Closing date for applications: Monday July 24th, 2017
Organisers: Royal Academy of Engineering
Event website: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
CELEBRATING, STIMULATING AND SUPPORTING INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Launched in 2014, the Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers 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.
Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.
Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.