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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Do you have an Innovative Idea, Application is open for $185k Innovation Prize for Africa.

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19 October, 2017

Application has been open for the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), which will see innovators compete for a share of US$185,000 in prize money.
   
      The AIF said this latest edition of the IPA which was won by Egyptian Dr Aly El-Shafei for his smart bearing that significantly improves turbine performance in single line combined cycle plants, was themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems”.
     
       The foundation is currently inviting for submissions applications to reward the best home-grown innovations from different countries of the continent.
 The annual award is seeking to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical and commercially viable innovative solutions and sustainable from Africans for Africa.

        In addition to a share of prize money worth US$185,000 cash, selected innovators will be offered opportunities, including access to the AIF networks via its platform ZuaHub, where AIF connects innovators with resources and help them grow.
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“We are pleased to launch IPA 2018 and are confident that this edition will prove bigger and better in terms of participation and quality of submissions. With each edition, IPA has gone from strength to strength attracting innovators across disciplines and with outstanding solutions to African challenges,” said IPA director Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl.
“For this seventh edition, we also look forward to expanding our ever-growing network of innovators, enablers and partners in order to join hands and build stronger, more sustainable innovation ecosystems that will propel the continent forward.”
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Closing date for submission of application is January 10, 2018.

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