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AIconics Award

This award is brought to you in partnership with The AI Summit Cape Town, the AIconics are a benchmark for industry excellence, recognising the achievements of individuals making breakthrough innovations and cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence in business.

About the AIconics Award


The AIconics Award is dedicated to recognizing and honouring individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional innovation and excellence in the field of artificial intelligence. This prestigious accolade celebrates those who are setting the standard for AI, driving breakthrough innovations, and developing cutting-edge applications that transform industries and improve lives.

As artificial intelligence continues to revolutionize the way we live and work, this award highlights the pivotal role of AI leaders in advancing technology and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. It acknowledges the remarkable achievements of those who have harnessed the power of AI to create solutions that address complex challenges, enhance efficiency, and foster economic and social progress.

Award Criteria


Innovation and Creativity

The individual or organization must demonstrate groundbreaking innovation in AI, developing novel solutions and applications that push the boundaries of the field.

​Impact and Results

The AI solutions should have a significant positive impact, delivering measurable outcomes and benefits across various industries and sectors.

Technological Advancement

The awardee should showcase advancements in AI technology, contributing to the development of new tools, methodologies, and frameworks that drive the field forward.

2024 Awards Timeline


Here is the timeline for the 2024 Africa Tech Festival Awards!

Key information:

  • The shortlist will consist of the top 5 candidates per category and will be subject to a public vote.
  • The top three shortlisted candidates with the most votes from the public will progress to the finals.
  • The finalists will be sent to our expert panel of judges, who will determine the winners.
  • The winners will be announced live at the ceremony in Cape Town on 13 November.