Open applications for Africa Innovation Fellowship 2020

Applications for Africa Innovation Fellowship 2020 are now open. Africa Innovation Fellowship 2020, powered by WomEng and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is a nine-month leadership and business development opportunity for female African innovators (teams can be mixed) with an early stage engineering innovation or startup. The Africa Innovation Fellowship aims to develop the talent pipeline for future cohorts of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2020.

Africa Innovation Fellowship (AIF) kicks off with an in-person training week in Accra, Ghana from 14 to 17 June 2020, focused on idea and business incubation, leadership development, networking and getting pitch-ready. The Fellowship training week is followed by nine months of personalised virtual support with regular check-ins and milestones, ending in March 2021.

Fellowship candidates who apply and are subsequently shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will receive additional individual coaching and mentoring to support them in getting pitch ready.

Be aware that the online application form will need to be completed in order to be eligible. No emailed applications will be considered.

Application and Programme Timeline:

  • Applications open: 06 March 2020
  • Applications close: 01 April 2020
  • Successful candidates notified: 20 April 2020
  • Fellowship Week Ghana: 14 to 17 June 2020
  • Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Submission deadline: 23 July 2020
  • Online support & mentoring: June to March 2021