The 2023 ICAN-BOI iHack4SDG Challenge, open to innovators from all over the world (cash prizes totaling N3.5 million).

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The iHack4SDG Challenge 2023, hosted by ICAN-BOI in collarboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Bank of Industry, aims to bring together a group of creative young minds from various tech fields to address urgent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ICANBOI innovation hub is now accepting applications for the iHack4SDG Challenge. The beginning of the competition is scheduled for May 17 to May 24, 2023, and will be held in person at the ICAN-BOI Innovation Hub. The top 10 ideas will be selected from the applications received, with three winning teams ultimately chosen.

The challenge offers a chance for people to work together and create creative solutions for 10 out of the 17 SDGs. Those who win the challenge will receive support and resources to enhance, test, and expand their ideas, which can eventually become actual business ventures. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions and potentially enter the ICAN-BOI incubation program.


  • Everyone is welcome to participate in our event, regardless of their background or experience in hacking.
  • We believe that solving problems requires diverse perspectives, so we encourage anyone with a desire to make the world a better place to join us. Technical expertise is not required, as we value the contributions of all team members who are team players.


The award winners will receive cash prizes amounting to 3.5 million Naira. They will also have the opportunity to access ICANBOI’s incubation support initiative and use workspace facilities.

  • 1st Prize – N1,500,000
  • 2nd Prize – N1,000,000
  • 3rd Prize – N750,000

Other benefits include:

  • Gain access to a dynamic network and platform by connecting with ICAN and Bank of Industry networks.
  • Gain access to a platform of innovative individuals and collaborate in a supportive environment to develop practical solutions for the Sustainable Join a community of practice focused on eco-systemic and collaborative solutions to make a significant contribution toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Benefit from the vast networking opportunities available to build valuable connections.
  • Discover a space to flex your global citizenship muscle and hone your leadership, innovative thinking, analytic thinking, interpersonal communication, intercultural collaboration, and other related skills.

Method of Application

They are not only interested in receiving technical entries, so your solution might be anything from a concept to an idea for an app to a product or platform – basically anything, as long as it contributes to addressing the chosen problem and the SDG that corresponds to it!

Click Here to Apply

For more Information, Visit ICAN-BOI Website

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