About the Session

About the Session

Welcome to our second info session for Engineering Design Competition (EDC) by Science to Products Africa Initiative (S2PAfrica).

Save the date: February 15, 2022

Find out more about the competition here.

Call opening: September 6, 2021
Application deadline(First Call): November 1, 2021
Evaluation and Selection: November 1 - 10, 2021
Second Call application Opening: November 11, 2021

At EDC 2022, S2PAfrica's first annual competition event, we are providing an opportunity for engineering students in West Africa to explore and showcase their engineering design skills.

At this Info Session, we will have the pleasure of listening to a representative of the grant patron, IDRC, speak about grant opportunities and what grant donors are looking for in researchers. If you’ve got a brilliant idea that needs funding, you’d be right at home at this interactive session.

We will also re-introduce our newest competition categories and offer a detailed guide on how interested participants can fully leverage them to share their innovative and creative ideas with the world via the EDC 2022 platform.

We will share how students, lecturers, researchers, or even parents can benefit from the important work S2PAfrica is doing across West Africa. Some of our judges will also be available to discuss their categories in greater detail. We will then conclude with a walkthrough session on EDC applications.

Our Info Sessions are open to Deans, HODs, professors, lecturers, parents, students, and everyone interested in building a brighter future for our students and the field of engineering in West Africa.

We invite you to bring your questions and knowledge to the conversation and help us deliver an outstanding competition experience.


  • Welcome and Introduction of the Agenda (5 mins) - Dr. Olayinka Adewumi
  • Keynote: IDRC, Vision for Africa (10 mins) - Dr. Matthew Wallace
  • S2PAfrica and You: What S2PAfrica Offers (10 mins) - Dr. Tunde Adegbola
  • Culture and Technology - An International Perspective (10 mins) - Dr. Andreas Putz
  • Micro-Grids and Micro-Grid Solutions (10 mins) - Dr. Victor Olaniyi
  • Student Presentation by S2PAfrica Intern (15 mins)
  • Walking You through Your Application (15 mins) - Mr. Emmanuel Olowosulu & Ms. Aghogho Edemadide
  • Q & A (45 mins)
Book your spot

Thank you!

Big thanks to all our attendees, competitors,  judges, corporate and individual sponsors for making the first S2P Engineering Design Competition a success.

Huge congratulations to our 10 finalists and to team  Koye Hydro who emerged ahead of over 40 teams as the Winner of the S2PAfrica EDC 2022, taking home $10,000 IDRC grand prize and $2000 from Cummins West Africa, to fund the development of their project as well as teams KeyTrick and Improved Charcoal Stove came in second and third respectively.

A new bar has been set and we can’t wait for EDC 2023.