Eligible are innovations by Africans for Africa. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa.
Applicants are required to submit a full description of their innovation for the competition. In addition, a duly completed application form should accompany the entry. The innovation description should clearly illustrate the social and/or economic outcome and impact with regard to African development and the priority area chosen, and should be in line with the IPA assessment and selection criteria.