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Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0

Throughout Africa, Africa Innovation Challenge is are looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising health care solutions. Selected applicants will receive funding up to US $50,000 and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country.


The submitted health care solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

Idea submission should address at least one of the six challenge categories

  • Botanical Solutions
  • Packaging Innovations
  • Mental Health
  • Health Worker Support
  • Digital Health Tools
  • Essential Surgical Care

To apply, your idea submission should

  • Be innovative and creative.
  • Be Scalable.
  • outline how the award would help the applicant(s) reach a critical milestone within the timeframe of a single year and provides a full commercialization plan.

You have to sign up for an account to get started, and you will receive an email to activate your account. You will be guided through the application process which will include signing our general Terms and Conditions Agreement, filling out your application form and uploading your non-confidential project plan.

We invite you to apply to one or more categories within our Africa Innovation Challenge. If you visit this page for the first time you have to register and create an account. If you have already created an account, you can log in. Once you have logged on to this application website, you will be able to select the category (or categories) for which you would like to apply. Please remember that the categories are: Botanical Solutions, Packaging Innovations, Mental Health, Essential Surgical Care, Digital Health Tools, and Health Worker Support.

We encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions document before you begin the application process. This will help explain some of the most common issues raised and help you submit your idea successfully.

All of  the information you provide on this site will be governed by our Privacy Policy. We ask that you submit NON-CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ONLY.

Should you have any questions or comments about this application site or the application process, please contact [email protected].

TO APPLY GO HERE https://jnjafricainnovation.smapply.io/


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