Lagos University Wins Top Honours At 2024 Cavista Hackathon

L-R: Mrs Taiwo Olusesi, Registrar Nigerian Institute of Management, Team Jupiter from Lagos State University(Dauda Yusuf, Akinyemi Temiye and Eziamaka Michael) and Dele Odufuye, Executive Director Cavista Holdings at the Cavista 2024 Hackathon Final held in Lagos.
The 2024 edition of the Cavista Hackathon, a prestigious competition aimed at fostering innovation and creativity among Nigerian youths, has concluded with resounding success. It was celebrations galore for
Three students of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, emerged as the champions of the 2024 edition of the Cavista Hackathon.
Cavista Hackathon is a prestigious competition aimed at fostering innovation and creativity among Nigerian youths, has concluded with resounding success
 However, the LASU students won after showcasing groundbreaking solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with their project “Eternal AI.”
Team Jupiter, comprising, Dauda Yusuf, Akinyemi Temiye, and Eziamaka Michael, received the top honor and a prize of N1 million for their innovative approach to using AI in dermatological care.
Their project, “Eternal AI,” demonstrates the profound impact technology can have on healthcare, particularly in providing accessible and efficient dermatological services.
In a closely contested competition, Team Techmed from LASU secured the second position with their project “Rescue Link,” earning them a prize of N750,000. The team, consisting of Nelson Nana Onuoha, Fadeyi Abiola, and Balogun Ayodimeji, impressed the judges with their solution focused on leveraging AI for emergency medical assistance.
Claiming the third spot is Team Farmceries from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), whose project “Health Alt” centered on diet and nutrition. Comprising Saka Suliat, Balogun Basit, and Fadeyi David, the team will receive a prize of N500,000 for their commendable efforts.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of State for Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande, applauded Cavista Technologies for organizing the Hackathon and reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting youth initiatives. He further encouraged the participants to continue to strive for excellence, underscoring their pivotal role in shaping the future of AI in Nigeria.
He said, “The Cavista Hackathon serves as a platform for young Nigerian talents to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills while addressing real-world challenges. As the country continues its journey towards technological advancement, initiatives like these play a crucial role in nurturing the next generation of innovators”.
Welcoming the participants from LASU, UNILAG, and Yaba College of Technology to the session, Mr. Dele Odufuye, Executive Director of Cavista, emphasized the importance of their contributions to the advancement of technology in Nigeria. He commended the passion and dedication displayed by all participants, urging them to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation.
In his words – “The event is an opportunity for students to showcase their skills and connect with industry professionals, and we are committed to promoting innovation and excellence within the technology domain.”
The Cavista Hackathon, held at the University of Lagos, saw an overwhelming response with over 228 entries received from three institutions. After a rigorous selection process, 28 teams, comprising 100 students, were shortlisted to compete in the final round.

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