HEALTHCARE INNOVATION FUNDING CALLS
Along with our partners, Villgro Africa periodically holds funding calls with varying focuses within the health innovation sector. Find more information on all current and past funding calls below.
Million Lives Collective
September 6, 2023
Are you an innovator interested in connecting with other organisations and social entrepreneurs that are making significant impact at scale?
Making More Health
May 29, 2023
Calling on all African businesses innovating on kidney failure solutions. We want to help you create a healthier world by giving you an opportunity to get grant support, technical expertise, knowledge access, strategic networks, and other future support.
Investing in Innovation (i3) Cohort 2
May 2, 2023
Investing in Innovation (i3) is a pan-African initiative to support the commercialisation and impact 60 promising early & growth-stage companies with grants & access to markets support.
Gender Lens & Climate Change Healthcare Focused Innovations Call
February 2, 2023
Looking for East African innovators who are solving problems related to climate change and health, targeting women or girls, and have female representation on their leadership team.
Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience in Africa
January 24, 2023
We're looking for companies that have a Home Grown Solution (HGS) that is strengthening Africa's health system so that we can support them to achieve further growth and impact across the continent.
Call for African AI-Enabled Healthcare Solutions
October 12, 2022
Are you an African AI health-tech innovator with an idea or solution to improve health outcomes? This is a call for health-focused, African-led AI innovations that will be instrumental in catalysing the emerging ecosystem towards responsible development of technology, while strengthening the capacity of African innovators with regards to scaling their impact and improving development outcomes.
Disruptive Homegrown Healthcare Solutions
August 23, 2022
This is a joint program between the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) and Villgro Africa looking for Kenyan startups that are providing innovative solutions in the healthcare space. Awardees will have the chance to participate in a pitching contest at Kenya Innovation Week (KIW) in December.
Female-Led Health Tech Startups in Ghana
July 20, 2022
This program is looking for Ghanian startups that are making improvements in the health technology space and applicants are required to have at least one woman in their leadership team. Beneficiaries will receive a year of incubation provided by both Villgro Africa and Ghana Tech Labs.
Investing in Innovation (I3) Africa
July 2, 2022
The Investing in Innovation (I3) in Africa initiative is a Pan-African consortium of sponsors, implementers, and coordinators that are working together to provide support over a period of two years to 60 African healthtech companies working in a field related to supply chain.
CALL FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE INNOVATIONS IN KENYA
April 1, 2022
Search for entrepreneurs with Assistive Technology hardware innovations that assist individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Call For Healthcare Innovations In Kenya
March 21, 2022
A search for healthcare entrepreneurs with ideas, devices, technologies or software that have the potential to ensure affordable healthcare to all Kenyans.
Call for Innovations for Frontline Healthcare Workers
December 28, 2021
Call for healthcare innovations/companies in East Africa that strengthen the capacity of frontline healthcare workers (FLHW) while improving access and quality of care.
African healthcare entrepreneur
December 22, 2021
A chance African healthcare entrepreneurs to participate in a Solutions Accelerator designed to support growth and mature-stage African healthcare companies.
Exploiter la puissance de l’IA pour le développement de l’Afrique
March 15, 2021
Des innovations d’IA dirigées par l’Afrique, qui contribueront à catalyser l’écosystème émergent vers un développement responsable de la technologie.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF AI FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT
March 11, 2021
Seeking African-led AI innovations instrumental in catalyzing the emerging ecosystem towards responsible development of the technology while strengthening the capacity of African innovators.
Call for Innovative Medtech Device Startups
February 16, 2021
Call for startups Innovative Medtech Device Startups based in Africa focussing on Low and Middle Income Communities to apply for funding of $20,000 and incubation.
IIDEA & IRTF Call for Idea Submission
January 7, 2021
Inviting private sector and civil society organizations in East African Community Partner States to submit their innovative ideas in the areas of digitalization/ICT, health and stakeholder’s engagement.
Call for Applications: Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp
September 9, 2020
Call for citizens and/or nationals of the seven (7) BioInnovate Africa participating countries attached to a university, research institution, private company, or other related organization.
Funding & Support for Local Health Innovations to Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak
April 1, 2020
inviting potential partner organizations to an early-stage business incubator and impact investor that supports healthcare and life science startups in the East African region