ABU ICT Research & Innovation Contest: Call for Entries


Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Institute of Computing & ICT research and innovation contest. Mini Laptop, Android 10.1” Pad and Android 7” Pad are up for grabs.

ABU ICT Contest

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students and young researchers of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to submit research ideas related to ICT.

Part of the mandate of the Institute of Computing & ICT, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is to conduct and promote ICT-based research and innovation. In line with this provision, the Institute’s Research & Development Unit has developed an initiative on Research & Innovation Contest (RIC).

The main purpose of the RIC is to discover and nurture young researchers through ICT-based research ideas By this advertisement, the Institute is inviting students and young researchers of this University to submit research ideas related to ICT.

Submitted entries will be assessed by a Panel of Judges who would shortlist the qualifying entries in the competition. Shortlisted competitors will be required to work on their ideas and present it to the Panel of Judges that would rank the competitors.

How to Submit Entries

  1. Express your ideas in form of a proposal of not more than 3 pages. The proposal should contain a title, introduction, rationale and justification of its potential utility, viability, financial implication and conclusion.
  2. Write a short application (not more than 200 words) expressing your interest/motivation for participating in the competition.
  3. Send your proposal and application to within four weeks from the date of this advertisement (28-5-2015) . Late submissions will be considered for the next round of the competition.

Token Prizes

 The best three ideas/projects shall win the following prizes

  1. First Prize:  Mini Laptop
  2. Second Prize: Android 10.1” Pad
  3. Third Prize: Android 7” Pad.

Most importantly,  winners have chance of joining the Research and Innovation Group (RIG) of the Institute where they will be guided to develop their ideas further. This will provide opportunities for participation in other competitions at national and international levels.

You may contact the following for further information:

Dr. Wale Adedokun     ,        08037035811

Friday Yakubu             , 0803 242 9369

MSG Team.



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