Following the call for ICT innovation proposals earlier this year, 100 innovators have now been selected to take part in the second cohort of the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP).
NIISP a body under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (MoICT&NG), aims to create a sustainable ecosystem for ICT Innovations and support ICT innovators and developers at large.
MoICT&NG allocated funds to NIISP to support the program.
In the second cohort search, 665 applications were received and were evaluated by a Committee of experts appointed by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze — hence selecting out the 100 finalists.
Priority sectors were; Education, Health, Agriculture, and Public Sector Management (PSM). Health led with 21 finalists, followed by PSM with 19, Agriculture (18), Education (17), and others (25).
The finalists will from April 16th to 18th pitch their products/services to the Committee where selected winners will benefit from the fund.
In a press statement released by MoICT&NG didn’t mention how many applicants will benefit from the fund. However, they did mention that those that won’t be directly supported will be availed working space at the various ICT innovation hubs.