Impact Stories

WIPO GREEN is an online platform for technology exchange, aiming to connect providers and seekers of environmentally friendly technologies. But what do these matches look like? In the Impact Stories, WIPO GREEN describes what brings the parties together and we can follow the successes and challenges of green tech deployment around the world.


Impact Stories


Shiseido, a Japanese cosmetics giant, gives a helping hand to young university innovators

A group of students from Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan, embarked on an ambitious project to manufacture a new moisturizing hand serum using local products. Their success was partly due to a licensing agreement with Shiseido that allowed them to use the company’s green technology, listed in the WIPO GREEN database, to manufacture their innovation.


Three Interconnected Matches Accelerating Sustainability in the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector

Palm oil is a highly diverse low cost crop that is used in food, cosmetics and even as biofuel. Global demand has rapidly increased over the past 10 years and production consequently spread over vast areas of Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, the cultivation of palm oil comes with significant adverse effects on the environment. The positive news is that technologies are available to mitigate these negative impacts.


A circular composting solution to food waste in China

In 2021, The Bluetech Clean Air Alliance (BCAA) and WIPO GREEN joined forces to launch the WIPO GREEN China Cities Green Technology Acceleration Project - seeking environmental solutions for Chinese cities. The purpose of an acceleration project is to match green tech solutions focused on a specific geographical area or technological domain with technology seekers. In this case, the project's main objective is to support China in achieving the climate commitment of reducing carbon emissions by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2060.


An Electrical Connection

China is leading the world in accelerating the use of electric vehicles (EVs). Ahead of both Europe and the United States, nearly a quarter of all newly registered cars in China are electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. More EVs are expected to have been sold in China in 2022 than in the rest of the world combined.  This trend is due to a diverse set of governmental and regional mandates and incentives. In its recent five-year plan, Beijing proposed to have two million EVs on the road by 2025.  This is an ambitious goal and does not come without challenges. All these new EVs need to be recharged somewhere, creating the need to accelerate the implementation of charging facilities as well as greener sources of electricity production.

(Photo: Green School Bali)

Green School's installation of SOURCE Hydropanels in Bali, Indonesia

In the south of Bali, Indonesia, there is a place where tropical trees are interspersed with shiny metal panels; this is Green School, where children of all ages are learning to fight environmental challenges.

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Leveraging micropayment technology to increase access to safe drinking water

Portuguese company Cubo Environmental Technologies has developed a compact, modular, containerized technology to treat and supply safe drinking water to small population clusters of 500 to 3,000 people. But Cubo faces a challenge. Most of the target locations for its technology do not have access to an adequate water distribution infrastructure. PDF, Leveraging micropayment technology to increase access to safe drinking water