2021 Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation for African Social Entrepreneurs and Visionary Startups

Deadline: April 30, 2021.

Siemens Stiftung is launching its first open, competitive E-Mobility Innovation Call “Electric Mobility Made in Africa for Africa,” which emphasizes innovative technical solutions and circular economy approaches. The pre-seed funding is intended to jump start visionary African entrepreneurs, start-ups, and social ventures that are developing innovative e-mobility solutions in manufacturing, exploring innovative business models and creating mobility services (such as apps or delivery services).


The E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021 emphasizes four areas of Siemens Stiftung’s Electric Mobility and Circular Economy Program:
• Manufacturing
• Charging, batteries, and the circular economy
• Business development
• Services (apps, customer engagement, delivery services)


To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered and operating as a legal entity in Africa at the time of submission
  • Business focus on application and implementation of e-mobility in the African mobility sector
  • High representation of female employees on the company’s staff
  • Provide financial & accounting information
  • Making a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Actively support the empowerment of women
  • Product and/or service from one of the focus areas from the Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Program


Siemens Stiftung’s E-Mobility Innovation Call promotes the most promising, catalytic, and bankable innovations from African countries. The winners will receive a financial prize and the opportunity to pitch their business and products to a wider audience in our webinar series:
1st prize: 50,000 EUR
2nd prize: 30,000 EUR
3rd prize: 20,000 EUR
4th prize: 10,000 EUR
5th prize: 10,000 EUR


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