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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering.

This article has been created to create more information on Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 in Sub-Saharan Africa, the prize for the grant is £25,000. All the information that you need can be found here including the eligibility, requirements and how to apply for the 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by Royal Academy of Engineering. Please continue reading to see more details below.

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering

About the Program, Overview and Details.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

The aim of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.

Applications are invited from entrepreneurs and engineers in sub-Saharan Africa who have developed an innovative product or service that can provide scalable solutions to local challenges, with a particular emphasis on sustainable social and economic development. Applicants with engineering- related innovations from all disciplines are invited to enter, whether or not the applicant themselves have an engineering background.

A seven-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive GBP 25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded GBP 10,000.

This opportunity is about Agriculture, Biology & Animal ScienceArchitecture & ConstructionDesign & Graphic DesignChemistryComputers & ITEnergyEngineeringMedicine, Nursing & PsychologyPhysics & Math.

 

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Application

  • Applicants must be individuals or small teams
  • Individual applicants must be citizens of a country in 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, research institution, innovation hub or previous incubator programme. This can be as simple as stating that an individual studied at or was involved with that institution. If applicants are not affiliated with any organisation, another document proving the status of your organisation or innovation, such as a document of incorporation or patent certificate may be used.
  • The lead applicant must be over the age of 18 by 1 September 2021. There is no upper age limit.
  • Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible.
  • For teams of two or more, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
  • The applicant’s innovation can be any new product, technology or service, based on research in engineering defined in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of fields. This includes but is not limited to: agricultural technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, design engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, materials science, mechanical engineering, and medical engineering. If you are in any doubt that your area of expertise would be considered engineering, then please contact the Academy to discuss your application.
  • Applicants should have developed, and be in the early stages of commercialising, an engineering innovation that:

Will bring social and/or environmental benefits to a country/countries in sub-Saharan Africa;

Has strong potential to be replicated and scaled-up;

Is accompanied by an ambitious but realistic business plan which has strong commercial viability.

The following countries are eligible to apply;

AngolaBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadComorosCongo: Democratic RepublicCongo: RepublicDjiboutiEquatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopiaGabonGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauIvory CoastKenyaLesothoLiberiaMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMozambiqueNamibiaNigerNigeriaRwandaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSudanSwazilandTanzaniaTogoUgandaWestern SaharaZambiaZimbabwe

 

Please note:

Innovations must:
• aim to promote the welfare and economic development of a country or countries in sub-Saharan Africa
• be designed to address a development need or specific challenge facing that country.

Benefits of the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 Grant

Are there any benefits? Of course there are and that shouldn’t be a big question to answers. Now, here are the top benefits for participants.

  • Each year, up to 16 shortlisted African innovators receive a unique package of support over seven months to help them accelerate their businesses. The benefits of selection include comprehensive and tailored business training, sector-specific engineering mentoring, communications support, pitching
    opportunities and access to the Academy’s network of high profile, experienced engineers and business experts in the UK and across Africa.

    Tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

How to Apply for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Grant 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering

Here are the application procedures to follow for every interested applicant for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 by Royal Academy of Engineering.

  • Interested applicants for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 are to submit their application via the online grant management system. Applicants must register before they can apply.
  • The application form has six sections and will take approximately one and a half to two hours to complete.
  • Application Deadline: 20 July 2021 at 12pm British Summer Time (BST)

Click here to visit the application page.

Addition Information for Applicants.

Here are some additional information to aid all applicants.

  • Application submitted by Tuesday 20 July 2021, 12pm (BST)
  • Checked for eligibility in July and August 2021
  • Reviewed by technical expert in August and September 2021
  • Shortlist selected by judging panel by October 2021
  • All applicants will be notified of their application outcome by the end of November 2021.

See also: US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Study in USA 2021/2022

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