Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) and Demo Africa drive Growth of Applications in Africa.

      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 …

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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.

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