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Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2020 For Tech And Mobile Ventures In Africa

Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2020

The Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2020 is receiving applications from technology and mobile ventures in Africa. This is an opportunity to receive an award that will position your brand as a leader in the African industry.

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The sixth edition, AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020, celebrates technology and mobile applications from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories. The awards are open to corporates, established ventures or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market.

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The Awards continue to be a leading barometer of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships, and mentoring and global publicity. Winners are also invited to the 4th Africa Tech Summit in Kigali 2021 to join tech leaders, corporates, startups, and investors.

Who Can Apply?

Applications for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020 are welcome from technology and mobile ventures with services launched in at least one African market for the following award categories; 

Disruptive Innovation Award

Existing business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award recognises companies who have launched a service or created a product that has completely disrupted or forced innovation into an existing marketplace in Africa. And, entries are open across all sectors.

Health Tech Award

Innovation within health technology continues to transform the way we care for our health; this award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to create and implement life-changing and life-saving health services in Africa.  Entries may include a new service, devices, software, hardware, or use of apps, SMS, IVR, or social media.

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Best African App Award

This award recognises the best of the best across the African app ecosystem. Judges will be looking for great design, creativity, excellent user interface, usability, originality, innovation, and adoption. Entries may include apps successfully launched on any platform targeting African consumers or businesses.

Cyber Security Award

This award celebrates companies that have successfully implemented ground-breaking security services protecting data, workloads, and systems for individuals and organizations across the continent. Entries may include innovative ventures and mobile services in any sector across Africa.

Blockchain Award

The blockchain award will recognise a company that has applied or developed blockchain technology for use within the supply chain to increase the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency, or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa. 

This is for you if you are a startup with blockchain at the heart of your operation; a company developing innovative blockchain solutions for mass adoption, or an organisation steering the understanding of cryptocurrency. 

Media And Entertainment Award

As the mobile media, news, and entertainment industry continues to flourish across Africa, this award seeks to recognise the best and most engaging in news and entertainment services across the continent. Examples include music, podcasts, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle, influencers, YouTubers, vlogs, and video. 

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Education Award

This award recognises companies and products striving to transform and deliver quality, technology-rich innovative solutions 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

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Agri And FoodTech Award

This award recognises the best tech innovations driving agriculture and the future of food across the continent. This includes but not limited to hardware, software, drones, big data, IoT services, mobile services, or any technology supporting farmers, improving yields or supply chains in Africa.

Fintech Solution Award

This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances and transfers, point of sale, or funding platforms.

Social Impact Award

This award recognises an inspiring use of any technology that has a positive and transformational social impact for an African community while contributing to the environment, economy, community, or social development. 

eCommerce Award 

This award is dedicated to celebrating the wave of online and mobile commerce initiatives booming across Africa. Entrants might include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites, and much more, driving eCommerce across Africa. 

Mobility Award

This award seeks to recognise the leading mobility ventures using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones, or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics, or supply chains in an African market. 

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Application Timeline

  • Application Deadline – October 20th
  • Shortlist announced – November 1st
  • Winners announced – November 26th

And, you can view eligibility and FAQs before you begin your application

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The deadline for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020 is October 20. If you fit into any of the award categories, this is for you. Apply using this link; https://www.appsafrica.com/appsafrica-innovation-awards-2020/

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