Call for Innovative Energy Solutions in Ostrobothnia

Energy solutions connecting local resources to local solutions

Description of the challenge 

In Ostrobothnia, the challenge of bringing in society to accelerate decentralized and local energy solutions set up by 2030 is critical for the regional energy transition.

In this call, we are searching for innovative solutions connecting local resources to local solutions in energy production and/or energy consumption, e.g. heating, central or distributed energy production or storage, diminishing the use of energy. The journey towards carbon neutrality in Ostrobothnia, getting rid of the use of fossil fuels and basing the energy systems on green renewable energy, is connected to a need to work in new ways to engage different societal group in finding energy solutions based on local resources.

Successful applications can have the aim to e.g.:

  • Design a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations
  • Reconfigure social practices such as creating new social business models, actor networks, governance modes, policy interventions or organisational entities
  • Develop a new or significantly improved process e.g. production or delivery method

We will fund two applications receiving a grant of 25 000 euro each.

For a full description of the challenge, please review the “Complete description of the challenge” document.

Why should you apply? 

  • Co-develop and validate the solution with the challenge promoter
  • Receive 25 000 € to develop your solution over 12 months (January-December 2023)

There is more information in the Outer Hebrides “Call for solutions” document.

Who can apply?

Associations, companies, public enterprises and other types of organizations registered as legal entities in EU or EU/H2020 associated countries can apply. As the co-creation process will be carried out also in the local languages, the applicants will need to be able to communicate with stakeholder groups in Swedish and Finnish in addition to English.

Actors who are granted project funding do not need to be connected to the Ostrobothnian region, but must be able to offer their solution in this region.

Application from consortiums will also be considered.

Application process

The call will be open for 2 months, from 15th of September to 15th of November 2022.
Applications should be submitted to:
The application form, budget template and full call description can be found in the “Documents” section below. Approved languages for applications are Finnish, Swedish or English.

Selection process

Applications will be rated based on the evaluation criteria described in the document Evaluation criteria.


Please send your questions (in Finnish, Swedish, English) to
Please notice that all questions and related answers will be published in the document “RIPEET Ostrobothnian Call for Solutions FAQ

No questions have currently been submitted, this document will be updated with questions and their responses as they arise.


15 September 2022

15 November 2022

Call Documents

ALL the following documents must be filled in and returned to