Energy Generation is launching the Third Edition of its Pan-African contest!
You have an innovative technical or entrepreuneurial project to electrify Africa?
Want to learn more about entrepreneurship and alternative access to energy solutions?
57% of African people don't have access to electricity
Over 600 million people across Africa live without power
As one of the main leverage for social and economic development, access to electricity is considered a top priority solution for a strong short-term positive impact.
Yet, electrification solutions, particularly in rural areas, are particularly expensive and often involve importing the equipment necessary for their implementation.
Africa accounts for 50% of the world unemployed youth
The unemployment rate of the 18-24 years old is double that of adults
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2013 the world had 75 million young unemployed. 38 million of them were living in Africa. In total, Africa has 200 million people aged between 18 and 24 years, 40% of the workforce.
The many young people left without employment prospects are, for the ILO, a "lost generation, threatening social cohesion" in several African countries.
Searching for talents
Revealing the wealth of African youth.
Based on these two African challenges, we have chosen to promote and support innovation and social entrepreneurship at the local level to identify, develop and broadly disseminate "made in Africa" energy generation solutions of today and tomorrow.
Therefore, in order to reveal the wealth and resources of African youth, we organise a pan-African contest for technical and entrepreneurial innovations aiming to foster access to energy.
- The Prizes -
2 Years degree course at the
Energy Generation Academy
Getting into the entrepreneurial adventure.
The Energy Generation Academy is the first training center with the ambition to provide young entrepreneurs an education of excellence specialised in the development of innovative technological solutions, to address the main challenges related to African communities the socio-economic development.
Unique in its kind, the educational program developed within the Energy Generation Academy is based on a mix of theoretical knowledge (Knowledge) and practical knowledge (Hard skills), but also a strong focus on personal development (Soft skills).
Thus, on all the proposed courses, students will be asked to put into practice in an iterative, interactive and collaborative way, all the theoretical knowledge of their project.
During the two-year course (18 months of course + 6 months of internship) the majority of the time will be devoted to the development of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) both from a technical point of view (production of a prototype) and from an entrepreneurial perspective (definition of a business plan and a business model).
At the end of the training, the students will have to possibility to obtain a recognised diploma from the National Directory of Professional Certifications in France, awarded in partnership with the Collège de Paris.
More information about the Energy Generation Academy.
Special prizes for special candidates.
A professional and skilled selection committee will select the winners that will integrate the Energy Generation Academy for a two-years high level training curriculum.
Once admitted, all energy generation academy students will have the opportunity to compete for the three financial prizes awarded at the end of the training.
A jury will select three winners from the project-winning students and award three prizes with a total value of $ 175,000 in pre-seed and seed funding : $ 100,000 for the first prize, $ 50,000 for the second prize and $ 25,000 for the third prize.
These financial prizes are intended to help the most promising projects to market their product/solution.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to apply, you need to follow these 3 simple steps:
CHECK THE CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS
DOWNLOAD AND READ THE DOCUMENTS BELOW
RECORD TWO VIDEOS:
- ONE PRESENTING
YOURSELF (2 MIN)
- ONE PRESENTING YOUR PROJECT (5 MIN).
Applications open until December 15th
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Help reveal young talents
Africa Energy Generation Prize Ambassadors have the mission to broadcast the contest in their respective country.
They are available to help candidates prepare their applications.
To become an Ambassador in your country please, complete the form.