Digilogic Challenges – 2022

Call for proposals to address Smart Logistics Challenges.


Do you have an innovative idea to address smart logistics challenges in Africa?

Apply to DIGILOGIC Challenges to:

  • Participate in a 3-day Bootcamp in Europe with relevant experts
  • Enjoy 12 months of support (85 hours) from technology, business and logistics experts from Europe and Africa.
  • Have 12 months of access to Digital Innovation Hubs facilities in Africa and Europe (up to 85 hours)
  • Enjoy marketing support to meet investors and uptakers

Selection criteria

Digilogic invites proposals focused on digital logistics in one of four phases of the value chain:

Successful proposals will get

Successful proposals will participate in a 12-month program beginning with a three-day boot camp, which is followed by:

  • Up to 85 hours of access to Digital Innovation Hubs’ (DIH) facilities in Africa and Europe.
  • Up to 85 hours of tailored mentoring/coaching/peer support.
  • Opportunities to connect with innovation networks and large companies

Eligibility criteria

  • Impact Potential: an actual user problem is solved and can potentially be scaled.
  • Development Stage: idea-stage startups to scale-stage startups – all are invited (mentoring will be co-designed to suit stage and focus).
  • Role of Technology: social innovation is as important as technical innovation.
  • Motivation/Team Fit: Entrepreneurial drive and fit with selection criteria.
  • Gender Mainstreaming Principles will be applied: each team should have female participant(s).
  • Applications from African, European, African / European teams are welcome (teams from one continent will be connected with the other continent during the Bootcamp and subsequent activities).
  • Applications accepted from Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Finland, Germany, and Italy. Also, from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
  • At least one team member should have some English language skills.
  • At least two members should be able to commit to full participation in the program.

Proposals shall include

  • Briefly explain the types of goods (e.g. bulk materials, small consumer goods) to be transported with which infrastructures (e.g. for air, land, water)
  • Briefly explain how affordability, efficiency, inclusivity, and especially sustainability will be improved in the target phase.
  • Briefly explain how positive change will be brought to the overall value chain including how the overall reliability of the value chain will be improved.
  • Be inclusive in addressing the digital divide, social inequalities, and geographical exclusion.
  • Preferably enable logistics between rural areas / urban areas.
  • Anticipated job creation.
  • Own resources available to be used.

Proposal information, submission, and format

  • Submitted via: Digilogic Community Platform.
  • At least: in written English; in bullet points; 200 words maximum
  • In addition, applicants can submit audio recordings and video recordings (*awaiting technical ok). (these should include a visual representation (e.g. a picture, a diagram) and local languages).
  • Proposal Headings: Challenge solution including the type of goods and infrastructure involved; Positive change to target value chain phase; Positive change to overall value chain including overall reliability; Positive change to addressing the digital divide, social inequalities, and geographical exclusion; Focus on rural areas, on urban areas, or rural areas and urban areas; Job creation; Approximate capital investment needed to start; own resources to be used.


August 31, 2022
OrganizerEU Digilogic
Website Visit website
Targets Africa, Europe
Artificial intelligence, Big data, Blockchain, Cloud solutions, Logistics, Smart city solutions, Transport and logistics