Vietnam has already suffered the effects of climate change in increasing toll from typhoons, floods and saline intrusion due to the rise of seal level. To help the country mitigate and adapt to these effects, infoDev’s Climate Technology Program (CTP) is working to support the profitable development and commercialization of local climate solutions and businesses.
To identify the most promising and innovative climate technology ideas in the region, infoDev’s CTP in partnership with the Asia Development Bank (ADB) launched in April the first Proof of Concept competition in the country specifically designed for climate tech entrepreneurs. Thanks to a successful outreach campaign, the competition received more than 150 applications. A high-profile panel of 12 experts selected 24 entrepreneurs with innovative business concepts for energy efficiency and sustainable agribusiness, as well as adaptation technologies in the transportation, biofuels, and water management sectors.
Among others, winning entries include a project for a biomass gasifier for low-income households, an innovative water filtration equipment, low-emission hybrid passenger vehicles, and an energy efficient LED system for fishing vessels that can attract fish in a completely eco-friendly way.
Click to see the complete list of winners: infoDev announces the winners of the first competition for clean-tech SMEs in Vietnam | infoDev.