Applications now open for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, established by the Royal Academy of Engineering, stands as the largest award in Africa dedicated to engineering innovation. Launched in March 2014, the prize aims to inspire, acknowledge, and incentivize innovation and entrepreneurship throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Since its inception, the Africa Prize has delivered invaluable training, mentorship, and communication support to 149 businesses spanning 23 countries. Additionally, it boasts an alumni program with 71% of past winners currently generating revenue. Collectively, our alumni have secured $39 million in grants and equity.

BENEFITS of the Applications now open for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize provides a comprehensive benefits package to up to 16 shortlisted participants to help propel their businesses forward, including:

  • Access to business and technical expertise and sector specific engineering mentoring.
  • Bespoke press coverage and communications support.
  • Eight month tailored training programme.
  • Access to the Academy’s network of high profile engineers and business experts in the UK and Africa.
  • The opportunity for finalists to present their innovation to a judging panel at the Africa Prize showcase event.
  • Prize money of up to £25,000.

HOW TO APPLY for the Applications now open for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

  1. Applications are now being accepted for the 2025 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. All interested parties must submit their applications through the online grants system. Prior to submission, applicants are advised to thoroughly review the guidance notes, FAQ, and eligibility criteria.
  2. To apply for the Africa Prize, applicants must first create an account on our Grant Management System (GMS) as instructed. Once logged in, please select ‘Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2024/2025’ to initiate your application.
  3. The Africa Prize seeks out engineers and entrepreneurs who have either developed or are in the process of developing a new technological innovation.
  4. Applicants should possess the drive to play a pivotal role in establishing a new business to bring this innovation to market. Innovations should aim to enhance the welfare and economic progress of a country or countries in sub-Saharan Africa, addressing a specific development need or challenge within that region.

Application process of the Applications now open for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

  1. Register and create a profile via the grant management system.
  2. Read the applicant guidance notes that are necessary to complete your online application
  3. Register and applY
  4. For more information please contact Africa Prize team:[email protected]
  5. Deadline: July 25, 2024

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