Are you developing the next game-changing health innovation?
Application deadline March 31, 2021
The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is launching its first competition designed to highlight and support the work of pioneering young entrepreneurs developing health innovations.
They want to encourage business entrepreneurship and help advance promising health care solutions that support and empower healthcare workers – those on the frontline of delivering healthcare to communities. Therefore, they are looking for innovative healthcare solutions aimed at supporting, protecting, and empowering healthcare workers through solutions like training programmes, providing protective equipment or improving the quality of healthcare.
To be eligible to apply you must be aged between 18 and 35 at the time of applying for the Award
Be a citizen or resident of an African country
Successful applicants will need to show how their inventive healthcare solution is scalable, measurable and makes a lasting impact for healthcare workers
Innovation. The submission must show, first and foremost, an innovative character this means it must break new ground and meet a challenge in its city, region or country
The applicant must show the innovation be scaled up and used in a wider region of the country, neighbouring countries or across the continent
Impact. It must show a measurable and sustainable impact on health. It will be important to show not only that it supports, equips, protects and trains healthcare workers but that this is measurable and can be maintained and is therefore sustainable
Commercial viability. The innovation must be commercially viable, so we have to see that it is a business proposition, that it can compete effectively with its competitors and make profit
Award winners will receive:
A 3-month Business Mentorship programme from leading entrepreneurs
Technical support with Intellectual Property protection, if relevant
Gain exposure and recognition from global healthcare leaders and the public