Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation - Open

25 April 2019

The Royal Academy of Engineering accounces the Africa Prize for Engineering is open for applications. 

The prize aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are invited from individuals or small team, living and working in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 an eight-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 three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

Further information on the prize can be found on the poster and documents attached. 


Last year, we had a 50% increase in applicant numbers, with applications coming from 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  You can read about the current shortlist here.


More information on the Prize and application process can be found here:.

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