Siemens Stiftung, on behalf of the Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) consortium, encourages local small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) from Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania to apply for the “2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023”. The call is looking for entrepreneurs with experience tackling the continent’s energy access concerns, with an emphasis on rural and off-grid regions. Businesses can apply for the call until June 25th, 2023. Women-led enterprises are especially encouraged to apply.
Each selected enterprise will receive between € 50,000 to €100,000 for the design, implementation, and evaluation of submitted replication projects via service agreements. After selection, they will have the opportunity to participate in the SESA Incubator Programme run by SESA partner Smart Innovation Norway (SIN). The programme includes mentorship, coaching, and access to networks of industry experts and potential investors.
“This call will enable private sector players in Africa and Tanzania, in particular, to address some of their current technical and financial challenges and reach out to thousands of smallholder farmers, small businesses and energy-deprived communities in Africa with renewable energy solutions and in turn boost green jobs and rural economies
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Deadline for application is 25th June 2023
Visit Smart Energy Solutions For Africa website for more details and how to apply