December 20, 2016


Corporate member Johnson & Johnson recently launched The Africa Innovation Challenge to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions. To be considered for an award, applicants must address at least one of the challenge categories:

  1. Promoting Early Child Development and Maternal Health in Africa
  2. Empowering Young Girls in Africa
  3. Improving Family Well-being in Africa

The submitted consumer health care solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Idea submission is innovative and creative
  • Idea submission is scalable
  • Idea submission outlines how the award would help them reach a critical milestone within the timeframe of a single year and provides a full commercialization plan

Chosen applicants will receive a combination of awards including funding up to US $100,000, potential lab space in Africa and/or business and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country.

Johnson & Johnson is not granted any rights in the ideas of applicants to the African Innovation Challenge as a result of their participation in the challenge. Applicants and winners remain free to continue the further development of their ideas on their own.

The application deadline is January 17, 2017. Winners will be announced in late February 2017.

Click here to learn more and apply today.