2017 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards to be held in Nairobi

The Royal Academy of Engineering will hold the 2017 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards event and announcement on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi from 5:00pm.

This is the first time that the event will be held in Kenya, and the third time a Kenyan finalist will compete for the Prize. Finalists for the 2017 Prize hail from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges.

A total of 16 entrepreneurs from Kenya, Cameroon, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda have been shortlisted for the final award, and will all be attending the event. The four chosen finalists will pitch their ideas to a live audience and panel of expert judges, who will in turn choose the winning idea.

Africa Prize alumni will also be attending, including previous winners Dr Askwar Hilonga from Tanzania and Arthur Zang from Cameroon.

Below are the event details:

Event:           The 2017 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

DATE:           Monday, 23rd May, 2017

VENUE:        Radisson Blu Hotel

TIME:            5.00 pm

 As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Academy brings together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. The Academy provides analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business, takes a lead on engineering education, invests in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation and works to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering.

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