Digital Energy Facility 2024 Challenge for Start-ups

Digital Energy Facility 2024 Challenge for Start-ups

Digital Energy Facility 2024 Challenge for Start-ups

Digital Energy Facility is happy to accept applications from talented motivated individuals to take up the yearly call for projects in the 2024 Challenge for Start-ups.

The aim of the Challenge is to support the development of innovative solutions for greater energy access, to facilitate the integration of renewable energies and improve energy operators’ performance.

Digital Energy Facility contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal by ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy, the AFD implemented the Digital Energy Facility, a programme co-financed by the European Union, with the participation of ADEME, to support the digitization and modernization of the energy sector.

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Contest Summary:

Organisation: Digital Energy Facility

Program Location: United Nations & European Union

Program Duration: 4 years

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Start-ups, NGO

Nationality: All Nationalities

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Digital Energy Facility Challenge:

The 2024 Call for Projects targets projects based in Africa and owned by:

Eligible Countries

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits for the Digital Energy Facility Challenge:

  • Each year the Challenge will award 2 to 3 utility and
  • Technology/service provider partnership projects and
  • 5 to 8 start-up projects.
  • An annual budget of €1.8 M will enable grant-based funding, technical assistance and strategic guidance.

Challenge winners can benefit from:

  • A financial contribution
  • Technical assistance
  • A bootcamp
  • Increased visibility

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Application Procedures for the Digital Energy Facility Challenge (How to Apply):

To be part of the Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program, applicants seeking For more information on each category and to apply, should visit: The Digital Energy Challenge for Start-ups and The Digital Energy Challenge for Utilities.

For further information or to be added to the Challenge mailing list please contact.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

For more information Visit the Official Website.

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