Smart City Challenge
Smart City Incubation Program
CG NSB in partnership with Global Peace Foundation and Blue Waste to Value held a Smart City Incubation Program from 28 June 2018 to 16 August 2018 at CG head office Sanepa. This program incubated 5 candidates who had presented their concept of making Kathmandu a ‘smart city’.
On 14 May 2018, a call was made for an application for Smart City Challenge. The objective for this call was to empower youths towards social business to comprehend the optimum utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in planning to advance innovative partnerships for social business for the betterment of society and the environment. It was also an initiative to introduce Nepal Social Business with youth in urban areas and use their creativity and business plan to mitigate the social issue of an urban setting. As a result, out of 20 applicants, 5 were selected for intensive incubation program where the participants were given knowledge on various business acumen.
The selected projects were:
- Tyre Treasure – Upcycling used tires in to beautiful furniture
- Electri Recycle – Proper management and recycling of E-waste
- Avartan Technology – An IOT based company providing solution through data driven system
- Floral Incense – Recycling floral waste in to floral incense
Sustain store – Reusing used clothes for resale or using as cotton for cushion
Out of those five projects, Tyre Treasure is in process in partnering with the NSB program, where NSB will be investing in the project.
Similarly, Electric Recycle has already started working with Blue Waste to Value and have recently partnered with CG Electronics on E-waste management.
Rapid urbanization of Kathmandu valley has left behind increasing levels of waste without proper systems of disposal in place. CG Electronics – in partnership with Chaudhary Foundation and with the help of Blue Waste to Value — is addressing the need for proper e-waste management by implementing a take-back system located at LG Shoppe / CG Digital locations. This program was launched at LG Lifestyle Shoppe, Minbhawan on June 4, 2019. This take-back system is designed in two-parts: the door-to-door model and the drop-off model. Those wishing to contribute can drop off their unwanted e-waste at any of the 8 LG Shoppe / CG Digital locations across the city. Door-to-door service will be available for working or non-working televisions, refrigerators, or washing machines. Any brands are welcome. It is to encourage a sustainably responsible community, making a conscious effort towards a safe and healthy environment. Discount coupons will be available for limited items collected by the door-to-door model.