Change Magazine July 2017 issue - Page 48

OPPORTUNITY CORNER diinsider meet-ups 1. Diinsider meetup in Beijing (6-8pm, July 15, Urwork space, Dongzhimen) 3. Diinsider meetup in Manila (July 16, TBA) 2. Diinsider meetup in Singapore (August 20, NUS) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) “The goal of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and com- petitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Each year, we reward selected African inno- vators with US$ 185 000, working with innovation enablers to unlock their potential. IPA catalyses innovation in Africa through providing a unique platform for showcasing innovative ideas that create value or solve old and new challeng- es. These include building the capacity of innovators across Africa, propel- ling African ingenuity, and preparing innovators for global markets. IPA has generated a total of US$ 30 Million+ investment for African innova- tors (US$ 1 million direct support from AIF to winners and nominees and US$ 29 Million+ investments secured for winners and nominees).” Website: 45