Africa-Europe Innovative Partnership (AEIP) Cleantech Challenge

Launched in 2019, with funds from the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) aims to build a network and connect high-quality technology hubs from both continents to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships resulting in collaboration, exchange and growth.

To achieve its objectives, the AEIP launched the Cleantech thematic challenge whereby startups from Africa and Europe developing similar Cleantech solutions are matched to each other, to boost renewable energy and decarbonised energy production and transmission.

The AEIP team will support matched African and Europe startup and scale-up pairs to co-create complementary innovative Cleantech solutions by introducing them to African and European corporates that can mentor and support them to collaborate and explore new markets.


· African and European startups and scale-ups working on Cleantech solutions (power – renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon capture);

· Cleantech startups and scale-ups interested in working with a partner startup or scale up from the other region.

How to Apply

To apply, send an email to to learn more about how to participate in this challenge or visit


The deadline for applying for the challenge is 20th November 2020.

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