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Energy Catalyst - IUK Announces Round 10 Competitions

Energy, Environment & Climate

07 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding is available for businesses and research organisations, from anywhere in the world, to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

Innovate UK (IUK) has announced a call for applications to Round 10 of its Energy Catalyst Competitions. The objective of these competitions is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or Indo-Pacific regions.

Proposals must:

  • Improve energy access in official development assistance (ODA) eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Indo-Pacific regions.
  • Have a technology or business model which is affordable, reliable and low carbon.

IUK has allocated up to £10 million to fund innovation projects across the programme's three competition strands, which will run in parallel.

  • Early Stage competition: Each project’s total costs must be between £50,000 and £300,000.
  • Mid Stage competition: Each project’s total costs must be between £50,000 and £1.5 million.
  • Late Stage competition: Each project’s total costs must be between £50,000 and £5 million.

The competitions are open to collaborations, however, the Early Stage strand is open to single applicants or collaborations. To be eligible for funding, applicants can be from any country, and must be a business of any size, research organisation, research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, or non-governmental organisation (NGO). Applications must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

All three competition strands open on 27 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 28 June 2023 (11:00 BST).

 

How To Apply

Current competition dates:

  • Open: 27 February 2023
  • Competition closing date: 28 June 2023 (11:00 BST)

Applicants are encouraged to read the general guidance for applicants to help their chances of submitting a quality application.

More details can be accessed at the Innovate UK website.

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