Are you the best entity at supporting and bringing innovative entrepreneurs to market? As of 2019. Africa was home to about 648 tech hubs, majority of which are run by universities. This call is designed for university-based entities that incubate, nurture and/or fast track the development and growth of businesses and/or support individuals and teams to bring innovative technologies to market. This is your opportunity to showcase your services, infrastructure and other support mechanisms that make you the come-to place and home for individuals, teams and firms that wish to commercialize their products or bring businesses to market.

To get the most out of this opportunity, it is important that your submission addresses or showcases the novelty of the product offerings (i.e., goods and services) offered to emerging and upcoming entrepreneurs and technology providers and the impact achieved, and/or business support practices of your entity with a focus on improvements in efficiency and productivity of your entity’s operations.

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Eligibility criteria

All legal entities in Africa may submit ONLY one application form. Beyond these generalities, the following criteria need to be met:

  • The entity submitting the forms must be the same as the owner of the infrastructure or its legal representative.
  • For this call, entities to be considered should have supported at three or more innovators and entrepreneurs that have successfully brought products and/or firms to the market in the last three (3) years.
  • Your entity is at least three (3) years old – whether hosted or independent entity owned wholly or partly owned by a university (e.g., partnership between university(ies) and other parties).

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