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MTN Innovation Awards 2017 Nominees Announced

MTN Uganda has announced the shortlisted 45 nominees for the next phase of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017.

The 45 nominees were selected from an overwhelming number of entries, more than the entries received in the inaugural MTN Innovation Awards in 2015.

There were at least seven (9) categories to pick from.

The choice of categories like Finance, Agriculture and Health laid emphasis on MTN Uganda’s commitment to scale sectors critical to the improvement of lives and communities through digital innovations.

The awards are in line with MTN Uganda’s mission to make the lives of Ugandans brighter.

“We received more entries than we had anticipated, indicating that the country has got quite a number of technology innovations that have the potential to improve the well-being of people in society. We would like to congratulate the 45 entries that have made it to the next round,” explained Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda.

For a submission to be eligible for shortlisting, the Application should have been operational at least since 2014. This was done for MTN to measure impact to the society.

The shortlisted entries will now move to the next stage, an exhibition to the panel of judges on Saturday, October 28 at Shoprite Lugogo Mall parking area.

This exhibition is also open to the public to view the shortlisted entries and see the impact they are creating in society.

MTN Uganda believes that all hard-work needs to be rewarded. When innovators put in many hours, days, months, years to develop applications and it has an impact on society, they deserve to be recognized.

Five entries have been shortlisted from each category.

The judges will make a decision on the each category winner that will be announced at an awards gala on November 8th, 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Each category winner will be rewarded with $3,000.

Best Health Application

 

Best Education Application

Best Financial Services Application

Best SME Application

 

Best Agriculture Application

Best Media & Entertainment Application

Most Innovative Mobile App

Outstanding Woman in Innovation

Innovation Achiever of the Year

 

 

 

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