Pakistani startup wins Global Cleantech Innovation Award at Silicon Valley
Pakistani startup wins Global Cleantech Innovation Award
It is another proud moment for Pakistan. Pakistani startup are nowadays in the tech news for its competitive nature. These startups are moving up to international platforms to gain popularity, reorganization and pride for the nation.
A Pakistan based CleanTech startup has recently won a Global Award in the category, “Waste to Energy”.
9th February, 2017 marks the winning of this startup at a global level. The awards were held at Silicon Valley in San Francisco. During the CleanTech week the startups participated from India, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey.
Global CleanTech Innovation Program holds this competition annually to recognize the efforts of entrepreneurs and startups. It aims to create a platform that accelerates the progress of clean technology innovations.
Among the five teams that were selected from Pakistan by UNIDO was “Green Team“. The Green Team utilized perilous waste material from industries to make coal like substances called “clay stoves”. They made this aiming to reduce air pollution as these will not emit any harmful carbons.
Global Environment Facility supports GCIP financially. The initiative was taken and maintained by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The program has been established in six countries and is a great success. The tech accelerator, The CleanTech Open is also associated with the program so that it runs successfully.
The website of the program reads, “In Pakistan it focuses on promoting developing and commercially operable clean technology startups to propel green industrial surge in the country.”
In a video uploaded by Philippe R. Scholtès who is UNIDO Managing Director he praises the participants. He said,
“The continued extension of the Global CleanTech Innovation Program family affirms and strengthens our vision of building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem for clean technologies around the globe.”
These kinds of wins are really important for the people of Pakistan at this critical moment. These encourage people to achieve more and it delivers a very positive image of Pakistan. We hope good for Pakistani Startup.