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Contest promotes climate change mitigation initiatives

Hanoi, May 5 (VNA) – The second Proof of Concept (PoC) contest, on climate change adaptation, was launched at a workshop held by the Vietnam Climate Innovation Centre (VCIC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology on May 4 in Hanoi.

The contest aims to support businesses with climate change mitigation initiatives from ideas brainstorming to development, deployment and expansion of a product or services, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung at the workshop.

It is expected to turn climate change challenges into opportunities for sustainable development, he added.

During the competition, start-ups and young businesses will receive international training models. Winners will receive funding up to 75,000 USD and comprehensive consultancy services from VCIC to develop their projects.

The competition will receive entries in the following categories: effective energy, sustainable agriculture, water management and purification, renewable energy technologies, information and technology and other technologies related to climate change.

Applications can be sent online via website www.vietnamcic.org/apply or email poc@vietnamcic.org by May 23, 2017.