Call for Applications

Africa’s Next Global Innovation Challenge

Empowering African Innovators to Shape the Future

Join Africa's Next Global Innovation Challenge.

To qualify, you must:

  • Demonstrate a strong customer base
  • Show profitability in your business model
  • Have a healthy cash flow
  • Exhibit growth in your market share
  • Have established operational procedures in place
  • Have a tangible market-ready product or service

Do you have an innovative product solving specific problems in Africa and poised to make a difference globally?

About The Program

ANGIC is a catalytic platform designed to be your gateway to global impact. This initiative seeks to bridge the gap between African ingenuity and pressing global challenges. Through a curated blend of support and access to markets, ANGIC wants to empower you to scale your existing solutions, drive sustainable enterprise development and make a profound impact on a global scale.

Join us as we redefine what’s possible and pave the way for a brighter future for Africa and the world.

Eligibility Criteria

Africa’s Next Global Innovation Challenge is tailored for growth-stage ventures with tangible products that are solving specific problems in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco or Rwanda.

What you stand to gain:

  • Access to global markets and world-class research & development resources.
  • Tap into ETK’s network of international partners and industry experts for guidance.
  • Accelerate your business growth with mentorship from ETK and other industry experts around the world. 
  • $150,000 worth of market expansion consultancy

Focus Areas


  • Digital agriculture and precision farming
  • Agri-finance solutions
  • Sustainable value chain development
  • Capacity building tools
  • Climate-smart agricultural practices
  • International Trade and food exports
  • Improvement in planting methods
  • Sustainable food production, storage, and distribution
  • Improved food affordability, access, and nutrients
  • Reduction in food waste.

Renewable Energy

  • Cleaner energy, solar, wind etc.
  • Energy efficiency
  • Cost-effective or cheaper energy source
  • Inclusive urban and rural electrification.


  • Mobile Learning
  • Online Learning Platforms
  • Online Education Communities
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education.

Africa’s challenges demand African solutions. With ANGIC, we invest in Africa’s future, empowering ventures to thrive locally and globally. Let’s redefine possibilities and propel Africa to new heights.

Application Timeline

May 27th - July 31, 2024

Africa's Next Global Innovation Challenge


ANGIC is an initiative of ETK Group, designed for growth stage businesses in Africa with innovative products across various sectors. This initiative seeks to connect African ingenuity with pressing global challenges. Through a blend of support and access to new markets, ANGIC seeks to provide African businesses with the opportunity to scale their existing solutions to other markets, drive sustainable enterprise development and make a profound impact on a global scale.

In summary, Africa’s Next Global Innovation Challenge (ANGIC) provides a platform for entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers to introduce their innovative products to the rest of the world

The challenge is open to growth-stage businesses with tangible products that are solving specific problems in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco or Rwanda across various sectors such as healthcare, education, agriculture, technology, and environmental sustainability and others.

We welcome solutions that are innovative, scalable, and are already solving specific problems in these countries. These solutions can range from technological innovations, agricultural technology, educational technology, Fintech, etc. These solutions can range from tangible products which are either tech enabled or otherwise.

Submissions are evaluated based on criteria such as innovation, impact, feasibility, scalability, and alignment with ANGIC objectives. Our panel of judges, consisting of experts and thought leaders in relevant fields, carefully assess each submission to identify promising innovative products that meet the criteria.

Participants have the opportunity to receive technical support, and access to networks and investors and resources to further develop and scale their solutions. Additionally, finalists and winners may receive publicity, recognition, and opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to amplify their impact.

To apply, interested growth-stage businesses can visit the ANGIC website  to complete the online application form, providing details about their innovation and impact in these markets. Be sure to review the application guidelines and deadlines carefully before submitting your application form.

No, participation in the ANGIC is free of charge. We are committed to promoting inclusivity and providing equal opportunities for all innovators, regardless of their financial resources.

You can stay updated on the latest news, announcements, and events related to the ANGIC by subscribing to our newsletter via , following ETK Group social media channels, and regularly visiting our website for updates.

If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact our support team at

The deadline for submissions varies depending on the current cycle of the challenge. Please check our website or official communications for the most up-to-date information on deadlines and timelines.