prize for innovation

in our bid to grow and nuture talents, etisalat sponsors the pan-african prize for innovation.


the prize is awarded in 2 categories

the most innovative product or service launched in the last 18 months
the most innovative idea for driving mobile broadband use in africa (SME or Individual).



  • entry is open to the african mobile broadband community. this includes SME’s and individuals developing innovative mobile broadband solutions.

entry is open to:

  • handset and/or device manufacturers and customers:
    - dongles & modems.
    - embedded devices.
    - tablets & eReaders.
  • apps developers and other software service providers making use of mobile broadband capability.
  • content developers

note on the commercial product/service:

  • the product or service submitted must have been launched and commercially available within 18 months, prior to the closing deadline of the prize.
  • supporting evidence must be provided for launch and quoted commercial figures including details of countries or regions where the service is available.