Call: ATTACQ Smart Cities Innovation Challenge

Pitching Platform Pitches deadline: 29 September 2017
Pitching Platform final: 18 October 2017

The world of retail is changing, and ATTACQ, one of Africa’s leading real estate developers, is looking to partner with startups and new innovative companies to offer a cutting-edge experience in their existing and new developments.

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Call: The $1 Million Circular Materials Challenge

Deadline: 20 October 2017

The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is currently inviting designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics to create a plastics system that works. The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative.

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Call: SAB Entrepreneurship Programmes Application

Deadline: 30 November 2017

SAB is committed to supporting the dreams of South African entrepreneurs, and we have seen the power of one idea. At SAB, our dream is to support the creation of 10 000 sustainable jobs and drive a more inclusive economy that will enable thousands of entrepreneurs to access opportunities. We believe in our entrepreneurs, we believe in their dreams, in their drive to succeed and the difference they make in our communities. Through our entrepreneurship programmes we want to back you and your ideas 100%.

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Call: Innovation Prize for Africa

Deadline: 10 January 2018

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable.

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