Energy Catalyst Round 8: international brokerage trips – Funding Opportunity

A number of international brokerage trips are being planned between January and July 2020

The next round of the Energy Catalyst Programme is due to launch in 2020.  Up to £20m will be available to support businesses to develop highly innovative, sustainable energy technologies and business models, which are accelerating the clean energy transition in developing and emerging economies.  A particular focus is on addressing the clean energy access challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and South/South East Asia.

To support the technology funding, which is expected to open in June 2020, a number of international brokerage trips are being planned between January and July 2020. The aim of these weeks is to help organisations applying for the Energy Catalyst Round 8 to gain an understanding of the energy access issues in the country visited and for businesses to develop equitable partnerships between organisations interested in submitting an Energy Catalyst Application.

The trips are still being planned, but an indicative list of countries that may be visited is:

  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • S. Africa
  • Indonesia/Vietnam
  • Uganda
  • Zambia