The project will deliver a report to include analysis of the total amount of ST&I investments/funding available to respective African country segregated by investor type; levels of funding support across the innovation value chain; level of in-vestment by themes and sectors; the gaps and partnership opportunities for better enabling scale-up for impact.

Eligible countries: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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An annual conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent.

AfricArena presents an opportunity to explore tomorrow’s trends today by showcasing some of Africa’s most innovative startups and...

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The selected innovators will receive grant funding for the proposed innovation including the following benefits:

  • Intellectual Property Support;
  • Product & technical development expertise, design, infrastructure, hard/software materials and manufacturing;
  • Business development support;
  • Networking and market access activities;
  • Training, mentorship and incubation support; and
  • Industry compliance and certification.
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Proposal Specifications

The proposed project must include at least one of the following (as separate proposals):

Regional Innovation Networking Platforms are aimed at strengthening regional/rural innovation systems by establishing Networking and Collaboration Platforms that brings together research, development, innovation communities/civil society, technology SMMEs, industry and government. These platforms should take advantage of their spatial closeness of different innovation actors (with complementary knowledge and resources) and create a favourable environment for:

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The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)  have organised a series of webinars on various support programmes available to start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs at TIA. 

Webinars 

  • TIA  Grassroots Innovation Programme, 09 September 2020 -  Click h...
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The Prize

  • The winner will have the opportunity to run a 4 months mission aiming at designing, developing and implementing a use case.

Who can apply?

  • African project holders, start-ups or students living in Africa and that are able to design and develop a solution for this use case.

About ENGIE  

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The Prize

  • The chosen startup will receive two tickets to AfricArena 2020, Africa’s premium startup summit.
  • The chosen startup will be provided with 6 hours of mentoring and coaching.
  • The chosen startup will be featured in all our communication channels as well as our partner’s channels (French Tech Cape Town, AfricArena, etc)
  • The chosen startup will automatically qualify for round 2 of our incubation program.

Who can apply?

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The Swiss - SA Venture Leaders Programme hosted by the Technology Innovation Agency and the University of Basel aims to:

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1. Who can apply? 

  • Research teams from a French or South African public university, research Institute; through their own technology transfer offices;
  • French or South African enterprises willing to acquire a new technology; and 
  • Technology transfer offices of France or South Africa that are interested in developing their expertise together.

2. What can be applied for? 

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