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The High-Level Technology (HLT) Fund: 12 Things to Know

High-level technology (HLT) can help improve efficiency and productivity, thereby saving resources. Combining innovative approaches and technologies can create a positive impact on addressing development challenges. In many developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), however, it is still quite a challenge to introduce HLT projects. Aside from funds as a major … Continue reading The High-Level Technology (HLT) Fund: 12 Things to Know

HLT Fund Team, JMOF hold annual consultation meeting

The High-Level Technology (HLT) Fund Management Team on June 7 met with representatives of the Japan Ministry of Finance (JMOF) to discuss updates on the Fund’s progress and present the 2021-2022 work program. ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Director General Bruno Carrasco delivered the opening remarks and expressed gratitude to JMOF for their … Continue reading HLT Fund Team, JMOF hold annual consultation meeting

EVENT REPORT: 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 … Continue reading EVENT REPORT: Virtual Seminar on Technology Innovation Challenge

Using Sensor Technology to Avoid Elephant–Train Accidents in Bangladesh

Sensor technology will help Bangladesh pursue its economic development goals and preserve biodiversity at the same time. Supported by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) High-Level Technology Fund (HLT Fund)(link is external), the Chittagong–Cox’s Bazar Railway Project will introduce the use of sensor systems, such as thermal imaging cameras or seismic sensors, to detect the presence of elephants near … Continue reading Using Sensor Technology to Avoid Elephant–Train Accidents in Bangladesh

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