Applications open for CcHub-led student entrepreneurship programme

Applications are open for the Uni:novators Startup-in-Residence programme designed to inspire innovations in selected tertiary institutions in Africa.

Disrupt Africa reported CcHub had launched a new co-funded initiative to support innovation within African universities, in partnership with the Make-IT in Africa project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The UNI:NNOVATORS Startups-in-Residence Programme will see CcHub support 30 student-led innovations in Nigeria, Namibia, and Kenya in an effort to strengthen and accelerate the participation of academic institutions in the emerging innovation ecosystem across Africa. 

In Nigeria, it is working with the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos. In Namibia, it has partnered the University of Namibia and Namibia University of Science and Technology, and in Kenya the partners are Riara University and the University of Nairobi.

Eighteen of these student-led teams who scale through after a pitch demonstration will participate in a knowledge exchange with leading researchers in their fields and get the opportunity to travel to Germany for physical sessions to help to strengthen their prototypes. They will then receive funding and advisory services towards building and deploying their MVPs in the marketplace and in partnership with industry where applicable. 

Applications for the programme are open here.