About the Session

Welcome to our first 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: November 1, 2021
Evaluation and Selection: November 1 - 10, 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. This info session will introduce S2PAfrica's goals and objectives and provide information about the competition.

The info session is open to Deans, HODs, professors and lecturers, parents and students and everyone interested in the future of our students and our engineering in the West African region.

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 (5-10 min)
  • Keynote: The Idea of Science to Products by Dr. Adegbola (10 min)
  • Purpose, Mission and Vision of S2P Africa by Prof. Fakinlede (10 min)
  • Virtual Lab Introduction by Dr. Adewumi (10 min)
  • Student Presentation by S2PAfrica Virtual Lab Intern (15 min)
  • Competition Overview by Prof. Fakinlede (10 min)
  • Competition Application, Categories and Judging Criteria (10 min)
  • Q&A (45 min)
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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.