Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund - second call

Efficiency for Access (EforA), supported by UK aid, is investing funding into research and development (R&D) projects with the aim to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances that are particularly suited to developing country contexts and promote social inclusion.

In our second call, EforA invites funding applications for R&D projects that develop innovative appliance technologies or products focused on cooling for off- and weak-grid settings with a particular focus on fans, refrigeration and cold chain. The minimum total funding available under this call is £1m.

For this call, EforA has introduced changes to provide additional funding support and application assistance to start-ups and micro-sized organisations, as well as applicants based or conducting R&D in UK aid priority countries (e.g. in sub-Saharan Africa). They encourage these organisations to apply. In addition, they are available to provide partner match-making assistance for your application if you are looking for partner organisations with specifics areas of expertise.




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Grants are available from £50,000 to £200,000. The minimum total funding available under this call is £1m.

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