Innovative Cleantech Solutions Collaborations for African & EU Startups in the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) Cleantech Thematic Challenge 2020

Register your African or EU startup in the Cleantech Thematic Challenge for a chance to be brought in on joint ventures to produce clean technology and energy. 

Selected startups from both continents will be matched up, and awarded resources and training for mutually beneficial partnerships resulting in networking, collaboration, exchange and growth.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020.

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The AEIP team will support matched African and European startups and scale-up pairs to jointly create complementary innovative Cleantech solutions by linking them to African and European corporates that can mentor, train and support them to collaborate and explore new markets.


The criteria for qualification for applicants are:

  • African and European startups and scale-ups working on Cleantech solutions (power – renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon capture). 
  • Cleantech startups and scale-ups interested in working with a partner startup or scale up from the other region.

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About the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) Cleantech Thematic Challenge

Focused on the theme of Power- renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon capture, the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) Cleantech Thematic Challenge is a Public Sector Initiative organized by the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership. 

Categorized in the sector of Clean technology and energy, the initiative is funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. 

AEIP was launched in 2019 to build a network and connect high-quality tech hubs from Africa and Europe to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial collaborations.

The objective of the thematic challenge is to match startups and scale-ups from Africa and Europe developing similar Cleantech solutions to each other, in order to boost renewable energy and decarbonised energy production and transmission collaboration between Africa and Europe.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for application is November 20, 2020.

The Program will run between 9:00, September 14 – 18:00, December 11, 2020.

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