Call for Applications; AHEAD Project Innovations Start-Up Competitions

The AHEAD project (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development) is a Capacity Building project, started on October 15, 2017 and ending on October 14, 2021. The project consortium consists of 15 organizations, including:

4 Universities from Europe:

  • University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Tîrgu Mures, Romania

  • Birmingham City University, the United Kingdom

  • University of Molise, Italy

  • University of Social Sciences, Poland

  • joined by the consultancy company European Center for Quality, Bulgaria

2 Universities from Tanzania:

  • Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology

  • The State University of Zanzibar

3 Universities from Uganda:

  • Kyambogo University

  • Lira University

  • Makerere University

5 Universities from Kenya:

  • Kenyatta University

  • Kibabii University

  • Kisii University

  • Mount Kenya University

  • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

The project seeks to initiate a long-term partnership to mobilize EU expertise in support of building capacities of Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan universities to lead and manage innovation that best fits their countries’ inclusive and sustainable development needs.

We are now in the process of implementing activity 8 which is establishing innovation for development hubs. In order to implement the activity, we are sending out a call for an innovation Start-up Competition. A form attached should be filled and sent back to and copied to not later than February 15th 2021.

The winner will benefit as follows:

  1. Support from the project team, such as space to use the Innovation Hub at Albert Cook Library to further develop his/her ideas into innovation

  2. A certificate of participation

Download the Application Form and more Details