The Royal Academy of Engineering just announced the launch of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation and has called for entries from engineers connected with universities and research institutions in sub-Saharan African countries.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is Africa’s biggest prize devoted to engineering innovation, covering all disciplines from mechanical, civil and computing to biomedical, oil and gas, mining and electronic engineering.The prize is set to reward innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Winner receives: £25,000

Every shortlisted entrant will receive six months of extensive mentoring, training and support in commercializing their innovation, as part of the Academy’s commitment to international development.

“This new competition is designed to incentivize engineers to use their passion to develop innovative solutions to their country’s challenges. The Africa Prize will demonstrate how engineering is at the heart of economic development.”

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to recognize the importance of African engineers and to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging young people to become engineers by creating successful role models.

Learn more about the prize here: Africa Engineering 

DEADLINE: Friday, May 30, 2014

Have questions? Email: africaprize@raeng.org.uk

 

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