Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) is organizing the USSIA National Youth Innovation Awards 2021 in partnership with TRIAS East Africa and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation under the theme “Promoting Industrialization among the Youth” to seek innovative products and solutions to the society, economy and environment.

Criteria for Selection

a) Must be operating a youth led/owned enterprise or youth led organization with an innovation value addition in the enterprise.

b) The enterprise must be in existence for at least one (1) year and registered as a business or company.

c) The youth enterprise/organization must be a registered member of USSIA.

d) Must be a female/male youth aged between 18 to 35 years.

e) Attach a copy of the National Identification card.

f) The youth enterprise should be located in the districts/cities of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Mbarara, Kabarole, Masaka, Hoima and Masindi.

DEADLINE for submitting application forms will be Friday, 10th of August 2021

Please note that all applications received will be judged against selected criteria by a panel of judges to identify the winners.

Application forms can be found at all USSIA Regional offices or online through this link APPLY NOW!

For inquiries Kindly contact: 0778064232 or 0700409987 or 0782173086 or you can email: or