UN ITU AI4Good Innovation Factory Africa Challenge Partners with AI Expo Africa

Cape Town 7th April 2022 – AI Media and AI Expo Africa 2022 are proud to announce the launch of the 2nd UN ITU AI4Good Innovation Factory Africa Challenge providing a great opportunity for AI Innovators / Start-ups to submit to the programme. The Innovation Factory evaluates promising AI-focused start-ups, and the best teams will be provided various accelerating programs and investment/partnership opportunities. The top five solutions will be presented at Grand Final Demo Day of the AI for Good Innovation Factory in December 2022. 

The goal of the AI for Good Innovation Factory is to identify the most innovative ideas and start-ups using AI to achieve the SDGs.

Application process & selection

Step One – Apply !!

Fill out application for monthly session. Selected teams will have a chance to give a 5 min pitch to our top-class judges. ​ ​​

CLOSING DATE IS 21ST APRIL – APPLY HERE >> https://aiforgood.itu.int/pitch/

Judges will evaluate the best teams which advance to Step 2.​

Step Two – Follow-up Accelerating Program

The best teams will be given……

  • match-making and partnership-building sessions with the interested UN partners and/or governments 
  • mentoring sessions and investment opportunities by accelerators and/or VCs
  • interview video or blog 
  • fast-trac access to our sponsor’s accelerating program (if applicable)  

Step 3 – The Grand Final Demo Day

The top five best teams will pitch to the worldwide audience. ​

The final winner will get a full package of prizes (items to be confirmed) including special media exposure​ including a chance to win a FREE expo booth and speaking slot at AI Expo Africa 2022 in September.

Join Africa’s largest B2B AI / IA & 4IR Smart Tech Trade Event

AI Expo Africa 2022


As we celebrate a return to face-to-face / in person events we are pleased to announce the venue will be the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa for our biggest show to-date. This year we are offering 3 categories of tickets;

  • Business Delegate VIP ticket – Giving you full access to expo and speaking programme PLUS VIP lounge access for meetings & complimentary food and refreshments
  • Business Delegate Standard ticket – Giving you full access to expo and speaking programme
  • Expo Delegate ticket – Giving you access to the trade show ONLY

REGISTER HERE FOR YOUR DELEGATE PASS TODAY  https://aiexpoafrica.com/registration/

About AI Media Group

The AI Media Group is the organiser and curator of AI Expo Africa, the continent’s largest B2B trade-focused Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and smart technology business conference. It’s the largest trade body of its kind in the region. The AI Media Group are also the publishers of Synapse, Africa’s first quarterly trade magazine showcasing Africa’s AI and Data Science innovation and case studies. The group also runs the AI TV YouTube channel which hosts discussions on trends in 4IR technologies with local, regional and global thought leaders.

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