WomEng/Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Innovation Fellowship 2019 for Female African Innovators (Fully Funded)

Date limite d'inscription: 01 Avril 2019

Le Africa Innovation Fellowship, de vêtements WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is a nine-month leadership and business development opportunity for female African innovators with an early stage engineering innovation or startup. The Africa Innovation Fellowship aims to develop the talent pipeline for future cohorts of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The Africa Innovation Fellowship (AIF) kicks off with an in-person training week in Kampala, Uganda from the 2 – 5 June 2019, focused on idea and business incubation, leadership development, networking and getting pitch-ready. The Fellowship training week is followed by nine months of personalised virtual support with regular check-ins and milestones, ending in March 2020.

The prize for the winning idea will be an all-expenses paid trip to London to attend the Sommet mondial des grands défis en septembre 2019.

Fellowship candidates who apply and are subsequently shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will additionally receive individual coaching and mentoring to support to get them pitch ready.

Apply now for this unique opportunity to take your innovation to the next level.

Critère d'éligibilité:

  • Applicants must be female individuals or small groups with a female lead applicant.
  • Individual applicants must be citizens of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa*. For teams of two or more, the lead applicant must be a citizen of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The innovation must be based in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applicants must have an engineering innovation, though are not required to be an engineering graduate or student themselves.
  • Industrial researchers and establishments are not eligible to apply.
  • Le demandeur principal doit être âgé de plus de 18. Il n'y a pas de limite d'âge supérieure.
  • The applicant’s innovation can be any new product, technology or service, based on research in engineering defined in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of fields, including: agricultural technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, design engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, materials science, mechanical engineering, and medical engineering. If you are in any doubt that your area of expertise would be considered engineering, then please contact [EMAIL PROTECTED] pour discuter de votre candidature.
  • Applicants should have an early stage engineering innovation and/or startup that:
    • Will bring social and/or environmental benefits to a country/countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Is accompanied by an ambitious but realistic business plan which is near-ready or has been tested for commercial viability
    • Possède un fort potentiel de réplication et d'extension

Further requirements and information:

  • Successful candidates must be available to travel to Uganda from 1 – 6 June 2019 for the Fellowship training week in its entirety.
  • Successful candidates must be able to commit at least two to five hours a month from June 2019 to March 2020 for online/virtual support.
  • For teams applying, only the lead applicant will be invited to attend the Fellowship training week.
  • Only successful applicants will be notified by mid-May.

Application and programme timeline:

Applications ouvertes: 01 Mars 2019

Applications à proximité:01 Avril 2019

Successful candidates notified: Peut 15 2019

Fellowship Week Uganda: 02 - 05 Juin 2019

Online support & mentoring: Juin - Août 2019

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Submission deadline: 31 Août 2019

Online support & mentoring: Septembre 2019 - Mars 2020

* For the purposes of this Fellowship, Sub-Saharans African countries are:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland/eSwatini, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Pour plus d'informations:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Innovation Fellowship 2019

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