Economic And Innovation Partnership NRW-Africa International Exchange Program 2024

Deadline: 19th of January, 2024

Nigerian startups can take part in an 8-week exchange and networking program in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany. The initiative “Economic and Innovation Partnership NRW-Africa” (WIN NRW.Africa) allows for several onsite visits to NRW start-ups and accelerators.

  • Gain access to new, dynamic markets, and build or expand business relationships and cooperation.
  • There will be Workshops, technical discussions, and excursions to give insights into economic policy framework conditions in NRW.
  • This exchange of creative concepts in both ways, will foster networking opportunities for entrepreneurs with great potential and present an incredible new prospect for start-ups from Nigeria and NRW.


  • A scholarship of 750€ a month during an 8-week on-site phase in Germany
  • An additional subsidy to the accommodation costs in Germany (up to 750€)
  • Coverage of travel costs to Germany
  • Support in obtaining a visa.
  • Preparation and follow-up online in Germany
  • On-site stay organized by the GIZ


  • Young professionals, startup founders, representatives from accelerators and incubators, and individuals interested in embarking on an international exchange journey, fostering cross-cultural understanding, and gaining a global perspective.

Program Details:

  • The application deadline for our program in NRW is January the 19th 2024.
  • Your stay in NRW Germany will take place in March 2024.


In addition to the interest in Germany and intercultural curiosity:
*Description of your start-up/project/institution (max. 1000 characters) and a pitch deck (or, for multipliers, a short presentation on why you would be a good choice for the program)

  • A meaningful letter of motivation
  • A CV
  • Fluent English skills
  • Based in Nigeria
  • Demonstrably high degree of initiative and curiosity

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