Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) for Nigerians 2024

Deadline: 7th of May, 2024

The Tertiary Institutions Energy Pitch Challenge (TIEC) seeks to encourage investments, awareness, and student-led clean energy technologies in Nigerian higher education institutions. NEF co-founded the TIEC in 2023, with support from impact investing business All On. High-impact energy ideas from student teams at Nigerian postsecondary institutions will be gathered for TIEC2024. The 9th Nigeria Energy Forum will be held at Marcellina Centre, along the Radisson Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria, and the shortlisted teams will be asked to pitch their ideas live and in person or virtually.


  1. A share of 3.5 million Naira USD grants to be awarded to winning teams to pilot/upscale project prototype. 1.5M First Prize; 1.1M 2nd Prize & 0.9M 3rd Prize.
  2. At least 2 student representatives (comprising at least 1 woman and 1man) of each shortlisted teams MUST be accompanied by 1 faculty staff member; and will be offered complimentary registration,
  3. Hotel accommodation & travel/logistics support; to fully participate in NEF2024 technical, training, networking, capacity building sessions, and Live Pitch Finals to be held on Tuesday, July 2024 in Lagos.


  • Teams must be formed by undergraduate/masters students, registered in tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including universities, polytechnics, technical colleges & other degree-awarding institutions;
  • Teams may be formed across different departments/faculty within an institution to foster collaboration and innovation.
  • A faculty/institutional staff member MUST mentor student teams. Student chapters of professional institutions including, IEEE/NiMechE/NSE and others are also encouraged to apply.
  • Gender equity/balance in team composition is strongly encouraged & MUST be implemented across all stages of the project from ideation to delivery.
  • Past TIEC Winners are strongly encouraged to serve as ambassadors, by promoting the opportunity across their region, and mentoring upcoming teams rather than re-submitting previous entries.

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