- The innovative nature of the project: either by the technical process used, the production method or the marketing method of the products.
- The project must create added value and jobs (i.e. have an economic impact) while respecting the environmental and social rules in force in Côte d'Ivoire.
- The project leader(s) must have the skills or operational capacity to carry out the project.
- The project must be implemented in Côte d'Ivoire.
- Project leaders must be residents of Côte d'Ivoire or belong to the Ivorian and African diaspora.
- Applications from women entrepreneurs and people with reduced mobility or disabilities are strongly encouraged.