Cold Chain Innovation Hub in Philippines Seeks Industry Contributions

By Devin Yoshimoto, May 07, 2020, 18:08 2 minute reading

The Manila-based center is looking for equipment, data, knowledge, expertise and online-based training to support the food cold chain.

Manila, Philippines. © Chan Richie/

The Cold Chain Innovation Hub (CCI-Hub), a Manila, Philippines-based center for sustainable HVAC&R technology exhibitions and training, has announced that it is seeking contributions from industry stakeholders.

CCI-Hub was launched last year as part of an initiative to upgrade the food cold chain in the Philippines. Called the “Global Partnership for improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines," the project is jointly led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines (DENR). shecco (publisher of this website) is one of the project’s key executing partners.

"This is an open call to all cold-chain related technology manufacturers, service providers, organizations, or associations worldwide," according to a statement released on May 7 on the CCI-Hub website.  "By contributing to this project, you will have the chance to exhibit your products, services and data through the CCI-Hub platform and increase your visibility. You will also gain valuable access to key clients and decision makers along the entire fast-growing Philippines cold chain market."

The project is seeking contributions of:

• Innovative and energy-efficient cold chain equipment (systems, modules, components, etc., for demonstration and training purposes)

• Relevant market/industry reports, assessments or analyses, case studies, etc.

• Training materials, programs, curriculum, modules etc. (printed or online).

• Other relevant products, services or expertise

Emphasis is being placed on online-based training tools or platforms, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has placed limitations on physical travel, according to the statement.

To provide feedback, those interested are asked to download and fill out this questionnaire. Once completed, the document should be attached to an email and sent to Jan Dusek, Head of Global Partnership at jan.dusek@shecco.comby Wednesday, May 27.

The “Global Partnership for improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines" project aims to identify, develop and stimulate the application of low-carbon, energy-efficient refrigeration innovation technologies and business practices for use throughout the food cold chain to increase food safety and food security.   

It is funded by US$2 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with US$25 million in co-financing (in-kind, grants and loans).

The CCI-Hub will serve as the project's main platform for providing an ecosystem of technical resources, training, knowledge sharing and stakeholder collaboration. On March 10, the Philippines’ Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was announced as the official national entity that will host the CCI-Hub at its central office located in Metro Manila.

For more information on the project, visit the website here

Those interested in staying up-to-date on project announcements are encouraged to sign up for the official newsletter by clicking this link

By contributing to this project, you will have the chance to exhibit your products, services and data through the CCI-Hub platform.
– Cold Chain Innovation Hub

By Devin Yoshimoto

May 07, 2020, 18:08

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