The African Innovation Foundation’s (AIF) premiere pan-African award, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is inviting entries to anyone who has an exciting idea that not only solves challenges but can generate socio-economic prosperity in Africa.
Through the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), the African Innovation Foundation plays a role in helping to solve pressing African problems by providing a platform for innovators with ground-breaking ideas, offering access to resources and support. The aim is to fuel these innovations, boost them and make them matter for Africa’s progress.
During the five years in running this award, African Innovation Foundation have proved that African innovators are capable of developing solutions that tackle issues around health, agriculture, mobile money, logistics, ICTs, education and more. However, they need investments and an enabling environment to scale these solutions.IPA 2017 will mark the sixth year of running this award.
IPA 2017 will provide a springboard for scaling up ideas and sharing them across the continent and beyond. In addition to the lucrative US$150 000 cash prize shared among three winners, all nominees receive a US$5 000 voucher. They are also featured at the IPA 2017 event, along with attractive entrepreneurial opportunities such as funding, communications training, and active participation in the IPA network of innovators and innovation enablers.Last year’s winners were selected from nearly 1 000 entries across 46 countries in Africa.
The call for entries runs for three months starting Tuesday 27 September 2016 with a submission deadline of Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 11:59pm GMT.
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