Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2017 open for applications


The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has announced applications for its 2017 competitions to encourage sub-Saharan African engineers build scalable solutions to local challenges.

Founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the challenge aims to encourage talented sub-Saharan African engineers, from all disciplines, to develop local solutions to challenges in their communities.

The Prize selects a shortlist of innovators from across the continent and provides training and mentoring to help turn engineers with incredible ideas into successful entrepreneurs. The grand winner will take home £25,000 along with runners-up, will each be awarded £10,000 on 23 May in Nairobi, Kenya.

Launched in 2014, the Prize IS supported by the Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConocoPhillips, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the UK Government through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Last year, Cameroon’s Arthur Zang won the prize money of UK £25,000 at the final pitch event held in Dar es Salaam on 26 May 2016 with his medical innovation – the Cardio-Pad,