ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria rewards ‘Innovation Challenge’ winners with cash prizes

ENGIE Energy Access rewards winners of Innovation Challenge with cash prizes


ENGIE Energy Access, has presented cash prizes to the top-three winners of the Innovation Challenge, a technology-leveraged hackathon aimed to challenge students on innovative solutions.

The event was organised as part of this year’s annual energy event, The Industry Discourse (TID), which is the largest student-led energy conference in the sub-Sahara African region, focused on bridging the gap between students and the energy industry, fostering synergy and giving young people the opportunity to contribute positively to Africa’s energy future.

The conference was organised by undergraduates at the University of Lagos, recently.

“At Engie Energy Access, we believe that the outcomes of this hackathon have the potential to drive software innovation, benefitting our operational workflow and potentially saving time, cost and manpower. Also is enabling us to identify and connect with exceptional minds passionate about the energy transition, and fostering talent discovery,” she said.

Anene-Nzelu affirmed Engie Energy Access’ commitment to empowering the next generation of innovators and driving positive change in the energy sector, stating: “We are proud to be part of The Industry Discourse and look forward to further collaborations that will create lasting impact in Africa’s energy landscape.”

Lawrence Olugbenga, operational marketing manager Engie Energy Access and other members of the marketing team were also present at the event.

The hackathon commenced on the 24th of April, 2023, with participants submitting their innovative solutions for their chosen categories. The winning ideas were determined by a jury comprising of respected industry experts following presentations by each team. The top three winners were hosted at Engie Energy Access’ corporate headquarters in Lagos for the formal presentation of their prizes.