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Skipso Weekly Digest

Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives

January 29th – February 5th 2010

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Summary Skipso Cleantech Grants

• Number of Grants: 593

• Value of Grants: $38billion*

• Countries Covered: 40+

• New Grants this Week: 6

• Latest update: February 5th, 2010

*Includes funds allocated for production incentives, loans, tax credits and expired grants

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This Week on Skipso

•  5 new Cleantech Grants, Awards and Incentives added to Skipso’s funding


database

•  Focus this week: new European and UK Environmental loans, UK Resource


Efficiency Improvement Grants, consultation for Renewable Heat
Incentives in the UK, international Environment Prize

•  Skipso Open Innovation Challenges are live: University CleanTech Challenge


(£5k Cash Award) The Green Lighting Challenge ($10k Cash Award) and the
Concepts for CO2 Offsetting Challenge ($5k Cash Award)

•  10 grants and awards approaching application deadline

•  The Skipso funding section this week has reached 593 Cleantech grants,
awards, incentives and over $38b in value, all are accessible for free on
http://www.skipso.com

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European Loans

European Investment Bank Individual


Loans

•  Grant Type: Loans


•  Amount: 50% of total project costs
•  Geographic Focus: Europe
•  Deadline: Ongoing
http://www.eib.org/products/loans/individual/index.htm

•  The European Investment Bank (EIB) provides a loan facility in support of EU economic
policy objectives to contribute to the integration, development and economic and social
cohesion of the Member Countries. It raises funds to finance capital projects in accordance with
the lending objectives of the Union.

•  Environmental Sustainability - projects to protect and improve the natural environment and
promote social well-being in the interest of social development.

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UK Green Loan Fund

SEEDA Green Loan Fund

•  Grant Type: Loans


•  Amount: £3.8million fund (£200k max loan)
•  Geographic Focus: South East England
•  Deadline: Ongoing

http://www.seeda.co.uk/

•  The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has allocated £3.8m to green
businesses throughout the region and established a £4m sustainability loan fund.

•  The £3.8m will fund 2,500 businesses to develop initiatives within a framework of six
sustainability-led projects. The projects focus primarily on waste reduction, sustainable
procurement and the development of sustainable technologies

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UK Renewable Heat Incentive

Consultation on the Renewable Heat


Incentive (RHI)

•  Grant Type: Production Incentive


•  Amount: Not disclosed (consultation phase)
•  Geographic Focus: United Kingdom
•  Deadline: Will be implemented in 2011

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/rhi/rhi.aspx

•  The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will provide financial support for those who install
renewable heating, which qualifies for support under the scheme.

•  The consultation seeks views on the proposed scheme. The deadline for responses to
this consultation is Monday 26 April.

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UK Energy Efficiency grants

Business Resource Efficiency


Improvement Grants

•  Grant Type: Installation Projects


•  Amount: £8,000 capital grant, £2,000 consultancy grant
•  Geographic Focus: Yorkshire and Humber, UK
•  Deadline: 31st March 2012

http://www.breig.co.uk/index.htm

•  The Business Resource Efficiency Improvement Grants programme (BREIG) helps


businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region to improve their resource efficiency;
providing grants and access to third party expertise to target reductions in waste, energy
and/or water whilst at the same time boosting bottom-line profits

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International Energy Prize

Blue Planet Prize

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: 50 million yen
•  Geographic Focus: Japan, International
•  Deadline: October 2010

http://www.af-info.or.jp/blog/b-info_en/

•  In 1992, the year of the Earth Summit, the Asahi Glass Foundation established the Blue
Planet Prize, an award presented to individuals or organizations worldwide in recognition
of outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application that have helped
provide solutions to global environmental problems.

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International Environmental Prizes

The Goldman Environmental Prize

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $150,000
•  Geographic Focus: US / Global
•  Deadline: April 2010
http://www.goldmanprize.org/

•  Announced every April to coincide with Earth Day, the Goldman Environmental Prize
winners are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a
worldwide group of environmental organizations and individuals.

•  The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and
enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.

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International Environmental Prizes

The Aristotle Onassis Prize for the


Protection of the Environment

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: €250,000
•  Geographic Focus: Greece / Global
•  Deadline: 31st December 2010
http://www.onassis.gr/sectpage.php?lang=en&secID=3&subID=6&sub2ID=9

•  The Prize will reward persons or entities who have provided an outstanding scientific
contribution to the problems of Environmental Protection and Improvement including
the sustainable use of energy.

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International Environmental Prizes

The Sophie Prize

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $100,000
•  Geographic Focus: Global
•  Deadline: November 2010

http://www.sophieprize.org/

•  The Sophie Prize is an international award (US $ 100,000), for environment and
sustainable development, awarded annually. The Sophie Prize is established to inspire
people working towards a sustainable future. The Prize was established in 1997 by the
Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder and his wife Siri Dannevig.

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International Environmental Awards

Rolex Award for Enterprise

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $100,000
•  Geographic Focus: Switzerland / Global
•  Deadline: November 2010

http://rolexawards.com/en/index.jsp

•  For every series of the original Awards, Rolex gives generous support to five Laureates and
five Associate Laureates for their efforts to expand knowledge and improve life on our
planet. This international programme promotes original projects in the fields of science,
technology, exploration, the environment and cultural heritage.

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International Environmental Prizes

Virgin Earth Challenge

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $25,000,000
•  Geographic Focus: Global
•  Deadline: 8th January 2010

http://www.virgin.com/subsites/virginearth/

•  The Virgin Earth Challenge is a prize of $25m for whoever can demonstrate to the judges'
satisfaction a commercially viable design which results in the removal of anthropogenic,
atmospheric greenhouse gases so as to contribute materially to the stability of Earth's
climate.

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Research Fellowship

Pew Fellowship in Marine


Conservation

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $150,000
•  Geographic Focus: US
•  Deadline: N/A
http://www.pewmarinefellows.org/

•  The prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation is annually awarded to five


outstanding global leaders or teams who are working to preserve and protect the
world’s oceans and marine species. Designed to promote innovative work, the Pew
Fellowship provides flexible support and encourages creative, interdisciplinary approaches to
the preservation of marine systems.

SKIPSO WEEKLY DIGEST: JANUARY 22nd – JANUARY 29th enabling sustainable innovation www.skipso.com
R&D Funding

CITRIS Seed Funding Request for


Proposal

•  Grant Type: Research & Development


•  Amount: $30,000 to $75,000
•  Geographic Focus: US
•  Deadline: 29th January 2010

http://www.citris-uc.org/research/funding/rfp

•  CITRIS is pleased to announce a new round of seed funding for Fiscal Year 2010. It is open
to all CITRIS investigators in UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz. Seed funding
supports high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach
and have potential to attract larger scale grants.

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Skipso – Open Innovation Lab (1 of 3)
Refer a friend – Win $1,000!

The Green Lighting Challenge

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $10,000 / $1,000 referral fee
•  Geographic Focus: Italy / International
•  Deadline: 8th March 2010

http://www.skipso.com

•  GC is looking for innovative solutions and products to enhance the performance of its LED-based
product line and extend its functional application to a wider range of fittings.

•  Win $10,000 cash award for submitting solutions that will allow GC to meet the required
illumination coefficients and to expand its Green Lighting fittings to motorways, urban
areas, sports installations and other public areas.

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Skipso – Open Innovation Lab (2 of 3)
Refer a friend – Win $500!

Concepts for CO2 Project Sourcing

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: $5,000 / $500 referral fee
•  Geographic Focus: Developing Countries
•  Deadline: 10th March 2010
http://www.skipso.com

•  Myclimate, The Climate Protection Partnership, is looking for innovative approaches to secure and
expand the sourcing of carbon offsetting projects.

Win $5,000 for submitting the most compelling concept for myclimate to find and approach
Cleantech companies, technology providers and other organizations that apply and implement
CO2-reducing technologies and initiatives in developing countries, mainly in the field of
renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Skipso – Open Innovation Lab (3 of 3)

University CleanTech Challenge

•  Grant Type: Prize / Award


•  Amount: £5,000
•  Geographic Focus: Europe
•  Deadline: 21st February 2010 (Phase 1)
http://www.cleantechnologychallenge.com

•  The CleanTech Challenge is a student competition jointly hosted by London Business School
and University College London where students from top European business and engineering
schools compete in cross-functional teams. The challenge is to develop innovative clean technology
ideas from the concept phase to a stage in which they would attract Series A funding or otherwise
be self-sustainable.

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