The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) honors and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency, or saving cost in Africa. Priority areas for the 2016 IPA include agriculture and agribusiness; environment, energy, and water; and others. The competition is open to African entrepreneurs, academics, and inventors -- and to Africans in the Diaspora if their innovations are of significance for Africa. Prizes are US$100 thousand for the winner, plus two other prizes of US$25 thousand each. Additionally, each of 10 finalists will receive up to a maximum of US$5 thousand in post-prize technical support to assist in moving their innovations to the next step.
African Innovation Fund -- Innovation Prize for Africa 2016
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