LEAP-RE Joint Call 2022 for AU-EU collaborative research and Innovation projects on Renewable Energy

27. June 2022
Gathering several African and European funding agencies (members of the LEAP-RE consortium) the joint goal is the preparation and implementation of transnational joint Calls for proposals co-funded by European and African national research funding agencies, with additional EC contribution.

The selected projects will focus on achieving goals of mutual benefit based on a balanced and cooperative approach. Particular attention will be given to strengthening the impact of R&I supported activities for the well-being of the society, in Europe and in Africa.

The LEAP-RE Joint Call 2022 can fund basic research, applied research and experimental development projects that are 12-24 months long.

Applicants should be aware that each funding agency participating to the LEAP-RE Joint Call 2022 will apply its own rules and regulations regarding eligibility and criteria (nationality, thematic, nature of project, TRL, rate of subsidy, etc.). The range of activities recommended for collaboration under LEAP-RE, will focus on 6 multi-annual roadmaps:

  1. Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources and integration of RES in sustainable energy scenarios – Scenarios assessing the potential role of renewable energy in Europe and Africa per technology, application type with the aim to support the RE industry to prioritize and contextualize target areas of RES deployment
  2. End‐of‐life and second‐life management and environmental impact of RE components – Map the component value chain, identification of key stakeholders & successful business models promote replicability scenarios of operational models and standard operating procedures in concerned regions
  3. Smart stand‐alone systems (SAS) – Promote the development of RE‐SAS demonstrator(s) considering the diversity of potential local RE sources and the local effective environment
  4. Smart grid (different scale) for off grid application – Development of new tools for optimizing capacity in planning and dispatching strategies based on people’s needs with the aim to reduce the energy dependence on fossil fuel and increasing the share of RES use including electricity storage solutions such as batteries, hydrogen…
  5. Processes and appliances for productive uses (PRODUSE) – Improvement and Promotion of wider use of PRODUSE appliances for Cold chain and thermal tools and equipment’s (healthcare and agriculture – livestock, fisheries and farming)
  6. Innovative solutions for priority domestic uses (clean cooking and cold chain) – Improving, managing and maintaining solar photovoltaic systems, cookstoves and cold chain components for clean cooking and food storage. Supporting interactions with policymaking to foster fast market uptake considering the macro socio-economic and gender impacts

Publication of the Call End June 2022

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