Call for Applications for AI innovations in Africa by AI4D and Villgro Africa open

AI4D and Villgro Africa have partnered to launch an innovation bootcamp with the aim of uncovering Africa-led AI innovations that will be instrumental in catalysing the emerging ecosystem towards responsible development of the technology.

The Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D Africa) program is a joint endeavour between IDRC and SIDA to support innovations, policy research, and skills to spur responsible AI development in Africa.

On the other hand, Villgro Africa is an early-stage business incubator and impact investor that supports health, life science and agricultural startups on the African continent- to transform product and process innovations into viable, scalable businesses that impact the base of the economic pyramid (BoP).

The program will provide initial investment funding of up to $ 10,000 for the selected innovations, access to development and investor networks from AI4D and Villgro Africa, as well as receive mentorship and training for up to 3 months.

Startups in the Health, Agriculture, Climate Action and Finance sectors are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for accepting applications is April 9.