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RAEng announces 2019 shortlist for Africa Prize

The shortlist for next year's Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been announced by the Royal Academy of Engineering, with 16 candidates selected from across the continent. Now in its fifth year, the prize recognises the work of young entrepreneurial engineers and provides funding and business mentorship to those shortlisted. Concepts that have made the grade this year include a smart glove that translates sign language to speech in real-time, a secure currency exchange platform that moves money between users instead of banks, and a 'farm-in-a-box' vertical garden that uses waste to grow food in small urban spaces. After seven months' mentoring and training, four finalists will be selected from the shortlist. In June 2019 the finalists will present their businesses to judges in front of a live audience in the Ugandan capital Kampala, after which one winner will receive £25,000, and three runners up will be awarded £10,000 each. Details all 16 shortlisted candidates and technologies.