Applications open for the Innovation Fund by AECF

AECF has launched a $ 1.2 million facility Innovation Fund aimed at surfacing innovations in clean cooking and productive use of energy technologies and services.

The fund builds on AECF’s Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies(REACT) initiative, which was launched to support the private sector to develop and expand its clean energy technologies to Africa’s rural communities.

Through the fund, technical and financial support will be provided to existing enterprises that are sufficiently developed to address affordability and accessibility of clean cooking, and productive use energy technologies.

The fund is open to enterprises in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Liberia with scalable supply chain models, business models and technological innovations for Productive Use Energy (PUE) appliances such as milling, threshing, grating, specific value chains (poultry, dairy, and coffee) and commercial scale refrigeration as well as solutions that narrow the energy access affordability gap for clean cooking and productive use.

The deadline for applications is April 29.