Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

Driving entrepreneurship and helping advance promising health care solutions

Throughout Africa, we are looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising health care solutions. Selected applicants will receive funding up to US $50,000 and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country.


The submitted health care solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

Idea submission should address at least one of the six challenge categories

  • Botanical Solutions
  • Packaging Innovations
  • Mental Health
  • Health Worker Support
  • Digital Health Tools
  • Essential Surgical Care

To apply, your idea submission should

  • Be innovative and creative.
  • Be Scalable.
  • outline how the award would help the applicant(s) reach a critical milestone within the timeframe of a single year and provides a full commercialization plan.

You have to sign up for an account to get started, and you will receive an email to activate your account. You will be guided through the application process which will include signing our general Terms and Conditions Agreement, filling out your application form and uploading your non-confidential project plan.



January 16, 2019
Organizer Johnson & Johnson
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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, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Healthcare, Packaging