The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards commercialisation support to African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges. These innovations show the importance of engineering in improving quality of life and economic development.

Inventors of an off-grid neonatal crib for jaundiced babies, portable vaccine fridges, and a fuel-cell-based hydrogen generator that converts gas into electricity on the spot are among the 16 African entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2022 Africa Prize.

This Interactive Showcase spotlights each member of the shortlist pitching at the Africa Prize final 2022, to become our eighth winner and be awarded £25,000.

About the Africa Prize

Launched in 2014 by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has a track record of identifying engineering entrepreneurs with significant potential, many of whom have gone on to achieve greater commercial success and social impact.

One innovator can change a community. A network can transform a continent.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to developing African innovators and assisting them to maximise their impact.

The Africa Prize Final

On Wednesday 15 June, four finalists will pitch their businesses for the chance to win £25,000 and be crowned the winner of the 2022 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. 12 shortlisted entrepreneurs will also pitch for the £5,000 One to Watch award.

Meet the 2022 Shortlist and their innovations

For the past eight months, 16 talented entrepreneurs have undertaken intensive training and mentoring from international business leaders and experts.

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