Nigerian Startup, ColdHubs Limited has emerged winner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)’s Global Call for “Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond” in the Food and Agriculture category.
ColdHubs Limited installs and operates 100% solar powered walk-in cold storage facilities that have the ability of increasing the shelf lives of fruits and vegetables from 2 to more than twenty days.
The winners of the UNIDO Global Call were announced by the organization recently in a virtual conference with ColdHubs winning in one of the 4 categories out of 1100 applications submitted from 108 countries around the world.
In an official statement on its website, UNIDO said: “The winners of the four strategic categories of the Global Call were identified based on the vote of a jury comprised of internal and external experts. Due to the close vote from the jury, two winners were identified for the Health Emergency category, while one winner was identified for each of the other three categories”
With ColdHubs winning in the food and agriculture category, ECO4CO and Indoor real-time dynamic air & object surface disinfection are the two winners in the Health Emergency category, while EcoWorth Tech and Plasticpreneur won in the Energy & Environment and Resilient Industries & Infrastructure categories respectively.
“We are grateful to the organizers and the entire UNIDO team. We also appreciate the support of our partners, clients and everyone who has been with us,” said its CEO, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu