Africa 3.0 pitch@Palace – Tech Verticals and sectors

The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to provide a platform to accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. Pitch@Palace gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet CEO’s, Investors and potential business partners.

Africa 3.0 Event is supported by Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). The Entrepreneurs are also part of the RAE AfricaPrize.

The shortlist has come to represent the most talented engineers on the continent. Through the Africa Prize, we’ve seen cutting edge technologies and world-firsts develop into businesses that manufacture locally, and drive research and development on the continent.


Industrial Tech
AUTO TRUCK E.A. @AutoTruckEA Kenya
Auto Truck E.A.creates electric handcarts and three wheelers as a replacement for conventional manual handcarts used by small-scale farmers and city vendors.

Protea Machine Tools develops and manufactures high speed 5-axis machine tools, including the ‘Sugarbush Protea’ for the production of cube moulds for use in the medical and dental implant industries.

SANDEL Nigeria
Sandel designs, manufactures and sells innovative agro-processing machines including the ‘3-D-3-P’ industrial dryer.

Energy, Environmental & Renewables Tech
Arinifu aims to take better care of the natural world through its ‘digital smart brooder’ device, which ensures optimal conditions within a chicken brooding space.

SOLARKOODO @SolarKoodo Burkina Faso
Solarkoodo provides low-cost movable solar energy systems for smallholder farmers to pump water for irrigation in the day and power their homes at night.

MAJIK WATER @majikwater Kenya
Majik Water specialises in developing and deploying atmospheric water generation systems in regions of water scarcity, for off grid communities.

Health & Wellbeing
Several of the innovations this year are designed for mothers and young children.


CHANJOPLUS @chanjo_plus Kenya
Chanjoplus enables access to lifesaving vaccines by improving the identification and registration of infants, issuing a digital identity and automatically tracking their vaccine uptake.

Mobihealth is an innovative telemedicine and healthcare service platform designed to revolutionlise access to healthcare services in developing countries.

Safe Motherhood Alliance is a social enterprise that develops simple, low-cost, single-use disposable ‘baby delivery kits’ for pregnant women in low-income communities and rural areas.

TECHNOVERA @pelebox South Africa
Technovera is a social enterprise start-up that has developed ‘Pelebox’, a smart locker system that allows patients with chronic conditions to collect their medication in under a minute.

WELLNEWME @WellNewMe Nigeria
WellNewMe has developed a context-specific, data driven (algorithm based) health risk assessment platform targeted at non-communicable diseases in Nigeria.

LBAcademy is a UK Business Growth Hub that provides digital skill and talent training to Tech & Creative Startups for high growth.