LEAP-RE - Long-Term Joint EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy

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LEAP-RE is a Long-Term Joint Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy between the European Union and the African Union.

LEAP-RE seeks to create a long-term partnership of African and European stakeholders in a quadruple helix approach: government (programme owners and funding agencies), research and academia, private sector, and civil society. Impact will be sought by creating a framework, methodology, and cooperation model. The aim is to reduce fragmentation by aligning existing bilateral and multilateral frameworks. LEAP-RE establishes and jointly implements research, innovation, and capacity-building activities. 

The programme opted for a large-scale, inclusive consortium of 96 partners from 34 countries and 2 international organisations, to ensure a broad thematic, geographical and stakeholder coverage, and to demonstrate the feasibility of the collaboration and build trust in view of a long-term partnership addressing the post-2025 period.

Project researchers: Joel Songok, Pekka Peura, Nebiyu Girgibo

Organisation coordinating the project: LGI Consulting (Niclette Bukasa Kampata)

Project partners: 83 research partners in Europe and Africa i.a. Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Makerere University, Moi University,             

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Project duration
Total budget
32 000 000€
Total budget for the University of Vaasa
214 000€
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Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Technology and Innovations
Renewable energy
Smart electric systems
Principal investigator at the University of Vaasa
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