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Global Cleantech Innovation Programme Pakistan

Dear students,

We are pleased to share a competition participation opportunity with you: "Global Cleantech Innovation Programme Pakistan". This Programme (GCIP) is managed by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which includes a global competition aimed at promotion of Innovations in the area of Clean Technologies. The CleanTech Open, the biggest CleanTech accelerator in the United States of America, is the programme's global partner. The programme will utilize the CleanTech Open's proven model to support CleanTech startups and SMEs for the implementation of the acceleration programme in Pakistan.

This global competition is simultaneously carried out in seven countries around the world; the competition aims to foster innovations in following five categories:

- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
- Waste to energy
- Green building

Target market of Cleantech competition is SMEs and Startup companies. This programme involves extensive mentoring, training, access to investors and opportunities to showcase their innovations.

Competition Winners will be given prizes ranging from US$ 15,000 to 20,000 plus mentoring and training in Silicon Valley, USA.

Registration Deadline is Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Please find attached a flyer and key details below; and please feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk in case of any concern.


Kind regards,

Ayesha Isa
Executive
International Resource Center
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
E-mail: internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk
Facebook:www.facebook.com/IBAKarachicity and www.facebook.com/IBAIRC
Website: www.iba.edu.pk and www.irc.iba.edu.pk
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Global Cleantech Innovation Programme Pakistan

GCIP is a business accelerator programme which aims at converting Cleantech ideas into viable businesses. Through GCIP Call for Awards, UNIDO is providing a reliable and repeatable process that increases the chances of making a Cleantech startup successful. Entrepreneurs progressively "de-risk" their businesses, with the aim of making them more attractive to prospective investors and customers.

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2017

Eligibility Criteria
The competition is open to all those living in Pakistan with business ideas and prototypes under the eligible three categories:

- Volunteer: Will help facilitate the operations during the competition, including information dissemination and similar tasks.
- Entrepreneur: Will enter the competition as a participant with their business ideas.
- Mentors: The participants will be assigned mentors at a later stage by the Cleantech team itself. They will include people from industry having a background in the fields the competition is catering to. This position is open for applications.

Eligible Categories
The business ideas presented, should come under the following categories:

- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Efficiency
- Waste to Energy
- Green Building

Awards
The winners in all five categories will get to go on a learning trip to Silicon Valley, California, USA along with the following cash prizes:

- National Winner: USD20,000
- Women Lead Team: USD15,000
- Category Prizes (three): USD15,000

Application Procedure
Entrepreneurs will have to submit their idea along with registration by the given deadline. Register at the following links of the relevant role you wish to apply for:

Volunteer: http://www.cleantechopen.com/Pakistan
Entrepreneur: http://www.cleantechopen.com/Pakistan
Mentor: https://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/

Link to the Website:
For further details, please visit their website http://cleantech.pk/