The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Accelerating business growth for African engineering start ups


The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. The Prize awards commercialisation support to African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges. These innovations show the importance of engineering in improving quality of life and economic development.

All applications must be submitted via the online grants system. Applicants should ensure they read the guidance notes as well as the FAQ and eligibility pages before submitting their application.

To apply for the Africa Prize you must first register an account on our Grant Management System (GMS) which you will be prompted to do. Once in GMS, please select ‘Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2024/2025 to start your application. 

The Africa Prize is looking for engineers and entrepreneurs who have developed, or are in the process of developing, a new technological innovation. Applicants should have the ambition to take a leading role in creating a new business to commercialise this innovation. Innovations must aim to promote the welfare and economic development of a country or countries in sub–Saharan Africa and be designed to address a development need or specific challenge facing that country.

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Closes July 25, 2024
OrganizerRoyal Academy of Engineering
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Diversified services