Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is now open for applications until midnight 29 June 2015.

2015/2016 Africa Prize poster

Second Africa Prize opening announcement – English (93.33 KB)

Second Africa Prize opening announcement – French (377.32 KB)

Second Africa Prize opening announcement – Portuguese (456.36 KB)

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Africa Prize encourages 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 shortlist of innovative applicants through a six month period of training and mentoring. Following this period of mentorship, finalists will be invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner will be selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up who will be awarded £10,000 each.

Dr Moses Musaazi, Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation judge and Siemens Stiftung Empowering People Award Winner

The 2014-2015 finalists have now been announced- meet the engineers and their innovations or read the press release to find out more.  

2014-2015 Africa Prize overview (8.81 MB)

2014-2015 Africa Prize press release

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

If you would like to know more or are interested in being involved please contact the Africa Prize team.