Call for Entrepreneurs

Good news for Entrepreneurs!

The Siemens Foundation, on behalf of the Smart Energy Solutions for Africa project, has launched its 2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs, targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) focused on sustainable energy solutions for rural and off-grid communities in Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia! The SESA project will make available between EUR 50,000 to EUR 100,000 per selected enterprise for the design, implementation and evaluation of submitted projects.

Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) is a Research and Innovation Project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program, coordinated by the ICLEI European Secretariat and implemented in nine African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania. The project aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.

Through several local living labs, the initiative is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent. The co-development approach is based on the five “i’s : inform, inspire, initiate, implement and impact”, an approach that is also applied in the WISIONS Innovation Lab.

The Call for Entrepreneurs 2023 is open until June 25th, 2023. Visit Siemens Foundation and SESA website for more information on how to submit your application.

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