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Overview

The Africa 4IR Open Challenge aims to promote African University R&D and support start-ups to discover the innovation ecosystems in France and Switzerland, with the possibility of setting up cooperative ventures.

The Swiss Embassy SA / France Embassy SA  & South African Department of Science & Innovation is looking for African project holders, start-ups or research students living in Africa that have an early-stage big data, Artificial Intelligence, 4IR use case or innovation project with an interest in collaborative international partnerships and or application to industry.

Click here for more details on the challenge. 

Click here to submit your application.

Full description

The Prize

2 distinct categories will be awarded in this challenge

  • Best Startup Poster – shortlisted start-ups will enter a selection phase to validate their visit to France and Switzerland for two weeks in 2021 (date and program to be confirmed). Selected participants will have their flights and accommodation funded.
  • Best Academic Research Poster – the authors of selected posters will win 4x tickets to AI Expo Africa 2021 and 4x tickets to the South African Innovation Summit 2020.

Who can apply?

  •  African project holders, start-ups or research students living in Africa.

About Africa 4IR Open Challenge

  • Supported jointly by Swiss Embassy SA / France Embassy SA  and  South African Department of Science & Innovation (DSI).

Closing date

Website

https://za.ambafrance.org/French-Challenge-to-support-young-entreprise-during-the-Innovation-Wall-Ai-expo

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