Due Date: April 2, 2019

Is your start-up business ingenious, in your area driven, and eco-inclusive? Is your business making considerable contributions to inclusive environment modification mitigation and/or adjustment? Does your business goal to reproduce service activities in another area or nation? Look for the SEED Awards to take your business to the next level.

As Much As 66 reward plans will be granted to locally-driven and early-stage business, which take advantage of their ingenious service services to resolve social and ecological difficulties throughout Africa and Asia.

The SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Environment Effort (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Preservation and Nuclear Security (BMU) and the SEED Africa Awards and SEED South Africa Awards are sponsored by the Federal government of Flanders.

Awards and Classifications

SEED Low-Carbon Awards (Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda)

  • 6 Winners get 1 year SEED Accelerator assistance & EUR10,000 * give each
  • 24 Finalists get 6 months SEED Catalyser assistance & EUR1,500 grant each

SEED Africa Awards (Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe)

  • 5 Winners get: 1 year SEED Accelerator assistance & EUR20,000 * give each
  • 20 Finalists get 6 months SEED Catalyser assistance &
  • Leading 5 finalists will likewise get EUR5,000 * give each

SEED South Africa Awards (South Africa)

  • 3 Winners get 1 year SEED Accelerator assistance & EUR10,000 * give each
  • 8 Finalists get 6 months SEED Catalyser assistance & EUR1,500 * give each

Other Advantages

Assistance Programs

  • The SEED Accelerator: offers you with a 1 year assistance bundle that consists of customized requirements evaluation, capacity-building workshops, and individually specialist guidance. You will establish the financial investment preparedness and functional quality of your recognized eco-inclusive business in order to efficiently scale-up your service.
  • The SEED Catalyser: offers you with 6 months of customized assistance bundle integrating peer-learning and assisted professional guidance. The program will direct you to improve your service design in order to optimise your ecological, social and financial effects and enhance financial investment preparedness as you scale-up.

In addition, SEED Award Winners and Finalists will likewise get the following:

  • Grants: SEED will supply non-reimbursable grant financing for as much as 50% of the overall financial investment for the chosen business. The financing differs throughout award classifications.
  • Duplication Assistance: For business eager to reproduce their service activities in another area or nation a devoted duplication assistance bundle will prepare you in preparing yourself for the next actions of duplication.
  • Tools: Self-help tools that make it possible for business to prioritise and resolve their most immediate requirements, for instance performing market analysis, establishing a financing technique, mapping stakeholder relationships and determining effect.
  • Profiling: SEED Winners and Finalists are profiled nationally and regionally through a top-level Awards Event in addition to globally through SEED marketing and marketing activities such as our site, blog site, social networks and on-ground occasions.
  • Network Structure: SEED helps with connections with important contacts to support organisations, such as funders, policy-makers, SEED Alumni, other SMEs, in addition to SEED Partners and Associates.


You are qualified to obtain the SEED Awards 2019 if your business:

  • shows entrepreneurship and development;-LRB- **************).
  • provides financial, social and ecological advantages;-LRB- **************).
  • has the objective and capacity to end up being economically sustainable;-LRB- **************).
  • is a collaboration in between various stakeholder groups;-LRB- **************).
  • is in your area driven or in your area led;-LRB- **************).
  • has possible for scale-up;-LRB- **************).
  • has possible for considerable duplication;-LRB- **************).
  • remains in the early phases of execution; and
  • satisfies the nation particular requirements set out above.


Please use online by going to to our SEED application platform at app.seed.uno

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For more details, see SEED Awards

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