The Swiss Re Foundation 2018 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Putting renewables to work in low income communities is open for applications.

The 2018 award focuses on market-based approaches that tackle barriers to successful adoption of renewable energies in low-income communities. The following technologies are in scope: improved cook stoves, solar lanterns, solar home systems, decentralised grids, productive use equipment, mini wind turbines, biogas generators.

For detailed information about the scope of the Award, selection criteria and process, please click here.

The Award will consist of a grant amounting to CHF 800 000, to be split among the winner and the two runners-up alongside with non-financial contributions such as coaching and technical advice.

Please circulate this opportunity widely among your networks.

Applicants should fill in this online questionnaire by 30 September 2017, 24.00 CET. All applications must be submitted in English, before the deadline.