Looking for the best disruptive tech startups in AFRICA.

How innovative solutions could help building the travel experience of the future – caring and responsible – in Africa?


Air France’s global business brings people, economies and cultures together, and drives economic growth and social progress. We assume our responsibilities and take action to reconcile growth with environmental protection, social value and local development at our hubs and destinations. Therefore, we integrate Corporate Social Responsibility in our business and operations.

On the ground as well as in the air, Air France is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its activities by improving its operations and processes, partnering and innovating in the supply chain and by mobilizing its staff and the industry. Regarding biodiversity preservation, Air France signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration in June 2017 to fight against illegal wildlife trade. Africa is a major biodiversity’s reservoir to protect.

Together with our suppliers and partners, Air France aims to take sustainability into account to create memorable experiences for our customers.

In Africa as well as in all our destinations, we support projects that contribute to future generations and local communities, and create new business opportunities.


For the African destinations of the Air France-KLM’s Group, we’re searching for:

>> Sustainable and profitable solutions to reduce our environmental footprint (waste, water, energy, alternative fuel…), and also possibly in the airport lounges;
>> Innovative products or personalized services for a sustainable customer experience off-board;
>> Projects helping to preserve wildlife & biodiversity, with a positive impacts on local communities.



For this challenge we will consider only:

  • Startups from Africa


Required format:
  • Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) – MAX 10 Megabytes. You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video
  • Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) – MAX 10 Megabytes

Engie Challenge

Engie Challenge


October 21, 2018
Organizer AfricArena
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Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Artificial intelligence, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Construction and manufacturing, EdTech, HealthTech, Leisure and travel, Waste management and recycling