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Innovation Prize for Africa /The Future We Innovate / Call for applications 2014

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The IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) started in 2011. IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. Specifically, the award targets technological breakthroughs in such main concern areas as manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being,agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water and ICTs. To date, there have been two rounds of competition.

The IPA is focused on:
- Mobilizing leaders from all sectors to fuel African innovation
- Promoting innovation across Africa in key sectors through the competition
- Promoting science, technology and engineering as a rewarding,career path among African youth.
- Encouraging entrepreneurs, innovators, funding bodies and business development service providers to exchange ideas and explore innovative business opportunities.

 

By providing USD 150,000 to winners who deliver market-oriented solutions for African-led development, the IPA acknowledges and encourages the endeavor of innovators and entrepreneurs and works to raise their profiles on the development agenda.

 

IPA 2014 consists of three prizes:
USD 100,000 for the winner with the best innovation based on marketability, originality, scalability, social impact, utility/technical aspect and clear business potentials
USD 25,000 for the runner-up with the best commercial/business potential and
USD 25,000 for the Special Prize for Social Innovation with the highest social impact in the community/country.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it! 

Call for applications 2014 is launched  here : http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/apply-now/


DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 at 24h00 GMT

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L'Afrique nouvelle star du high-tech par Guillaume Grallet, Le Point.

L'Afrique nouvelle star du high-tech par Guillaume Grallet, Le Point. | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
L'innovation radicale vient de plus en plus des pays du Sud. Un vent d'optimisme qui pourrait nous amener à revoir nos modes d'organisation.
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L'Afrique, théâtre de l'innovation radicale ?

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FORTICA EDITION Forum TIC Africain 11 & 12 Mars 2013 : PLACE DU SOUVENIR Dakar-SENEGAL | Imagination For People

FORTICA EDITION Forum TIC Africain 11 & 12 Mars 2013 : PLACE DU SOUVENIR Dakar-SENEGAL | Imagination For People | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
LE FORUM TIC AFRICAIN appelé FORTICA est un événement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication communément appelé les TIC.C'est un évènement qui propose une vue d’ensemble du secteur des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication au SÉNÉGAL et des pays de la sous région en passant par les offres de services, les nouveautés dans le secteur et les opportunités à y développer ou à y saisir dans les perspectives de la promotion de l'entrepreneuriat des jeunes dans le secteur TIC....
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AfriLabs / The Network of African Innovation

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As a network organization, AfriLabs builds on a common vision to promote the growth and development of the African technology sector. As a community, we believe that by working together individual labs improve their chances of success, of generating more success stories and creating greater opportunities for their members.

Members of AfriLabs hubs have already come together successfully in their bid to implement the U.S. Department of State sponsored contest Apps4Africa. AfriLabs members have also worked to establish the Hive Colab as Kampala’s leading open collaboration space and successfully tendered to host the infoDev sponsored mobile apps lab in East Africa. AfriLabs by virtue of its on-the-ground engagement and local ownership is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for the sector.

AfriLabs builds on these early successes and from the ground up, the entrepreneurs using the spaces and the labs that service them set the mandate. This ensures that Afrilabs remains grounded by the labs knee-deep in the business and builds on the experience in each of their localities. AfriLabs sets out with the following objectives:

Discover synergies between the labsShare best practices and help new organizations emergeEnhance visibility of the network and her actors, share success storiesOrganize networking events and facilitate other exchanges, both online and offlineSecure resources for the network by establishing a revolving fundGenerally promote developments in this space and explore other common interests.
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Vous pilotez un lab, vous innovez en Afrique, rejoignez la communauté Afrilabs  / AfriLabs - Application for Membership : 

http://afrilabs.com/apply/

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Tech hub to grow African entrepreneurs - SouthAfrica.info

Tech hub to grow African entrepreneurs - SouthAfrica.info | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
A new South African innovation and technology incubator, JoziHub, aims to promote technological development and entrepreneurship by providing training, support,
facilities and networks to help people turn their ideas into sustainable businesses.

Via ImaginationForPeople
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JoziHub is a technology incubator in Johannesburg dedicated to creating sustainable change in Africa.
http://jozihub.org/

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