Africa-Europe Accelerator Programme


The Hubiquitous 1st Open Call will select the 20 most promising, sustainable and innovative tech ideas in five different industries:

Agrifood, smart cities, health, industry 4.0 and green economy.

Opening: 30th May 2022, 9.00 am CET

Deadline: 30th June 2022, 17.00 pm CET


HUBiquitous is an Innovation Action aiming at creating a joint Africa-Europe Startup & Innovation Ecosystem for long-term collaborations and partnerships. The project has the ambition to increase the technology level and capacity building of 30 local Digital Innovation  Hubs (DIHs)/TechHubs in 5 African countries.

The project proposes highly innovative concepts called Innovation Enablers (i.e. Solution Lab, Application Business Box and MeetHub online platform). The purpose of these enablers is to provide technical (e.g. IoT, AI and BigData disruptive technologies) as well as entrepreneurial development skills to DIHs and startups/entrepreneurs. Thanks to these Innovation Enablers, the project will further demonstrate and build the local innovation capacity through 3 programs: (i) Talent program, building digital skills for local talents, (ii) Accelerator program, creating innovative applications and services and (iii) Community program, developing the Africa-Europe start-up and innovation communities. HUBiquitous Innovation Enablers and Programs will therefore support and empower the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystems from both continents with the development of a rich and sustainable collaboration between African and European DIHs.

Eligible applicants

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startups
  • Scaleups
  • SMEs

Eligible African countries

  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania

We specially encourage application from women and young talents, as well as African-European partnerships.

Applicants from EU27 countries may submit applications jointly with an African parter if:

The lead applicant is the African partner.

The IoT solutions will be physically deployed in Africa (prototyping and testing activities).

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