Updated Nov 19, 2020CLOSED

Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenge

Offered by Asian Development Bank

Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC) calls for technology providers to submit an expression of interest (EOI) – by Friday 12PM (noon), 27 November 2020 (Philippines Time = UTC +8)– to propose and conduct a pilot on high-level technology solution addressing one of the two development challenges below:


The selected proposal can receive up to $500,000 grant, and technology providers must co-finance at least 10% of the total cost. Two proposals are expected to be awarded under Healthy Oceans TIC.

Under TIC, technology providers are invited to submit a proposal to undertake a proof-of-concept/pilot of a high-level technology solution to address an identified development challenge. Selected proposals can receive a grant of up to US$500,000.

The purpose of the TIC grant is to introduce new solutions in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) and thereby support ADB’s mandate in assisting DMC’s to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Through TIC, DMCs will learn about new technology solutions to address various development challenges, and technology providers’ risks related to market entry may be reduced by showcasing their technologies.

The proposed technology or solution has to be new to the country or to the context with improved efficiency, impact, and/or life-cycle cost compared to existing solutions. However, the technology should have been tested and verified before in another country or context.

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CLOSEDNov 27, 2020Deadline
Up to $500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryMongolia, Afghanistan, Georgia, Fiji, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Maldives, Kiribati, Philippines, Nepal, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, India, Bhutan, Armenia, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Solomon Islands, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Tonga and Pakistan
Focus AreasWatersheds (Environment)
Waste Management (Environment)

Is the Applicant(s) registered as one of following entities?

  • •Company
  • •Not-for-profit organization
  • •Civil society organization
  • •Research institution
  • •Government-owned enterprise (must be legally and financially autonomous of the government in the implementation country)

Application Directions

To submit an application you have to first register and create a profile in the online application platform. When creating the profile, please check the box Technology Provider. The lead Applicant should register on behalf of all project members. If you have applied to previous ADB challenges you can sign-in with your previous log-in details.

All applications should be submitted online. When logged into the application system click the blue participate button on the right-hand corner and you will be able to access and fill out the EOI participation form.

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