“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”    ALBERT EINSTEIN, NOBEL LAUREATE

What is STEM Prize ?

The STEM Prize was established to encourage young Cameroonians and Africans, especially girls and young women to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This competition brings together young scholars from both secondary and tertiary schools (between the ages of 13 and 21 years old) to design projects that have the greatest potential of positively changing their communities. Projects evaluated on:

  • Relevance and Novelty: Innovative with demonstrable creativity and originality
  • Scalability: Scale and the likelihood of implementing the project in areas with similar problems

  • Social impact: Especially how it addresses challenges faced by the specific community or country
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Selection Criteria

The winning projects are determined on the basis of its potential contribution to the socioeconomic growth of a specific community, communities or Africa as a whole.

Various Awards

5,000,000 FCFA (approximately $10,000 US Dollars) will be awarded in prizes. The Foundation will work with all winning teams to get their projects up and running.

Our Team

We have assembled a very distinguished group of leaders in our various departments to serve as Coordinators.


If interested in participating in the 2019 STEM Prize competition, learn how below

Deadline for the Submission of Applications - 30 September 2019

Latest Publications

We publish and re-publish pertinent articles on science, technology and innovation in Cameroon, Africa and the rest of the world

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“Our goal here is simple: Unleash the potential of our people to be able to tackle the many challenges to economic prosperity by creating wealth for themselves and the community. History has taught us that this can only be done through science, technology and innovation.”

Dr. Denis Foretia, CO-CHAIR, Foretia Foundation

Trusted Partners

We collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship and our passion for helping the next generation of Cameroonian leaders and scientists. Our work is made possible by generous financial and volunteer support from many individuals, business owners, corporations and foundations. We are deeply grateful for your generous support and look forward to making a continued difference in the lives of many.