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A weekly digest with a snapshot of the newest Cleantech grants, awards and incentives added to Skipso's 'Funding' section as well as the upcoming application deadlines. …

A weekly digest with a snapshot of the newest Cleantech grants, awards and incentives added to Skipso's 'Funding' section as well as the upcoming application deadlines.

This week on Skipso:

8 new Cleantech Grants, Awards and Incentives added to Skipso’s funding database

Focus this week: Cleantech Start-up Competitions, Environment Social Entrepreneurship Awards, new UK Smart Grid Grants, US State Incentives (Michigan, Kansas)

2 Skipso Open Innovation Challenges are live: The Green Lighting Challenge ($10k Cash Award) and the Concepts for CO2 Offsetting Challenge ($5k Cash Award)

5 grants and awards approaching application deadline

The Skipso funding section this week has reached 540 Cleantech grants, awards, incentives and over $38b in value, all are accessible for free on http://www.skipso.com

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  • 1. Skipso Weekly Digest Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives December 4 th – December 11 th 2009 enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com
  • 2. Summary Skipso Cleantech Grants enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com
    • Number of Grants:
    • Value of Grants:
    • Countries Covered:
    • New Grants this Week:
    • Latest update:
    540 $38billion * 40+ 8 December 11 th , 2009 SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th *Includes funds allocated for production incentives, loans, tax credits and expired grants Other countries: Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, China, India, Brazil, Thailand, Switzerland, Holland, Singapore, UAE , Nigeria, Other EU & African countries 53% 25% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 187 126 91 40 21 36 19 20
  • 3. This Week on Skipso enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com
    • 8 new Cleantech Grants , Awards and Incentives added to Skipso’s funding database
    • Focus this week: Cleantech Start-up Competitions, Environment Social Entrepreneurship Awards , new UK Smart Grid Grants , US State Incentives (Michigan, Kansas)
    • 2 Skipso Open Innovation Challenges are live: The Green Lighting Challenge ( $10k Cash Award) and the Concepts for CO2 Offsetting Challenge ( $5k Cash Award)
    • 5 grants and awards approaching application deadline
    • The Skipso funding section this week has reached 540 Cleantech grants, awards, incentives and over $38b in value , all are accessible for free on http://www.skipso.com
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 4. East Africa Clean Energy Challenge enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Access to Clean Energy Challenge East Africa
    • A business plan competition for entrepreneurs that deliver access to clean energy in Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda .
    • Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency.
    • Grant Type : Start-ups
    • Amount : $100,000
    • Geographic Focus : East African Countries
    • Deadline: 15 th January 2010
    • Visit Website
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 5. Other Start-up Competitions enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Name Cleantech Focus Details Duke Start-up Challenge Energy & Environment (the Duke Start-Up Challenge is an entrepreneurship competition that runs the course of the academic year, from November to April.)
    • Grant Type: Start-ups
    • Amount: $30,000
    • Deadline: 12 th Jan 2010
    • Visit website
    • Grant Type: Start-ups
    • Amount: $40,000
    • Deadline: TBC
    • Visit website
    AC-NET Clean Tech Competition Ideas in New Energy or Water Technology that are ready for market SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 6. Social Entrepreneurship Grants (1 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
    • The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship support social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of our time: tolerance and human rights, health, economic and social equity, peace and security, institutional responsibility, and environmental sustainability .
    • Grant Type : Prize / Award
    • Amount : Later-stage, or mezzanine, funding
    • Geographic Focus : Global
    • Deadline: 17 th February 2010
    • Visit Website
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 7. Social Entrepreneurship Grants (2 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Sparkseed
    • College students with ideas that change the world
    • Each year Sparkseed selects up to ten student-led social ventures . The social innovators who lead these for profit and non-profit ventures receive six months of high-impact support from Sparkseed.
    • Grant Type : Prize / Award
    • Amount : $10,000
    • Geographic Focus : United States
    • Deadline: 7 th February 2010
    • Visit Website
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 8. Cleantech Grant of the Week enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Smart Grid Capital Grants Programme
    • The Department of Energy and Climate Change is inviting applications to their new Smart Grid Demonstration Capital Grant Programme .
    • Capital funding is available for individual businesses and consortia to develop and demonstrate the innovative technologies needed to meet the Government’s goal of installing a smart meter in every home by 2020 .
    • Grant Type : Research & Development
    • Amount : £6,000,000
    • Geographic Focus : United Kingdom
    • Deadline: 25 th January 2010
    • Visit Website
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 9. US State-Incentives enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Name Cleantech Focus Details Michigan - Refundable Photovoltaic Manufacturing Tax Credit Solar Photovoltaic
    • Grant Type: Tax Relief
    • Amount: 25% of Capital Costs
    • Deadline: 31 st Dec 2011
    • Visit website
    • Grant Type: Loans
    • Amount: $30,000 max
    • Deadline: Ongoing
    • Visit website
    Efficiency Kansas Revolving Loan Program Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 10. Skipso – Open Innovation Lab (1 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com The Green Lighting Challenge
    • Grant Type : Prize / Award
    • Amount : $10,000 / $1,000 referral fee
    • Geographic Focus : Italy / International
    • Deadline: 8 th March 2010
    • Visit the website
    • GC is looking for innovative solutions and products to enhance the performance of its LED-based product line and extend its functional application to a wider range of fittings.
    • Win $10,000 cash award for submitting solutions that will allow GC to meet the required illumination coefficients and to expand its Green Lighting fittings to motorways , urban areas , sports installations and other public areas .
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th Refer a friend – Win $1,000!
  • 11. Skipso – Open Innovation Lab (2 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Concepts for CO2 Project Sourcing
    • Myclimate, The Climate Protection Partnership, is looking for innovative approaches to secure and expand the sourcing of carbon offsetting projects . Win $5,000 for submitting the most compelling concept for myclimate to find and approach Cleantech companies, technology providers and other organizations that apply and implement CO2-reducing technologies and initiatives in developing countries , mainly in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency .
    • Grant Type : Prize / Award
    • Amount : $5,000 / $500 referral fee
    • Geographic Focus : Developing Countries
    • Deadline: 25 th January 2010
    • Visit the website
    SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th Refer a friend – Win $500!
  • 12. Upcoming Application Deadlines (1 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com See all grants on http://www.skipso.com/index.php/grants/list SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 13. Upcoming Application Deadlines (2 of 2) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com See all grants on http://www.skipso.com/index.php/grants/list SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 14. Grant Finder – Find Cleantech Grants, Awards, Prizes enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Register on http://www.skipso.com to access grant finder for free SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th
  • 15. Skipso – Enabling Sustainable Innovation enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th http://www.skipso.com Join Now for Free!
  • 16. Contact Us enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com For general enquiries, partnership opportunities, feedback and comments please contact us at: [email_address] The Skipso Team – Enabling Sustainable Innovation SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: DECEMBER 4 th – DECEMBER 11 th