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The Royal Academy of Engineering 2020-2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is open for ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all engineering fields to demonstrate innovative and engineering entrepreneurship skills

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation


Aim and Benefits of Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

 Finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who will each be awarded £10,000


Requirements for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Qualification

To be eligible,

  • Applicants must be individuals or groups of no more than three people.
  • Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within sub-Saharan Africa and currently reside there. For teams of two or three, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within sub-Saharan Africa and currently reside there.
  • Applicants must have an engineering innovation and provide a letter of support from a university of research institution.
  • Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible.
  • The applicant’s innovation can be any new product, technology or service, based on research in engineering defined in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of fields, including: agricultural technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, design engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, materials science, mechanical engineering, and medical engineering. If you are in any doubt that your area of expertise would be considered engineering then please contact the Academy to discuss your application.
  • Applicants should have achieved the development of, and be in the early stages of commercialising, an engineering innovation that:
  1. will bring social and/or environmental benefits to country/countries in sub-Saharan Africa;
  2. has strong potential to be replicated and scaled up;
  3. is accompanied by an ambitious but realistic business plan which has strong commercial viability.

Eligible Countries: Countries within Sub-Saharan Africa. For the purposes of the competition, sub-Saharan countries include:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 



Application Deadline

September 14, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The Royal Academy of Engineering on www.raeng.org.uk to apply

All applications must be submitted via the online grants system, applicants should ensure they read the guidance notes before submitting their application.

For details, visit The Royal Academy of Engineering website.

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