Animal Care Nigeria Open Innovation Challenge Information Session and Q&A

Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa in partnership with Animal Care Nigeria shares the recording of our Open Innovation Challenge to find innovative solutions which will transform poultry manure into energy sources and other valuable outputs.

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10.00 - 11.00 GMT



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The goal of Global Alliance Africa’s Open Innovation Intervention Programme is to help African companies find innovative solutions to technical problems that their traditional supply chains cannot solve. We do this by promoting cross-sectoral innovation transfer from organisations beyond their usual supply chains. Using our bespoke platform, we run Innovation Exchange Challenges to match real industry problems for large businesses with innovative companies or academic institutions who can provide novel, market ready solutions to those problems.

About the challenge

Global Alliance Africa and Animal Care Nigeria are seeking suitable technology to convert this waste into other formats such as renewable energy, chemical extraction, specialised compost, etc in a safe and sustainable way. A modular, scalable solution would be preferred, located on-site to minimise transport costs, and to benefit business operations directly. Solutions are invited from, but not limited to, the following sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Energy, Design, Construction.

Up to GBP 25,000 seed funding (Subject to T&C) is available for this challenge and Africa-based entrants, UK-based entrants and those from RoW are invited to apply. The winner of these innovation challenges will pitch to Animal Care Nigeria and will be invited to collaborate with them on a trial project.

Read more about the available funding.

About the event

This event will mark the formal launch of the challenge and provide a Q&A session to participants. We are inviting potential solution providers to this webinar as an opportunity to learn more about the challenge area.


Related Opportunities

Open Innovation Challenge: Manure Valorisation and Energy Production

Opens: 04/12/2023   Closes: 14/02/2024

Animal Care, Nigeria, are looking for ways to transform poultry manure into energy sources and other valuable outputs.

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This Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa 6-year (2019-2025) project funded by UK International Development aims to build new and stronger UK-African partnerships to maximise the creation of inclusive market access, funding and investment opportunities through innovation knowledge transfer between the UK, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.


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