Deadline: 19 February 2016
Applications are currently invited for Demo Environment Fund, a challenge fund financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) and managed by The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. Demo Environment is a programme that aims to promote sustainability and reduce poverty by developing partnerships and knowledge about new and innovative technical solutions.
The programme represents an opportunity for a range of private and public sector organizations to explore partnerships, transfer knowledge and share the risk of investing in new technology that can help to reduce poverty and environmental impact, and to increase climate resilience. It also gives organisations and entrepreneurs opportunities to demonstrate and adapt their products and expertise in new markets. Applications will be considered for
- Demonstartion grants
- Planning grants
About the Programme
The programme will run from 2015–2018. It operates as a challenge fund and awards grants on a competitive basis. Two kinds of grants are available: planning grants and grants for demonstration projects. You may apply for one or both types of grant consecutively. Calls for applications are published on the website of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. The programme’s emphasis is on new, sustainable, cleantech solutions in the areas of water, sanitation, ecosystem services, energy and urban development. This includes products, systems, processes and services that have clear environmental advantages over existing or alternative solutions.
Demo Environment is able to fund projects in 11 of Sida’s partner countries:
- Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
- Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia
- Western Balkans: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia
- Eastern Europe: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Grants & duration
- The maximum Planning Grant is SEK 350,000. Budgets are to be submitted in Swedish crowns (SEK). It must be possible to implement the activity within a maximum of one year.
- Projects demonstrating technology that is new to either the country or context for the project, but has been tested and sold in another country, can be awarded a grant for a Demonstration Project ranging from SEK 500,000 to 1,800,000.
More information is available at this link.