Local Content: Must be developed by an innovation organization or startup registered in Nigeria.
Focal Sector Alignment: The solutions must be focused on one of the thematic areas – Green Economy, Retail or Manufacturing/Production.
Market Viability: Must demonstrate high market potential, scale potential and revenue stickiness.
Industry Impact Potential: Significance of problem the idea is solving. Does the solution have industry-wide impact potential?
Team Qualification & Alignment: Does the team demonstrate domain expertise and experience? Do they complement each other adequately?
Design Thinking: Does the customer journey and the customer experience strategy intersect nicely with the target market?