Proposals must meet the following criteria:

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk and the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission will host a one-day programme for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Supported by the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa and the EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Africa...

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Qualifying criteria

  • Project needs to be within the Energy sector.
  • Project must be founded, based and operated in Africa. 
  • Project must be ready for market (with prototype already demonstrated).
  • Project must ideally contribute to the goals of a cleaner and decarbonised energy landscape.

The following terms and conditions apply

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All projects must:

  • start on or after 1 April 2024
  • end by 31 March 2027
  • help deliver clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific
  • include a UK registered administrative lead
  • if you are an international organisation, partner with a UK administrative lead
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), from anywhere in the world

Early-stage projects can have costs of £50k-£300k and last 3-12 months.

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Biotechnology development company

This technology involves a method for generating hydrogen in an electrolysis cell. A proton exchange membrane (PEM) is used to separate anode and cathode chambers of the cell. The space between the anode and the PEM is filled with aqueous sulfuric acid. In use, gaseous sulphur dioxide is fed to the...

This process is used for generating hydrogen by providing a hydrogen chemical carrier in the presence of an active catalyst in a reactor vessel and elevating the temperature inside the reactor by electromagnetic process to allow a dehydrogenation reaction to generate hydrogen. The active catalyst is...

This call invites consortia to apply high-quality R&D projects within all technology fields. However, the

participating countries in particular welcome project proposals in the fields of:

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The North-West University (NWU) has developed and patented a method for producing hydrogen via hydrolysis, using an activated aluminium compound. 

Technology Benefits:

  • Aluminum also can be recycled after the hydrogen production process.
  • Hydrogen can be produced under high pressure.
  • By...

This technology utilises a microchannel reactor for the decomposition of ammonia, comprising two chambers: one for exothermic combustion of ammonia to generate heat. A second chamber of the reactor with a second catalyst receives a second stream of ammonia to provide endothermic decomposition of the...