Circular Entrepreneurship

Implemented through the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Circular Entrepreneurship program provides curriculum and training for business incubators, local universities, and university institutions in the ASEAN region for the development of circular economy business models.

Energy Modeling

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses the Global Change Assessment Model to analyze energy and environmental trends to inform local planning efforts in the pilot cities of Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

U.S.-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation (STIC) Program Policy Study Tour

Implemented by Arizona State University, this program seeks to strengthen and increase national and regional multisectoral cooperation of ASEAN Member States and the U.S. Government to develop and implement policies to foster science, technology and innovation. STIC provides scholarships for online learning through the STIC Virtual Talent Mobility Portal, hosts annual regional conferences in the ASEAN region to convene selected applicants, and sponsors ASEAN officials to attend a science study tour in Washington D.C.

Circular Waste Management IVLP On Demand

The International Visiting Leaders Program (IVLP) on Circular Waste Management partnered with the Center for Liveable Cities and convened 15 ASEAN participants in Singapore and Washington D.C. to participate in a capacity building and site visit program. They learned about circular economy approaches and policies for net-zero municipal waste, e-waste, construction and demolition and more.

Green Buildings Innovation Program

This two part program advances circular economy principles in the building sector, promotes knowledge sharing between the U.S. and ASEAN private sector and academic institutions, and educates on and supports the attainment of building standards and certifications through targeted training programs. The first part of this program convened ASEAN stakeholders in Singapore for site visits and capacity building. The second part of this program is developing green building education modules and delivering them to students at ASEAN partner universities.

Smart Cities Business Innovation Fund

Smart Cities Business Innovation Fund provides seed funding to six businesses providing net-zero and low carbon solutions to urban challenges. The program offered $1 million worth of available awards and each award ranged from $100,000 to $200,000.

Third Country Training Program

The U.S.-Singapore Third Country Training Program (TCTP) is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State which jointly conducts capacity building courses for ASEAN member countries.

Health in Cities

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and our embassies in the region to increase resiliency of local health care infrastructure as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. An initial grant will go to Cambodia for medical records digitization in three ASCN cities.

Integrated Urban Services

Systems integration project to educate stakeholders on circular economy approaches to enhance resource recovery and reuse and on opportunities to develop integrated models of basic urban services and food provision.

Smart Sustainable Mobility

This project will address the transportation priorities of participating ASEAN smart cities by identifying compelling solutions to urban transportation challenges being implemented by U.S. cities and using their techniques, experiences, and lessons learned to guide ASEAN partners towards implementing similarly effectively solutions within their own cities.

Research and Innovation

Translating Cutting Edge Research Projects to ASEAN Smart Cities. This program supports research that integrates social and technical dimensions, through support for scientists and engineers across a range of disciplines, in order to ensure their innovations shape cities and communities in the most productive and effective means possible.

Business Promotion

Connecting U.S. technology and service providers with ASEAN-based smart city technology and service customers to achieve sustained economic development in the region.
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