Climate-KIC Switzerland is issuing this call aimed at European companies developing innovative agriculture techniques with climate smart potential. The companies can gain SME vouchers in partnership with the CSA-Booster, covering a broad range of Europe’s leading experts in Agriculture and climate.
The SME vouchers will help technology developers to identify market opportunities, by providing in-kind support of up to 40,000 EUR for a feasibility study of technology introduction with carbon finance support. This study shall help companies to understand the opportunities available to benefit from local climate funds, to participate in carbon related incentive schemes such as agricultural sector NAMAs or to be registered as emission reduction project activities in any of the world’s major carbon markets. The studies will be performed by a project team consisting of experts form the South Pole Group and Alterra, both members of the CSA-Booster consortium. The vouchers are open to all European SMEs (i.e. companies with less than 250 employees) that have a GHG reducing technology or are planning to roll-out an activity which reduces, or allows for low-cost efficient monitoring of, GHG emissions in the agricultural sector anywhere in the world. Each application will be pre-screened by the project team (to ensure that the required information is available), then evaluated by a jury composed of members of Wageningen UR, INRA, IBIMET, ETH and South Pole Group and moderated by Climate-KIC.
A maximum of three vouchers will be granted in 2014.
How to apply:
Applicants have to submit a completed PIN template (available here: http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_PIN_SME_for_CSA.doc)
Applications should be made in German, English or Spanish language.
Applications have to be submitted by October
12 2014. The winners will be announced by October 15 2014.
If you have questions, please contact: Christian Dannecker, Director Land Use & Forestry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: +41 43 501 35 50.
Detailed information: http://southpolecarbon.com/_downloads/140926_SME_Voucher_Southpole_ClimateKiC.pdf