Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA 2014)

The African Innovation Foundation has issued the IPA 2014 call for applications. The IPA 2014 competition focuses on five priority areas, namely manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water and ICTs. It is important that applicants read the call for applications carefully before submitting their entry to ensure that they do not miss important information.

The deadline to submit applications is 31 October 2013 at 24h00 GMT.

Download the Call in English

Application Guidelines
The IPA is focused on recognizing innovative breakthroughs to unlock new African potential. If you are an entrepreneur, academic or inventor with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges, apply now!

DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 at 24h00 GMT

Eligible innovations must be by Africans for Africa.  Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa. The innovation or associated business must be registered in Africa.
A fully completed application form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
The innovation description should clearly illustrate the social and/or economic outcome and impact with regard to African development and the priority area chosen, and should be in line with the IPA assessment and selection criteria.
Application forms and description of the innovation should be in English or French. While the innovations can be conducted in any language including local languages, the submissions should be translated into English or French.
Applicants are required to attach a letter of support/endorsement from an institution or an authority with knowledge of their innovation. This will serve as a testimony of how important the innovation is in addressing development challenges faced by Africans.
Each question on the application form must be answered or the application will be deemed incomplete and disqualified.
There is no application fee.

You can either:
1.  Submit your application online via the APP.
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2.  Download the application form in English or in French and send the completed form and all the required attachments by email:

3.  Send your application to the following mailing address:

African Innovation Foundation
Attn. Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)
Strehlgasse 4
CH 8001 Zurich

Note: We highly recommend submitting your application online. However, we also accept applications by mail. Applicants sending their applications by mail are responsible for ensuring that their applications have been received by 31 October 2013.

Closing Date:  The closing date for IPA 2014 is 31 October 2013 at 24:00 GMT. Any application received after the closing date will not be considered.

Apply now! Deadline: 31 October, 2013


About kalusam

I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636
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