Virtual Seminar on Technology Innovation Challenge
The High-Level Technology Fund (HLT Fund) Management Team and the Japan Representative Office (JRO) organized a virtual seminar on 29 October to introduce this year’s Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC), where technology providers are invited to propose pilot projects using high-level technologies and innovative solutions for the announced development challenges faced by ADB's developing member countries. JRO Representative Harumi Kodama in her opening remarks highlighted the importance of integrating high-level technology and innovative solutions into ADB projects. About 130 participants from the private sector, government, and development partners joined the seminar.
Another virtual seminar was organized by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service on 18 November for ADB to share the information of the ongoing TIC, which had 25 attendees.
Both seminars encouraged participants to pitch their innovative ideas in line with the TIC criteria on the following sectors and themes:
The deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest for Healthy Oceans TIC is 27 November 2020, 12 noon (UTC +8). For Transport and Urban Development TIC, the deadline is 4 December 2020, 12 noon (UTC+8).