Africa MedTech Challenge

Join us and be part of the solution - your groundbreaking ideas can help create a more sustainable future for both Africa and Europe.

This challenge is open to European and African startups


Let's spark innovation to transform the future of healthcare! 

Join us in our mission to drive innovation and make a real difference in healthcare across Africa and Europe.

Sothema and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University are calling for innovative companies and entrepreneurs to leverage technology to develop the most innovative treatments and bring healthcare to the next level. No matter if you're working with big data, AI, API or robotics, we want to hear about your solutions to become the next revolution for researchers, doctors and patients. 
This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your talent and make a real impact in healthcare.
Participate now, for a chance to collaborate with Sothema and Mohammed VI Polytechic University. You will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win a license to the Accelerator squared program!
Don't miss out on this chance to drive innovation and change the future of medicine!

You are working in the medical sector ?

This challenge is for you! Here are some themes to get inspired:


Medical Devices and Diagnostic Tools

Your organization is designing innovative devices and diagnostic tools ? This theme is for you!

Patient health journey

You have new solutions to improve the patients' health journey? We want to here from you!

Digital Technologies

Are you leveraging AI or contributing to the digitalization of the medical sector? Apply now!

API and HealthCeutique

Looking for ways to optimize API integration between HealthCeutique's electronic health record system and their pharmacy management software.

Open Category

Any other solutions or technology to transform the medical sector across Europe and Africa? All ideas are welcome!

Opportunities and Incentives


Convince Sothema and start experimenting together!


Finalist prizes include:

  • Customized support by Sothema's experts according to your project's needs 
  • Access to technical resources provided by Sothema
  • Spotlight in Sothema's and ENRICH in Africa's communication channels 
  • Invitations to the final event in Cape Town
  • A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform

During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of Sothema's and Mohammed VI Polytechic University's innovation experts and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystem. 


  • Application

    March 2023 - May 8, 2023
  • Shortlisting

    May 9, 2023 - May 14, 2023
  • Final Event

    June, 15 2023


Final event

The grand final will take place at the annual AU-EU Innovation Event in Cape Town (South Africa), bringing together key actors from the European and African innovation ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity to earn global exposure and seize amazing networking opportunities. 
During the event, the 3 finalists will pitch their solution in front of a jury of innovation experts and Sothema & UM6P executives.

Date: 15th of June 2023
in Cape Town, South Africa

ENRICH in Africa This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004709. This document reflects only the author’s view, and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.