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The RRR Accelerator: Call to develop solutions to prevent e-waste (€20,000)

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The RRR Accelerator: Call to develop solutions to prevent e-waste (€20,000)

E-waste makes up an increasing proportion of municipal waste and leads to a growing amount of toxic substances in local waste streams.

To mitigate this, concepts for repair, refurbishment, and reuse of EEE are applied to reduce the negative impact on the environment by extending product lifetime, closing resource loops, and optimizing resource efficiency while providing a range of social and economic benefits

For this reason, the RRR Accelerator is calling for NGOs or private companies with plans to take up innovative projects to promote the reuse, refurbishment, and repair (RRR) of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in low-income and middle-income countries.

These innovative projects that support RRR must be executed in a five-month period between May and September of 2022.

The RRR Accelerator is part of the Innovate & PREVENT program of the PREVENT Waste Alliance, and it is implemented by Adelphi and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


  • Access to funding between €10,000 and €20,000
  • Exclusive access to peer learning and capacity building sessions
  • Expert coaching and mentoring
  • Support in the preparation and implementation of your project idea
  • Professional marketing and outreach support


You can apply for the program if you:

  • Are an NGO or private company
  • Are registered in a low- or middle-income country
  • Have been active in the EEE/Waste EEE sector for at least 1 year

You can also apply with another project (international) partner, but only the company in the lead is eligible for funding.

How to apply

Start the application process by downloading and completing the following Application Template.

Submit the finalized application form as a PDF document to [email protected]. The application deadline is 21 February 2022.

Should there be any questions during the application process you can contact [email protected]. If your proposal is short-listed, you will be invited to do a face-to-face online pitch in March.

Read the Accelerator Guideline for more background on process and selection criteria.

The RRR Accelerator is offering a networking session (see timeline below) to provide an open space for prospective applicants and supporting organizations to connect in the scope of the RRR Accelerator application process. Participants will have a chance to:

  •  State what they are searching for
  • State what they are offering/if you are interested to provide support/expertise (also pro-bono)

You are also welcome to send searching/offering information to the accelerator email address. The RRR Accelerator will share requests/offers with others who are searching/offering.

Timeline of the RRR Accelerator program

  • January 21st: Launch of the RRR Accelerator program
  • January 26th, 12 pm CET: FAQ Webinar on Accelerator Programme (Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube)
  • February 3rd, 2 pm CET: Networking Session MS Teams Link to join Networking Session/ Outlook Calendar Invite (.ics)
  • February 15th, 3 pm CET: FAQ Webinar on Accelerator Programme MS Teams Link to join FAQ Webinar / Outlook Calendar Invite (.ics)
  • February 21, 2022: Application deadline
  • Early March 2022: Online Face-to-Face pitches
  • March 2022: Final selection of projects
  • March – April 2022: Full project and spending plan development
  • May – September 2022: Project Implementation

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