Today in Switzerland, the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the 10 nominees for the fourth edition of its Innovation Prize for Africa Awards (IPA) which are now also in contention for the grand share prize of US$150 000.

This year, AIF collated over 900 applications from 41 countries. The 10 nominees are: Adnane Remmal- Morocco, Alex Mwaura Muriu- Kenya, David Gluckman- South Africa, Jean Bosco Kazirukanyo- Burundi, Johann Pierre Kok- South Africa, Kyai Mullei- Kenya, Lesley Erica Scott- South Africa, Marc Arthur Zang- Cameroon, Neil Du Preez- South Africa, and Samuel O. Otukol, Uganda.

Of these ten, three winners will be chosen and announced at the IPA that will hold in Skhirat, Morocco on 13 May 2015. The US$150 000 cash prize will be shared between the three winners.

Jean Claude Bastos de Morais, AIF and IPA Founder said, “Today the IPA is playing a fundamental role in showcasing the continent’s immense potential to become thriving innovation economies. Year after year, the innovations that are presented for the IPA comprise high-value African solutions with positive socio-economic impact, and this year is no exception.”

AIF also recently released the seven finalists from its digital arts challenge, two of which will earn the opportunity to attend the IPA in May.

Image credit: smesouthafrica

Bolade Popoola Author

Get the best African tech newsletters in your inbox