Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

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.

Engineers from sub-Saharan Africa and from all engineering disciplines who have developed innovations that can provide scalable solutions to local challenges are eligible. 

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

The Africa Prize is currently closed for entries, the shortlist of successful applicants will be announced in September 2014. 

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

Mentor role

We are currently pulling together a pool of interested individuals to mentor our shortlisted candidates, if this is of interest please read the below overview of the role and get in touch.

Africa Prize - mentor role description (110.38 KB)