The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017.
Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe have been shortlisted for the prestigious Prize.
This year’s innovations include Sweat TB Test, a non-invasive rapid diagnostic test that can detect tuberculosis from sweat within 10 minutes.
Another is a software that can understand and digitize spoken African languages, and synthesize speech from African languages presented as digitized text.
Africa’s innovators make us proud!
Now celebrating its sixth year under the theme “African Innovation: Investing in Prosperity”, IPA is the premier innovation initiative in the African continent, offering a grand share-prize of US$185,000 and incentives to spur growth and prosperity in Africa through home-grown solutions.