The top 10 nominees reflect the pan-African flavor of Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) with representation from north, west, east, central, and southern Africa, including Madagascar.
IPA 2018 keenly contested with 3,000+ applicants from over 52 countries. This year’s innovations address critical challenges in ICT, agri-business, public health, and the environment/energy sectors.
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) today announced its top 10 nominees for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards. This year’s Call for Applications with its theme ‘African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems’ attracted more than 3,000 applications from 52 African countries. Building on the AIF mandate, submissions this year demonstrate significant breakthroughs in ICT, agri-business, public health, and the environment/energy sectors to improve the lives and economic prospects of Africans.
“Now in its seventh year running, we have witnesses multi-million-dollar businesses emerging from the IPA initiative, with health, environment/energy and agricultural innovations leaving imprints across the African continent and beyond. Our theme this year prompts the need for increased collaboration between government, business, industry, innovation enablers, and the community to further realize African prosperity and economic …read more