The Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) is a multi-disciplinary programme to support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges. It does so by connecting research to industry to tackle prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment through impact investment and innovation. AfOx-HIP is a University of Oxford  collaborative platform supported by key researchers and led by the Africa Oxford Initiative. 

This call for applications is for the AfOx Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme. AfOx-HIP will work with African innovators in the co-development of skills ranging from creative problem solving, translational research, entrepreneurship, and venture acceleration. AfOx-HIP is open to work in any scientific discipline, including outside life sciences and engineering sciences, and any type of technology leading to the creation of solutions towards disease prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment.

Successful applicants will be provided with further details of the training. It is expected that the entire cycle from virtual training for the 50 outstanding innovators through to the Oxford-based support for the 15 top projects, will be complete before April 2022. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a national of an African country or have indefinite leave to remain in an African country, domiciled in an African country in which they must be a legal resident and developing the proposed health innovation in their host country.
  • Applications from female and under-represented innovator/entrepreneurs are highly encouraged. 

Benefits:AfOx-HIP will work with African innovators in the co-development of skills ranging from creative problem solving, translational research, entrepreneurship, and venture acceleration. Also they will be offered training, mentoring and network opportunities

Application deadline March 31, 2021.

Read more and apply here


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