The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India is facilitating Cooking Support on Mini-Grids (MECS-COSMO) Competition.
The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) challenge fund provides research funding to stimulate innovations in modern energy cooking technology and systems. In addition, MECS supports the advancement of innovative cooking energy products, processes, and services in low-income countries that are appropriate and acceptable to users. This new competition enables the MECS programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and delivered by Loughborough University, to address key barriers to electric cooking uptake on mini-grids.
Cooking Support on Mini-Grids (COSMO) competition builds on this progression of interest and seeks to explicitly strengthen the utilization of mini-grids (MG) for e-cooking. They are looking to fund projects with mini-grid developers (and their partners) to enable electric cooking appliances to be sustainably used in homes or businesses.
This competition is running in two phases, starting with a 5-month business plan. Progression between phases 1 and 2 will be competitive and dependent on overall success of the previous phase. Multiple projects will be funded.
The last date to submit applications is November 9, 2022.
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