Digital Energy Challenge for Start-ups Call for Applications from Start-Ups

Digital Energy Challenge Description

The Digital Energy Challenge for Start-ups will reward 5-8 start-ups every year for four years, for innovative digital projects that aim to increase energy access and improve power grid performance. The 2021 Call for Projects focuses on sub-Saharan Africa.


The three themes of the 2021 edition are:

Services GridServices to the grid such as grid loss reduction, renewable energy integration, power production forecasting, demand-side management, network planning, capacity building etc.

Innovative Clean Energy SMEsInnovative clean energy solutions, equipment and appliances for SMEs for example in the domains of agriculture, light manufacturing, commercial and retail or healthcare.

Innovative Digital SolutionImplementation of new/innovative digital solutions for energy access businesses including hardware such as kits/meters for off-grid solar or clean cooking applications; or software such as CRM, last-mile distribution optimisation, loan repayment & PAYGO, dynamic monitoring etc.

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