Maasai trader looking at solar cell lightning solution, Kenya, May 2018. Photo by Jakob Brodersen, access2innovation

Additional funding in the pipeline

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Looking for funding to innovate new solutions for the East African market? Now you can apply for additional funding for innovative partnerships aimed at developing solutions for the East African market.


access2innovation is applying for funding from the European Regional Fund within the framework of the current initiative “Partnership Driven Innovation for the East African Growth Markets” (PIVØ).

Partnerships eligible for application should develop solutions, products or concepts for the East African markets within sustainable energy, agri-business, water, construction or ITC.

Each partnership can apply for up to 500.000 DKKin grant of a total project budget of 1.250.000 DKK (only hours can count as co-financing), and must consist of:

  • A minimum of three Danish SME’s with one being anchored in the Northern Denmark Region  
  • One accredited knowledge institution (university, university college, GTS etc.) using a minimum of 30 % for technical support to the companies

Additional financing of up to 1 mill. DKK will be available for larger initiatives.

If this catches your interest, please call Ole Stein at 2660 4701 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a full list of requirements and the one-page concept note form needed for application.

Concept note submission deadline is August 20th, 2018.The concept note will be part of the full application submitted by access2innovation.
Kindly note that if the application submitted to access2innovation is approved, each partnership must prepare more detailed applications to be approved by the access2innovation board.

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