About the POC

The aim of the 2nd PoC competition is to identify the successful applicants who may become eligible for grant funding and direct supports from the Vietnam CIC to develop, launch and/or scale a product or service. The grant funding amount per successful applicant is up to $75.000. The successful applicants may also become eligible for entrance into the Climate Innovation Center program and access a full range of advisory, partnership and support services, and follow-on funding.

The 2nd PoC competition theme is climate change mitigation and / or adaptation related product or service. The first step is for applicants to submit proposals (by completing the 2nd PoC competition application form) for an innovative product, service, or business model in one of the following categories :

Further information on the training course to complete the concept note into full proposal will be provided to the successful applicants once the judging process has been finalized.

Following the bootcamp, successful applicants will have access to mentors to field their queries and assist them with the finalization of their business case. The finalized business case will be submitted to the Vietnam CIC for their assessment and review. The Vietnam CIC will then communicate their decision to the successful applicants re PoC grant funding, access to the Vietnam CIC program and its full range of advisory services and the opportunity for successful applicants to showcase their innovative concepts at the official Vietnam CIC launch and related media events.

Prospective Applicant can download the PoC concept note here

Find out more about 2nd PoC from Application Pack below:



The main services provided by VCIC include:

  1. Access to Finance
    • Identify funding needs & connect to partners 
    • Develop & grow investors network/database
    • Provide access to small grants
    • Provide leverage to secure larger grants and loan funding
  2. Advisory services
    • Mentorship
    • Prototyping and testing
    • Product/service development,
    • Market development
    • Commercialization strategies
    • Legal + IP advisory
  3. Access to markets
    • Create linkages with partners
    • Leverage Government relationships
  4. Access to Infrastructure
    • Provide office and lab space
    • Access to Internet, tech/working space, etc.
  5. Policy Advocacy
    • Support policy changes on behalf of companies
    • Enable positive social and environment impact

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About us

To implement National Green Growth Strategy according to Decision No 1393/QĐ-TTg by  Prime Minister of Viet Nam, VCIC, sponsored by World Bank (WB) from the fund of Australia government and the Department for International Development (DFID) under the management of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and being operated by Project Management Unit (PMU) of VCIC will support climate innovation entrepreneurs from the stage of incubation to commercialization, international market approach, to turn climate challenges into green growth and sustainable development opportunities.

Being a member of global CIC network, with new business model which combined of incubator and accelerator, as well as holding: (1) regular domestic and foreign experts at office; (2) database of science and technology companies, patents, investment funds, angel investors; (3) network of support units and national standard laboratories; (4) Co-working space; (5) Finance supports for innovation enterprises, VCIC is fully eligible to create the best environment for the development of start-ups in Viet Nam.

Come to VCIC, Start-ups not only receive expertise support such as consulting services of  product completion, trade promotion, capital accessibility, risk management,… and finance support but also have more opportunities to bring their company values to public and societies through mitigating and adapting the impacts of climate changes on citizen’s lives as well as national ecosystems.


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