ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition in Belarus – Call for Applications

19. May. 2014

Call for Applications

The EU funded project ener2i ( invites Belarusian Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) with energy related innovation targets in Renewable Energy Sources (RES) or with the aim to improve their energy efficiency (EE) performance to participate in the ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition – Belarus.

The aim of the competition is to initiate innovation projects in the field of EE and RES by providing direct financial support in an early stage of project development. SMEs, including start-ups and spin-offs, will get the possibility to purchase research and development services from knowledge providers to realise their projects and to establish or intensify their relationship with research institutions.

To participate in the ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition project teams who would like to submit an application have to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Project applicants have to meet the EU’s definition of small and medium sized enterprises stated in declaration (2003/361/EC).
  • SMEs have to be officially registered in Belarus at the submission deadline of Innovation Vouchers.
  • No tasks that have already been funded by another EU funding initiative will be funded.
  • Beneficiaries have to be Small or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), which are cooperating with a research partner.
  • Project implementation (usage of voucher funds) has to be accomplished within 6 months after signature of the contract.

The applicants of the six best project ideas, with the highest evaluation score will be awarded with the Innovation Vouchers of € 4,000 each. The Voucher money should be spent on R&D related manpower needed for project implementation or travel arrangements facilitating knowledge transfer on an international level.

The information about the evaluation and selection criteria as well as other relevant information is available in the Terms of Reference - ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition Belarus (pdf).

Date of publication: 19 May 2014

Deadline for the submission of Applications is: 20 August 2014, 17:00 (FET, Minsk time, date of online submission)

Contact person in Belarus: Alla Minko, Belarusian Innovation Fund,

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