Opportunities

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The GSMA is looking for start-ups, SMEs and social enterprises that leverage digital technology, particularly mobile, to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to and with low-income and vulnerable populations. Successful projects will receive an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale their innovation over a 15 to 18 month period.

The mini-grids should support provision of safe and reliable electricity to refugees and host communities in areas not being served by the national grid. This RFA provides prospective applicants with a fair opportunity to develop and submit competitive applications to the Power Africa Off-grid Project for potential funding.

You have a mature product or business idea and/or already a first prototype for the decentralized renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa? Then Energy Camp Africa is the right place for you! Startup|Energy supports local startups in the decentralized energy sector of Africa.

The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge starts in September 2021 and ends with the Grand Final in June 2022. The Challenge starts with a kick-off workshop at each university and includes a series of webinars, mentoring by experts in the sector and a prototype fund application call.

Open end

DEG provides funding of 500,000 to 749,000 EUR, which constitutes a maximum of 50% of the total investment volume. Private sponsors must contribute a substantial share of equity (at least 25% of total investment volume). DEG’s funds must be repaid in the event of success of the company (depending on pre-defined financial criteria such revenue or profit).

Innovations that have already been tested in a specific environment and / or on a limited scale but are not yet utilized by our target group. Limited funding for testing and verifying innovative ideas (proof-of-concept).

The Global Innovation Fund is supporting the development of innovative approaches to solving challenges for people living at the last mile in any sector in any developing country and any type of organisation may apply. This includes social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and research institutions in any country.

SCAF provides financial support on a cost-sharing and co-financing basis via private equity funds, venture capital funds and project development companies through its three Support Lines. SCAF does not support individual projects on a one-off basis.

LAF3 is a $10m technology fund investing in Seed-to-Series A technology-enabled companies, that are building the rails for Africa’s digital infrastructure, and are poised to experience rapid growth backed by our strong local and regional support.

USICEF aims to accelerate progress towards India’s renewable energy and energy access goals, by supporting early stage development of distributed solar power projects and helping to catalyze long-term financing. USICEF invites distributed solar power project developers who operate in the following categories in India to apply for support.

DIV supports groundbreaking ideas to transform lives and maximize USAID’s impact per dollar.

Innovative solutions come in many forms – whether a product, technology, service, or application of a creative business and delivery model. DIV is an open door to USAID – anyone, anywhere can apply at any time. USAID provide flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. We look for solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability.

Companies seeking results-based finance for mini-grid projects in Sierra Leone and Madagascar can apply for pre-qualification to the facility. Under this wave, the Universal Energy Facility will disburse USD 3 million in grant payments to deliver over 6,900 electricity connections based on a results-based incentive of USD 433 per electricity connection.

OMDF or the Off-Grid Market Development Fund provides financing to companies and institutions involved in the distribution of solar products (pico-solar products and solar home system kits) with the mission of accelerating access to sustainable electricity in Madagascar.