Clean Energy & Agriculture Project in Asia-Pacific Region
The objective of this project is two-fold, the first being to identify specific technology needs in the area of clean energy, air, water, and agriculture in the Asia-Pacific Region and the second to match needs with corresponding available green technologies. The aim is to catalyze transactions that address technology needs in an environmentally friendly way, thus contributing to broader efforts to tackle environmental/climate change challenges.
Energy, air, water, and agriculture have been selected as focus sectors for this project based on consultations with various stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific Region, on the major challenges currently being faced. This focus is also based on an analysis of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), as requested by the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The project is funded by the government of Australia (Funds in Trust to WIPO) and consists of two phases:
1. Field phase – identification and formulation of needs
Working with selected local partners, WIPO GREEN will launch a campaign to identify seekers, i.e. institutions and companies looking for technologies that solve specific environmental problems in the identified four sectors. The seekers should be based in the following countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
WIPO has commissioned two locally based partners to assist in the identification of technology needs and assist seekers in formulating their green technology needs in a format that can be uploaded onto the WIPO GREEN Database. Technology transfer entities and institutions forming part of a networked community organized by the WIPO Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific will be engaged for assistance and learning purposes.
2. Matchmaking phase – connection of seekers and possible providers
In collaboration with the WIPO GREEN team and broader network, the two local partners will identify and analyze possible green technologies that meet the technology needs identified in phase one. This may include both technologies available in the respective countries or the wider Asia-Pacific region.
The partners will connect seekers and providers via email, webinar or other suitable means.
The resulting analysis will form the basis for one (or several) matchmaking meeting(s), bringing together seekers, potential providers of green technologies, selected country stakeholders, and human capital that can support the matchmaking process. The meeting(s) will be held in the margins of relevant events or expos organized by Partners or third parties in the region.
The project will culminate in a matchmaking event, scheduled to take place in June/July 2018.
For further information or clarifications, please contact the WIPO GREEN team at email@example.com