Business Incubator for Renewable Energy Enterprises

This project was implemented as a partnership between Makerere University Kampala and The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel), Norway from April 2013 to December 2015.

Project Funder: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Development goal: To consolidate local Renewable Energy sustainable enterprises and increase access to clean energy.

Activities

  • Training of entrepreneurs and technical support (Mentoring and coaching, Market research, Business plan development , Monitoring & Evaluation of entrepreneurs and operators, exchange of knowledge and experience– South North and South to South, capacity building)
  • Investment support (provide partial financial support to entrepreneurs to establish businesses)
  • Promoting an autonomous incubator and active networking (establish financial and management systems, organize meetings with stakeholders) 
  • Annual Networking Event 2014 (Theme: “Up scaling proven renewable energy technologies to increase energy access in Uganda”)
  • Annual Networking Event 2015 (Theme: “Accelerating entrepreneurship and business development in renewable energy.”)
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Partners

  • Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kampala Norges Vel
  • Makerere University
  • Nordic Climate Facility
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • Fredskorpset
  • Husk Power Systems Private India (HPS)