Updated Mar 26, 2019

The Africa Prize for Engineering

Offered by Royal Academy of Engineering

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate and reward engineering entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineering innovators from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.
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GrantType
Jul 22, 2019Deadline
£10,000 - £25,000Amount
4Number
UnavailableDuration(Months)
Criteria: LabelCriteria: DescriptionNumberAmount Per Prize
Prize TierOverall winner1£25,000
Prize tierRunners-up3£10,000

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionAfrica
CountryN/A
Focus AreasTechnology
All Sectors
  • Applicants must be individuals or small groups.
  • Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within sub-Saharan Africa. For teams of two or more, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The innovation must be based in a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applicants must have an engineering innovation,though are not required to be an engineering graduate or student.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of support from a university or research institution, this can be as simple as stating an individual studied at that institution. If applicants are not affiliated with a university, another document proving the status of your organisation or innovation, such as a document of incorporation or similar, can be used.
  • pplicants 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 a 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
Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible.

Application Directions

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

Attachments

Africa-Prize-Guidance-Notes.pdf
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