Apply For Innovative Prize for Africa 2017 Awards

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Award Description

The African Innovative Foundation (AIF) is calling on African entrepreneurs who are providing solutions to some of the continent’s daily challenges to apply for Innovative Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017. Entrepreneurs in the following industries are eligible for funding:

  • Agriculture/Agribusiness
  • Environment, Energy and Water
  • Health and Well-being
  • Information, Communication and Technologies (ICTS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry

The deadline for application is on 3rd January, 2017

About IPA

Five years ago, AIF initiated the Innovation Prize for Africa to support African innovators by unlocking their potential and catalyzing the African innovation spirit, promoting home-grown solutions for Africa’s prosperity. They achieve this by investing in home-grown innovations and entrepreneurship and mobilizing a network of  innovative enablers, driving business development and cross collaboration.


African innovation: Investing in prosperity

The Awards

  • Grand Prize Winner – US $100,000
  • Second Prize Winner – US $25,000
  • Special Prize for Social Impact Innovation – US $25,000

Duration of Award

Below is a summary of duration involved in the IPA selection process:

  • Pre-screening (October 2016 – January 2017)
  • Screening (November 2016 – January 2017)
  • Preliminary Assessment by Judges (February – March 2017)
  • Selection Panel Reconciliation Sessions (March 2017)
  • Technical Validation (March – April 2017)
  • Phone Interviews (May 2017)
  • Face-to-Face interviews (July 2017; details TBA)
  • Awards Ceremony (July 2017; details TBA)

Apply here and read more about the award ceremony here