Grant Applications Open For Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access


Organisation:  Innovate UK

Apply By:  14 Nov . 2018


Grant Applications Open For Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access
 

Grant Title: Grant Applications Open For Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access

Deadline: 14th Nov. 2018

Applications are open for Energy Catalyst Round 6: Transforming Energy Access to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market.

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Elements

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

  • cost
  • emissions
  • security of supply and energy access
  • Specific Themes

Applicant’s project could focus on, for example:

  • demonstrating that a technology works in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia
  • making new solutions more affordable
  • integrating technologies in new systems or business models to help unlock finance and deployment
  • developing technologies or business models that address other barriers to deployment, such as skills required to develop or maintain technologies
  • unlocking underserved market segments that existing solutions are not reaching at scale, such as rural areas, frontier markets or specific energy end-users
  • bioenergy

Funding Information

  • Early stage projects can have total costs of £50,000 to £300,000 and last 6 to 12 months.
  • Mid stage: £50,000 to £1.5 million, 12 to 24 months.
  • Late stage: £50,000 to £3 million, 12 to 30 months. Projects must start by 1 April 2019 and end by 30 Sept 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding for any strand applicant must:

  • be a business, academic organization, charity, public sector organization or research and technology organization (RTO)
  • apply as part of a collaboration with a UK organization if the applicant is based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia
  • intend to exploit the results to help deliver clean energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • They will fund organizations from anywhere in the world.

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