The Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) through Ventures Capital for Africa (VC4A) calls for the submission of applications for the Cleantech Thematic Challenge in 2020. Sponsored by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

The Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) was started in 2019 to form a network and link high-quality tech hubs between both continents to explore prospects for mutually favorable partnerships resulting in cooperation, exchange, and growth.

AEIP Cleantech Thematic Challenge for African and EU startups 2020

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If this is something you’ve been looking forward to, then this is your chance to apply and do that wish you’ve wanted.

AEIP Cleantech Thematic Challenge for African and EU startups 2020

The AEIP recently launched an ongoing Cleantech thematic challenge where startups from Africa and Europe leverage clean energy and creating solutions that reduce the net carbon energy output to increase renewable energy efficiency, are asked to send an email to [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in this challenge.

The aim of the thematic challenge is to match startups from Africa and Europe creating similar Cleantech solutions for each other, in order to increase renewable energy and reduce carbon energy production, and foster collaboration between Africa and Europe.

This is a great opportunity that nobody highly notable in this field would like to miss out on it. Now, all you have to do is to read on and learn more about the startups and the deadline.


Applications close on 20th November 2020.

Value of Award

The AEIP team will back matched African and Europe startups pairs to collaborate in creating complementary innovative Cleantech solutions.

That’s by presenting them to the African and European corporate ecosystem that can mentor and care for them to team up and explore new markets. There are some other hidden awards.


To be qualified for this startup, you need to meet these eligibility criteria;

  • African and European startups 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

Applying for this Thematic challenge is simple and fast to do. If you’ve met all the eligibility criteria needed to apply for this startup, then you can apply. Now have in mind that applications are done online through the VC4A Platform. So all you have to do is to visit the portal and apply.

Click here for more details and to apply.


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