The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) provides holistic, country-driven support to incubate and accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The KCIC provides incubation, acceleration, capacity building services and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in renewable energy, water management and agribusiness to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The KCIC’s mission and goals are delivered through a range of services and programs in three focus areas namely; renewable energy, agribusiness and water management.
Why should you apply?
KCIC provides diverse services to support entrepreneurs in clean tech sector to grow their businesses to the next level. The services are delivered in the following delivery areas:
• Business Advisory: KCIC provides technical expertise and mentorship in business, management and technical skills and competencies to turn appropriate technologies into viable businesses.
• Access to Finance: Providing Kenyan innovators with a range of competitive financing offerings, ranging from Proof of Concept grant, seed capital investments and syndication of larger financing.
• Access to Facilities: KCIC provides office space, warehousing and technical facilities for prototype testing and fabrication at KCIC negotiated rates.
• Enabling Environment: KCIC works closely with the government and interested groups / parties to develop policies that support the development and adoption of green technologies in Kenya.
• Access to Information: KCIC collates, packages and disseminates information on the highly dynamic clean technology sector. This includes information on the latest technologies and local markets.
Applications are now open and should be submitted online on kenyacic.org. The businesses should meet the following criteria:
• Must be a legal entity.
• Must have developed a prototype.
• Must be within KCIC three thematic areas of renewable energy, agribusiness and water management.
We evaluate each application we receive based on five main criteria:
• Innovation – is the business innovative in the way it addresses an identified problem in the market?
• Eligibility – does the business idea fall within the scope of the CIC’s three thematic areas?
• Feasibility – is the business idea feasible from a technical and business perspective?
• Impact – will the business idea make a significant impact on the community, women and the environment? • Progress to date – has the applicant taken key
first steps to move the idea forward?
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