ECA Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 – COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to invite researchers, firms, public and private development agencies, government leaders, innovators, youths and development partners to showcase their innovations at the first Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 with a focus on COVID-19, from 15-19 June 2020.

The Innovation Challenge 2020

The Innovation Challenge 2020 of the Forum seeks to identify and showcase some of the top technologies and innovations from across Africa and beyond; explore investment and market needs and; identify business opportunities in the following areas:

  1.      Affordable rapid testing; 
  2.     Enhance medical devices and personal protection gear design and fabrication
  3.     Alternative tools for efficient and effective contact tracing and isolation 
  4.     Development and production of potential drugs and vaccines in Africa


Source: UNECA