The sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, a leading barometer to measure outstanding breakthroughs across Africa, through innovations in technology and mobile applications, to unveil the continent’s best 12 categories.
The platform also provides finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships, and mentoring and global publicity.
Winners of the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards are also invited to attend the 4th Africa Tech Summit Kigali scheduled for 2021 to connect with leaders, corporates, startups, and investors within the tech ecosystem.
Applications from technology and mobile ventures with services launched in at least one African market for the following award categories:
Disruptive Innovation Award
Through the use of cutting-edge technology and innovation, existing business models are being disrupted across Africa.
This award gives recognition to companies who have launched a service or created a product that completely disrupted or forced innovation into an existing marketplace in Africa.
Health Tech Award
Innovation within health technology is revolutionising the way we take care of our health.
So, this award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to develop and implement life-saving health products and services in Africa.
Entries may include a new service, devices, software, hardware or use of apps, SMS, IVR or social media.
Best African App Award
This award appreciates the best and most unique of apps across the African app ecosystem.
Factors that will be considered for the selection include great design, creativity, excellent user interface, usability, originality, innovation and adoption.
Entries are welcomed from any app successfully launched on any platform targeting African consumers or businesses.
Cyber Security Award
This award celebrates companies that have successfully implemented cutting-edge security services protecting data, workloads and systems for individuals and organizations across the continent.
Entries are open welcome to innovative ventures and mobile services in any sector across Africa.
This award will recognise a company that has applied or developed blockchain technology for use within the supply chain to improve the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa.
Any startup with blockchain as its core operation, a company developing innovative blockchain solutions for mass adoption or an organisation steering the understanding of cryptocurrency are welcomed to apply.
Media & Entertainment Award
As the mobile media, news and entertainment industry continues to make waves across Africa, this award seeks to acknowledge the best and most engaging in news and entertainment services across the continent.
Such entertainment services will include music, podcasts, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle influencers, Youtubers, vlogs and video.
This award recognises companies and products striving to modify and deliver quality, innovative solutions as well as enhancing education across Africa.
Entries for m-learning, e-learning, online courses and solutions for teaching and assessment utilising mobile or other technologies are welcomed.
Agri & FoodTech Award
This award goes to the best tech innovations driving agriculture and the future of food across the continent.
This includes but is not limited to hardware, software, drones, big data, IoT services, mobile services or any technology supporting farmers, improving yields or supply chains in Africa.
This award appreciates the most innovative fintech including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.
Social Impact Award
This award recognises an inspiring use of any technology which has socially impacted the African community in a phenomenal way and is simultaneously contributing to the environment, economy, community or social development.
This award is dedicated to appreciating the influx of online and mobile commerce initiatives booming across Africa.
Entries include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites and many more driving eCommerce across Africa.
This award recognises the leading mobility venture using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics or supply chains in the African market.
AppsAfrica Innovation Awards cost of application For start-ups, entries are free. Please click here for a discount code. Corporate entries cost $50 per category.
How to Apply
Interested innovators in AppsAfrica Innovation Awards can apply here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 10, 2020.
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