TWIGA Innovation Labs

A bilateral initiative by the South Africa and Tanzania

TWIGA is a bilateral initiative between the Republic of South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania towards the promotion of collaboration and innovation between the start-up ecosystems and hubs in the two countries, particularly focusing on the Digital Health and Food Security sectors.



  • Hold nationality and ID from South Africa or Tanzania
  • Start-up representatives must be between 18 and 35 years old
  • A minimum of two (2) members per start-up ( A good team compliment: we encourage individual applicants to apply however they must look into adding relevant skill compliments in their team.)
  • Authorized to submit this/the application by the member
  • A start-up must be a registered business located in South Africa or Tanzania
  • A start-up must have a scalable business model
  • Developing and finalizing a functional prototype or at least at a technology readiness level 4 or having a minimum viable product that can be tested.
  • Exhibit growth potential and commercial viability
  • The team shows commitment and ability and is capable to commercialise the product.


September 30, 2020
Program dates Sep 21, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
Organizer MLab Southern Africa
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Agribusiness, Agritech, Business services, Crop farming, EdTech, Farm machinery, Fish farming, Food and beverage, Food production, Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, HealthTech