The Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced its call for applications for this yearâ€™s competition. It has been five years since Africa Innovation Foundation launched the Innovation Spirit of Africa. This was after a successful establishment of the Innovation Price for Africa (IPA) competition . To mark this triumphant milestone, AIF has officially opened for applications for innovation price for Africa awards 2016.
Africa Innovation Foundation Background.
Are you an African who can innovate for positive change and would want to be part of the growing innovation in Africa. Â that would boast the â€˜made in Africaâ€™ brand?
You are invited to participate in the innovation price for Africa 2016 competition. Africa Innovation Foundation, through IPF awards, acknowledges and encourages the endeavors of Africa entrepreneur and innovators. It aims to mobilize African entrepreneurs. This will be achieved Â by proving us$ 150 000 for market- oriented solutions that support African development. Every nominee receives us$ 5 000 vouchers to further develop their innovations.
Details venue and Date.
This event is set to take place in Botswanaâ€™s Innovation Hub on June 2016 with the exact dates yet to be confirmed. Innovation price for Africa director.
Pauline Mujawamariya said that competition itâ€™s all about â€˜made in Africaâ€™. Since the inaugural launch in 2011, she has been the wheel of the innovation price for Africa.
Pauline is determined to transform Africa through innovation. She said that their dream is to see the competition grow, hence strengthen Africaâ€™s innovation ecosystem.
The innovation price for Africa competition- 2016 edition, themed â€˜Made in Africaâ€™, targets to attract applications from the five African countries.
It is expected that the highest number of participants will be women and the youth. IPA has promised to will further introduce post- price opportunities for 10 young Africans and 10 women whose innovations will be addressing persistent challenges in Africa.
Innovation price for Africa awards 2016 promises to be bigger and better than before.
For more information on innovation price for Africa awards 2016 visit http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/botswana-to-host-pan-africas-most-celebrated-innovation-event-of-the-year/.