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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 (AfOx).
AfOx-HIP is an extension of Africa-Oxford collaborations aimed at connecting research to industry to solve intractable societal challenges. AfOx-HIP helps ideas come to life as real solutions to big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship by pursuing a broader purpose for sustainable futures. The shifting societal perceptions aligned to creating and sustaining value in the world provide an opportunity for promoting pursuit of purpose through impact investment and innovation.
We are now accepting applications for the Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform. 50 Innovators with new solutions for Africa’s health challenges will be supported in co-development of skills such as entrepreneurship & venture acceleration.
This call for applications is for the AfOx Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme. Applications should be submitted through the AfOx on-line submission portal at the latest by 23:59 BST, Wednesday 31 March 2021. Outcomes of the application will be communicated in May 2021.
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. Responses to Frequently Asked Question can be accessed here.