• Application Deadline – Vietnam

    August 25th 2019

  • Boot Camp – Vietnam

    September 5th 2019 -
    September 6th 2019

  • National Final – Vietnam

    October 11th 2019

Vietnam

Our Team for Vietnam

Nguyen Hong Long (M.Eng.) – Co-Founder, Director of CCS

What is your background?

Centre for Creativity and Sustainability – CCS – is a research and consulting NGO, specialising in localizing the practical technologíes and solutions for SMEs and communities in the field of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and product innovation.

Mr. Nguyen Hong Long is a senior consultant in renewable energy, product innovation and cleaner production. He is Master in Design and Manufacturing Engineering, and is the CCS director.

Why did you become a country lead?

CCS has been working with TU Delft in many projects in Indochina and Vietnam. CCS has introduced by Ms.Linda Roos, who is working for TUD Valorisation centre and had been working with CCS team since 2010 in SPIN (sustainable product innovation) project.

Why do you think this competition is so important?

The green start-ups need to be trained and coached, to share and to be shared the experience to get ready for the real life practices, such as leadership, management, access to finance. This competition can give them the encouragement of being part of a large and strong network.

How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?

CCS supports cleantech start-ups in R&D capacity building, development of bankable proposals, business model development, and other tailor-made supports

Tran Luong Son (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
MBA (MIT Sloan School of Management)
Major in Strategic Management, Technology Strategy and Start-ups
An Entrepreuner (Founder of VietSoftware Co.)
Co-Founder of MITFive (A start-up accelerator)
Co-Founder of Planet Impact Capital (An Impact Investment Fund in Vietnam and the South-east Asia)

What is your background?

I am an entrepreneur with PhD degree in Physical Chemistry (Moscow, Russia) and MBA (MIT Sloan School of Management). Over the last 10 years, I have been providing training and coaching to startups in various fields and recently co-founded an impact investment fund with focus on Southeast Asean countries.

Why did you become a country lead?

I’ve become a country lead in Climate Launchpad Vietnam because I am a board member of the Center for Creativity and Sustainability. As a representative of an impact investment fund in Vietnam, I find this activity valuable for my business, and beyond it, for the country and the international community at large.

Why do you think this competition is so important?

It is not only that Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by the climate change, I know that our earth is under serious threat of destruction due to climate change. Combating climate change is no longer the resposibility of governments only, but also citizens in all countries. People around the World need not only to be aware of climate change, but also how to contribute, to cooperate in finding solutions and execute concrete programs to protect the earth against it.

How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?

CCS has long been a pioneer in circular economy in Vietnam. It has initiated and conducted many successful programs in organic farming, energy saving, and especially in climate change. We have a strong team of experts in the related fields, who will provide organization of the competition as well as training and coaching of applicant teams in both climate change and startup.

Phan Manh Tuan, M.Eng/Lawyer

Mechanical Engineer (Soviet Union)

MBA and LLB (Hanoi National University)

International Advisory and Institutional Development & Organizational Strengthening (MDF – Holland)

Full member of the Netherland Third Chamber

Lawyer (Corporate and Investment) & Development Consultant (legal-institutional-policy)

Co-Founder of Vision & Associate (Consulting practices)

Co-Founder of Asia Pacific International – Apac (Investment and Management Law Firm)

What is your background?

Having graduated Mechanical Engineer with distinction from then Soviet Union in 1983, I worked for the Vietnam Transportation Technical Institute to modify and convert ordinary transportation vehicles into special purpose platforms. In 1989 I started his own mechanical workshop specialized in providing innovative or never-seen before mechanical solutions. In 1994 I started my consulting profession in foreign investment with Ministry of Trade, and after obtaining degree in laws in 1998, I started legal career as corporate lawyer and legal consultant in Vision & Associates and later founded A-pac law firm. From then on, I concentrated my professional career in legal-institutional-policy consultancy in the development field and corporate investment advisory to businesses.

Besides, I own master’s degree in business administration, and various professional certificates in climate change and policy advisory. I have has also experiences in studying various International sustainability-related policies, good practices, funding models, and investment initiatives in the North-West Pacific (the USA), and in opposite direction, he shared Vietnam experiences, success story and lesson learned in promoting and implementing green initiatives to the International practitioners/participants.

Why did you become a country lead?

While areas of policy intervention cover mostly sustainable development, green growth, climate change adaptation, my contribution to business sector includes institutional development and organizational strengthening, encouragement of applying clean technology and energy efficiency, and most recently, promotion of innovative investments and start-up in renewable energy, environment protection, natural resource preservation, etc. With strong knowledge in business sector, I was also chosen by USAID to lead the team to assess qualification of Vietnam SMEs for linkage to global value chain and assigned by Oxfam to evaluate and range a numbers of credit institutions in “green” investment.

Particularly, in International agenda, I was the full member of the Netherland Third Chamber http://www.dederdekamer2015.nl/, a shadow parliament in the Netherlands for Dutch nationals and representatives from developing countries. The members work on proposals to improve international cooperation and they discuss with Dutch politicians. My proposal in policy debate is to promote green production for green value chain to sustain both economic growth with environment reservation. My experiences enable the Dutch to compare their proposals to what people from developing countries consider important.

Why do you think this competition is so important?

It is not only that Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by the climate change, I know that our earth is under serious threat of destruction due to climate change. Combating climate change is no longer the resposibility of governments only, but also citizens in all countries. People around the World need not only to be aware of climate change, but also how to contribute, to cooperate in finding solutions and execute concrete programs to protect the earth against it.

The green start-ups need to be trained and coached, to share and to be shared the experience to get ready for the real life practices, such as leadership, management, access to finance. This competition can give them the encouragement of being part of a large and strong network.

The Call for Applications and relevant materials can be found at ClimateLaunchpad Vietnam Fanpage:
www.facebook.com/CLPVietnam2019/

Deadline for submission of Entry Forms: 25th August 2019

Boot Camp: 5th – 6th September 2019


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