Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 23/1/2020 18:0023/1/2020 21:30Africa Prize LivePrince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Online registration is now closed but places are available on the day. Please arrive at 6.00pm to register your free place.


Come and meet the innovators shortlisted for the 2020 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation; watch them all pitch and vote for your favourite.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

This year’s shortlist includes the creators of a smart library on wheels, facial recognition software to prevent financial fraud, a low-cost digital microscope to speed up cervical cancer diagnosis, bamboo bicycles made from recycled parts, and two innovations made from invasive water hyacinth plants: an animal feed and a cooking fuel.

The event will close with a reception and an opportunity to network with the entrepreneurs and other guests.

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2020 shortlist