Airbus BizLab & Make-IT in Africa Joint Accelerator Programme 2019


About #Africa4Future

#Africa4Future is a joint accelerator programme by Airbus BizLab and Make-IT in Africa that is designed to support upcoming tech entrepreneurs in the fields of unmanned logistics and remote sensing.

Ten teams from Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Mali and South Africa were selected from more than 300 applicants from all over the continent to participate in the #Africa4Future accelerator.

Throughout the six-month programme, the start-ups are supported with technical and business training to tackle challenges in the sectors of health, infrastructure, logistics, agriculture, water, and waste management.

The programme is implemented by MEST, a non-profit Pan-African organisation supporting the African start-up ecosystem, and Innocircle, a South Africa-based innovation consultancy.

Programme & Highlights

The #Africa4Future programme runs from January until June 2019. The start-ups will attend the following events:

Meet the #Africa4Future start-ups

Astral Aerial


Elemental Numerics


Maisha ICT


Map Action

Mobitech Water Solutions

Track Your Build

Wipo Wireless Power

About Airbus BizLab

Established in 2015, Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace accelerator, where start-ups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Airbus BizLab closely collaborates with start-ups to allow smaller organisations to better understand needs and ways of working of large groups.

Over the past three years, Airbus BizLab hosted 50 start-ups and 40 Airbus internal projects at three locations – Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Bangalore (India); recently the new campus in Spain (Madrid) was opened.

Read more about Airbus BizLab.


Activities & Events

#Africa4Future Demo Days Berlin and Paris Airshow

#Africa4Future Europe Closing Programme: Berlin and Paris Air Show The #Africa4Future start-ups gathered in Europe between June 12-22, 2019, to celebrate the final phase of the #Africa4Future accelerator and to showcase their technologies and recent achievements in Berlin and at the Paris Air Show. It was the fourth time the start-ups got together after meeting for the first…
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#Africa4Future Summit Days & Business Gate Cape Town

#Africa4Future Cape Town Business Gate & Summit Programme The start-ups which have been selected for the #Africa4Future joint accelerator came together in Cape Town in the beginning of May 2019 to present their innovative aerospace solutions. The start-ups from Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, and South Africa have been selected from more than 300 entries…
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#Africa4Future Barcamp Berlin | #inspire #connect

#Africa4Future Barcamp Berlin The exclusive workshop and networking event brought together stakeholders from the private and public sector for a day of collaboration and exchange around entrepreneurship in the field of aerospace technologies in Africa. The #Africa4Future Barcamp was attended by around 50 experts from the aerospace industry, development cooperation and private sector. The event provided the opportunity…
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ABAWT x #Africa4Future Meetup Berlin | #inspire #connect

ABAWT x #Africa4Future Meetup A Better Africa with Tech (ABAWT) and #Africa4Future teamed up in Berlin to bring access to 10 awesome startups from 7 different countries across the African continent! More than 100 people came together at Wework Sony Center for an exciting evening of networking and to meet the #Africa4Future start-ups and learn more about…
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Make-IT in Africa and Airbus BizLab Kick-Off #africa4future

#Africa4future is a joint accelerator program by the Tech-Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa (GIZ) and the Airbus BizLab startup program to support upcoming entrepreneurs in the field of aerospace technologies. Between January 15th to 17th start-ups from Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali and South Africa came together in Nairobi for the kick-off workshop to…
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