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Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

25.04.2013

New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has launched today its call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sponsored by GDF SUEZ, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), the government of South Korea and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the contest is seeking proposals that promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit local communities or regions, create jobs and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. “NDF is supporting several sustainable energy and climate projects in collaboration with IDB.  IDEAS, with its innovative nature, complement nicely our portfolio of projects in the region” says Hannu Eerola , Country Program Manager at NDF. “This is a unique opportunity for individuals and institutions with innovative ideas in the field of energy to move pure concept level ideas to a pilot-tested stage supported by a business plan ready for submission to other financial entities. ” said Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho , Lead Energy Specialist at the IDB Energy Division.

Award winners will receive up to US$100, 000, as well as technical and business development support to implement and scale up their ideas, moving from a pure concept level to a pilot-tested stage supported by a business plan ready for submission to other financial entities. Individuals, enterprises and organizations based in countries that are borrowing members of the IDB are invited to submit proposals, which must focus on the adoption, innovation, assimilation, development and transfer of technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and fossil fuel substitution.

Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013, Eastern Time, via the www.iadb.org/ideas website.  Winners will be announced from beginning of November 2013.

More information

2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest
NDF C58 Latin America: IDEAS – Energy Innovation Contest