Application and Funding
 

HOW TO APPLY

Fill out the Online Application Form.


ASSESSMENT OF APPLICANTS

The applications will undergo a multi-level evaluation process where shortlisted candidates will be asked to pitch their innovations. These applications will be assessed by a panel of experts in engineering and innovation from the DOST, RAEng, and AIM. For LIF Batch 3, a minimum of ten (10) to a maximum of fifteen (15) applicants will be selected. The criteria to be used in selecting Fellows for the programme are as follows:

  • Ambition and vision of the applicant;
  • Track record of the candidate (including technical and non-technical capabilities);
  • Entrepreneurial potential and commercial awareness of the applicant;
  • Technological excellence, novelty and/ or effectiveness of the innovation;
  • Feasibility, market potential and distance to market of the innovation; and,
  • Expected benefit(s) of the innovation in terms of promoting economic and social welfare development in developing countries.


WHAT WILL BE FUNDED

RAEng and DOST will pay for:

  • the training and mentoring programme;
  • international flights;
  • airport transfers and other UK-travel expenses incurred by the programme;
  • all hotel accommodation;
  • meals; and,
  • visa fees.
‚ÄčNote: Successful applicants will be responsible for arranging, and paying for their travel insurance, as required, and for covering other expenses incurred during the programme.