Johnson & Johnson: Inviting Applicants for Africa Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 16 January 2019

Johnson & Johnson is inviting applicants for its Africa Innovation Challenge to encourage entrepreneurial thinking in Africa and the creation of health care solutions that address the critical unmet needs of the continent and her people.

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  • Promoting Early Child Development & Maternal Health: Improving maternal health helps nurture happy, healthy babies and generates positive child development. They are looking for non-pharmaceutical product and technology solutions that will help ensure women and newborns in Africa stay healthy during pregnancy, childbirth and throughout child development.
  • Empowering Young Girls: Access to good education and basic needs such as feminine care products is important to make sure young girls across Africa realize their full potential. They are looking for consumer product, technology and educational innovations that address these needs, making a brighter future possible for young women.
  • Improving Family Well-being: Families need reliable healthcare information and access to healthcare professionals and effective products in order to thrive. They are searching for innovative technology-driven solutions that help promote access to healthcare knowledge, advice and products and enhance the well-being of consumers in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

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Any and all citizens or permanent residents of a country in Africa, aged 18 years or older, who may have an innovative solution and detailed project plan, are welcome to apply. Applicants could be a student at a university or an engineer in the field. If applicant think have a great idea, they want to hear from applicant. Early-stage startups or projects that have currently raised less than the equivalent of US $100,000 (for example: equity funding, public funding and/or grants) can also apply.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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  • Avatar Gabriel Machok Angok says:

    Does this involves national NGO or only for international organizations?

    Thanks you

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Gabriel Machok Angok,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar sekhotseng says:

    Can individuals also apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi sekhotseng,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ayenyo Mary says:

    I work for a small community base organization (CBO) who envisions holistic development of children right from conception to 8 years old. Our CBO is in Uganda. Is my organization legible to apply?

  • Avatar Ayenyo Mary says:

    We are Community base organization (CBO) who envisions holistic development of children right from conception to eight years old. We are in Uganda. Are we legible to apply?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Ayenyo Mary,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Lubowa Vincent says:

    I need your visit and support

  • Avatar Daba Mengesha Adula says:

    I’m very interested to this grant because I’m doing PhD research on food safety and family well being.If I will got this grant I’m very happy and I’m very successfully do the research which is very useful for the family and societies well being.

  • Avatar Tunde Awofeko says:

    Network problems in accessing the application website.Can we helped with down load to our email

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Tunde Awofeko,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar St.Margret Women Association-Uganda/kasese says:

    St. Margret Women Association, we are youths aged from 18-35 years but we have the large number of out of school youths. What plan can you have us.
    Thank you.
    St.Margret Women Association-Uganda/kasese

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:


      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Good luck!

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