Core Focus - Frugal Innovation in the context of Africa’s Energy ecosystem
Core Focus - Frugal Innovation in the context of Africa’s Energy ecosystem The Energy Lab works with leading organizations spanning the energy industry and cross disciplinary experts, to support and create innovative solutions that address challenges affecting the community.
We start by identifying problems in the industry, then scout for startups/entrepreneurs that develop technological solutions to solve the identified problems. These solutions are built leveraging frugal techniques whereby solutions are developed where there are limitations in resources forcing the innovators to do more with less i.e. capital is low, resources are scarce, or infrastructure is in need of upgrading.
To become the leading energy ecosystem builder, enabling disruptive frugal innovations which
result into groundbreaking solutions and technologies that will sustainably transform the energy
We aim to achieve our purpose through:
- Community building through stakeholder engagements, education initiatives and
- Designing innovation programs using our 4D Methodology (Discover, Develop, Deploy,
- Unlocking innovative financing for investment opportunities relevant to the sector.
|Core Priority themes||Thematic areas||Expected outcomes|
|Clean Energy|| || |
|Financing for energy startups|| || |
|Supply chain optimization|| ||To reduce barriers to better target under-served populations in Uganda, improving access for some of the hardest to reach and most in need communities|
|Mainstreaming cross cutting issues|| ||To promote innovation around mainstreaming cross cutting issues within the sector|