Initiate is back with career-making opportunities for African energy students and SMMEs

By: Initiate @ Enlit Africa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - May 7, 2021 - PRLog -- Are you a postgraduate student enrolled at an African university with a brilliant idea that could impact the energy sector? Or an SMME or entrepreneur with a product or service that could change the industry forever?

The Initiate Young Talent Challenge is back, giving postgraduates the opportunity to be innovative and disrupt the power sector. The Initiate Digital Exhibition Hub is also inviting SMMEs and energy entrepreneurs in the energy space to apply for its exciting annual showcase in June.

"We're back and we're looking for fresh faces, fresh ideas and lots of talent!" says Nazlee Fredericks, the Initiate project lead, which is an initiative of Clarion Events in cooperation with the Enlit Africa event – formerly the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition that has been gathering the continent's power pros for more than two decades.

A chance to disrupt the industry
Naz explains: "the Initiate Young Talent Challenge will give students the opportunity to represent their university to complete a series of challenges during the Enlit Africa digital conference and exhibition in June. This is their chance to disrupt the industry with innovative and new ways of thinking. This is a unique not-to-be-missed opportunity to not only shape their future but also to start establishing a sound and professional personal brand, taking their careers to the next level."

The organisers of the Young Talent Challenge invite post-graduate students to apply online. All applications will be vetted by an advisory board and an expert panel of judges from the industry. The top selections will then go through to the final round of challenges that takes place during the Enlit Africa digital event from 8 to 10 June. The winning team stands a chance to win a global mentorship by key industry players and all the benefits of having access to an executive network in the industry.

This includes extensive media coverage of the competition and the winners and a feature in the African Power & Energy Elites publication and on the ESI Africa platform, which includes digital and print. These leading trade journals focused on the power and energy sectors on the continent will enable the winner to showcase his or her research across Africa and the globe.

The Initiate Digital Exhibition Hub also provides a platform and opportunities for SMMEs and entrepreneurs in the African power and energy Industry. Also taking place in a digital arena, the Initiate SMME hub will be part of the Enlit Africa-Connect platform. This will allow SMMEs to showcase their products, network with potential investors or buyers.

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