Pakistani startups are getting international recognition. Recently, a Pakistani startup has won an award in the “Waste to Energy” category at a global competition. Pakistan’s Cleantech Startup Wins Global Award at Silicon Valley.
The competition was held at Silicon Valley on 9th February 2017, during Cleantech Week in San Francisco. Innovators and tycoons from India, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey participated in the event.
Pakistan’s Cleantech Startup Wins Global Award at Silicon Valley
The yearly competition is a part of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs and top entrepreneurs from around the world. It provides an opportunity to boost the progress of clean technology innovations.
UNIDO selected five teams from Pakistan to take part in the event. “The Green Team” made use of perilous waste material from industries to make coal like substances called “clay stoves”. And they won’t have any harmful carbon emissions.
“The Green Team” made use of perilous waste material from industries to make coal like substances called “clay stoves”
GCIP is being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). At present, the GCIP is successfully running in six countries. It is running in collaboration with The CleanTech Open, the leading cleantech accelerator in the US.
According to the programme’s website, in Pakistan it focuses on promoting developing and commercially operable clean technology startups to propel green industrial surge in the country.
“The continued extension of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme family affirms and strengthens our vision of building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem for clean technologies around the globe.”
Said Philippe R. Scholtès, UNIDO Managing Director, who applauded the participants via a video message.
No doubt such achievements would definitely result in the encouragement of innovations in the clean technology sector. They will also facilitate in utilizing waste for the production of energy.