as the event is packed with a lot of highlights and attractions. The Chief Marketing Officer of MTN, Adia Sowho is set to be the keynote speaker of the event. The event is also backed by big names in the industry such as MTN, Microsoft, African Fintech Foundry (AFF), Endeavor Nigeria, Kawaii Tech and Paga.
This edition of PAADC is definitely one for the books as the team in charge took the competition to greater heights. Not only did they record the highest number of applications received by the competition since inception, they went on to try new exploits like starting the PAADC Nexus (a monthly seminar for its community), launching a newsletter, revamping their website, and going on Campus Tours. The PAADC 6.0 team is also set to launch the first-ever PAADC Innovation Report.
All in all, the team from Covenant University, Nile University, UniPort and TASUED looks forward to closing out the competition for this year in a grand way. Find out which team wins the grand prize at the event on Saturday, 22nd October 2022 at the University of Lagos Main Auditorium.