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Challenge fund

The MECS Challenge Fund provides early-stage research funding to stimulate innovations in modern energy cooking technology and systems and support the advancement of technology-based cooking energy products, processes and services in low- and middle-income countries.

The Challenge Fund will run as a series of competitions, each with their own focus and objectives. The competitions will be open to companies of all sizes (businesses including micro, small and medium-sized enterprises), academia and other organisations, to support research projects which could lead to enabling safe and efficient modern energy cooking systems. 

The Challenge Fund is accessed via one of the open competitions. Details of each competition opportunity will be made available on these pages.

The successful applications for the Sparking the Supply Chain Challenge Fund have now been awarded. For more details see here

Register your interest in receiving information about future MECS Challenge Fund competitions by completing the form below. Please note that by completing this form you are agreeing to be kept informed about the MECS Challenge Fund. Your details will not be used for any other purposes.

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We will also make announcements in the MECS newsletter and on social media.

Pre-register for the Challenge Fund Competition here

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Opportunity: Women in Modern Energy Cooking (WMEC) initiative launched