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APPLY: Africa Innovation Summit 2018 exhibition opportunity

Do you have an innovative idea? Africa Innovation Summit 2018 could be the big showcase opportunity you have been waiting for. All you need to do is apply.

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is a dialogue platform for action towards building a strong innovation ecosystem in our continent. It brings together close to 1000 stakeholders, who engage on how to support and drive solutions to African problems.

The first edition took place in Cape Verde in 2014. In 2018, Kigali will be hosting the gathering from the 6th to the 8th of June thanks, in part, to support from the Government of Rwanda.

You have an opportunity to present your home-grown innovation to influential individuals and organization from across Africa and beyond.This includes leaders, policy makers, investors and even your fellow innovators – you never know what collaboration may achieve.

Africa Innovation Summit 2018 innovation track and exhibition will be focusing on the following SDG areas, and related value chains:

  1. Food security and agriculture
  2. Energy
  3. Water and sanitation
  4. Healthcare
  5. Governance

Emphasis will be given to solutions with demonstration of tracked impact or minimum viable product. Are there other ‘rules’ for application to the AIS 2018?

  • The solution must be based in Africa
  • Founded and run by African nationals
  • Idea can be for-profit, non-profit or a hybrid of both
  • Solution should be scalable. Can it be replicated elsewhere?

Beside the chance to impress with your innovative idea at the continental level, you will also have your voice represented at this forum on innovation in Africa.

Visit the official webpage to learn more and begin your application. Deadline is 30th March, 2018.

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