The 2022 edition is open!
The application form is now available for download
Agenda of the 2022 edition
- Deadline for submission of application forms: 29.05.2022 and 20.10.2022
- Pre-selection committee: 16.06.2022 and 16.11.2022
Companies can submit their application forms from April 20 until October 20.
- Chamber of Commerce event “BPF: 2022 edition” on April 20th
- Registration for the event will be open from March 30th
Successful applicants from the June committee will be notified early July and will have until 20.10.2022 to submit their detailed proposal. The final selection will take place in December.
Successful applicants from the November committee will be notified in December and will have until 17.03.2023 to submit their detailed proposal. The final selection will take place in April 2023.
THE CALL FOR PROJECTS
Submit your project
The selection process is carried out through a a call for projects organised in two phases: pre-selection through the downloadable application form and then, for those applications selected at the end of this first stage, submission of a detailed proposal.
Any type of Luxembourg and European private company may participate in this call for proposals, individually or in the form of a consortium, provided that it meets the minimum administrative eligibility requirements.
Different types of partnership can be established within the BPF. It is however up to the Luxembourg / European private sector entities willing to join the facility to initiate the partnership. If the initiative comes from a developing country, it is essential in this case that contacts with potential partners in Europe be made. These European partners will then have the responsibility to submit a proposal.
In the first part of the form, the project lead briefly describes his company and its activity as well as his experience in developing countries. He must also detail his social responsibility (CSR) programme and/or his environmental, social and/or good governance commitments. As regards human rights, the principle adopted is that the project lead “should avoid infringing the human rights of others and remedy any negative impact on the human rights in which they have a part”. A formal commitment to respect the United Nations guidelines on business and human rights is considered an advantage. In the second part of the form, the project lead will draft a concept note presenting the project and the proposed partners. The concept note should specify how the project responds to an existing issue in the country of implementation and/or contributes to the achievement of one or more SDGs. The partnership proposed, the link to at least one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the innovative nature of the project, the transfer of technology and/or know-how, the potential for job creation, the impact of the project on green and inclusive growth are all criteria that will be taken into consideration in the selection of the projects.
For successful applications, the project lead will have approximately three months to submit a "detailed proposal” providing a more precise presentation of the project, in particular through a value proposal containing a business plan and indicators related to the impact of the project in the implementation country.
When interested, Luxembourg companies can be supported by Luxinnovation in the preparation of their detailed proposal.
The support granted by the BPF must indeed contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through green and inclusive growth, job creation or technology transfer. The following criteria will also be taken into consideration when proceeding to the final selection of the projects:
- the innovative nature of the project;
- the economic viability of the project;
- the partnership with the local partner, and mainly the common interest between the partners and the mutual accountability;
- the expected results and associated indicators;
- the principle of additionality of co-financing by the BPF;
- the neutrality (not create distortions in the targeted market);
- the demonstration effect and replicability;
- the compliance with social, environmental and fiscal standards;
- the formal commitment to respect the Human rights.
Once the detailed proposals have been selected, a co-financing agreement with the leads of the successful projects will be established.
Find out if you are eligible for the BPF and download the application form, which is available in French or English and can be filled in either in French or English.
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