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.