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:
Download the presentation used during both sessions here.
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).
Mongolia is implementing a new road safety management strategy for its regional road corridors. Measures include installing wire-rope median barriers to prevent head-on collisions in the busiest national highway section of Ulaanbaatar-Darkhan.
This is part of the Regional Road Development Management Project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which aims to preserve and improve important regional road sections linking Mongolia’s capital with the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. ADB’s High-Level Technology Fund is financing the wire-rope median barriers. Read more…
Pakistan is deploying high-level technologies and climate-resilient power transmission systems to generate a more stable and secure electricity supply.
With funding support from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) High-Level Technology Fund, the country will build its first large-scale, grid-connected Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to dispatch intermittent renewable energy and improve transmission network stability. Read more…
The High-Level Technology Fund supports the introduction of advanced digital technologies in international trade to improve trustworthiness, efficiency, and timeliness of local and regional supply chains. Read more…
Maldives, a popular tourist destination, is experiencing continued urbanization and growth momentum. Without an organized and sustainable waste management system, it could face worse environmental, public health, and economic problems.
ADB’s Greater Malé Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project is supporting the Government of Maldives in developing an advanced climate- and disaster-resilient waste management system from collection to disposal. Through the support of ADB’s High-Level Technology Fund, Maldives is learning best solid waste management practices from Japanese experts and exploring a partnership with Japan to improve Maldives’ capacity in managing high-level technology for waste management.