Global
November 4, 2016

J&J LAUNCHES AN AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR BUDDING HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEURS

According to prtner Diversity Inc, WEConnect International corporate member Johnson & Johnson is launching the Africa Innovation Challenge, which is designed to find and support Africa-based entrepreneurs who are developing creative healthcare products and services. The challenge will focus on three target areas: early child development and maternal health, empowering young girls and overall family well-being.

The winners will be named in February and will receive funding of up to $100,000 and mentorship from Johnson & Johnson scientists, engineers and researchers.

And to help ensure that more of Africa’s bright minds have an opportunity to contribute to the continent’s future success, the challenge will also encourage and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and career development for girls and women through a partnership with the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

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