Launch of the European Project LEOPARD led by the UPJV

The partners of the European project LEOPARD met for the first time on Monday 1st February. Under the coordination of Ahmed Rachid, professor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), this meeting allowed everyone to meet each other and officially launch the project. The first concrete decisions concern the internal organization of the project and communication.

As Communication and Dissemination Manager, MEDEE will keep you regularly informed about the progress of the project. Stay tuned!

The LEOPARD project is one of the eight projects selected under the second pillar of the LEAP-RE – Long-Term Joint EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy. The LEAP-RE consortium for this pillar gathers 96 partners from 34 countries (including 49 African, 45 European and 2 international organizations) for a total budget of 12.2 M€ (6.2 M€ being contributed by the members of the selected projects). As a reminder, you can submit your projects for the development of RE with Africa to pillar 1 of LEAP-RE until April 1st.

In a few words, the LEOPARD project aims to disseminate micro-grid technology by designing, testing and evaluating a containerized renewable energy production solution in rural and peri-urban areas in Benin. It involves seven partners: UPJV, Songhai Center, CT2S (Centre de Test des Systèmes Solaires), ARESS (African Renewable Energy Systems & Solutions), EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research), EPAC (Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi) and the MEDEE Cluster.

To find out more, consult the LEOPARD project note

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 963530

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