The PRE-LEAP-RE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under Grant Agreement 815264.


The relevance of energy is well consolidated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which intends to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 7 is fully dedicated to energy.

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative, together with the World Bank and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), are also redesigning the framework of access to better highlight the link between energy, services and local development.

Within fourteen months, PRE-LEAP-RE will prepare a European Joint Programme (EJP). It will set the foundation for future collaborative African Union-European Union activities in the field of renewable energy (RE). This project forms the basis for long-term African-European collaboration in RE and will contribute to a better understanding of the AU-EU ecosystem.

PRE-LEAP-RE will promote a pathway for empowering local research through Europe-Africa cooperation while fostering the conditions for transforming research into effective innovation, tailored to specific societal needs while acknowledging regional discrepancies. The main objectives of the projects are to:

  • Identify and formulate a strategic jointly designed research and innovation agenda for re collaboration between Europe and Africa
  • Elaborate a review and subsequent analysis of past and current initiatives
  • Formulate a technological and social innovation pathway
  • Boost an initiative towards an african union-european union (au-eu) platform on renewable energy.

KiNNO, in the framework of the PRE- LEAP-RE Project, will participate in EU-AU Ecosystem Analysis and especially in the Review of Initiatives, in Meta- Analysis and in the Identification of synergies with successful initiatives. Also, the company will work on the EJP-RE Design such as on the Research and Innovation Agenda, Human and Institutional Capacity Building Agenda and on Monitoring & Evaluation Framework and on the Stakeholder Engagement, including Exploitation of synergies identified and finally on the overall project’s coordination.


The PRE-LEAP-RE consortium gathers 17 African and European partners covering a wide range of sectors: education/research, private sector, policy and funding. Indeed, the consortium is composed of organizations with complementary expertise and networks.

-2iE (Burkina Faso) -AESG (Rwanda)- ANER (Senegal) -ACU (UK) -CEA (France) -DLR-PT (Germany) -DST (South Africa) -EERA (Europe)- IE (The Netherlands)- JYU/UNIPID (Finland) -KINNO (Greece)- LGI (France)- MESRS (Algeria)- NRF (South Africa)-NWO (The Netherlands)-POLIMI (Italy)-SU (Kenya)



Funding Opportunities

Available funding opportunities:

EIC Accelerator
EIC Pathfinder

EIC Transition

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