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Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives - Weekly Update (July 19th 2010)

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This week on Skipso:

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

Focus this week: new UK Cleantech Entrepreneurs Support Program, Environmental Research Grants for African Scientists, new Ecomagination $200m Smart Grid Challenge, Intelligent Europe Energy Program, Finnish Biomass Grants

4 grants and awards approaching application deadline

3 Open Innovation Challenges live on Skipso

The Skipso funding section this week has reached 729 Cleantech grants, awards, incentives, all are accessible for free on http://www.skipso.com/grants/grid.html

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Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives - Weekly Update (July 19th 2010)

  1. 1. Skipso Weekly Digest Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives June 12 th – July 19 th 2010 enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com
  2. 2. This Week on Skipso enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com <ul><li>5 new Cleantech Grants , Awards and Incentives added to Skipso’s funding database </li></ul><ul><li>Focus this week: new UK Cleantech Entrepreneurs Support Program, Environmental Research Grants for African Scientists, new Ecomagination $200m Smart Grid Challenge, Intelligent Europe Energy Program, Finnish Biomass Grants </li></ul><ul><li>4 grants and awards approaching application deadline </li></ul><ul><li>3 Open Innovation Challenges live on Skipso </li></ul><ul><li>The Skipso funding section this week has reached 729 Cleantech grants, awards, incentives , all are accessible for free on http://www.skipso.com/grants/grid.html </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  3. 3. UK Cleantech Entrepreneurs Support enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track Program <ul><li>The Carbon Trust has today launched a new service designed to ‘turbo charge’ and stimulate investment in early-stage clean tech companies . This will help create a step-change in the growth of high tech, low carbon businesses in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>The principal aim of Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track is to accelerate the commercialisation of Britain’s best early stage clean tech companies , taking them from high risk start-ups to attractive investment propositions. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : Not disclosed </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : UK </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline : Applications open September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/emerging-technologies/fast-track/pages/default.aspx </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  4. 4. Environmental Research Grants for African Scientists enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa <ul><li>START’s Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa are awarded to African scientists for one-year projects on global environmental change (GEC) in Africa . </li></ul><ul><li>The outcomes of the research conducted as part of this program contribute to global change science knowledge in Africa , create long-term, international collaborative research partnerships among African scientists and scientists in developed countries, enhance the understanding of the impacts and consequences of global changes in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : Not disclosed </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline : ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>http://start.org/programs/africangec </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  5. 5. GE Smart Grid Challenge enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid <ul><li>Welcome to the GE Ecomagination Challenge , a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to build the next-generation power grid – and just might get funded. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the challenge, submit your ideas , vote for the most promising teams and help us change the way the world uses energy in powerful new ways. Who knows? One of the ideas selected could be yours. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Prize / Award </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : $200 million overall budget </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Global </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline : 30 th September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ideas </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  6. 6. EU Energy Grants – Call for Proposals enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme <ul><li>The second Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme began in early 2007 and runs till 2013 . It is one of the European Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 's (CIP) three sub-programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>The IEE programme funds projects aimed at: Capacity building; building and spreading of know-how, skills and methods; exchanges of experience; development of market and intelligence; policy input; awareness raising and information provision; and education and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : $45 million fund </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Global </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline : 31 st December 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/index_en.html </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  7. 7. Finland Biomass Grants enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com The BioRefine Programme <ul><li>The BioRefine Programme for 2007–2012 will generate new and unique expertise in the processing of biomass and apply it to the creation of processes, products and services related to biorefineries. The programme budget totals €137 million . </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Installation Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : €137 million total budget </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline : 31 st December 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>http://akseli.tekes.fi/opencms/opencms/OhjelmaPortaali/ohjelmat/BioRefine/en/etusivu.html </li></ul>SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  8. 8. Open Innovation Challenges (1 of 3) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com <ul><li>How to predict the future environmental impact and effectiveness of ‘Clean’ technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>Win a $5,000 cash award for submitting your innovative methodology to help the seeker organisation develop the first Cleantech Innovation Predictor . </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Prize / Award </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : $5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Global </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: 30 th November 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skipso.com/innovation.html </li></ul>Cleantech Innovation Predictor Challenge SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  9. 9. Open Innovation Challenges (2 of 3) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com <ul><li>The Seeker Organisation is looking for a high-profile non-executive director to help develop its wind and solar business. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply directly for this position or refer a colleague, friend or professional you know and earn a $1,500 cash award if they get the job! </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Prize / Award </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : $1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : London </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: 30 th November 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skipso.com/innovation.html </li></ul>Cleantech Advisor Challenge SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  10. 10. Open Innovation Challenges (3 of 3) enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com <ul><li>Does your organization have a critical Cleantech-related Challenge, that you would like to see addressed and solved by Skipso's global Cleantech expert community? </li></ul><ul><li>Skipso is looking for the Cleantech Challenge question that matters most to you today and offers you a chance to win $10,000 worth of Skipso services ! </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Type : Prize / Award </li></ul><ul><li>Amount : $ 10,000 worth of services </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Focus : Global </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: 27 th July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skipso.com/innovation.html </li></ul>YOUR Cleantech Challenge Question SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  11. 11. Upcoming Application Deadlines enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com http://www.skipso.com/grants/grid.html SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  12. 12. Grant Finder – Find Cleantech Grants, Awards, Prizes enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th Register on http://www.skipso.com to access grant finder for free
  13. 13. Skipso – Enabling Sustainable Innovation enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com http://www.skipso.com Join Now for Free! SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th
  14. 14. 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: JUNE 12 th – JULY 19 th

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