Open – 2021

LEAP-RE (Long term Europe Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy)

Co-funded call for proposals in the frame of the RIA « Long term Europe Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy» to fund research and innovation dealing with renewable energy in Africa.

As part of the Europe-Africa LEAP-RE program, co-funded by the European Commission, 16 R&D funding organizations from 13 countries are launching a call for projects coordinated by ANR and MESRS (Algeria). LEAP-RE is intended to fund transnational research and innovation projects dealing with the subject of renewable energies in Africa in order to increase the use of these through a balanced set of research, demonstration and transfer projects technology on both continents.

Context:

Energy is identified as one of the major components of the African Union - European Union Strategy which materialized in the joint declaration of application at the 5th African Union - European Union summit held in Abidjan in November 2017.

LEAP-RE is a consortium fits into this framework. This consortium aims to develop a long-term partnership between the African Union and Europe in research and innovation on renewable energies between the two continents (Long term Europe Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy: LEAP - RE). It brings together 83 partners from Europe and Africa, public and private.

Scope of the Call and priority Areas for Collaboration:

The range of activities recommended for collaboration under LEAP-RE, will focus on 6 identified multi-annual roadmaps presented in the Call:

  • mapping RE joint research and innovation;
  • end of life of RE components;
  • smart stand-alone systems;
  • smart grids;
  • productive uses of energy;
  • domestic uses of energy.

Call text, containing also the list of Countries and Regions participating at the call, is available at LEAP-RE website as well as on this page.

Thirteen countries will participate financially in the call for projects:

5 African countries: South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Togo

8 European countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania

Projects funded under the present call for proposals will have a minimum consortium size of four partners from four different participating countries (2 from Europe and 2 from Africa).

At least one partner of the Consortium of each continent (Europe and Africa) should be from a country participating in the Call and eligible to receive support from the relevant participating funder.  Partners of the selected projects will be funded directly by their respective national or regional organizations (agencies or departments). As a result, national regulations apply in addition to call rules.

African partners not eligible for funding from funding organizations in the five African countries could also be funded (see the text of the call for more details), although the resources available for this are limited.

The ANR will only fund French teams. In particular, French partners requesting funding from ANR should read the document "Terms and conditions for French participants", available on this page.

Open
Closed
Opening : 2021-03-15 at 14h00 CET
Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2021-04-01 at 17h00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2021-09-15 at 17h00 CEST

Along the selectin process, the call secretariat (email address: pilier1(at)leap-re.eu) is the contact point for all candidates. For questions about the national/regional funding regulations: contact your national contact person (table 1 and appendix IV of the Call text).

PARTICIPATION IN THE CALL FOR PROJECTS

Projects funded under the present call for proposals will have a minimum consortium size of four partners from four different participating countries (2 from Europe and 2 from Africa). At least one partner of the Consortium of each continent (Europe and Africa) should be from a country participating in the Call and eligible to receive support from the relevant participating funder. The ANR will fund only the French teams.

National contact point :

Marie-Laure Tarot
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 80 48 83 74
Courriel : marie-laure.tarot(at)agencerecherche.fr

François Moisan
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Courriel : francois.moisan(at)agencerecherche.fr

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