As part of the export day 2019, Austrian start-ups presented the "Africa Innovation Challenge" Außenwirtschaft Austria their innovative products, solutions and services for Africa. The top ten start-ups have taken part in the South Africa Innovation Summit, held between 11. and 13. September 2019 takes place in Cape Town. First and second places also received a travel and subsistence allowance worth 3.000 Euro from the Außenwirtschaft Austria and Coca Cola. Third place received a travel and subsistence allowance of 2.000 Euro from Rotary Club Neunkirchen.
These are the winners of the Africa Innovation Challenge 2019:
- YOUNIQX Identity AG: Digital proof of identity as a legal basis for a dignified life
- Swimsol GmbH: Floating solar solutions for densely populated areas and regions with limited space
- AMABO GmbH: Manufacturer of roof tiles from old plastic with pilot project in Cameroon
In addition, a special price went to the Greensense GmbH, which provides digital solutions for optimization in agriculture. These start-ups have also participated in the South Africa Innovation Summit: