Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) Health Innovation Entrepreneurship Scheme 2022
The 2022 call for applications for the AfOx-HIP Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme is now open. A multi-disciplinary platform, the AfOx-HIP will support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges.
AfOx-HIP is open to work in any scientific discipline, including outside life sciences and engineering
sciences, and any type of technology leading to the creation of solutions towards disease prevention,
diagnosis, management and treatment. Examples of technologies include:
- Digital technologies
Applications are open to all areas relevant to Africa’s health challenges. Solutions should demonstrate strong potential for health systems strengthening, and particularly, significant improvement in healthcare equity and access.
The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university network that brings the University of Oxford’s long-standing, multi-disciplinary engagement with Africa under one platform.
The overarching goal of AfOx is to ensure Africa remains a strategic priority for the University, and that students and academics who attend from the Continent feel supported and at home while they are here.
AfOx-HIP will work with African innovators in the co-development of skills ranging from creative problem solving, translational research, entrepreneurship, and venture acceleration.
AfOx-HIP will identify outstanding emerging African researchers and innovators, proposing new solutions for health and facilitate their interaction with partners across Oxford, for the AfOx Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme.
Successful applicants will benefit from a relevant and robust teaching course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health for Africa. The course is delivered through a series of web-based sessions, available to all 50 candidates, creating an interactive network, including the use of virtual workrooms.
At the end of the virtual course, an enhanced programme for 15 candidates with projects with the highest potential for further development, will be provided (top 15 of the 50 projects). The 15 innovators will be awarded AfOx Innovation Fellowship for personalised support in Oxford to meet specific needs for mentorship and technical collaborative support.
The Innovation Fellows will join an alumni network for AfOx Innovation fellows to facilitate continued engagement with Oxford and its wider network.
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