AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020 for Leading Innovators in Africa | APPLY NOW

The sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards for the year 2020, is trying to celebrate as technology and mobile applications from across Africa are showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories. These awards are open to all corporates, established ventures, or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market.

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020 for Leading Innovators in Africa | APPLY NOW

These awards continue to be a leading standard of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships, and mentoring and global publicity. Winners are also invited to the 4th Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2021 to join tech leaders, corporates, startups, and investors.

About the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020

The AppsAfricaInnovation Awards would help identify and celebrate the leading African innovations from across the continent, providing finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships, and mentoring and global publicity.

These awards are open to all individuals or business entities who can clearly demonstrate suitability for the categories entered and the deadline for entries is October 20th,2020.

This award has all its finalists selected by the judges with a promo video and there is no pitching involved. Interested applicants can enter multiple categories once they are relevant to the specific category.

Types of Award Being Offered

Health Tech Award

Innovation within health technology continues to transform the way we care for our health; this award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to create and implement life-changing and life-saving health services in Africa.  Entries may include a new service, devices, software, hardware or use of apps, SMS, IVR or social media

Cyber Security Award

This award celebrates companies that have successfully implemented ground-breaking security services protecting data, workloads, and systems for individuals and organizations across the continent. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services in any sector across Africa.

Blockchain Award

This award will recognize a company that has applied or developed blockchain technology for use within the supply chain to increase the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency, or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa.  If you are a startup with blockchain at the heart of your operation, a company developing innovative blockchain solutions for the mass adoption of an organization steering the understanding of cryptocurrency.

Media & Entertainment Award

As the mobile media, news, and entertainment industry continues to flourish across Africa, this award seeks to recognize the best and most engaging in news and entertainment services across the continent. Examples include music, podcasts, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle, influencers, YouTubers, vlogs, and video.

Education Award

This award recognizes companies and products striving to transform and deliver quality, technology-rich innovative solutions enhancing education across Africa. Entries form-learning, e-learning, online courses, and solutions for teaching and assessment utilizing mobile or other technologies are welcomed.

Agri & FoodTech Award

This award recognizes the best tech innovations driving agriculture and the future of food across the continent. This includes but is not limited to hardware, software, drones, big data, IoT services, mobile services or any technology supporting farmers, improving yields or supply chains in Africa

Fintech Solution Award

This award recognizes the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.

MoBility award

his award recognizes an inspiring use of any technology that has a positive and transformational social impact for an African community while contributing to the environment, economy, community, or social development.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should note that their businesses can be start-ups or incorporated companies

  • Applications will be accepted from companies who have launched a product or service in at least one African market. If their service has not been launched at the time of judging it will be omitted from the awards also their products should address specific African needs as detailed within the specific category.
  • The applying company’s innovation can be any product or service utilizing any technology applicants must have launched the entry in at least one African market to date, all the applications must be specific and relevant to the category entered.
  • These applications are judged by an independent panel of judges whose decisions are final, the Application Deadline is on the 20th of October, 2020, the application shortlist would be announced by the 1st of November, 2020 and the winners would be announced on 26th of November,2020.

How to Apply

The application form for this award is free to startups but co-operate organization may  have to pay

Up to 50 dollars, the full forms and application for this program is online and can be accessed easily from their website. These are the steps on how to apply for apps Africa innovation awards for the year 2020.

These are the steps to fill the awards form, the application shortlist would be announced by the 1st of November,2020 and the winners would be announced on the 26th of November,2020.

Application Deadline

20th of October, 2020.

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