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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The call covers three strands: 

  • Research;
  • Science engagement: call to science and health journalists and communicators and;
  • Science engagement: call to science advisers.

Eligibility

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The Innovation Challenge 2020 of the Forum seeks to identify and showcase some of the top technologies and innovations from across Africa and beyond; explore investment and market needs and; identify business opportunities in the following areas:

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The Programme

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The Bpifrance Challenge has opened 2020 applications for African startups looking to expand to France and Europe. The challenge is for startups looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance that expansion

The requirements are to have either small ongoing operations in France and/or Europe or to have some tangible actions done to prepare this expansion (partnerships secured, letters of intent from customers.)Submission Requirements for the Bpifrance Challenge

a.) GEOGRAPHIC AREA

(i) Startups must be based or mainly operating in Africa.

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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), has initiated its 2020 Call for Innovations to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Innovations can be submitted via Global Innovation Exchange at https://stiforum4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org.

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Proposals are hereby invited for the following three separate and independent elements within the Regional Innovation Support Programme:

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2019 South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA).  The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.  The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents. 

AWARD CATEGORIES

1.    Awards for Distinguished Woman Researchers 

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AHIA is a multi-phase program that consists of a three-day summer conference and ongoing advice from leading professionals in science, business, and law.Scientists must apply to attend the conference. Travel and hotels will be covered for those selected. At the end of the conference, select scientists will receive ongoing advice to help transition their innovations from the laboratory to the market

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The SAIS 2 second Call for Proposals 2018/2, invites organisations which support innovation and entrepreneurship to submit Concept Note applications for grant funding across these three thematic grant funding windows:1. Institutional capacity

  • Projects developing a better understanding of innovation ecosystems in the SADC region and building capacity in Innovation Support Organisations to better serve their various clients.

2. Scaling enterprises

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