The F’SAGRI launches its first Innovation Prize Contest

The French South African Agricultural Institute (F’SAGRI), created in 2015, provides for capacity building of 3 South African universities (Universities of Limpopo, Venda and Fort Hare) and research institutes in the agricultural and food sectors. It also provides for the development of innovative companies and more generally a close link with companies in the agricultural and agri-food sector.

In 2019, the F’SAGRI launches its first Innovation Prize.

The Innovation Prize is intended for young students and researchers from the three universities (Universities of Limpopo, Fort Hare and Venda) or start-up companies on the condition that the laureates startups then engage in a partnership with F’SAGRI universities by taking interns, proposing study cases, participating in workshops.

The competition is endowed with ZAR 45 000 of prizes and a maximum of 9 bursaries for mobility to France.
The laureates of the 9 best projects will be sent to France, probably in October and November 2020 to:

  • Attend a French large food innovation exhibition, the SIAL event, 18-22 October 2020. Depending on their projects, they could have a stand during this exhibition;
  • Work on their projects in structures accordingly selected (laboratories, enterprises, business incubators, innovation hubs…);
  • Attend a French event dedicated to French and African agricultural startups, the Agri Startup Summit and its learning tour, during one week at the end of November.

For more information, send your questions by email to:
severine.jaloustre@ul.ac.za
Deadline for aplpications: October 2, 2019 midnight

Please, download the terms of reference of the contest and the application form here:

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Terms of reference - F’SAGRI Innovation Prize
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Guidelines & application form
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publie le 20/09/2019

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