Brief Description Africa Innovation Fellowship, powered by WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is a nine-month leadership and business development opportunity for female African innovators with an early stage engineering innovation or startup. The Africa Innovation Fellowship aims to develop the talent pipeline for future cohorts of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Eligibility Applicants must be a female founder or co-founder. Note that the individual can be from a mixed team of co-founders Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa*. For teams of two or more, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa. The innovation must be based in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants must have an engineering innovation, though they are not required to be an engineering graduate or student themselves. Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible to apply. The lead applicant must be over the age of 18. There is no upper age limit. The applicant’s innovation can be any new product, technology or service, based on research in engineering defined in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of fields, including: agricultural technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, design engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, materials science, mechanical engineering, and medical engineering. If you are in any doubt that your area of expertise would be considered engineering, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your application. Applicants should have an early stage engineering innovation and/or startup that: Will bring social and/or environmental benefits to a country/countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Is accompanied by an ambitious but realistic business plan which is near-ready or has been tested for commercial viability Has strong potential to be replicated and scaled up Deadline is 1st April For more information, click here