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  • UK
  • Opening date: 17th June 2019
  • Closing date: 18th September 2019

Website Innovate UK

The UK's innovation agency.

Total Fund Available: Up to £22m

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £22 million across 3 strands to help provide clean, affordable and secure energy in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both.

Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) will invest up to £22 million. This is in innovation projects as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund(GCRF) and Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme.

The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector.

Projects must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. They must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing solutions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those solutions.

Proposals must also address all 3 elements of the energy ‘trilemma’:

  1. Cost.
  2. Emissions.
  3. Security of supply and energy access.

There are 3 options to apply into this competition. These are referred to as strands and will be run in parallel. The strands are dependent on the stage your project is at:

  1. Early stage for feasibility studies.
  2. Mid-stage for industrial research (this strand).
  3. Late stage for experimental development.

This is the mid stage competition for industrial research. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your application to the correct stage.

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