Asian entrepreneurs with promising clean energy projects (renewable energy resources and energy efficiency) are invited to enter into a Business Plan Competition for the fourth Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-4). The deadline for proposals has been extended to midnight (Japan time) on 9th September 2013.
This forum 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.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to afcef-4 [at] cti-pfan.net by midnight (Japan Time) on Monday 9th September 2013. Shortlisted proposals will be announced day days after this deadline, and will receive coaching from professional experts to help applicants create financially, socially and environmentally viable business plans.
Based on the input of the coaches, up to 10 teams will be selected as Finalists and will be invited to the Financing Forum in Singapore to be held on 28th February 2014, where there is an opportunity to present the business plan to invited investors.
In addition, a panel of judges, made up of investors, industry specialists and business executives who have a keen interest in enabling cleaner and greener projects will select the best projects for award of the CTI PFAN Asia Clean Energy Financing Awards.
Any person or company resident or actively operating and / or registered in any Asian country may participate in the Business Plan Competition. Foreign persons or companies with projects in Asian countries are also eligible but the representative should be primarily
based in the region.
AFCEF-4 is being sponsored by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI), the CTI Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Energy for All Program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with support from the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT).
It will be organized in cooperation with Dawn Consulting, CleanEnergy Solutions International (CSI), PPL International, the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) and Impact Investment Exchange (IIX).
Click here for further information on the CTI-PFAN website. The AFCEF-4 guidelines can be downloaded below.