Tuesday, July 30, 2013

African Innovators Prize 2014: Apply Now

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa. The prestigious Prize that started annually since 2012, aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize of USD 100’000, with two additional USD 25 000, one for the runner up with an innovation with the best business potential and the other one for the runner up with the innovation with the best social impact.
African Innovators Prize 2014

In an effort to drive African-led development, the IPA invites African entrepreneurs and innovators to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one of five categories which include: 1) agriculture and agribusiness; 2) environment, energy and water; 3) health and wellbeing; 4) ICT applications; and 5) manufacturing and services industries.
The best way to predict the future is to create it! The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is
committed to building a promising future by investing in Africa’s capacity is to cultivate
local innovation and entrepreneurship. Creating African-led solutions to every day
challenges is critical to sustaining and expanding Africa’s economic growth.

The IPA invests in Africa’s greatest resources – its human capital, and encourages
Africans to develop creative ways to overcome everyday challenges. The prize mobilizes
African innovators and entrepreneurs by providing USD 150,000 to winners who deliver
market oriented solutions for African-led development.

In 2012, the IPA winner, Prof Mohamed Sanad, received USD 100,000 for creating a
lightweight antenna that leapfrogs current solutions to provide better mobile access.
IPA 2013 winner, AgriProtein, uses fly larvae to produce protein for animal feed. These
are practical solutions that make a profound difference in people’s lives. 

The deadline is 31 October 2013
To apply as one of the greatest African innovators go to www.innovationprizeforafrica.org

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