2021   APEC YES Challenge

Green Synergy Solutions for Green Energy

An Education Platform for STI to SMEs

24 December 2021 Chinese Taipei

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APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology (APEC-ACABT) invites young entrepreneurial teams across APEC Economies to join 2021 APEC YES Challenge on Green Synergy Solutions for Green Energy, for not only tackling climate change and our community problems but also promoting sustainability awareness.

Based on a well-designed Online platform, participatory mutual learning and co-creating process will be highly valued, especially aim at mutual contributions for improving disadvantaged groups in sense of inclusive economy.

2019 APEC YES Challenge First Prize - Team Brecon




for 1 team

US$500 cash prize

(Net payment will be after tax and related fee charges deduction)
Awarded to each member a certification

  • Please note that the first-prize winning team will be received the net payment after tax and handling fee deduction.
  • APEC-ACABT is not responsible for losses caused by fluctuations in exchange rates, nor does it require reimbursement of gains earned by fluctuations in exchange rates.


for 2 teams

US$250 cash prize

Awarded to each member a certification


for 3 teams

Awarded to each member a certification

  • *The first-prize and second-prize winning teams will receive the award money via bank transfer after the event. Please note that signing the invoice is required.
  • a certificate of merit for every participant of the winning team
  • a trophy for the winning team

**Please note that APEC-ACABT has the right and final decision on funding items.

2021 APEC YES Challenge

Important Dates

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October 25th      Deadline: Registration & Preliminary Round
November 1st      Announcement of Semi-Pitch
November 2nd - December 2nd      Start Semi-pitch Round Module
December 9th      Announcement of the Finalists
December 24th      Online Final Pitch

Participating Institutions

Names are listed alphabetically