Call for Submissions
Innovation Challenge Call (Google Form)
Submission deadline: 20 January 2023
About the Innovation Challenge Call
The Innovation Challenge Call brings together a large pool of global scientists, experts, innovators and entrepreneurs to propose feasible solutions to scientific, technological and industrial challenges faced by public and private entities. Public and private entities may range from firms, government and civil societies agencies, research institutions, universities, independent teams and individuals etc. The Call presents entities that offer renewable energy and water solutions (or seeking to do so) the opportunity to find solutions to their real-life problems. Inspiring and interesting challenges are also likely to attract potential partners and knowledge providers which could reduce the risks associated with research and development, deployment of new technologies and business practices, and entry into new markets among other risks.
Your challenge may be in product, process, manufacturing, deployment, decommissioning and/or recycling design, research and development (R&D), safety, sustainability, costs, scaling up, etc.
This is a Challenge Call. Please do not submit solutions: this is not a call for innovations and/or solutions that you have developed. Instead, submit the challenges that you and partners face for which you are actively seeking a solution. For this year’s call, the focus will be on Challenges across the entire energy and the water value chains. This is not an entrepreneurship or a research challenge and thus do not submit challenge related to business plans, research funding, setting up, management, viability, etc.
All legal entities – individual entrepreneurs and innovators, firms, institutions and public entities in Africa – except UN entities and those linked to STI Forum - may submit one challenge.
All are encouraged to apply, especially women and youths. Click here to read more