UNIDO opens call for awards for Global Cleantech Innovation Program

May 18, 2016 | By More

United Nations Industrial Development Organization-UNIDO has announced Call for Awards for Global Cleantech Innovation program in Pakistan. This is the world largest Clean Technology Competition for SMEs and Startup companies having best ideas in Clean Technology under the categories of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water Efficiency, Waste to Energy and Green Buildings.

This completion is open for all those living in Pakistan having innovative ideas and prototypes in the above mentioned categories. There are 5-awards for Winners ranging from US$ 15,000 – US$ 20,000 plus winners will get the opportunity to visit Silicon Velley, USA to participate in the Global Competition.  awards

This competition is simultaneously held in seven countries around the world including Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Turkey, South Africa and Thailand.

Cleantech is basically a business accelerator programme which is aimed at converting the Cleantech ideas into viable businesses.

In the first step, interested innovators are required to fill the online application form, which is available at www.cleantechopen.com/pakistan. This is a very simple form, where applicants shall initially pitch their basic ideas. After selection, applicants shall be provided extensive mentoring through training programs, business clinics, webinars etc. to refine their clean technology business ideas before pitching these for final judging.

After the competition, “Investor Connect” program shall be organized, where winners and selected companies shall be provided further opportunity to pitch their ideas to Investors, in order to covert clean technology into a successful business.

This is the best chance for the innovators in clean technology, not only to introduce their ideas but also to get prominence and exposure through this wonderful program. The last date of application has been extended to May 31, 2016, so hurry up and don’t miss the opportunity.

By clicking this link, you can have complete information about the application and judging process, details of activities and winning ideas of last competition and success stories. An advertisement which was published in the leading English Newspaper can also be downloaded by clicking this link.

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