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Three days left for aviation innovators to enter AVI Afrique 2017 Awards

South African aviation innovators have until 13 October to enter the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) AVI Afrique 2017 Awards competition.

The contest has been split into five categories, namely student innovator, emerging innovator, professional innovator, organisations (including research and educational institutions), and the media.

The AVI Afrique 2017 Awards grand prize is the OR Tambo Cumulus Award worth R20 017, entries close on 13 October

This year’s grand prize, which ATNS has renamed the OR Tambo Cumulus Award in commemoration of Oliver Reginald Tambo, is worth R20 017. The second-place and third-place winners will get R15 000 and R10 000 respectively.

“As an organisation that is advanced through innovation, we are proud to provide this global platform for local innovators and entrepreneurs to showcase their skills and products. We look forward to the various entries that will be received,” ATNS CEO Thabani Mthiyane (pictured right) said in a press release.

Now in their sixth year, the AVI Afrique Awards aim to recognise and award innovative individuals developing products, solutions and processes that address challenges faced in the aviation industry.

The winners will be announced at the AVI Afrique 2017 Awards ceremony later on this month on 25 October during the AVI Afrique Africa Aviation Innovation Summit.

Learn more and apply here.

Featured image: (left to right) Technology Innovation Agency CEO Barlow Manilal, AVI Afrique 2016 Awards winner Joe Phalwane and ATNS CEO Thabani Mthiyane (Supplied)