Innovative Technology Project Grants

There are two calls for innovative project proposals. Do you have a Google-riffic idea up your sleeve? This could be your chance to get the funding you need to implement your superlicious solution.

The Pan Asia ICT R&D Grants Programme

The Pan Asia ICT R&D Grants Programme is pleased to announce the October 2005 Competition round for ICT R&D grant applicants from the Asia Pacific region.

This open theme competition welcomes proposals in the following areas:

  • Research and development into innovative ICT applications, with a clear focus on practical and replicable approaches and techniques
  • Research on Internet infrastructure design, performance, management policy, and related topics
  • Development of practical solutions based on the application of proven and readily available Internet technologies with minimum basic research. (and more…)

Previous Project Grant recepients include:

  • Philippines Development of an SMS ““ Based Rice Seed Stock Inventory System for Rice Farmers
    by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
  • M-DOK : Mobile Telehealth and Information Resource System for Community Health Workers
    by SynapseHealth Solutions, Inc.

Call for Innovative Ideas to Promote Development with Equity!

Panibagong Paraan (the Philippine Development Innovation Marketplace) is a multi-partner program that encourages and supports innovative ideas to promote “Development with Equity” in the Philippines.

Two years ago, the call for innovative ideas – Panibagong Paraan 2004 – had a theme “Making Services Work for the Poor”. There were a few memorable technology innovations that won.

One favorite was a mechanical solution that uses a children’s merry-go-round to pump water into a water system reservoir. Talk about converting kids’ hyperactivity into productivity (or child labor, if the kids no longer enjoy the merry-go-round)!

Another project was bringing computer courses to slum areas via “COW”: Computers on Wheels. This project put together computer centers with around 20 PCs inside a container van that could be parked near their target students in the slum areas.

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So, techies/bloggers out there, what’s your big idea? What’s our contribution to our country?

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  • This one’s funded by Microsoft! I’ll go for the International Open Source network grant.

  • The first one, Pan Asia, has Microsoft as one of the sponsors.

    The second one, Panibagong Paraan, has International Orgs, Phil gov’t, NGOs, private sector — no Microsoft there. No allergies for Migs. 😉

  • It’s the 33rd anniversay of Martial Law. Remember the IMF-WB and Macoy? Hehe. I’m old.

  • hehe. You sound like you’re a tibak from UP, Migs!

    and old too…. ! 😉

  • I’m no tibak. Just reminiscing.