Funding & Investment — September 2015

CLOSING SOON: Scale your organization through Innovation for India Awards 2016, Deadline October 1, 2015

Connect with experts via the Ennovent Pool Applications are now open for the Innovation for India Awards 2016 (IIA 2016) – a unique awards ceremony organized by Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF). With Ennovent as the social outreach partner, the Innovation for India Awards 2016 aims to identify, select and reward the best innovation solutions and encourages both ’For Profit’ & ‘Not for Profit’ social organizations, foundations, CSR setups and registered social groups to apply or nominate innovations for IIA 2016. Any social organization that is beyond the prototype stage and has contributed to the social innovation space after 2010 is eligible to apply.

3 new tenders in the Egyptian renewable energy sector

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the New and Renewable Energy

Authority (NREA) announced on 11 August 2015 three new tenders for the development of a total of 500MW wind and solar capacity on a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) basis in the West Nile Area with the participation of the private sector. Experienced local and foreign developers are invited to bid for these projects, where the produced electricity will be purchased by EETC on the basis of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to be signed with the developers. The land for the projects will be made available by NREA on a usufruct basis for the duration of the projects.

  1. Tender no. 13/2015/2016 for a total installed wind capacity of 250MW. Deadline: 5 October at 12:00. Email:
  2. Tender no. 14/2015/2016 for a total installed PV capacity of 200MW. Deadline: 2 November at 12:00. Email:
  3. Tender no. 15/2015/2016 for a total installed CSP capacity of 50MW. Deadline: 16 November at 12:00. Email:

2016 Ashden Awards now open for applications, Deadline 3 November 2015

Are you part of a project – or know of one – that’s an innovator in renewable energy generation, energy storage and access to energy, or encouraging more sustainable forms of travel? Are you helping to create more sustainable buildings? Apply for an Ashden Award:
• A global platform to showcase your work
• Prize fund of up to £30,000
• Broadcast quality films and media materials
• Tailored support to help you expand your work even further.

Siemens empowering people. Award 2015, Deadline November 30, 2015

This is a global call out to engineers & developers to submit their practical innovations that contribute to improve living conditions and can be implemented in entrepreneurial model. Following the first competition in 2012/2013, the Award is again on the lookout for appropriate technologies to improve basic supply in crucial areas. Inventors and social entrepreneurs are called upon to submit their simple tech innovations and related business strategies in eight categories. The Siemens Stiftung will honor the 1st prize-winner with a sum of 50,000 EUR. The second prize is valued at 30,000 EUR, the third at 20,000 EUR and a further 5,000 EUR will be awarded to 20 runners up. A Community Prize will also be awarded with a prize of hardware to the value of 5,000 Euro. The winners will further receive promotion on an international scale with global public relations activities ensuring wide visibility. They will become members of an international Network that offers essential support, valuable know-how, helpful insights and connections.

Impact Amplifier’s Investment Readiness Programme January 2016 Call to All “Eco-Innovators” in South Africa

Impact Amplifier will shortly be seeking applications for its new investment readiness program for “eco-innovators”. This program is designed to support specifically the investment needs of entrepreneurs involved in the provision of eco-friendly, environmentally beneficial goods and services. Impact Amplifier is supported in this national program by The Innovation Hub, GreenCape and The Doen Foundation. This program will offer a unique opportunity for ecologically innovative businesses to be instructed by leading experts on how to build a case for investment and to be exposed to a network of local and international investors. Click here and read more details about the program, eligibility and how to apply.