Academy launches international innovation prize 2014

27 Jan 2014

In March 2014 the Royal Academy of Engineering will launch the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, targeted to motivate, recognise and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Africa Prize will encourage ambitious and talented Sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a short-list of innovative applicants, through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be selected and invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000.

The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Prize, or would be interested in being involved as a mentor or application reviewer, please contact Meredith Ettridge on meredith.ettridge@raeng.org.uk or 020 7766 0612.

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