Winners have emerged from the three days finals of Lagos Smart MeterN Hackathon, organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in collaboration with Eko Innovation Centre.
The winners, Team Power Bit Crunchers from the hardware category and Team Zeena Platform from the Software category have earned themselves the combined prize money of N10 million.
The winners and runners-up also got working space at Eko Innovation Centre, while all ten finalists will get mentorship opportunities, among other consolation prizes.
Mr Olonma Ibrahim and Peter Okonma represented the hardware team, while Oluwasemi Oreoluwa and AdenitireAyonikun represented the Software Team at the event.
Speaking on the significance of the initiative at the announcement ceremony at the Eko Innovation Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said, “Today is a true hallmark in our administration’s pursuit to improve the welfare of our people. As you are aware, a key pillar of our administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda is to make Lagos a 21st-century economy and this Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon fits perfectly as it combines innovation, creativity and local capacity to deliver solutions that will improve access to electricity in Lagos.”