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Вызов технологических инноваций городского развития: прием заявок


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a call for applications for the Urban Development Technology Innovation Challenge to undertake a proof-of-concept/pilot of a high-level technology solution to address an identified development challenge.

The purpose of the TIC grant is to introduce new solutions in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) and thereby support ADB’s mandate in assisting DMC’s to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Through TIC, DMCs will learn about new technology solutions to address various development challenges, and technology providers’ risks related to market entry may be reduced by showcasing their technologies.

The proposed technology or solution has to be new to the country or to the context with improved efficiency, impact, and/or life-cycle cost compared to existing solutions. However, the technology should have been tested and verified before in another country or context.


This competition includes two challenges:

        Design Inclusive Cities with Data-informed Tools: ADB is seeking to pilot technological solutions (i) that deliver data-driven insights for local governments and city planners, bringing to light gaps, inequalities and risks which affect vulnerable urban populations, and (ii) that guide evidence-based planning and decision-making that gives voice to vulnerable populations and facilities their participation in a transparent process.

        Promote Efficient Wastewater Treatment and Sanitation: ADB is seeking to pilot technology solutions for more effective and efficient planning, operation and/or maintenance of wastewater treatment and sanitation facilities, in order to provide uninterrupted, affordable and safe services to urban communities.

Funding Information

        The selected proposal can receive up to $500,000 grant, and technology providers must co-finance at least 10% of the total cost. Two proposals are expected to be awarded under the Urban Development TIC.

Expected Outputs

Expected outputs from the TIC include:

        Verified results of a proposed HLT solution related to a development challenge;

        Publication of lessons learned by all parties;

        Reference site and results for ADB and future ADB borrowers;

        Recommendation for next steps for scale-up; and

        Proposed commercial model for future ADB-funded implementation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.

Eligibility Criteria

        The Applicant(s) registered as one of following entities:


        Not-for-profit organization;

        Civil society organization;

        Research institution;

        Government-owned enterprise (must be legally and financially autonomous of the government in the implementation country).

        The project be implemented in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia,  Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam

        The Applicant(s) provide at least 10% of the total project cost in co-financing.

        The Applicant(s) have the Intellectual Property Rights, through ownership or licenses, to use the technology solution.

        Applicant(s) confirms they are not sanctioned by ADB or the UN Security Council.

Registration and Application Forms


        To submit an application you have to first register and create a profile in the online application platform. When creating the profile, please check the box Technology Provider. The lead Applicant should register on behalf of all project members. If you have applied to previous ADB challenges you can sign-in with your previous log-in details.

        Application forms

        All applications should be submitted online. When logged into the application system click the blue participate button on the right-hand corner and you will be able to access and fill out the EOI participation form.

        EOI form

        The EOI application form can be viewed here. Please note this is just an example of the EOI form and the form is to be filled out and submitted via the online application system.

        Detailed proposal form

        In the detailed proposal submission phase (for those shortlisted after EOI submissions), the Applicants will be requested to provide a more detailed description of the technology solution, pilot project, partner or supplier details, implementation arrangements, scaling-up potential, risks etc. Applicants will also be requested to develop a detailed budget, implementation plan, and a project risk matrix.

Deadline: 4-Dec-20

For more information, visit https://challenges.adb.org/en/challenges/tic-urban?lang=en