The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will collaborate with Innovate UK, a division of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £10 million in innovation initiatives. This funding is part of the Ayrton Fund. 

This contest aims to quicken the innovations required to expand or improve clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific regions. In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 and 13, an equitable and inclusive energy transition must be established, and all people must benefit from clean energy. 


Your proposal must focus on: 

  • improving energy access in Official Development Assistance (ODA)eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Indo-Pacific regions 
  • having a technology or business model which is affordable, reliable and low carbon 


This competition is split into 3 strands: 


More Information:  

The applications are open until Wednesday 28 June 2023 12:00pm. For more information and registration, please check here. 

RedKnight has a strong track record of securing Innovate UK funding! If you would like help in putting together a competitive proposal, contact us today.