Greetings from the African Innovation Foundation! Once again, thank you for participating in our past editions of Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. As you already know, the IPA is an annual competition looking for the best African innovators solving African challenges. In case you missed it, we are pleased to inform you that we recently launched our 7th edition, IPA 2018.
As a past applicant, you can apply again by either submitting a new application or by requesting your past application to build on it. Either way, you can proceed by following this link and choosing the option which works best for you: /ipa.africaninnovation.org/s/login/
The theme for this year “Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” demonstrates our commitment to strengthen African innovation ecosystems by supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Submissions will be judged on the backdrop of IPA’s themes supporting social and economic innovation in the following five categories: manufacturing and service industry; health and well-being; agriculture and agri-business; environment, energy and water; and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations. African women innovators are especially encouraged to participate.
On top of the lucrative cash award of US$ 150’000 for the three winners, US$ 35’000 to seven nominees, we provide various opportunities for the winners, nominees and other participants including :
· Access to the AIF networks via its platform ZuaHub
· Post-prize support
· Funding opportunities to showcase innovations
· Local and International publicity
· Networking opportunities
Details on the application process can be found in our call for applications available on the IPA website: www.innovationprizeforafrica.org and the deadline to submit applications is 10 January 2018 at 23.59 GMT!
We hope that you and those in your networks will take the opportunity to submit so please share the information with your networks!
We look forward to seeing you again amongst the candidates!
African Innovation Foundation
8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Twitter: @AfrInnovFdn / @IPAprize
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