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Celebrating Innovation: Shelter Innovation Pitch Night & Networking Reception

Join us at the ‘Celebrating Innovation: Shelter Innovation Pitch Night & Networking Reception’ co-hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Habitat for Humanity. This event will feature four entrepreneur pitches from finalists of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovation Awards, followed by a networking reception to meet with our partners and friends from the sector.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/17/2019
When: Tuesday, September 17 2019
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Campus, Grand Hyatt Erawan
494 Ratchadamri Rd
Bangkok 10330
Thailand
Contact: Sarita Worravitudomsuk
+6691 009 1590


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Celebrating Innovation: Shelter Innovation Pitch Night & Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, September 17th | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM


The Campus, Grand Hyatt Erawan | Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

Join us at the ‘Celebrating Innovation: Shelter Innovation Pitch Night & Networking Reception’ co-hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Habitat for Humanity. This event will feature four entrepreneur pitches from finalists of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovation Awards, followed by a networking reception to meet with our partners and friends from the sector.

 


About the Innovation Pitch Night

Low-income consumers play an essential role in building thriving economies, and their market inclusion has a direct impact towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly goal 11— sustainable cities and communities. Habitat and the ANDE network are bringing the ecosystem together this September to highlight the important work of entrepreneurs working in the shelter space, hear their pitches and provide them with ecosystem mentorship, investment and support to scale their ideas at the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovation Awards in the construction innovation category.

More detail about Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovations Awards>>

For ANDE members: If you are interested to attend the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, please email us to get the promo code.

 


Agenda

6:00 PM – Registration & Networking

7:00 PM – Startup Pitches


Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions
Country of Focus: India

3-D printers for healthcare and engineering. As housing construction is time and material intensive, Tvasta developed a 3D printer as well as the material and software to print concrete structures, which will produce houses and toilets at scalereducing material wastage.

 


Affordable Abodes
Country of Focus: Malaysia (incorporated in Singapore)

 

Affordable Abodes developed bio-composite building materials from up-cycled agricultural and industrial by-products to build high quality, low cost housing materials for use in the South East Asia market. 

 

 EcoSTP Technologies
Country of Focus: India

EcoSTP developed a zero-power, zero-operator sewage treatment technology for use in residential complexes using biomimicry instead of the conventional treatment techniques which has 20% lower capital expenditure and over 90% lower operating expenses.

 

Green Antz Builders 
Country of Focus: Philippines 

Green Antz develops materials from recycled plastic waste including bricks, walling and pavers and utilizes a holistic system to cover recovery, collection and treatment.

 

 

8:15 PM – Announcement of winner/ Networking Reception

 


 

About our Judges

Johann Baar | Director, Affordable Housing & Technology | Hilti Foundation

 

As Director Affordable Housing and Technology, Johann leads the Hilti Foundation’s work with partners to explore and catalyze solutions for safe and affordable housing for families in need. In this role, he engages in projects and networks across the global south. A foreign policy expert by training, he also holds expertise in EU and international policy making, good governance and the global civil society.

 

 

 

 

Janet Salem | Programme Officer, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production | United Nations Environment Programme

 Janet Salem is an expert in circular economy and sustainable lifestyles. She has worked for the United Nations for over 13 years in Paris, Vienna and now Bangkok, where she runs a program on circular economy, sustainable lifestyles and innovation. She manages the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, which supports startups that offer low carbon, circular economy business models that reduce carbon footprints of products and services, including shelter. Janet’s previous work has focused on government partnerships to develop macro level and sectoral policies that enable resource efficiency. More recently, her work has evolved to private sector partnerships to enable sustainable consumption and production across buildings, eCommerce, food delivery, retail, transport, venture capital and food systems. Janet has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

 


Shruti Narayan | Head, Green Buliding Program, India | IFC

Her current work at IFC includes using an ecosystem approach to mainstream green buildings in India. She is also managing the implementation of the workplan developed by Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium, the first of its kind private sector led consortium formed by the leading real estate developers to transform the Housing Industry to become more sustainable. Shruti has over 17 years of global work experience specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability with Will Alsop Architects in London, Arup in San Francisco and USAID ECOIII in New Delhi to identify, design, incorporate and implement sustainable solutions with the goal of reducing resource consumption and maximizing efficiency.  

 



Rick Hathaway | Asia-Pacific Vice President | Habitat for Humanity International

 

As Asia-Pacific Vice President for Habitat for Humanity International, Rick Hathaway is responsible for the overall success of Habitat’s affordable housing activities in more than a dozen countries throughout Asia and the Pacific. Rick has been with the organization for over two decades, he first joined Habitat as director of US programs where he managed the organization’s expansion to all 50 states. He came to Asia in 1993, working to develop new Habitat operations in South Korea and New Zealand, then went on to support programs development in East and Southeast Asia.

 

 


Patrick J. Kelley | Vice President, Terwilliger Center for Innovation & Shelter | Habitat for Humanity International

 Patrick Kelley leads the work of the Terwilliger Center globally, having led Habitat’s work to develop more effective housing markets for over a decade. During this time, Habitat launched the $100 million MicroBuild Fund and developed a portfolio of technical donor support to expand Habitat’s influence to help markets serve the housing needs of low-income people. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a Master of Public Policy from the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School. He also serves on the board of directors of the SEEP Global Network.

 

 


 

About Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

 

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort and has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in shelter in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity formally launched the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in 2016 consolidating more than a decade of experience in developing market-based solutions for housing. Through the Terwilliger Center, Habitat will catalyze housing markets, helping them to thrive and be more inclusive. The Terwilliger Center runs the ShelterTech Accelerator, to support entrepreneurs scale shelter innovations, and has recently launched the Shelter Venture Fund, which places catalytic investment in shelter-related businesses. 


 

About Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

 


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