Healthcare Access Challenge (ENRICH in Africa X Sanofi)

Participate in Sanofi's #HealthcareAccessChallenge Contest right here!

Are you a startup with a passion for improving healthcare access to underserved communities in Africa? Sanofi’s innovation competition invites you to submit your solution for beyond medicines while overcoming the bottlenecks in access to health care & treatments.

Sanofi is calling for innovative startups and entrepreneurs poised with the mission of improving disease treatments delivery & access to care in Africa. Your startup has the power to push the boundaries and build solutions beyond medicines while overcoming the bottlenecks in access to health care & treatments?​

Participate now, for a chance to build & test your solution in partnership with Sanofi and its subsidiaries.​

You will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win the opportunity to be mentored by a Sanofi team to make your solution a reality!​​ Not only will your innovation make a real difference, but it could also serve as a valuable accelerator of business development. Join the competition now and showcase your solution to a wider audience. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact!


Startups are welcome to apply to four categories:

  • Patient care services​
  • Healthcare providers (HCPs) Capability building​
  • Vaccines & Treatments delivery up to the patient​ ​
  • Health financing​​

Opportunity and incentives

Finalist prizes include:

  • Access coaching and mentoring from Sanofi executives to accelerate your solution development​.
  • Initiation of an assessment with Sanofi experts to explore the possibility to partner with Sanofi in Africa.
  • Invitation to the final event in Cape Town.
  • Visibility through ENRICH in Africa and Sanofi Africa main communication channels.
  • A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform.

During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of Sanofi executives and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystem.

You will get a chance to present your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town in June 2023 to win the opportunity for guidance from a Sanofi team to bring your solution to life.


  • Application
    March 20, 2023 – May 8, 2023
    Answer a few questions & submit your 5–10 slides ppt deck to present your solution.


May 8, 2023
Program dates Apr 3 - May 8, 2023
Organizer Agorize
Website Visit website
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Healthcare providers and services
SDG (1)
3. Good Health and Well-being