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INNOVATE.SHELTER COMPETITION

Showcase your most innovative ideas for affordable housing!

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As part of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, the INNOVATE.SHELTER Competition will give an opportunity for organizations developing and implementing innovative projects that tackle housing problems to present their solutions to hundreds of delegates and organizations during the forum.

Inspired on the forum’s track on Technology for affordable housing, ten organizations will be selected to have their project featured at the INNOVATE.SHELTER catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. The top three innovations will also be invite to present during the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, with two nights of paid accommodation in Hong Kong.

By championing innovation and bringing small and large organizations together, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum aims to forge partnerships and develop opportunities around great and scalable ideas.

Eligibility

The competition is open to organizations from any sector, including non-profit organizations, startups, social enterprises, private businesses, multilateral and public entities, academia or any combination of these organizations that are interested in sharing concrete initiatives and solutions to issues related to inadequate housing in Asia-Pacific.

Selection Process

Projects will be reviewed by a Habitat for Humanity panel and judged according to the selection criteria and their relevance to the Housing Forum’s objectives and tracks. The panel will prepare a shortlist for submission to the Housing Forum’s Steering Committee, who will make the final selection of ten innovative projects to be included in the catalogue.

Participant benefits

Ten submissions will be selected to have their projects featured in the INNOVATE.SHELTER catalogue and will be entitled to the benefits detailed below. Of these ten projects, three will be chosen to be specially recognized and receive the following benefits:

Top three:

  • Invitation to be a panel speaker at one of the breakout sessions of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, within the track ‘Technology for affordable housing’.
  • One complimentary pass to attend the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum on September 6 and 7, 2017 (including networking dinner on September 6).
  • Accommodation for two nights in Hong Kong (September 5 to 7, 2017).
  • Booth/space in the exhibition area to display the project and/or products.
  • Recognition during the networking dinner and presented with an appreciation souvenir.
  • Project featured in the INNOVATE.SHELTER catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum.

Other seven selected projects:

  • One complimentary pass to attend the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum on September 6 and 7, 2017 (including networking dinner on September 6).
  • Project featured in the INNOVATE.SHELTER catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum.


Deadline for applications: March 31, 2017