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The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is partnering with key innovation stakeholders in Africa to drive innovation across the continent. By partnering with its outreach partners IPA is able to promote effectively the efforts of African innovators and entrepreneurs. These organizations collaborate regularly with the IPA through cross-promotion, events and targeted campaigns to increase the visibility, networking opportunities and to advance innovation and promote the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa.

A report made available to us states that IPA is pleased to be working with DEMO Africa as a key outreach partner. DEMO Africa brings together Africa’s most innovative organisations and provides a platform to launch products and announce developments to Africa and the world.

The 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa(IPA) aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize of USD 100’000, with two additional USD 25 000, one for the runner up with an innovation with the best business potential and the other one for the runner up with the innovation with the best social impact.

The IPA invites African entrepreneurs and innovators to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one of five categories which include: 1) agriculture and agribusiness; 2) environment, energy and water; 3) health and well being; 4) ICT applications; and 5) manufacturing and services industries. Check out the full call for applications here

Do you have an idea?  Do you know an innovator? Spread the word or apply online http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/apply-now/  today.

The deadline for submissions is 31 October, 2013 at 24h00. You can follow updates on the Innovation Prize for Africa via Facebook and Twitter

Check out previous winners and their innovations.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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