Award Ceremony

UNIDO will offer to the winners a complete project assessment based on the COMFAR (Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting) a software application developed by UNIDO for the analysis and appraisal of investment projects in any business sector. The main module of the programme accepts financial and economic data, produces financial and economic statements and graphical displays and calculates measures of performance.

Moreover, UNIDO will undertake the following services:

  • Presentation of the winning proposals to financial entities and venture capital potentially interested;

Promotion of the winning proposals to Developing Countries’ institutions and stakeholders, to ensure the maximum visibility to the projects;

  • Organization of workshops with the representatives of Developing Countries’ governments for the presentation of the selected technologies/ideas;
  • Realization of ad hoc promotion material to share through the UNIDO network.

All the most interesting proposals, upon the applicants’ consensus, will be available online on the website of UNIDO ITPO Italy ( in a specific section devoted to the award.

The organizers have also planned special mentions for the best proposals from the following categories:

  • Young (under 35yr)
  • Women

Winners will be contacted by the organizers and invited to the award ceremony that will take place on August 26, 2015 at Cascina Triulza within EXPO Milan 2015, in the framework of an event under the Patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. In the same occasion, the winners will have the opportunity to present their proposals to a selected audience.

Finally, the winners will also be invited to present their proposal at the “Science Festival” to be held in October 2015 in Italy within the framework of the event “Smart Cup Liguria”.