The Ashesi Innovation Experience (AIX)

The Ashesi Innovation Experience is an intense and exciting two-week enrichment program developed by faculty at Ashesi for senior high school students between the ages of 15 and 20. AIX expands the vision and broadens the aims of students, inspires them, challenges them, and equips them with concrete skills for innovation in the 21st Century: skills in leadership, design thinking, entrepreneurship, robotics programming and engineering.

This year's AIX runs from the 6th to the 20th August, 2017. Students will arrive at Ashesi on 6th August

Students who participate in AIX will:

  • Be exposed to the science of design and creative problem solving, leadership, entrepreneurship, robotics programming and engineering, through hands-on projects and experiential learning;
  • Be ambassadors of Ashesi's mission wherever they find themselves; to spread the spirit of ethics, integrity, leadership and citizenship;
  • Be part of a network of young innovators prepared to help change the face of business, technology and leadership in Africa  

Visit the AIX Blog or video channel to get a glimpse of last year's programme.

Application Details

  • Deadline for the submissions of application for AIX 2017 is 23rd April, 2017
    Late applications will be accepted from the 24th April to June 11th, 2017

  • Eligibility: SHS 1 and 2; Forms 4, 5 and Lower 6

How to Apply 

  • Apply online (preferred)Click here to apply online 
  • Submit completed forms by the appropriate application deadline:

    • By E-Mail [in PDF or MS Word format]:
    • By Postal Mail:
      AIX 2015,
      Ashesi University College
      PMB CT3, Cantonments, Accra, 
      (Note: Packages must be received by the application deadline)

    • In-Person:
      Reception Desk,
      Ashesi University College,
      1 University Avenue, 
      Berekuso, Eastern Region
      Click here for directions...

Programme Fee

This two-week programme costs GHS1,500.00 for participants.* This covers: 

• Accommodation on Ashesi's campus 
• Transportation between Ashesi and selected locations 
• Meals and refreshments 
• Course material 
• AIX branded items 

*Please Note: Applicants are not required to make any payments prior to acceptance into the AIX programme. You will be required to make payments only after you have been accepted into the programme.

Through AIX’s generous scholarship programme, financially disadvantaged applicants are eligible for partial or full financial support to cover the course fee. The AIX team reserves the right to evaluate and determine the scholarship package that will be awarded to any applicant who requests for it. Be sure to apply for a scholarship only if you need it, as scholarship funding is limited and your acceptance to the program may depend on the availability of sufficient funding.

There are scholarships for bright but disadvantaged students who want to be part of AIX.