Efficiency for Access (EforA), supported by UK aid, is investing funding into research and development (R&D) projects with the aim to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances that are particularly suited to developing country contexts and promote social inclusion.
In their second call, EforA invites applications for research and development (R&D) projects that develop innovative appliance technologies or products focused on cooling for off- and weak-grid settings, with a particular focus on fans, refrigeration and cold chain. At least £1m is available for this call, with grants available between £50,000 and £200,000.
The Research and Development Fund (received from UK aid) is being distributed in several funding calls to organisations conducting R&D projects that have the potential to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of off-grid and weak grid appliances.
Please visit the website to find out more about the application process and full funding criteria.
The submission deadline is 16 August 2019 with an expectation that projects will start by 15 October 2019.