APPLY: African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase 2018

African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase

Applications is ongoing for the African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase 2018 with the aim to empowering and equip talented  African youth by giving them the chance to be seen by the industry experts and innovative decision makers. Africa Energy Indaba wants to encourage empowerment and help find solutions to energy problems in Africa. They desire to grow inspirational and new ideas, starting with the talented youth in Africa.

If you are Africa’s next youth energy innovator, then this is a great opportunity for you to enter your energy innovation for a chance to win.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All individuals between the ages 18 to 35 years old are eligible to apply;
  • Applicants should have citizenship in any country in Africa


  • The winner will receive the Best Innovator Award and will be recognized at the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 in Johannesburg.
  • The winner and the 4 runners-up will each receive an all-inclusive ticket to attend the Africa Energy Indaba 2018 and showcase their innovations in a 2-day exhibition. Concerning the following benefits:

o    Publicity and exposure of the winning innovations to local and international market opportunities

o    Exclusive access to Business Matchmaking networking program to network with potential investors

o    Chance to meet key public and private sector stakeholders

o    The possibility of attracting funding or sponsorship

 Selection Requirements

Your innovation should address these key areas:

  1. Energy Security: Can your innovation help with effective management of energy supply, a reliability of energy infrastructure, or meet a specific set of current and future demands?
  2. Environmental Sustainability: Does your innovation provide clean renewable or low carbon supply energy?
  3. Energy Equity: Can your innovation improve accessibility and affordability of energy in Africa?
  4. Job creation: Could your innovation create jobs?
  5. Target customers: Who is the innovation going to benefit? For example Utilities / Rural communities / Corporates etc.?
  6. Customer value: What are the key benefits of your innovation to customers?
  7. Your unique value proposition: How will you differentiate and position yourself?

 Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

How to Apply

Download the Proposal Submission Form and submit the completed forms with any diagrams and pictures to BY 15 January 2018.

For details information, visit the official webpage of Energy Innovator HERE.

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