- SMEs must be established in Cameroon.
- Project leaders must be from Cameroon or the Cameroonian diaspora.
- Projects must be innovative and in the prototyping phase.
The Cameroon Small and Medium Enterprises Agency (APME) Prototyping Support Fund is a facilitation, pre-seed and seed mechanism for innovative projects in the prototyping phase (design and development of industrial or industrialisable products).
It is based on a system of subsidies for accelerated prototyping of products and services with proven relevance and potential for growth or job creation. It aims to reduce the difficulties experienced by entrepreneurs and to protect the intellectual property relating to their project idea or business project.
The APME Prototyping Support Fund aims to
Calls for expressions of interest for prototyping service providers are launched by APME in the framework of the Prototyping Support Fund. The financial facility is only accessible to Cameroonians in Cameroon and the Cameroonian diaspora. 100 innovative Cameroonian projects have been supported in the last 3 years.
Project leaders interested in this offer of support should send a letter to the Director General of APME specifying their request and their business project.