The African Innovation Foundation driver of the Innovation Prize for Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of the IPA awards by calling for applications to the prestigious competition. The competition offers Africa’s top crop of innovators a share in a grand prize of US$150 000 and additional scalable entrepreneurial opportunities. Enterprises and individuals that have invested in delivering market-oriented solutions for African-led development are especially invited to take part in the competition.
The Innovation Prize for Africa is looking for applications in social and economic innovation including manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water, and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations. The Innovation Prize for Africa welcomes innovations beyond the scope of these sectors.
The prize is open to all Africans living in Africa or the diaspora. In addition to the lucrative US$150,000 cash prize, IPA is more than a mere competition. The (10) nominees are featured at the IPA 2017 event, along with lucrative entrepreneurial opportunities such as funding, communications training, active participation in the IPA network of innovators and innovation enablers, publicity in Africa and beyond across major media channels, business opportunities, as well as collaboration with enablers and investors to shape potential innovations for viable business success.
DEADLINE: January 3, 2017