The Africa Energy Ideas Competition is for early-stage business ideas. Across Africa, the key energy challenge is how to electrify millions of households, remote communities and small-scale entrepreneurs as quickly as possible. This competition engages young professionals from Africa in developing innovative ideas with a focus on solutions that are sustainable, affordable and commercially viable to urgently tackle the African energy challenge.
Your submission must not exceed 1-side of an A4 page and should include the following:
|Project Title||Your solution (250 words)|
|Authors||Expected impact (50 words)|
|Short abstract (50 words)||Are there similar examples? (50 words)|
|Problem Statement (50 words)||Challenges (50 words)|
Submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to email@example.com. The subject line of the email should follow the format: [Country] Title of the Project. Submissions that exceed the word count may be disqualified. Shortlisted submissions would be invited to participate in the final round with a full proposal and short 2-minute video.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Prizes and Recognition
The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:
⇒ Present their ideas at the 2017 Nigeria Energy Forum, in Lagos, Nigeria.
⇒ Benefit from unique networking opportunities with other young leaders as well as some of the most senior decision-makers in government, international development, academia and the private sector.
⇒ Attend a range of business development workshops, receive support from a dedicated start-up incubator and a cash prize of up to $1,000.
- Deadline for proposal submission: May 20, 2017
- Announcement of submissions selected for the final round: June 10, 2017
- Deadline for final submissions: June 20, 2017
- Announcement of winners: July 4, 2017