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The Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge 2024 for young African innovators

The Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge 2024 for young African innovators

Applications are accepted for the 2024 Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge. Calling all African innovators! Are you passionate about design, sustainability, and solving real-world problems? The Solar Decathlon Africa Design Challenge allows you to display your talent, collaborate with like-minded colleagues, and help define the future of Africa’s built environment.

  • Compete: Join interdisciplinary teams and create innovative, net-zero building designs that address Africa’s unique needs, from climate resilience to affordability and community wellbeing.
  • Learn: Delve into cutting-edge building science with expert guidance and online resources. Master skills in architecture, engineering, and more.
  • Network: Build lasting connections with industry professionals, faculty mentors, and fellow Decathletes from across Africa and beyond.
  • Your designs: Make a real difference! Partner with local stakeholders to develop solutions for real-world building projects.
  • Global recognition: Gain international exposure and win awards on an exciting platform. Join the growing network of Solar Decathlon alumni.
  • Career-ready: Develop market-ready skills and become a leader in the sustainable building revolution.


  • For Students: Gain industry-relevant experience, win internship opportunities, and stand out to future employers.
  • For Faculty: Enhance your curriculum, build faculty networks, and prepare students for a sustainable future.
  • For Project Partners: Access innovative solutions, collaborate with talented students, and gain media exposure.
  • For Industry Partners: Foster innovation, recruit top talent, and learn about cutting-edge building technologies.


  • Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Project Submission Deadline: March 18, 2024
  • Virtual Semifinals: April 17, 2024
  • In-Person Finals: June 6, 2024 (BenGuerir, Morocco)

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

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