Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific - High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3) (ADB-52307-004)

  • Cambodia
  • Mongolia
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Apr 15, 2020
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Apr 21, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, "The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster _Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific_ was approved on 7 December 2018. The TA cluster will support developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in effectively identifying high-level technology (HLT) solutions for development projects by using a competitive technology innovation challenge approach. It will enable early collaborations with technology providers from the public and private sectors, academia, and research institutes, while building capacity in DMCs to develop sustainable projects and programs with HLT applications. The TA cluster aims to support DMCs' objective to introduce HLT in projects, drive sector and thematic technology innovations, and provide guidance on how to proceed to project preparation and due diligence. It will also support knowledge sharing related to development-oriented technology innovations and early adoption in Asia and the Pacific.

Three subprojects have been defined under the TA cluster: (i) Capturing and Sharing Technology Innovation Knowledge (Subproject 1); (ii) Energy Sector High-Level Technology Application (Subproject 2); and (iii) High-Level Technology Application to Address Development Challenges (Subproject 3)."

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Responsible ADB Officer Roth, Susann
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCC-KC
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