APSA Challenge 2018: Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development in Africa


Deadline: 31 July 2018

Applications are now invited for the APSA Challenge 2018 to promote research, innovations in science and technology (S&T), and entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Africa. The competition is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Science in Africa (APSA).

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The candidates will submit a project or a Prototype describing the characteristics of an innovative device they wish to propose as part of the Challenge. By device, it should be understood any technology providing a solution for sustainable development and environmental problems and that can be declined in the form of Clean Energy Production, Up/Down/Re-Cycling, Water Treatment, etc.

Objectives

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The objectives of APSA are :

  • Work for scientific training and support emerging researcher teams in Africa
  • Assist in the development of high-level scientific research
  • Influence the international scientific community to act in these directions
  • Foster collaborations between African and European scientists, and between African scientist themselves
  • Help research Professors from African universities who have set up, under difficult conditions, higher education attracting a growing mass of young people
  • To develop a true shared scientific culture to enable Africa to solve its own problems using the most effective tools, those of the most advanced science
  • Assist African organizations to develop research and pedagogical tools in experimental sciences
  • Promote entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups impacting Science and Technologies

Awards

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  • 1st Prize: 2500 euros and a 1-month research stay of a maximal cost of 3000 euros in a High-Tech lab.
  • 2nd Prize: 1500 euros and a 1-month research stay of a maximal cost of 3000 euros in a High-Tech lab.
  • 3rd Prize: 1000 euros.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Challenge is open to any person, group of people (maximum 5 people) with African citizenship and residing in Africa.
  • People under or around the age of 18 must refer to the contest rules in Registration page.
  • The competition is open to all levels, beginners to experts developing devices for sustainable development.

How to Apply

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.

For further information, please visit APSA Challenge.

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