The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation being instituted by the Royal Academy of Engineering,London, is now open for applications.The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation which is in its inaugural edition 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.
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.
The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 30 May 2014.
If you would like to know more or are interested in being involved please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.raeng.org.uk/africaprize