Updated Jan 26, 2019CLOSED

VCIC Proof of Concept Competition

Offered by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department for International Development and World Bank as part of Vietnam Climate Innovation Center

The purpose of the VCIC Proof of Concept (PoC) competition is to contribute to increasing the diversity and ability to connect for Vietnam’s start-up ecosystem. All applications are very important in achieving this objective. The competition will award successful applicants the chance to receive full access to the business services provided by VCIC and potential funding
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CLOSEDMar 01, 2019Deadline
Up to $75,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept
Created inVietnam
Implemented in:
Focus AreasEnergy
Water Management (Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH))
Climate Change and Resilience (Environment) and Technology
This competition is only for private sector applicants with technology and business
models to respond to climate change challenges in Vietnam, including:
- Entreprises and individuals;
- Start-ups in Vietnam that are developing a new innovative product and
business models in the field of climate change;
- Researchers (affiliated with research universities or institutes)

Other Requirements

OtherNot eligible:
Products/services that are not of a climate technology or clean technology
- Companies developing and commercializing products or services that do not
have at least fifty-one percent Vietnamese ownership by the time of the PoC grant funding;
- Project proposals from governmental are not encouraged to participate in this
- Projects that are currently being funded by other organizations;
- Projects without identified innovative components, including direct
importation technology, installation or other activities that support
technologies or business models already proven and deployed in Vietnam;
- Projects that focus on improving energy access without identified benefits to
the green economy of Vietnam, such as implementing one-off projects for
individual purposes; and
- Projects that focus on basic research and development (R&D) for a product
without a clearly identified market demand or crediblly commercial prospects.

Application Directions

Applicants can apply online.Applicants can also send the completed concept notes via email to the address: poc@vietnamcic.org or by post to Project Management Unit, Vietnam Climate Innovation Center (VCIC), 8th floor, Hoang Sam Building, 260-262 Ba Trieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi. Both Vietnamese and English concept notes will be accepted. We strongly encourage applicants to submit the concept notes online to ensure the timely processing of the concept notes.

Application And Awards Process

See attachment below for steps to register online


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