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Monday 17 June 2019 -
8:00am to 8:00pm

Postponed, the date TBC

The Climate Technology Centre and Network, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and with support from the European Commission, is organizing a matchmaking event for the National Designated Entities (NDEs), regional partners and network members. The event builds on the successes of the matchmaking events organized by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and will include an online profile and meeting brokering element along with in-session workshops. The matchmaking event will be held at the margins of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The focus of the event: energy efficiency, clean energy and renewable energy technologies.

The matchmaking event will make use of an online platform on which NDEs, development organizations and businesses can upload their funded climate technology needs in form of requests, and participants to the matchmaking event can submit Expression of Interests for pitch meetings based on the technologies and approaches they have to offer.  

This platform will facilitate business-to-consumer matchmaking for accelerated climate change solutions to the countries while meeting their commitments under Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

How the matchmaking works

1. Online registration

Register for the Matchmaking event by clicking the following link and indicate whether your organization is participating at the matchmaking event as one of the following:

Clean energy technology supplier or service provider
National Designated Entity or any other government agency representing a funded request from a developing country  
Development organization with funded projects or programs
Company or other private entity with on-going or planned procurement related to climate technology

Please also indicate if you are an existing Network Member of CTCN. Note: If you do not register for the Matchmaking Event online, you will not be able to participate in the matchmaking event, request or be asked for meetings.

Fill in your contact information, company profile, details on the funded request which will be visible for other participants.

2. Selection and booking of bilateral meetings

On 06 May 2019, you can start to receive and send meeting requests to attendees you want to meet at the event. You will be informed by email about the start of the booking.

Browse in the list of participants or use the searching function to find interesting potential collaboration contacts.

Booking of bilateral meetings: Once you have found the most promising meeting partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. Use the green button "request meeting" which you can find on each participants profile. You can schedule up to 10 meetings, but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served".

Answer your incoming meeting requests. Select the tab "Meetings" to list all meeting requests. Use the button “Accept” or "Decline", respectively.

Your personal meeting schedule provides information about who you are going to meet, the round number of your meeting and the table number to find your meeting partner. When logged in to your matchmaking profile, you can view your updated meeting schedule under the tab "Agenda" at any time.

3. At the matchmaking event

During the event, the matchmaking mobile app allows you to manage your meetings or view your personal meeting schedule wherever you are. Install the free matchmaking mobile app via the app store.

At the Matchmaking Information Desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings whenever needed. Your personal meeting schedule shows for each meeting the name of your meeting partner, the time and the number of tables for each meeting. Stick to your meeting schedule so your potential collaboration partner does not have to wait for you.

Draft agenda

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Welcome Remarks – Asian Development Bank (tbc)
  • Keynote Address – UN Environment (tbc)
  • Special Address – European Commission (tbc)

09:30 – 10:30

Plenary session: Accelerating clean energy transformation in partnership with the private sector

Objective: To share experiences and lessons learned from successful clean energy technology partnerships with the private sector

Moderator: CTCN/ADB


  • Financing and private sector perspective – Private Financing Advisory Network (tbc)
  • Technology perspective – Green Technology Centre (tbc)
  • Landscape of climate finance investments for achieving NDCs – Asian Development Bank (tbc)
  • CTCN case studies and experience sharing from other countries – PricewaterhouseCoopers-India (tbc)

Questions and Answers from participants

10:30 – 10:40

Coffee/Tea Break

10:40 – 12:30

Matchmaking Session 1

  • Mechanics and agenda setting
  • Four (4) rounds of 20 minutes

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 16:30

Matchmaking Session 2

  • Six (6) rounds of 20 minutes

16:30 – 16:45

Debriefing and Next Steps

  • Sambit Nayak, Mitigation Specialist, CTCN

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

  • CTCN (tbc)

17:30 – 20:00

Networking Cocktail Dinner

  • Participants meet and greet to discuss prospective collaborations in a more relaxed and collegial atmosphere.