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Business partnership facility

Are you a private Luxembourg or European company wishing to develop sustainable and innovative business projects contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with an organisation in a developing country? The Business Partnership Facility provides financial support to help you reach new markets.

The BPF operates on the basis of bi-annual calls for projects.

The first call for projects for 2023 is launched! You have until 30 April to submit your application.

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2023 edition

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To enable the implementation of sustainable business projects in developing countries


Encourage the Luxembourg / European private sector to establish partnerships with actors of developing countries to ensure the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives


Support Luxembourg/European private sector companies to set up innovative projects contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with partners from developing countries


The projects selected meet the triple purpose of having a social impact, having an environmental impact and economic viability, cornerstone of a successful sustainable partnership


Co-financing of up to    200 000 € to support innovative partnerships

The BPF is open to private companies from Luxembourg and/or EU countries. The facility aims to encourage these actors to partner with companies, civil society organisations or state structures in developing countries in order to set up sustainable and innovative business projects contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Particular attention is paid to due diligence for responsible business conduct according to the OECD principles.

The BPF is initiated and funded by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA).


For sustainable partnerships

  • All
  • cleantech eco innovation and circular economy
  • espace
  • fintech
  • healthtech
  • mobility and logistics
  • information and communication technologies ict

Uption | Senegal

Development of the concept "cosmetic counters"

The Organic Village | Nepal

Development of a Nepalese organic spice chain (from local farmers to the world market)

Suricate solutions | Senegal

Setting up of a Cybersecurity Operational Centre in Dakar for Micro-Finance Institutions

Müller et Associés | Kosovo

Feasibility study for the implementation of the distribution of funds by the Kosovo Health Insurance to health care providers

Moyee Coffee | Ethiopia

Adoption of BlockChain technology in the coffee value chain from Ethiopian smallholder farmers

LuxMobility | Senegal

Saving lives on the roads of West Africa

Link to business world | Senegal

Establishment of a production unit for the transformation of plant fibres from succulent plants in Senegal for the textile industry with innovation, transfer of know-how and technology

Koosmik | Togo

Development of a banking application including credit and insurance services in Togo

Jway | Senegal

Software base for digitalisation and dematerialisation of the procedures of the Polytechnic School of Dakar (online student desk)

Jway | Burkina Faso

Creation of an online help platform for writing business plans for Burkinabé companies

Jurry Hekking Metaal | Kosovo

Recovery of whey from white cheese for the production of soft drinks

Interact | Cape Verde

Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development (AISD) - Implementing and optimising the performance of connected digital urban systems and networks

Intech | Guinea

Development and dissemination in Guinea of "BackUp", a digital tool to fight against war rapes and sexual violence

Graas Lavie | Burkina Faso

Design, construction and commissioning of a pilot dried mango production unit in Burkina Faso

Bureau International Maritime (BIM) | Burkina Faso

Implementation of a new electronic cargo tracking slip system

Blue Horizon | Burkina Faso

Responding to the desertification of the sub-Saharan desert using sustainable biotechnologies

Bit Valley | Niger

Inclusive Blockchain Insurance using Space Assets (IBISA) - Setting up a microinsurance system for small farmers in Niger

BCE | Ivory Coast

Creation of a technical assistance platform for the setting up of a broadcasting centre and a TV centre in Abidjan and Grand Bassam


Co-financing modalities

The partners' commitment to responsible business conduct is a key element in the award of a BPF co-financing.

The BPF co-financing is based on a bi-annual call for projects in two stages. The projects selected at the end of the process are co-financed up to a maximum of 50%, with a limit of 200 000 €, in the form of a non-refundable direct grant paid in two or three instalments.

This co-financing, initiated and financed by the Luxembourg Cooperation, falls within the scope of so-called "de minimis" aid: they are aid granted by a Member State to a company, the cumulative amount of which may not exceed a limit of 200 000 € over a three-year period.

Sustainable business partnerships

Co-financing up to 50% of the project

Technology transfer

Environmental impact and respect for human rights









BPF figures

Following the various initiatives taken by other European countries to support the private sector in developing countries, the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) launched the BPF in 2016.

Since its launch, as the BPF has become increasingly popular with the private sector,  the MFEA has extended the facility until 2026.