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Applications for the next cohort of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will open in spring 2024 

Applications for the next cohort of the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will open in spring 2024.

Farmz2u, Aisha Raheem. Image supplied by Farmz2u

Farmz2u, Aisha Raheem. Image supplied by Farmz2u

Shortlisted innovators:

  • Farmz2u, Aisha Raheem, Nigeria & Kenya – Farmz2U is a dynamic supply chain technology company aimed at increasing efficiency for market players in the food system through seamless operational systems.
  • Kitovu Technology Company, Nwachinemere Emeka, Nigeria – an online platform that helps rural and remote smallholder farmers make data-driven decisions to reduce costs, increase yields and maximise sales.
  • Vertical and Micro Gardening-VMG, Paul Matovu, Uganda – VMG’s Vertical Farms utilises space to both grow a variety of plants and compost biodegradable household waste, making sustainable farming accessible in urban environments and contributing to food security and community empowerment.
  • Majik Water Technologies LTD, Beth Wanjiku Koigi, Kenya – Majik Water uses solar power to harvest moisture from the air and turn it into affordable, clean drinking water for off-grid communities.
  • Silmak-Genesis Care, Catherine Wanjoya, Kenya – Genesis Care is a system enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) to dispense and then dispose of feminine hygiene products, giving women and girls better access to affordable menstrual products.
  • Technovera-Pelebox Smart Lockers, Neo Hutiri, South Africa – Technovera is a social venture focused on inclusive technology with the aim of improving the access to chronic disease medication in Africa.
  • Kamata Online Protection Services Ltd (KOPS Ltd), Edmand Aijuka, Uganda – Kamata, meaning ‘to seize’, is a prevention system that alerts regional utility centres when power is being tampered with or manipulated.
  • Tuteria Education, Godwin Benson, Nigeria – Tuteria provides access to affordable, personalised tutoring – especially for students with academic challenges or special learning needs.
  • Science Set, Ofori Charles Antipem, Ghana – The Science Set is a highly customisable portable toolbox that contains materials needed for every basic science experiment across different science curricula in Africa.
  • BleagLee, Juveline Ngum Ngwa, Cameroon – BleagLee uses an AI-based platform to swiftly identify open waste burning, and then works with indigenous waste collectors to collect waste for processing into biofuels, thus creating sustainable employment for women, men and young people.
  • Auto-Truck E.A Limited, Kenneth Guantai, Kenya – Auto-truck is an e-mobility company that specialises in local manufacturing, retrofitting and assembly of electric two and three-wheelers commonly used in Kenya for last-mile connectivity.
  • Chura limited, Samuel Njuguna, Kenya – Chura is a web-based, multinetwork system that allows users to move airtime between their different SIMs regardless of carrier, buy airtime from service providers that can be used on any network, send airtime to family members or employees, or exchange airtime for cash.


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