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2021 Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation Award for African Entrepreneurs: Prize worth €50,000

E-Mobility Innovation Award Key details:
  • Host country: Germany
  • Open to: Africans
  • For: Entrepreneurs 
  • Deadline: 30th April, 2021

Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation Award is calling for applications from African entrepreneurs and visionary start-ups for its 2021 award. The E-Mobility Innovation 2021 is a jump-start for African entrepreneurs with innovative e-mobility solutions and circular economy approaches.

Siemens Stiftung is launching its first open, competitive E-Mobility Innovation Call “Electric Mobility Made in Africa for Africa,” which emphasizes innovative technical solutions.

The pre-seed funding is intended to jump-start visionary African entrepreneurs, start-ups, and social ventures that are developing innovative e-mobility solutions in manufacturing, exploring innovative business models and creating mobility services (such as apps or delivery services).

E-Mobility Innovation Award Focus Areas
  • The E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021 emphasizes four areas of Siemens Stiftung’s Electric Mobility and Circular Economy Program:
  • Manufacturing
  • Charging batteries, and the circular economy
  • Business development
  • Services (apps, customer engagement, delivery services)
E-Mobility Innovation Award Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered and operating as a legal entity in Africa at the time of submission
  • Business focus on application and implementation of e-mobility in the African mobility sec- tor
  • High representation of female employees on the company’s staff
  • Provide financial & accounting information
  • Making a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Actively support the empowerment of women
  • Product and/or service from one of the focus areas from the Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Program
E-Mobility Innovation Award Benefits

The winners of the Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation Award for African Entrepreneurs will receive a financial prize and the opportunity to pitch their business and products to a wider audience in our webinar series:

  • 1st prize: €50,000 EUR
  • 2nd prize: €30,000 EUR
  • 3rd prize: €20,000 EUR
  • 4th prize: €10,000 EUR
  • 5th prize: €10,000 EUR

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E-Mobility Innovation Award Application Procedures

These consist of three stages:

1st Stage: In the first round you are asked to provide answers to a detailed questionnaire pertaining to the profile, impact, and your future plans of the business. Applications can be submitted from 1 March to 30 April 2021.


2nd Stage: Applicants that reach the second round will be asked to answer some more in-depth questions per- taining to financial and legal due diligence and to upload documents such as registration certificates, finance reports (if available), and articles of association. Successful applicants for the short list will be contacted in May 2021.

3rd Stage: If shortlisted, you’ll be invited to a 30-minute virtual interview in May or June 2021. An external jury of experts will select the final winners, who will be announced in July 2021.

Interested can click the button below to apply

For information visit the official website of the E-Mobility Innovation Award


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