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Financing technology for new markets

The Demo Environment Programme funds international technology transfers involving buyers in 14 countries.

In these countries the Demo Environment Programme funds international technology transfers:

  • Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala
  • Western Balkans: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia
  • Eastern Europe: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Focus areas

The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offers clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas:

  • Climate change adaption/mitigation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Renewable energy
  • Water and sanitation
  • Urban development

Grants for Planning activities and Demonstration Projects

Grants for planning activities are awarded to help entrepreneurs explore new markets and research their technology’s impact on the environment and poverty reduction. In Demonstration Projects, local actors receive financing to help them import technologies that offer solutions to local environmental challenges.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The Seller in a partnership can apply for a Planning Grant, and the Buyer can apply for a Demonstration Project grant. However, a partnership may not submit applications for both grants during a single call for applications.

The Demo Environment programme is financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida), and has been managed by The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) since 2007.