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Apply for an Energy Catalyst mission

Posted on 30/05/2019

Global Challenges Research Fund is seeking applications for three Energy Catalyst missions - Burma, Ethiopia and Kenya

The missions are designed to support the Energy Catalyst Round 7 funding where up to £22m is to be invested in innovation projects that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low-cost and low-carbon energy.

The three missions will offer innovators applying for Energy Catalyst Round 7 a unique opportunity to gain greater understanding of the energy access issues in Burma, Ethiopia and Kenya and foster links with potential partners.

The visits are open to UK-based micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, Research Technology Organisations, academic organisations, third sector and public sector organisations. Those applying for the mission must also be applying to Energy Catalyst Round 7 and working within technology that addresses all three areas of the energy trilemma (low cost, low carbon and secure energy).

The successful cohorts of UK innovators will have the opportunity to pitch to companies and organisations within each country to find potential partners. Meetings will be set up with various government officials in the renewable energy sector, plus group meetings with key industry players to help understand the energy landscape and energy access issues.  There will be pre-mission briefings in London providing market information and pitch training.

 

Burma – 6-12 July
The deadline for applications is 31 May.
Pre-mission briefing in London on 2 July.
Please click here for more details.

Ethiopia – 14-19 July
The deadline for applications is 7 June.
Pre-mission briefing in London on 3 or 4 July.

Please click here for more details.

Kenya – 21-26 July
The deadline for applications is 14 June.
Pre-mission briefing in London on 5 July.
Please click here for more details.