MECS 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-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 a safe and efficient modern energy cooking system.
The challenge fund can only be accessed via one of the open competitions. Details of each competition opportunity will be made available on these pages so please check back regularly for updates. We will also make announcements in the MECS newsletter and on social media.
Competition is now closed!
A decision to successful applicants will be sent by 30th July 2019. Should your application be unsuccessful, we will contact you within the first week of August.
You can also 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. If you wish to join the MECS mailing list to be kept up to date on all MECS activities more broadly you need to sign up to the MECS newsletter mailing list.