GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge 2017 for Southern & Central Africa

GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge 2017 for Southern & Central Africa

Deadline: March 16, 2017

GAIA is now accepting applications from institutions and enterprises for the 2017 AWARD AgTech Innovation Challenge for Southern and Central Africa. GAIA has been launched by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) to increase agribusiness investments in technological and business model innovations that help bridge the gender gap in African agriculture and particularly those that enhance the positive participation of African women in agricultural value chains across the continent.

Benefits

  • The top 25 companies will participate in an in-depth boot camp, and then be showcased to investors, incubators, and other support organizations in Lusaka, Zambia from April 10-12, 2017. The goal of this challenge is to increase agribusiness investments in technological and business model innovations that have the potential to help close the gender gap in African agriculture.

Eligibility

AWARD GAIA is looking for enterprises that:

  • Serve the agriculture or allied sectors;
  • Demonstrate clear benefits to groups that are often marginalized in agriculture including women smallholder farmers and other women value chain actors;
  • Have an innovative technology or business model;
  • Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale;
  • Have some proof of concept on the ground, conducted pilots and are preferably generating revenues;
  • Are seeking funding to commercialize or scale.

Application Process

For any enquiries, contact: Arielle.molino@intellecap.com or AWARDQueries@cgiar.org.
Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis until March 16, 2017. Early submissions are encouraged, and winners will be notified on March 20, 2017.

For more information, visit GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge 2017.

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