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Eleven global innovators have been selected to partner with 15 leading Nigerian companies to pilot cost-effective, climate-smart technologies to strengthen the country's temperature-controlled logistics supply chain, as part of IFC's award-winning TechEmerge program in partnership with African digital logistics platform Kobo360.

The Sustainable Cooling Innovation program in Nigeria is funded by the UK Government's International Climate Finance and offers a total pool of $1 million in grant funding to support field-testing over the next 12-18 months. The program also provides advisory support to help innovators mitigate financial and operational risks, reduce adoption risks for local firms, and facilitate market-entry and tech transfer.

The 11 innovators, which includes four Nigerian companies, were competitively selected by IFC, Kobo360, and TechEmerge's independent advisory panel of cooling experts. The 15 local partners come from the agriculture, food and beverage, retail, refrigeration, engineering, and logistics sectors.