#BigIdeasforAfrica Competition

The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. The theme for 2017 is ‘Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continents Science and Technology Pioneers’ – we’ll be shining a light on a diverse range of individuals, research groups, academic institutions and commercial organisations driving great science, technology and innovation in Africa.
And we want to hear about you and your ‘Big Ideas for Africa’, so why not take part in our #BigIdeasforAfrica video campaign to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. All you need to do is record a video explaining your ‘Big Idea’ and upload to social media using #BigIdeasForAfrica. We’ll be looking for originalimpactful and feasible ideas – these can be existing projects, exciting new technologies, innovative initiatives still to be launched, or just your crazy dream for the continent – the best Big Idea and best video wins.
We’ll be announcing the winners during the UnConference on 20th July. And we’ll be playing a selection of the best video throughout the day so a great opportunity to promote your work to our network.


How can you take part?


  • Share your #BigIdeasforAfrica today by recording a short video (max. 90 seconds) explaining your big idea
  • Upload the video on Youtube using #BigIdeasforAfrica
  • Share the video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BigIdeasforAfrica


What will you win?


The best three ideas will win:


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Photo credit:, Reuters/Thomas Mukoya, Jennifer A. Burney, Courtesy KickStart International, Offgrid Electric, FuturePump, Lance Cheung

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