METI Government of JAPAN, Japan Internship Program

Your chance to find a new career in Japan!

By doing internships in Japan, young people from developing countries can study overseas business strategies at Japanese company headquarters and acquire the skills and expertise of Japanese companies, becoming trained as global leaders capable of working in Japan, in their home countries, and in the wider world in future.

TechCrunch startup competition in Africa

RULES

Startups must fit into one of three categories (social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment) to participate. Five startups in each category will be selected to join us on stage for the Battlefield Africa in Nairobi.
Apart from clear relevance to one of the three themes, qualifying startups should:
  • Be early-stage companies in “launch” stage
  • Be a resident from our eligible countries
  • Have a fully working product/beta, reasonably close to or in production
  • Have received limited press or publicity to date
  • Have no known intellectual property conflicts
More info at https://vc4a.com/facebook-for-developers/techcrunch-battlefield-africa-2017

DEADLINE: July 14, 2017 at 5pm PST

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Following the inaugural HealthTech Innovation Challenge, we are once again bringing together startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations to tackle the world's biggest healthcare issues.

The HealthTech Innovation Challenge is part of Accenture’s broader HealthTech Innovation program—which will also include acceleration and venture opportunities, innovation labs and more. Through it we support innovative technologies and drive creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

More info at https://www.accenture.com/us-en/event-health-tech-challenge

Bayer Foundation: International Fellowship Program - Promoting Talents Across Borders

The Bayer Fellowship Program targets students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines. Its goal is to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”.

The Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support. Important requirements for the support: The project to be supported must be innovative and international. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany.

The next round of applications must be submitted between June 1 and July 18, 2017. Here you can view the application form in advance.

Source: www.bayer-foundations.com

JFTC Essay Competition 2017

Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods and services in a global economy which is becoming increasingly interdependent. On the other hand, protectionist movements also have been emerging, criticizing free trade for giving rise to increases in economic disparity and unemployment. As a result, growing arguments are being made on both sides for the advantages and disadvantages of a free trade system.
  1. What advantages are people around the world gaining through free trade, and, to the contrary, what are the disadvantages?
  2. What kinds of measures are conceivable in order to further increase the advantages while reducing the disadvantages?
  3. In addition, what should “those concerned” do in order to achieve these measures?
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Deadline September 8, 2017

Call for applications: INK Fellows Program 2017

The INK Fellows Program brings together a young, global and cross-disciplinary community of path-breakers who we believe will be the shapers of tomorrow. Every year, INK identifies the minds that are redefining their field of work, and the world around them. The Program aims to provide them the support necessary to leverage their impact. The INK Fellows Program is an initiative of Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Ixoraa Media Private Limited. Tata Trusts is a key partner of Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation in supporting the INK Fellows Program.
Our Mission

To bring together a community of game changers who have the courage to redefine the world through their imaginative ideas and creative thinking. Being an INK Fellow provides the peer-support necessary to take brilliant work to the next level.
Benefits to Fellows

Tell your story to the world

Learn how to tell your stories to the world and let us give you an audience that want to hear them.
Master the art of storytelling through in-depth coaching and bring your ideas to center stage at the INK Conference and other INK events worldwide.

Amplify impact

We provide you audiences and platforms to help increase your impact.
  • Talks delivered by Fellows from the Conference, are promoted on INK’s digital platforms - inktalks.com and YouTube.
  • Exposure on INK's social media channels throughout the Fellowship year and beyond.
  • Opportunity to be a Fellow with partner organizations.
  • Fellows are eligible to apply for INK’s Fellowship grant.
Unlock your potential

Learn from some of the world’s game changers on best practices and more.
  • Learn from some of the world’s gamechangers on best practices and more 
  • Fellows Mentor Connect and expert workshops.
  • Meet a powerful network of innovators who you can work with on collaborative efforts.
More info/Apply at http://www.inktalks.com/fellows/apply

Call for applications: Women In Africa Entrepreneurs’ Hub 2017

WIA CLUB PHILANTHROPY is a non-profit structure aiming at supporting and funding businesses led or managed by African women, through two main projects : the Women in Africa Entrepreneurs Hub and the Women in Africa Revelations Night.

The Entrepreneurs’ Hub is an exhibition space dedicated to women entrepreneurs during the WIA Club Annual Meeting/Regional meetings. It provides 15 to 20 women entrepreneurs with great visibility and access to high-level decision-makers and investors’ network.
Apply to Women Entrepreneurs Hub 2017

WHO CAN APPLY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS HUB ?

The companies or initiatives meeting the following criteria can apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Hub:
• Companies or initiatives based in one of the 54 African countries.
• Created or managed by an African woman.
• With a strong market traction (turnover, number of users, funds raised)

SELECTION CRITERIA

We will select the most innovative and high-growth potential companies or initiatives with already proven traction:
• Innovative product, service or technology and/or a strong human impact.
• With a first traction on the market (turnover, number of users, raised funds…).
• Proven business model, scalability.
• Large growth potential (in own country, Africa and globally).
• Ambitious team with deep execution skills.


Scholarship Program for Leadership Development

MINDS (Mandela Institute for Development Studies) scholarships are awarded to meritorious applicants following a rigorous selection process. To be considered for a MINDS scholarship, you must:
  • Be a national of an African country, residing in any African country; 
  • Have been formally accepted by one or more MINDS preferred institution/s to pursue postgraduate studies within the following year;
  • Have obtained at least 70% in each subject/ course in the last two completed years of study;
  • Produce evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities or potential guided by the questions/ requirements set out in the application form;
  • Submit a complete online application form (see below) with the required supporting documentation.
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Joint NAM S&T Centre - ZMT Bremen (Germany) Fellowship in Tropical Coastal Marine Research

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