STARTS4AFRICA Residencies – Call for Hosts

STARTS4AFRICA Residencies – Call for Hosts

#startsresidenciesExtended Deadline: 20 September 2023, 18:00 Lisbon Time - GMT+1

STARTS4AFRICA is pleased to announce the call for hosts for the START4AFRICA Residencies, the first S+T+ARTS residency program fully dedicated to promote Sub-Saharan Africa innovation at the nexus of Science + Technology + Arts.

STARTS4AFRICA will fund 8 STARTS Residencies hosted by African institutions, in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, DR Congo and Tanzania.

STARTS4AFRICA invites all interested entities in hosting and offering support to a STARTS4AFRICA Residency to submit their Expression of Interest.

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STARTS4AFRICA is especially looking for entities based in one of the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, DR Congo, Senegal and Tanzania. Applicants must showcase the capacity and ability to provide support and resources such as access to various materials, technology and physical facilities. Additionally, applicants must show interest in the following topics:

  • Food and Water
  • Digital Mapping and Speculative Landscapes
  • Culture and Coding
  • Wearable Technology and Smart Textile
  • Immersive Storytelling
  • Rethinking Sustainable Construction
  • Speculative Urbanism

Selected host institutions will be remunerated with an amount of 25.000 EUROS and have access to other benefits.

All interested entities (including the ones not selected to be hosts) will be integrated into the STARTS4AFRICA pool of key stakeholders and considered for future activities to be implemented by the STARTS4AFRICA project (e.g.: advising, jury, community actions, etc.).


Any enquiries, contact:

STARTS4AFRICA is co-funded by the European Union, under the STARTS – Science, Technology and Arts initiative of DG CNECT (GA no. LC-01960720). Views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or DG CNECT. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.