2020 African Triple E Awards


The premier awards for entrepreneurship and engagement in Higher Education

Congratulations to all finalists. Explore the finalists' entries below and join us at the Award Ceremony in Nigeria!

Dedicated to excellence

The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. It is the first award to focus specifically on different dimensions of the universities' third mission. Implemented regionally, the Triple E Awards aim to foster change in universities and to emphasise their role in their communities and ecosystems. Next to its focus on entrepreneurship and engagement, the 2020 African Triple E Awards will put a spotlight on sustainability in higher education, with 3 awards specifically addressing the issue.

Submission is open to all higher education institutions (including colleges) in Africa. Awardees will be selected through a two-stage process: after the shortlisting of the top 5 entries in each category, additional information need to be submitted which will serve as the basis for the final ranking of the entries.

Key dates
Call for entries opens :
June 29, 2020
Submission deadline:
August 28, 2020
Notification of shortlisted entries:
September 28, 2020
Deadline for additional material submission of shortlisted entries:
October 26, 2020
Award Ceremony:
December 9, 2020

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Important notice

Due to COVID-19, we will no longer be able to host the Award Ceremony at the 2020 AYE Convention. Instead, the Award Ceremony will be hosted digitally. For more information, please visit our Ceremony page.

A convention with impact

The 2020 African Triple E Awards Ceremony will take place during the 2020 Convention of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs, providing nominees with additional benefits of coming to Nigeria.

Amazing venues


Recognition for achievements


Memorable moments


Sharing of unique insights



Categories of excellence

"Finally, entrepreneurship and engagement are given the recognition they deserve"

News Updates

Stay updated on the most recent developments

2020 African Triple E Awards go digital

  • 01 Jul 2020

Due to COVID-19 and its global impact, the 2020 A.Y.E. Convention has been postponed until further notice. In line with this, the 2020 African Triple E Awards are not taking place as planned in Akure, Nigeria, but have been moved to a virtual celebration of Africa's most outstanding institutions, individuals and initiatives on entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. Please keep an eye on our Ceremony page for updates on the implementation of the digital Ceremony. While we are sad to miss the opportunity to meet in person, we are looking forward to hosting a Ceremony that will be attended by academics and practitioners from all around Africa and beyond.

Call for Entries Published

  • 29 Jun 2020

As of today, the submission system for entries to the 2020 African Triple E Awards is open. To submit your entry, please refer to the Awards categories page where you can find more information on the awards and selection criteria. In addition, you will find the submission forms for each award that you can submit after registering your profile. Institutions from across Africa can submit their entries to the 12 award categories until August 28.

Awards Website Goes Online

  • 20 Jun 2020

As of today, the website of the 2020 African Triple E Awards is online and available for interested parties to learn more about the Awards. The website features 12 award categories, as well as additional information on the submission of entries. The Award ceremony location will be announced shortly.

Triple E Awards


The premier international awards for entrepreneurship and engagement.

Today, universities are expected to create impacts way beyond intellectual ones. The Triple E Awards promote those institutions that outperform in entrepreneurship and engagement.

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