Africa4Future – a joint accelerator program between Airbus’ BizLab, and Make-IT in Africa by GIZ have opened applications for solutions in Agriculture and infrastructure for their third edition.
First launched in 2017, the #Africa4Future initiative was created by Airbus BizLab with the objective to encourage and support entrepreneurship in Africa. Through #Africa4future, Airbus seeks to build bridges between the aerospace industry and the different players in Africa.
For this third edition, the accelerator is open to African start-ups, service providers, software companies that are actively working on solutions in Agriculture and infrastructure that are related to remote-sensing technology. This includes automation, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, material composites, manufacturing and more. Infrastructure refers to transportation/logistics mapping, water monitoring, waste management, real estate, urban development, and other related areas.
The Africa4Future program is implemented by Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a Pan-African innovation center with a track record of accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. CcHUB will provide strategic support and practical industry know-how to the startups to engage multiple stakeholders within their ecosystem and facilitate the connection with these global organizations.
The timeline for physical engagements is as below and virtual coaching sessions would hold throughout the 3-month period;
April 13th – 17th: Kick-Off week (Virtual)
May 3rd – 16th: Workshops and showcase in Africa
June 1st – 13th: Showcase events, partner meetings and workshops in Europe.
July 6th – 8th: Presentation to Airbus leadership and GIZ
Travel, accommodation and food will be covered for one person per startup for all workshops and events. Attendance to workshops are compulsory.
To learn more about the accelerator, visit the main website here.