06 July 2018

Call for projects 2018: Energy Access Booster

This news is redirected and translated by The Secrerariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from Energy Access Booster.

Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Reaching this goal means providing electricity to 1.0 billion people and clean cooking systems to 3.0 billion people worldwide by 2030.

To help reach these objectives, Total, ENEA Consulting, SEforALL and Acumen are launching “Energy Access Booster” – a call for projects to support entrepreneurs in the field of energy access in Africa.

It concerns projects in the deployment stage focusing on one of the four following topics:

  • Green mini-grids
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Refrigeration
    (cooling or cold storage)
  • Energy for drinking water and agriculture

Up to five selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a selection of the following support, depending of their needs and the support capacity of each partner:

  • A strategic advisory consulting mission
  • A financial contribution of maximum $ 50,000 per selected entrepreneur
  • Operational support and potentially local support
  • Visibility of the project

The selected entrepreneurs will receive support on topics including the identification of relevant and sustainable economic models, customer acquisition and retention, pilot project development, production organization, building adapted distribution models, scale-up to the national or international level, and financing. Read more about the opportunity and eligibility criterias here.

Deadline for application: 29th of July
Apply for funding here.

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