7 Jan 2022

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11 Innovators Win Big Courtesy of the PAUSTI CoE Pre-Incubation Programme

By iHub

As part of the activities for the PAUSTI Incubation centre, a Pre-Incubation Programme was launched in September following a call for applications. The programme engaged 23 innovators across different PAUSTI Programmes. 16 out of the 23 programme participants were selected to pitch their innovations bidding for an opportunity to receive funding to develop their business models and product prototypes. 

As the 3-months programme rounded off, 12 innovators were selected. They received up to $5,000 in grant awards each and further specialized support through a 6-months incubation programme. This Programme was designed to help student, and faculty innovators at PAUSTI refine and validate their innovative ideas and take a design-thinking approach to problem-solving, which adopts a more hands-on approach to prototyping and testing new ideas.

In addition, the selected innovators will get further specific training, mentorship, and access to consultancy services from iHub’s extensive, pan-African industry network through PAUSTI‚Äôs 6-month incubation programme starting in February 2022. Students that missed the opportunity to participate in the pre-incubation programme can apply to join the incubation programme from January through this link