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Innovator? apply for the KTN Global Alliance Africa Innovation Exchange Programme Challenge

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Innovator? apply for the KTN Global Alliance Africa Innovation Exchange Programme Challenge

KTN Global Alliance Africa is supporting companies to find innovative solutions to AgriFood challenges in Kenya and Circular Economy challenges in South Africa through its Innovation Exchange programme.

KTN Global Alliance Africa has launched 3 Open Innovation Challenges as a part of its Global Alliance Innovation Exchange programme to support Unilever, Flamingo Horticulture International, and WEEE Centre to find innovative approaches to agricultural pest control, plastic reuse and refill, and electronic waste recycling.

These challenges are designed to introduce companies with specific challenges to the innovators who are already working on the solutions.


Successful applicants will get the chance to:

  • Collaborate and develop new business opportunities with key industry stakeholders who are actively seeking the most innovative solutions to help them address existing challenges that are facing their businesses.
  • Pitch training and mentorship.
  • A milestone-based Seed Funding of up to 25,000 GBP.

Selection Criteria

  • Priority will be given to Kenyan, South African or Nigerian companies.
  • Applicants must be willing to commit their time and resources to collaborate with the company (if selected).
  • Applicants must be willing to demonstrate their impact and achievements in line with Seed Funding milestone requirements.


  • Application deadline: January 28, 2022.
  • Selection and notification of finalists: February 14, 2022.
  • Pitch day: w/c March 7, 2022.

To submit their solutions and know more about the Innovation Exchange programme, applicants can visit https://ktn-uk.org/programme/global-alliance-innovation-exchange/.

For further information, please contact [email protected].

About KTN Global Alliance Africa

KTN Global Alliance Africa is a 6-year project, funded by UK Aid, that aims to promote job creation, inclusive growth and poverty reduction through knowledge transfer, skills building and opportunities to support businesses and innovations deliver scalable impact.

KTN Global Alliance Africa, through the Innovation Exchange programme, supports innovation transfer by matching industry challenges to innovative companies from other sectors.

KTN Global Alliance Africa does this by putting large businesses with technical needs in contact with companies who have the right solutions for the faster development of novel solutions.

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