2024 Egypt Agritech Innovation Challenge for Early-Stage Agritech Ventures

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Applications are currently open for the 2024 AgriTech4Egypt Innovation Challenge. This challenge, powered by CGIAR Accelerate for Impact Platform (A4IP) and co-organized with CGIAR Centers – The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, ICARDA, IWMI, and IFPRI – alongside the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) of Egypt, is endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt (MOHESR). It is supported by PRIMA, Climate Resilient Africa Fund (CRAF), ALEX BANK, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), and various CGIAR Initiatives and units operating in the MENA region.


  • The AgriTech4Egypt Innovation Challenge targets early-stage agri-tech ventures in Egypt.
  • Applicants should have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Proof of Concept (POC) at this stage.
  • The program aims to assist participants in developing a robust go-to-market strategy through technical validation and market access support.


  • Agri-tech innovations must align with one of the following priority areas:
  • Digital agriculture and precision farming
  • Agri-finance solutions
  • Sustainable value chain development
  • Capacity-building tools
  • Efficient irrigation water management


Participating in the AgriTech4Egypt Innovation Challenge provides you with the resources and comprehensive support necessary to establish the groundwork for an agri-tech startup poised for scalable growth in Egypt.

Key benefits include:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of agriculture in Egypt
  • Attend a fully funded, 4-day immersive bootcamp
  • Network with international partners and agribusinesses
  • Receive expert guidance from CGIAR scientists and industry professionals
  • Access a sponsored 6-month acceleration program, blending entrepreneurial training with technical assistance.

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