Applications are now open for the sixth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Awards that’s expected to happen in 2017. Submissions will run for three months – from Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – and it’s open to enterprises and individuals that have invested in delivering market-oriented solutions for African-led development.
IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF). Every year, interested startups compete for a chance to be one of the three winners who share the $150,000 prize (basically $5,000 each).
IPA is looking for applications in social and economic innovation including manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agri-business, environment, energy and water, and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations. Other ventures are also welcome to apply, though.
Individuals interested in applying for IPA 2017 should click here.