Innovation Price for Africa 2016


Deadline: 31 October 2015.

African Innovation Foundation (AIF) invites application for the 2016 innovation price for Africa (IPA). The award aims to mobilize African innovators and entrepreneurs by providing US$ 150 000 for market-oriented solutions that support African-led development. Through the IPA, the AIF acknowledges and encourages the endeavours of African innovators and entrepreneurs, and works to raise their profiles on the development agenda.  Each nominee also receives a voucher of US$ 5000 to further develop their innovations.

The IPA 2016 edition, dubbed “Made in Africa” is in harmony with the AIF mission that seeks to catalyse the innovation spirit in Africa, living up to its credo: by Africans, for Africa. Now in its fifth year, IPA is the most celebrated innovation event on the African calendar, bringing together the best of African ingenuity in the rigours of science and technology, environment and energy, agri-business, health and well-being, the manufacturing and service industry, as well as the ICT sector.

Award Focus Areas 

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Environment
  • Energy and Water
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry


Innovations must be:

  • By Africans for Africa
  • Innovations which are significant for Africa.


The target for IPA 2016 is to attract applications from all 54 countries in Africa and the highest participation of women and young people. Once again, the grand share prize of US$150 000 will be split between the most impressive winners that can convince the AIF team of expert judges why their innovation must win. AIF is looking for unique, cutting-edge innovations (US$100 000) that reflect positive social impact (US$25 000) and have the potential to be transformed into a sustainable, commercial success (US$25 000).

For additional information, please visit the official webpage HERE


Deadline: 11:18am on Saturday October 31st, 2015