MTN Uganda will host an exhibition for the 45 selected submissions for the MTN Innovation Awards 2017, scheduled for Saturday, October 28th 2017 at the Shoprite Lugogo Mall parking area.

According to a release by the telecom giant, on display will be the 45 finalist entries that have made it to the next phase of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017, with the category winners taking home an improved package of US$3000, up from US$1000 in 2015.

The nominees were selected from over 200 applicants that responded to the call for entries for the 2017 MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The call for entries closed on October 6th 2017 and since then, an independent auditor has been reviewing the entries to come up with a finalist list of 45 entries.

The purpose of the exhibition of the public to view the amazing work done by technology innovators, especially the impact they are creating in society. The exhibition will take place all day starting at 9am. The interaction with the nominees will provide insight into the development and operation of the innovations.

Additionally, the panel of five judges will review each of the nominees in order to make a decision on the eventual winners of the 9 categories.

MTN is seeking to recognize both Mobile and Web-based applications developed by Ugandans. The choice of categories like Finance, Agriculture and Health lays emphasis on MTN Uganda’s commitment to scale sectors critical to the improvement of lives and communities through digital innovations. The awards are in line with MTN Uganda’s mission to make the lives of Ugandans brighter.

The MTN Innovation Awards 2017 will also recognize the Outstanding Woman in Innovation, Innovation Achiever of the Year and Most innovative Mobile App. The winners will be recognized at an Awards Gala to be held on November 8 2017.

In 2015, the winners included, ClinicMaster, BrainShare, Yo! Payments Gateway, Intelligent Works, Outbox, Fezah, Lyndsay Handler of ReadyPay – Outstanding Woman in Innovation and Solomon King of FundiBots – Innovation achiever of the year.