1 mln USD total prize offered for innovative climate change responses hinh anh 1At the workshop to launch the third Proof of Concept (PoC) competition (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Organisations and individuals with creative ideas that can help Vietnam respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change may win the chance to access aid worth 75,000 USD for each project.

The information was announced at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on January 23 to call for entries to the third Proof of Concept (PoC) competition with the theme “Women and the future of the green economy”. The workshop was jointly held by the Vietnam Climate Innovation Center (VCIC), the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park, and the Vietnam Women’s Union.

The competition offers a total prize value of 1 million USD, with winners receiving 75,000 USD each to develop one product or service and given the priority to gain access to all of the VCIC’s consulting and business development support services.

The third edition focuses on initiatives related to products, services, and business models related to energy, sustainable agriculture, information technology in climate change, renewable energy technology, water management, and water purification. –VNA