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The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Applications are now open for Africa Prize 2022. For more information on the way to apply, please click here, or view the appliance guidance notes below.

Application guidance notes
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20 July 2021, 12pm BST.

 

Registration for the Africa Prize final event and showcase 2021 is now open!

On 8 July 2021, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm BST, four finalists will pitch their businesses for the prospect to win £25,000 and be crowned the winner of the 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Press release: Academy recognises the entrepreneurial innovators shaping Africa
Learn about the Africa Prize 2021 shortlist in their innovator profiles
Explore the Africa Prize 2021 shortlist with our interactive map

 

Royal Academy of Engineering recognises the entrepreneurial innovators shaping Africa

Sixteen African entrepreneurs with community-transforming innovations are awarded support to accelerate their businesses and help shape the continent
A low-cost water-powered ventilator, dissolvable bio plastic and 3D printed prosthetics are among the innovations chosen to receive crucial commercialisation support from the Royal Academy of Engineering after being shortlisted for its 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The Africa Prize recognises ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges and this year’s shortlist represents nine countries including, for the primary time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and therefore the Gambia. Six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators.

 

2020 Africa lottery winner named as Charlette N’Guessan from Ghana

26-year-old technology entrepreneur Charlette N’Guessan has become the primary woman to win the Africa Prize, and therefore the first winner based in Ghana.

Charlette and her team developed BACE API, a software that uses face recognition and AI to verify identities remotely. The software are often integrated into existing apps and systems and is aimed toward financial institutions and other industries that believe biometric identification when providing services.

 

Explore the complete 2020 Africa Prize shortlist

Launched in 2014, the Africa Prize aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward engineering entrepreneurship in Africa.
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates during a showcase event where a winner is chosen to receive £25,000 along side three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

Interactive tool – explore the shortlists and winners of the Africa Prize from 2015-2020

Academy launches Project CARE to support engineering innovation to fight COVID-19 in Africa
Project CARE is a world collaboration of educational , health and funding bodies within the UK and engineering entrepreneurs in Africa. Just over a month after it started, the programme is already helping local engineers to deliver products and services needed within the fight against COVID-19 in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa .

Project CARE aims to deliver several complementary activities. one among these is to support engineering SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa to temporarily pivot or scale-up their businesses to assist address the various challenges of COVID-19.

Three of this year’s Africa Prize shortlist were awarded £5,000 to pivot their businesses.

Academy launches Project CARE to support engineering innovation to fight COVID-19 in Africa

The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund and therefore the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Historical sponsors have included Consolidated Contractors Company, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Africa Prosperity Fund, ConocoPhillips and therefore the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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