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Open for applications: ‘Sparking the Cooking Supply Chain’ (MECS-SC2) competition

12th August 2022

The new ‘Sparking the Cooking Supply Chain’ (MECS-SC2) competition is now open for applications.

This competition is a 3-phase project, starting with a 5-month formative research inception stage. Progression between the phases (i.e. phase 1 to 2 and phase 2 to 3) will be competitive and dependent on overall success of the previous phase.  Multiple projects will be funded.

Launched on 12 August 2022, the competition seeks to fund research projects that will deliver a minimum of 1,500 energy efficient electric cooking appliances into homes or businesses.   Our research so far suggests that electric pressure cookers (EPCs) are the ‘front running candidate’ for this outreach, but we will consider any efficient electrical cooking appliance. Combinations of more than one device are acceptable if a strong case is made.  

The MECS webinar ‘Sparking the Cooking Supply Chain (SC2) Challenge Fund’, held on Wednesday 17 August 2022, provided further information about the new MECS Challenge Fund. The event highlighted the research questions, our expectations for successful projects and the timelines associated with submission and commencement of work. A recording of the webinar and the presentation shown can be accessed here.

All the competition documents, including the application form, are available through the Delta esourcing portal.

The access the documents you need to register as a supplier. Registration is free.

Once registered you will need to enter the Access code: T6SUQZ67RD to find the opportunity.

**IMPORTANT ** Only applications made through the Delta portal will be accepted.

The competition is open until 23:55 (BST) on Wednesday 5 October 2022.


Featured image, top: electric pressure cooker (image credit: CREEC, 2022).

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