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Date: 15.06.2015 15:21:30
Subject: WIPO GREEN newsletter: June 2015


June 2015


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16 letters of intent signed at productive Manila matchmaking event

On April 23-24, WIPO organized a regional match-making seminar on wastewater treatment needs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam, in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), with the support of the Japan Patent Office”. The outcomes were extremely positive – with approximately 100 participants, including WIPO GREEN Partners such as ADB, CTCN, IPEx, KOTEC, LESI, PIIPA, Robin Paul Advisory and UNEP, 16 letters of intent signed and numerous other connections. WIPO GREEN is planning to hold similar matchmaking events in other regions.

New WIPO GREEN Partner: VisionEdge Technologies

VisionEdge Technologies (VT), an International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) Awards 2014 winner for Best Company for Sustainability Cleantech South East Asia, is a business and technology advisory firm currently engaged by Asian Development Bank (ADB) as its implementation consultant to assist with the design and roll out a Low Carbon Technology Marketplace (LCTM) for Asia Pacific. It is behind the Cleantech Marketplace Forum (CTMF) connecting clean technologies with investment, financing, projects and markets across the region. VT is the latest among 56 other WIPO GREEN Partners.

New needs submission form on WIPO GREEN website

The needs submission form on the WIPO GREEN website has been updated to enable seekers to provide more details on their needs and thus maximize the potential for a match. The revised form also contains guidelines on how to fill in the various fields for maximum effect. 

Take a look at the new needs form at

WIPO GREEN to participate in the Southeast Water Technology Innovation Cluster (H20 TECH), Atlanta

WIPO GREEN has agreed to participate in the Southeast Water Technology Innovation Cluster (H20 TECH), a Georgia State University (GSU) initiative housed in the GSU CollabTech Innovation Hub in Atlanta. H20 TECH builds upon formal relationships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Technology Innovation Clusters, and aims to promote innovation in the water technology sector through research, development and deployment.

Read more about EPA's Water Innovation Cluster at

Call for Proposals for CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-6)

The CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-6) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and making them happen.

The deadline for submitting business plan proposals is 30 June 2015 at 00:00hrs (Japan time). Find out more at

Green Shift Africa recruiting members and volunteers

Green Shift Africa, a Pan-African initiative that seeks to power Africa's Green Economy through innovative ideas and knowledge exchanges, is currently recruiting members and volunteers.


TechnologieAllianz and OpenIX cross list technologies

TechnologieAllianz and OpenIX have agreed to cross list eighty four and fifteen environmental technologies respectively on the WIPO GREEN marketplace.

TechnologieAllianz unites patent marketing agencies and technology transfer agencies in a single network – a German association representing over 200 scientific institutes and 10000 scientists. The association makes the inventions from these institutes available to industry, and provides a platform for its members to cooperate with one another. A broad scope of interesting inventions can be found at Invention Store.

OpenIX is a South African platform that delivers tangible solutions to persistent challenges, and connects leading African researchers and technology entrepreneurs with imminent commercial opportunities.

Access EPC technologies at: <>.

Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) launched in India

A broad alliance formed by 12 key stakeholders in the decentralized energy access sector announced the launch of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) in New Delhi, India on April 8. CLEAN will represent and advocate on behalf of the sector to important public and private stakeholders, particularly the government at the central and state levels.

You can become a Practitioner Network Member by submitting your request at

Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China, launches low carbon technology incubator

Located in Golden Oasis Park, the incubator is for climate technology start-ups and businesses that aim to attract cleantech investors. The provincial government will also support a venture capital fund for early-stage cleantech investments and a low-carbon network and market platform in Hunan.

Find out more at:

Technology of the month

ECOlite by OpenIX

The ECOlite is a solar home lighting system that is modular by design to match end user price points. Unlike integrated designs modularity enables more incremental purchases and expansion of the system. ECOLite aims to replace the current use of paraffin, kerosene and candle lighting in low income areas of developing countries. The housing is both rugged and cost effective.

The technology details can be found here: 

Need of the month

POME to electricity by a palm oil mill in Indonesia

This need has been identified as a part of WIPO GREEN's project "Needs and technology identification in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines in the wastewater treatment sector”. PT. Perkebunan Nusantara VI (Palm oil mill) is seeking Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) to electricity or POME to liquid fertilizer technology in Jambi City, Indonesia.

The need details can be found here: 


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