LEAP4FNSSA is looking for a maximum of 25 young innovators start-ups and entrepreneurs from West Africa

LEAP4FNSSA is looking for a maximum of 25 young innovators, start-ups and entrepreneurs from West Africa using evidence-based research results and applying digital solutions to the agriculture and food sector. Particularly start-ups working along value chains in agriculture and food production, including digital products or services that help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, are invited to apply.

Selected idea carriers, young innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-ups will be offered:

  •          Networking with potential investors or research institutions interested in creating partnerships around your innovative ideas
  •          Exposure and visibility to international donors, including research-innovation funders and private investors from Africa and Europe
  •          Access to additional information and services such as LEAP4FNNSSA Newsletter and the Agora Platform
  •          Time slot in the West Africa Workshop: Dialogue for Action and Brokerage – Fostering Knowledge, Communication & Innovation Hubs, virtual meeting on 28th-29th October 2020
  •       Promotion of the project to the international research community and potential funders by displaying pitch presentations and videos on the LEAP4FNSSA website
  •         Pitching sessions will be live streamed through LEAP4FNSSA website in a special section
  •         Invitation to further LEAP4FNSSA workshops with funders, investors and potential business partners

Please apply by 15th August 2020 filling this application form (Expression of interest) and sending it to 


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