Innovation Prize for AfricaAre you an African groundbreaker? Can you innovate for positive change? Do you want to be part of the growing innovation movement in Africa? Does your innovation boast the “Made in Africa” brand?

If your answer is YES to the above, then you are invited to participate in the Innovation Prize for Africa. The IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) and was established in 2011. It aims to mobilize African innovators and entrepreneurs by providing US $150,000 for market-oriented solutions that support African-led development. Through the IPA, the AIF acknowledges and encourages the endeavours of African innovators and entrepreneurs, and works to raise their profiles on the development agenda.

PRIZES: The grand share prize of US $150,000 will be split between the most impressive winners who can convince the AIF team of expert judges why their innovation must win. AIF is looking for unique, cutting-edge innovations (US$100,000) that reflect positive social impact (US$25,000) and have the potential to be transformed into a sustainable, commercial success (US$25,000). Each nominee also receives a voucher of US $5000 to further develop their innovations.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2015

Apply here: Innovation Prize for Africa