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With MED’INNOVANT AFRICA, grow your European market share by setting up premises in Aix-Marseille Provence, France's second biggest metropolis.
Who can apply?
MED’INNOVANT AFRICA is a competition open to African project promoters (fast-growing start-ups and small/medium-sized businesses) with an innovative solution to address a need or issue facing the Mediterranean or African SmartCity.
Applications are restricted to legal entities whose registered office is based in Africa and legal entities (start-ups or SMEs) incubated in France but whose registered office is based in Africa.
The call for applications is open continuously from 1 September 8:00 to 30 September 2019 23:59 (UTC+1).
1 September 2019: Launch of call for applications at 8:00 UTC+1
30 September 2019: Close of call for applications at 23:59 UTC+1
Applicant selection process comprising 3 phases:
1 to 4 October 2019: Initial pre-selection by the Technical Committee
Phase 1 : During the week of 1 to 4 October 2019: , the Technical Committee will examine the applications and assess their eligibility. The validated applications will be submitted to the Selection Committee for their short-listing by 7 October 2019 at the latest.
7 to 18 October 2019: : Second pre-selection by the Selection Committee*
Phase 2 : During the week of 7 to 18 October 2019,, the Selection Committee will conduct a second pre-selection to narrow down the applications to a maximum of 15 to 20.
22 to 24 October 2019: Intermediate deliberation on the choice of the finalists
Phase 3 : During the week of 22 to 24 October 2019, the Selection Committee will draw up a short list of 5 finalists out of the pre-selected applications.
By 25 October 2019 at the latest, the applicants will receive an invitation to take part in the 3rd EMERGING VALLEY international summit set to take place from EMERGING VALLEY from 3 to 5 December 2019 in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, bringing together African tech leaders, investors, and innovation experts from Africa and the world at large. Against this backdrop, the finalists will present their pitches, and the prizes will be awarded to the winners.
|EMERGING VALLEY, a unique event to explore emerging ecosystems and connect with African tech leaders|
Between 4 and 5 December 2019 : hearing the finalists by the Selction Committee.
Awarding of the prizes to the 2 winners (public session)
The competition organiser will grant the finalists a travel allowance and defray the cost of 2 nights in a hotel (refer to the competition rules).
*Composition of the Technical Committee: representatives of the Euroméditerranée Urban Development Agency.
* Composition of the Selection Committee: Euroméditerranée - Startupbrics - organiser of the "Emerging Valley" international summit, Agence Française de Développement, Accélérateur.M and the Fidal law firm.