Deadline: 01 April, 2020
The Africa Innovation Fellowship is powered by WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. It is a nine-month leadership and business development opportunity for female, African innovators who have an early-stage engineering innovation or startup.
The fellowship kicks off with an in-person training week in Accra, Ghana, from 14 to 17 June 2020, focused on idea and business incubation, leadership development, networking and getting pitch-ready. The training week is then followed by nine months of personalised virtual support with regular check-ins and milestones, ending in March 2021.
- WomEng will cover the costs of round-trip economy airfares to Accra, accommodation, transfers, meals and programme material
- Applicants must be a female founder or co-founder (the individual can be from a mixed team of co-founders)
- Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa (for teams of two or more, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa)
- The innovation must be based in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Applicants must have an engineering innovation, though they are not required to be an engineering graduate or student themselves
- Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible to apply
- The lead applicant must be over the age of 18 (there is no upper age limit)
- The applicant’s innovation can be any new product, technology or service, based on research in engineering defined in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of fields, including Agricultural Technology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Design Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ICT, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering
To apply and for more information, click here.
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