Sustainable Energy Project Support - SEPS

Through SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support), WISIONS supports innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound as well as fostering knowledge exchanges between practitioners.

Currently there is no open call for project or exchange proposals.

What support does SEPS offer?

SEPS generally offers support for two kinds of activities: the realization of knowledge exchanges between organizations/specialists (SEPS – Support of Knowledge Exchanges) and the implementation of sustainable energy projects (SEPS – Support of Projects) and 

Support of Knowledge Exchanges

Additionally, we are also looking for exchange activities that can strengthen the capabilities of practitioners and local organizations working in the field of applied renewable energy technologies. For that end SEPS supports face-to-face exchanges, for example: 

  • mutual visits of staff/personnel of two or more organizations for knowledge sharing
  • face to face consultation(s) undertaken by specialists in the field
  • practical hands-on training 
  • intensive training workshops for staff/personnel of one or more organizations, adapted to their specific needs

Exchanges can address issues such as technical challenges, financial strategies, managerial capacities, methods of motivating the local population etc. These are just some examples of exchange types and topics, however the SEPS support is not limited to these examples.

The peer-to-peer exchange proposal must demonstrate a sound and coherent approach that is in accordance with the specific needs and expertise of the organizations involved. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form as well as an exchange budget in Euros (EUR) and a detailed timeline for the exchange activities.

You can find examples of SEPS-Knowledge Exchange activities under SEPS project descriptions (see “Exchange” in the title).

Support of Projects

With its limited grant funding, WISIONS cannot offer support for the straightforward replication of common projects – the unique character of the project concept is an important criterion for selection. Projects concerned with promoting domestic appliances (e.g. cooking facilities for households) are excluded.

In order to be able to assess the project proposals submitted and compare them in a structured way, SEPS has drawn up a set of criteria. They are set out in the application form and applicants must give detailed information in each section.

Background on sustainability aspects of renewable energy technologies can be found in our Technology Radar.

Examples of projects supported in the SEPS scheme can be found under SEPS Projects.