Innovation Made in Nigeria – Programm für Start-ups aus NRW

++ Get to know the highly developed start-up ecosystem in Nigeria with over 90 tech hubs + build networks + develop innovations together + open up markets with "WIN NRW.Afrika"++++

For the first time, start-ups from NRW have the opportunity to participate in a four-week exchange and networking program in Nigeria. The project "Economic and Innovation Partnership NRW-Africa" - in short: WIN NRW.Africa - offers the opportunity of multiple onsite visits at start-ups and accelerators in Nigeria. Gain access to new, dynamic markets, build or expand business relationships and cooperation.

Workshops, technical discussions, and excursions also give insights into economic policy framework conditions in Nigeria. The working language is English.

This new networking opportunity for high potentials from NRW offers an extraordinary new chance for start-ups from NRW and Nigeria by enabling exchange in both directions.

Interested? Then apply! 

The application deadline for our program in Nigeria is January the 31st 2024. Your stay in Nigeria will take place in June 2024.


Who are we addressing?

Founders, multipliers and also students in the ideation phase, representatives of accelerators and incubators in NRW 

What do you bring along?

In addition to the interest in Africa and intercultural curiosity:

· Description of your start-up/project/institution (max. 1000 characters) and a pitch deck (or, for multipliers, a short presentation on why you would be a good choice for the program)

· A meaningful letter of motivation

· A CV

· Fluent English skills

· Based in NRW

· Demonstrably high degree of initiative and curiosity


What does WIN NRW.Africa offer? WIN NRW.Afrika?

· A scholarship of 750€ during the 4-week on-site phase in Nigeria

· An additional subsidy to the accommodation costs in Germany (up to 750€)

· Coverage of travel costs to Nigeria

· Support in obtaining a visa

· Preparation and follow-up online in Germany

· Safety training by GIZ

· On-site stay organized by the AHK Nigeria


Apply with your documents (please merged into a single PDF) to the following e-mail addresses: 


The selection interviews will take place online at the beginning of February.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application by the 31st of January 2024.

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