Innovation prize for Africa


The African Innovation Foundation invites applications for its innovation prize for Africa. This honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or cost-saving in Africa. Innovations should unlock new African potential in the following five priority areas: agriculture and agribusiness. environment, energy and water. health and wellbeing. information communication technologies. manufacturing and service industry. Africans based on the continent or in the diaspora may apply, provided that their innovations are of significance to Africa. Applications may be written in English, French or Portuguese. First prize is worth US$100,000, the runner-up prize is worth US$25,000 and the special prize for social impact innovation is worth US$25,000. The top ten finalists will receive up to US$5,000 in technical support.



Database Details

Current Research
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Thematic Focus
Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Digital Communication / ICTs, Life Sciences and Health


Applicant’s Country
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage
Research, Publication

Applicant’s Position
Undergrad, PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher, Consortium

Cycle Type

Partner Required

Last Modification
15. April 2020