Apply now for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa

Apply now for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa

The 2017 edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards is calling for applications from innovative Africans across the globe delivering market-oriented solutions for African-led development to get the chance to be winners of the $150,000 cash prize. The theme for IPA 2017: “African innovation: Investing in prosperity,“ is in line with the United

The 2017 edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards is calling for applications from innovative Africans across the globe delivering market-oriented solutions for African-led development to get the chance to be winners of the $150,000 cash prize.

The theme for IPA 2017: “African innovation: Investing in prosperity, is in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which calls on countries to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, the IPA Director said: “We are extremely pleased to officially launch the IPA 2017 edition for African innovators. We strongly believe that investing in today’s home-grown innovations will propel tomorrow’s prosperity for Africa.”

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The competition which is in its 6th year, is particularly interested in applications in social and economic innovation including manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agri-business, environment, energy and water, and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations.

Previous editions were held in Ethiopia (2012), South Africa (2013), Nigeria (2014), Morocco (2015), with the most recent one in 2016 held in Botswana, where winners were selected from nearly 1 000 entries across 46 countries. IPA 2017 winners will be announced at an annual awards ceremony in July 2017 (exact dates and country to be confirmed).

The call for entries which began on Tuesday 27 September 2016 will run for three months with the submission deadline being Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 11:59pm GMT. You can click here to apply.

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