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APPLY: Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) Africa Energy Ideas Competition 2020 for Early-stage Entrepreneurs

The NEF invites applications for the 2020 Africa Energy Ideas Competition that is set to accelerate the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa.

About the Award: The 5th Africa Energy Innovation Challenge is set to advance the sustainability of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The aim is to develop clean, innovative and bankable energy services for households and businesses, based on low-carbon technologies.

This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop a prototype model of a key device/equipment for a social energy enterprise or energy management system using local resources.


  • Young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are invited to participate in the competition and nominate a relevant local research institution or organization.
  • Applications may be submitted by a team of up to three people. At least 1 member of the team must be from the local research institution or industry.
  • Teams may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries etc. Individuals or teams may submit multiple applications.

Application Timeline:

  1. Deadline for proposal submission: 30th January, 2020
  2. Announcement of submissions selected for the final round: 14th February, 2020
  3. Deadline for final submissions:28th February, 2020
  4. Announcement of winners: 1st April, 2020.

How to Apply: Your proposed prototype model submission must not exceed 1-side of an A4 page and should include the following:

  • Project Title
  • Your solution (250 words)
  • Partner Institution or Industry
  • Expected impact (50 words)
  • Short abstract (50 words)
  • Design tools and method (50 words)
  • Problem Statement (50 words)

Estimated costs and timeline (50 words)

  • Submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format by email to
  • The subject line of the email should follow the format: [Country] Title of the Project.
  • Submissions that exceed the word count may be disqualified.
  • Shortlisted submissions would be invited to participate in the final round by submitting a 1-page poster to summarize their design, with a detailed budget, 2-page Design Brief, and a Short 2-minute video to describe a prototype model of the proposed solution.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

One thought on “APPLY: Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) Africa Energy Ideas Competition 2020 for Early-stage Entrepreneurs

  • Mamman chiroma

    Hello i am from machina yobe state nigeria i have small business of salling pure water i want to have ur assitans plc.


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