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Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers.


We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. In a world that is increasingly complex, we are on a quest for easy. We are creating game changing technology that is easy to use, adapt and scale, enabling our customers to capture the full value of connectivity.


Lars Magnus Ericsson founded Ericsson 140 years ago on the premise that access to communications is a basic human need. Since then we have continued to deliver ground-breaking solutions and innovate technology for good.


We have always put enormous time and effort into collaborating with others to set the open standards that make global communications and connections possible. Here you will find some examples of our innovations that have had significant impact on people, business and society.


Inspired by Ericsson promise to keep Africa in motion. Ericsson’s Nigeria Together Apart Hackathon is hacking for a connected future and solving global challenges. The theme-based hackathon aims to identify innovative and commercially viable solutions showcasing the power of connectivity and 5G in Nigeria.


The Hackathon’s objective is to identify innovative solutions using technology and connectivity creating tomorrow’s solutions from today’s challenges inspired by Nigeria’s 5G deployment.


How can 5G and digital technologies improve lives of Nigerian citizens in:

  • Healthcare and education
  • Manufacturing and mining
  • Digital financial inclusion
  • Smart cities and IoT


  • Opportunity to develop and scale solution.
  • Access to Network and potential customers.
  • An all paid round trip to Ericsson HQ in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Meeting with entrepreneurial community in Sweden to present the idea/solution.

Requirements & Qualification

Ericsson Together Apart Hackathon is open for all, so if you are…

  • A creative individual
  • An Industry specialist
  • An Academic (graduate, post grad)
  • An Economist – Business Strategist
  • A Computer maven
  • A Project manager
  • A Systems analyst
  • A Programmer
  • A Entrepreneurs
  • A Start-up’s


Application Process

Launch and Registration Opens (23 June)

Hackathon and challenges launched!

Registration and team-setup open to participants


Registration Deadline (31 July)

Participant and Team registrations close


Selection of Teams to attend Hackathon(3 August)

Select the best teams for the Hackathon

Announcement of the finalists


Team Onboarding(4th -11th August)

Teams are onboarded to the Hackathon and receive Welcome information package


Hackathon Weekend 12th – 14th August

Facilitated online through Microsoft Teams and Slack

Mentor engagement and support over the weekend

Pitches recorded and submitted by the teams


Finalist Pitch Streaming and Q&A (1st September)

Submission deadline for 2nd video pitches, recorded and submitted by selected teams


Winner Announcement (5th September)

Winning team is announced!


How To Apply

To join Ericsson Together Apart Hackathon:

  • Sign into the platform using your email and entering the confirmation code received.
  • Complete your profile in the registration form to the right of the page.
  • Submit your idea/project that fits the challenge you are interested in.
  • Add team members by inviting them to join your idea/project. We only approve ready made teams of 2-4 persons. Team members must first be registered to the hackathon!
  • Ensure your profile, submission and team are completed well before the deadline on 31 July, midnight, 2022. (Lagos time)
  • Eligible teams will be notified and invited to the hackathon.
  • Join the hack, learn new things, network and develop your idea.
  • Submit your pitch at the end for a jury review.




For More Information, Visit Ericsson website

Applicationn Deadline: 31st July, 2022

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