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APSA Challenge Science and Technology – Ethiopia 2018 for Young African Scientists and Entrepreneurs

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The APSA Challenge Science and Technology – Ethiopia 2018: Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development is open for entries. The purpose of this competition is to promote research and innovation in science and technology (S&T) as well as entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Africa. The competition is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Sciences in Africa (APSA).

The candidates will submit a project or a Prototype describing the characteristics of an innovative device they wish to propose as part of the Challenge. By device, it should be understood any technology providing a solution for sustainable development and environmental problems and that can be declined in the form of Clean Energy Production, Up/Down/Re-Cycling, Water Treatment, etc.



  • Open to young scientists and entrepreneurs in Africa.
  • The Challenge is open to any person, group of people (maximum 5 people) with African citizenship and residing in Africa.
  • Applicants residing outside Ethiopia must find their own funding support to participate to steps 3 and 4 of the contest.
  • People under or around the age of 18 must refer to the contest rules in Registration page.
  • The competition is open to all levels, beginners to experts developing devices for sustainable development.

Selection Criteria

Short-listed projects must address the following issues:

  1. S&T novelty criteria: What innovations have been introduced into the Prototype?
  2. Environmental and sustainable development criteria: What environmental or sustainable development issues does the Prototype provide an answer to?
  3. Social and Economic Criteria: To which social problem does the project provide an answer? Who could be interested in the project?
  4. Research impact criterion: Which area of ??research could benefit from the S&T developed in the project?
  5. Pedagogical criterion: Is it possible to produce a simplified version of the device (with inexpensive equipment or material that could be found on local markets) for training sessions in other laboratories or high schools?


During the registration process, you will have to provide a single zip file containing the following pdf documents:

  • the description of the prototype as described by the contest rules
  • a copy of the ID cards of all candidates
  • if candidates are members of an institution, a letter from that institution mentioning their affiliations to that institution and an authorization to candidate.

Click here to register.

For more information, visit APSA Challenge.

This article was originally published on Opportunity Desk and the original version can be found here – http://www.opportunitydesk.org/2018/06/25/apsa-challenge-science-and-technology-ethiopia-2018/

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