Call: Growth Fund

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The Growth Fund is inviting SME’s experiencing growth or poised for expansion and able to create sustainable quality jobs to apply for Grant funding. The Growth Fund is a new funding initiative established as part of the CDI’s three-year Jobs Fund project, funded by the National Treasury through the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT).

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Call: Design Innovation Seed Fund

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) is in its third round of accepting early stage grant funding proposals limited to a maximum of R650 000. The Design Innovation Seed Fund is part of the CDI’s three-year Jobs Fund project, funded by the National Treasury through the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development And Tourism (DEDAT). The Fund is inviting individuals and SMEs with pre-revenue innovative technologies and tech-enabled ideas and products within specific sectors to apply.

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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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Call: 2018 TechWomen

Deadline: 17 January 2018

TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

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Call: AI Revolution Challenge

Deadline: 31 March 2018

The AI Revolution Challenge, through Sagarmata Technology, aims to uncover emerging African startups demonstrating the ability to lead the advancement of commercial applications on artificial intelligence. Sagarmatha are awarding an investment of $1M in cash plus marketing credits and prizes to a winning African startup. Up to 20 innovative African startups will be given the opportunity to present their business plan at a gala event in South Africa, in May 2018.

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