The #Africa4Future Challenge 2018 launched in Toulouse, France as part of the initiative’s efforts to find and connect African aerospace startups with intrapreneurs at Airbus who will work with the startups to speed up innovation and scale their product/service in Africa.
The launch kicks off a month-long call for applications, from 30 October 2018 through 30 November 2018.
We are seeking early-stage startups from all 54 African countries who are actively working on solutions related to Automation and Drones, Electrification, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Data analytics, Material composites & Manufacturing.
Eligible startups can submit applications here. Following review, ten applicants will be chosen to join #Africa4Future, a six-month acceleration program, starting on 7th January 2019. Selected teams will receive:
They will also receive space within MEST Incubators in Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Cape Town (South Africa) or Nairobi (Kenya) from January to June 2019, where they will have the opportunity to become part of the vibrant, global MEST tech startup community.
During the program, the ten selected teams will participate in a mix of virtual and physical workshops. International travel, accommodation, and food will be covered for one person per team, for all workshops.
Below is an overview of the program timeline: