Published: 15 May 2014
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is now open for applications. The Prize aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa and opened for applications on Thursday 6 March 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 commercialization support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants, through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000.
Applications are invited from engineers affiliated with a university or research institute who have developed innovations that can provide scalable solutions to local challenges. Engineers from sub-Saharan Africa and from all engineering disciplines are eligible to enter.
The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Application documents can be accessed at www.raeng.org.uk/prizes/africa/default.htm