ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The 6th Africa Energy Innovation Challenge is set to advance the sustainability of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The aim is to develop clean, innovative, and bankable energy services for households and businesses, based on low-carbon technologies.
This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop a prototype model of a key device/equipment for a social energy enterprise or energy management system using local resources.
ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY
Young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are invited to participate in the competition and nominate a relevant local research institution or organization. Applications may be submitted by a team of at least three people.
At least 1 member of the team must be from the local research institution or industry. Teams may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, etc. Individuals or teams may submit multiple applications.
PRIZES AND RECOGNITION
The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:
- Receive a cash prize comprising grants or equity investments of up to $5,000 to demonstrate or scale the proposed solution;
- Pitch their proposed prototype model at the 2021 Nigeria Energy Forum, using a poster and short video;
- Benefit from unique networking opportunities with other young professionals as well as some of the most senior decision-makers in government, international development, academia and the private sector; &
- Attend business development workshops, receive support from a dedicated start-up incubator.
Application closes on August 15, 2021
Get more information and apply HERE