IPA 2016 – Save the date

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Can you feel the “Made in Africa” spirit?
Botswana welcomes IPA 2016!

Save the date NOW – 22 & 23 June 2016

It’s that time of the year again, as we countdown to Africa’s most happening innovation event of the year! The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is excited to celebrate 5 years of innovation ingenuity, bringing you the widely popular Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards ceremony in June 2016, in partnership with the Government of Botswana, represented by Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology (MIST) and the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH).

Endorsed with participation from H.E. President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, this two-day Pan African innovation jamboree will take place on 22 and 23 June 2016. It promises to be bigger and better, boasting Africa’s first ever Innovation Ecosystems Connector, a mash up of tailor-made “work thinks”, maker spaces, innovation rock stars and a vibrant cultural African village of food, music and art. Along with an AIF innovation book launch and an online platform for investors, IPA 2016 is the African innovation hook up this year, so save the date now!

And there’s double the excitement in the young metropolis of Gaborone, also known as the playground of innovation, come June 2016. As a testimony to Botswana’s ripe knowledge economy for building strong innovation ecosystems, another milestone will be honoured – the launch of the Icon Building, to complement Botswana’s 50 golden years of Independence celebrations this year.

IPA 2016 marks bold new steps towards mobilizing all innovators and innovation enablers to ensure that home-grown African talent hits the markets, and can indeed compete on global scales. Over and above the grand share prize of US$150 000, AIF is offering super cool incentives for nominees, young people and women too!

We will engage, inspire and transform, bringing together some top talents in green energy, solar initiatives, agri-business trends and health innovations, learning from design gurus, and hearing from tech savvy wonders as well as on-the-ground makers to share and deliver real-world trends on how to build and strengthen innovation ecosystems in Africa.

You’ll be able to find us on www.innovationprizeforafrica.org as we countdown to IPA 2016, where you have the chance to meet Africans who have transformed the continent, or someone who has “made it” in your desired field. You could even get the chance to build your innovation brand from scratch. Don’t miss our famed African personalities who will host this event, legendary musicians, and first class entertainment.  And, what a great opportunity to look and dress the part in true African flavour.

Find us on:

The Internet: www.innovationprizeforafrica.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationPrizeforAfrica

https://www.facebook.com/AfricanInnovationFoundation

Twitter @AfrinnovFdn;
@IPAPrize

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