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Application Deadline: 22 January 2023

BRICS Youth Innovation Summit

Theme: Linking Investment to Youth-driven Innovation

Purpose of the Summit

The BRICS Youth Innovation Summit aims to create a BRICS-orientated space that will empower and support young entrepreneurs and innovators already undertaking projects with a prosocial impact in the real world. The summit serves as a meeting point between promising young entrepreneurs and business leaders, investors, partners and experts from across BRICS and the Global South.

Sub-Themes for Innovation Projects:

Young innovators with projects in any of the following sub-theme categories will be eligible to apply to become delegates to the 2023 BRICS Youth Innovation Summit based on the nature of their projects:

• Youth Volunteerism – Projects in the non-profit sector that are contributing to increased voluntary citizen participation in communal, cultural or social development in the global South. 

• Green Economy– Projects that are contributing to accelerating a just transition to a greener and more environmentally friendly economy.

• Agribusiness – Projects that are enhancing the capacity of global South nations to achieve and maintain sustainable food security.

• Digitalisation – Projects that are contributing to mainstreaming digitalisation of services in a global South context.

Manufacturing – Projects that are contributing to industrialisation and value-added production in the global South nations.

Skills Development & EdTech – Projects that are contributing to closing the education gap and enhancing the quality of education at primary, secondary or tertiary levels in the global South.

Date: 28-30 March 2023

Venue: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa

Format: In Person Participation: Free

Working Language: English Last Date to Apply: January 22, 2023

Objectives of the BRICS Youth Innovation Summit:

1. Create an international platform for young entrepreneurs from BRICS and the global South to present and showcase their ongoing projects.
2. Foster peer-to-peer networks between young entrepreneurs working on innovative projects in similar or interlinked sectors.
3. Educate young entrepreneurs on the opportunities presented by the BRICS and other South-South/multilateral platforms.
4. Connect young entrepreneurs with mentorship from experts and industry leaders to enhance their work.

5. Provide a platform for investors and businesses from BRICS and the global South to partner with young entrepreneurs and invest in promising innovations.

Target audience:

The Summit will be aimed at young entrepreneurs and innovators between the ages of 18-35 from BRICS and global South countries who are already running projects in one of the sub-theme areas listed above.

Overall, the BRICS Youth Innovation Summit will gather up to 42 young entrepreneurs and innovators in Pretoria to present their projects. With 50-150 audience participants.

Financial conditions for participation: 

  • SABYA will provide accommodation and meals during the school period for all participants.
  • Participants or sending organizations are responsible for their travel costs to Pretoria, South Africa, and back.
  • SABYA  will provide visa application support and assistance with issuing permission to enter South Africa for international participants who are required to acquire a visa.
  • The event will be organized in compliance with South African health and COVID-19 Regulations.

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