Promoting entrepreneurship in the field of clean technology in Pakistan

Promoting entrepreneurship in the field of clean technology in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 13 June 2015 – As part of its ongoing efforts to promote the use of clean technologies, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with the support of Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Cleantech Open, organized a training course that ended in Islamabad today.

The three-day course was attended by members of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in Pakistan (GCIP), which aims at fostering innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste to energy and water efficiency as part of the larger global programme currently operating in seven countries.

The Cleantech Open was founded on the premise that entrepreneurial innovation is the answer to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, and the key to economic growth for all nations. 

This year, the Cleantech Open in Pakistan received some 450 applications from all over the country. All the start-ups will be offered extensive mentoring, training, access to investors and opportunities to showcase their innovations. Winners will receive cash prizes of up to USD 20,000 and will be offered training in Silicon Valley, USA.

Esam Alqararah, UNIDO Representative to Pakistan, said his Organization was proud to join hands with such strong partners as the GEF and the Cleantech Open to uphold innovation and investment in clean technologies in Pakistan.

For more information, please contact: 
UNIDO Office in Pakistan