The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and engineering entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.
Founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, it is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges. The work of these entrepreneurs demonstrates the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.
An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring for up to 16 shortlisted entrepreneurs culminates in a showcase event. Prize money of up to £60,000 is split across five prizes, with the winner receiving £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000 and a One to Watch prize of £5,000.