Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Organisation

Royal Academy of Engineers
Description

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship 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 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 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each. Applicants must be individuals or groups of no more than three people. Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within sub-Saharan Africa and currently reside there. For teams of two or three, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within sub-Saharan Africa and currently reside there. Applicants must be engineers who can provide a letter of support from a university of research institution.
Bursary Fields

Engineering
Bursary Levels

Graduates , Undergraduate
Which Countries can Apply?

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Closing Date

24 July 2018
Contact Details

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y, 5DG, United Kingdom
+44(0) 020 7766 0600
http://www.raeng.org.uk/
Application Address

http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/africa-prize/how-to-apply