The SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2022 was a great success, with many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, and South Africa applying with their innovative Productive Use of Energy (PUE) solutions. The official results from the competition can now be found in an infographic below, which provides an overview of the applicants by country and sector.
The winners of the competition are set to receive funding ranging from €50,000 to €70,000 per business over 18 months. This funding will be used to validate selected proof of concepts and business models for upscaling. Starting at the end of February 2023, they will also join the SESA Incubator Programme, where they will benefit from tailored growth support, capacity building, and mentoring. This programme aims to prepare the winners for follow-on funding and to strengthen the financial sustainability of their enterprises. In addition, they will be able to leverage the diverse expertise, experience, and networks of the consortium partners.