Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical
company dedicated to improving the lives of people worldwide, is calling on
technology entrepreneurs and startups in Nigeria to participate in its 2020
AfricaTech is a lab dedicated by
Sanofi at VivaTech to encourage open innovation by African technology startups.
The AfricaTech Challenge initiative is part of Sanofi’s strategy to promote
entrepreneurship and development in the health sector in Africa.
Viva Technology (VivaTech) is the
biggest tech event in Europe. It gathers under one roof the brightest entrepreneurs, executives, investors,
students and academics to collaborate, network, pitch, get inspired and
showcase their innovations. In the past four years, this 3-day annual
event has become the biggest gateway in Europe for innovation actors worldwide.
There are four
categories in this year’s AfricaTech challenge. Participants are expected to
provide the best of innovative solutions on the following:
Oladimeji Agbolade, Director,
External Affairs at Sanofi Nigeria, said: “We are in search of affordable and
user-friendly solutions from African start-ups, with at least a proof of
concept with positive results, in at least one country in Africa. This initiative
provides a unique opportunity for aspiring tech-preneurs in Nigeria to showcase
their talent and provide real solutions to some of the issues currently
plaguing the health sector.
“We invite startups from Nigeria to
submit their solutions towards these challenges. This …read more