Innovating Justice Boostcamp Lagos

2015 29 October

The SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge is aimed at taking a significant step towards addressing bureaucratic and regulatory barriers hindering the progression of SMEs and youth led start-ups in East and West Africa. Our mission strives to innovate the justice sector by accelerating ventures that empower citizens and SMEs. This provides a greater foundation for the discovery of new and original solutions to challenges what would otherwise go unresolved.

In October 2015, HiiL will host an Innovating Justice Boostcamp in Lagos. Speakers will share their insights with the guests at the event. In addition, incubation sessions will boost the progress of the attending innovators where they will receive coaching and pitch their innovations.

Six innovators will be invited to the Boostcamp - three winners of the online campaign and three wildcard nominations. The six innovators will be hosted in the same accommodation so that they can continue to work together, exchange insightful experiences and share opportunities during the duration of their stay.

HiiL and an expert jury will evaluate the three most promising innovations based on the online campaign, the outcomes of the Boostcamp and the innovations' inherent strenghts. At the end of the Boostcamp, the three most promising innovations will be invited to the Innovating Justice Forum 2015 in The Hague. Inside the Peace Palace they will be able to compete for the final cash prizes.

Overall, the event will feature panel discussions and speeches by experts, pitches of the 6 selected innovators, and interactive working sessions that bring together the different worlds of entrepreneurs, investors, civil society and academia. This event is a rare opportunity for guests to interact and mingle with a diverse mix of important players that work within the region's contemporary innovation culture.

Download the programme of the Innovating Justice Boostamp Lagos.