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EforA Research and Development Fund first call winners

The Research and Development Fund's second call is closed!

The EforA Research and Development Fund has awarded nine clean energy innovators R&D grants to accelerate efficient appliance development.

Projects submitted during the first call aimed to accelerate the affordability, availability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances that are suited to developing country markets and promote social inclusion and achievement of the Global Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

The winning projects seek to unlock commercial viability of both near-to-market products and horizon technology. The winning organisations are:

The projects will include field trials to take place in a number of countries over the next two years, including Kenya, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The last project is set to finish in April 2021.