Imagine Africa 2018

Disruptive Innovation to change the world


Sep 15
Nov 2 - Nov 16, 2018
Imagine Creativity CenterCompetition Organizer
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Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, United Republic of
Agribusiness, Agritech, Clean technology and energy, Consulting and business development, Education, Internet of things (IoT)

imagine africa – november 2018

Project director: Julie Chrysler –  [email protected] 

Imagine Africa is adisruptive innovation program that identifies social problems and suggests solutions that change the world. The ideas are developed by multidisciplinary teams of creative minds, techies, business experts and other fields. Imagine’s innovation trips involve the training and transformation of participants (called Dreamers) to be engines of change when they return to their environments.

12 Dreamers from Africa and Europe to embark on a journey together to create innovative projects for social impact in Africa. In Imagine, they explore not only business ideas, but new cultures and knowledge exchange on the way.
During the trip they will receive support fromrelevant mentors in the fields of ideation, technology, design and business. The 4 teams will present their disruptive innovation prototypes before a jury of experts, media and other professionals at the final closing event in Dakar.

Imagine Africa will take place in November 2018 and participants will be travelling through Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Senegal.

6 dreamers from Europe and 6 dreamers from Africa will embark on a 2 week journey to solve4 challenges across4 African countries
Possible Innovation Challenge areas: 


There are 3 ways to participate in Imagine Africa this fall! 

1.  Sponsor a Main Challenge for a dedicated Dreamer team, including one Company Dreamer, to work on your challenge during the program. Your company will receive a viable prototype to the Challenge (product, service, social challenge) and all associated IP to develop as an internal project, spin-off or start-up following the program. You also benefit from the transformation of the individual Dreamer participating in Imagine, and visibility through marketing before, during and after Imagine Africa.

2.  Sponsor a Dreamer to join a Challenge to learn through the innovation methodology including business model canvas, prototyping, communication, cross cultural communication and much more! They will return to your organization as an intrapreneur and change maker and can share their learning internally.   

3. Apply to be a Dreamer. Are you an individual interested in participating in Imagine?  Apply for the Imagine Foundation Dreamer slot before August 2018, we’ll pay all expenses for the winning individual. All profiles and backgrounds are encouraged to apply directly on our website

If your company or organization is interested in Sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at [email protected]