Deadline: July 20, 2021 00:00 GMT+0100
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Eligibility: Applicants must have developed, or be in the process of developing a new technological innovation. Applicants should have the ambition to take a leading role in creating a new business to commercialise this innovation. Innovations must aim to promote the welfare and economic development of a country or countries in sub-Saharan Africa and be designed to address a development need or specific challenge facing that country.

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022

Sixteen African entrepreneurs with community-transforming innovations are awarded support to accelerate their businesses and help shape the continent.

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 first time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Gambia. Six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators.

A low-cost water-powered ventilator, dissolvable bioplastic 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 Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of
engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policies and engaging the public.

Why apply for the 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The benefits of selection include comprehensive and tailored business training, sector specific engineering mentoring, communications support, pitching opportunities and access to the Academy’s network of high profile, experienced engineers and business experts in the UK and across Africa.

Tailored training and mentoring culminate in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

Since the start of the Africa Prize seven years ago, the Academy has supported 102 businesses from 16 countries throughout the programme.

Interested in applying for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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