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Grants for Demonstration Projects (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)

Deadline: 21 October 2018.

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Are you an organisation in one of this programme's 14 available countries*? Are you looking to import new technology to your country? Would this technology have a beneficial impact on the environment and help reduce poverty?

Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Last chance to apply for a Demonstration grant is 21 October 2018. Applications for Demonstration projects will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final application date (deadline), 21 October 2018 or until all programme funds have been used.

Applications for Demonstration grants will follow a two-step procedure.

  • Step 1: submission of a Concept Note
  • Step 2: submission of a Full Application, if invited after step 1.

Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • The main applicant (the Buyer) must be a company or organization based in one of the 14 prioritized countries.*
  • The Buyer is required to identify an international partner (the Seller) who will be offering new technology for the buyers country (i.e the technology does not currently exist in the country). The seller should be based outside of the importing market.
  • The Buyer and Seller should have a signed purchase agreement before submitting the full application.
  • Applying companies or private organizations must have at least 3 employees. The Agency particularly encourages applications from small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Both partners must exhibit sound finances and a reasonable turnover. It is also required that both parties have been in operation for at least three years.

* The Demo Environment programme funds international technology transfers involving buyers in the following 14 countries: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia; Bangladesh, Cambodia; Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia; Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Applications are scored based on six key areas:

  • Impact
  • Technical solution
  • Market potential and commercial viability
  • Partners
  • Project plan, budget and risks
  • Additionality

Projects must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • The technology demonstrated must be new to the country (or the specific context of use).
  • The technology demonstrated must already have been tested and sold in another country.
  • The project should be fully financed before application.
  •  The project should have deliberate dissemination strategy on how information about the new technology should be spread in the country (a minimum of two activities)

Examples of the costs that can be covered by Demonstration Projects grants are:

  • Equipment purchases
  • Training of staff that will operate the equipment
  • Services required to transport, install, and get the technology up and running
  • Communicating project results and information about the technology in order to awaken interest

Technology or equipment investments should make up a substantial proportion of the total project cost.

The grant can range from SEK 500,000 to 1,800,000. Tillväxtverket can fund up to 50 percent of your invoiced equipment costs and up to 80 percent of your invoiced other costs. The remaining 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively, should be fully financed from other sources - either from the applicant's own resources or from other private or public financing sources such as a bank, an international organisation or a public institution

Deadline: 21 October 2018

[Boletín SIUN 408, 20/21 de septiembre de 2018]

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