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Zero Emission Generators (ZE-Gen) Accelerator Phase 1: Discover

General & Misc
Project Size:
£50,000 and £150,000

Opening & Closing Dates:

  • Opens: Monday 20 November 2023
  • Closes: Wednesday 31 January 2024 at 11:00am​​.

Innovate UK, in collaboration with FCDO and DSIT, is investing up to £2 million in projects focused on creating renewable replacements for fossil fuel generators, specifically targeting Nigeria and the Philippines. This technology accelerator forms part of the broader ZE-Gen programme, aiming to support feasibility studies and the development of scalable, safe, and low-carbon technologies​​.

Funding Type: Grant

Project Size:

  • Project costs must be between £50,000 and £150,000​​.

Project Duration and Scope:

  • Projects must last 10 months, starting on 1 June 2024 and concluding by 31 March 2025, with a focus on benefiting Nigeria or the Philippines and involving at least one SME​​.

Portfolio Approach:

  • A diverse range of projects will be funded, ensuring a mix of different organisations, technologies, and regional focuses​​.

Research Categories:

  • Funding is designated for feasibility projects that will significantly contribute to energy affordability, security, and reduced carbon emissions​​.


  • Projects that do not align with ODA compliance, fail to address GESI issues, or do not propose an end-of-life plan for renewables will not be funded​​.

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