Technology Testing Platform Request

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is a not-for-profit international applied agricultural research center with a focus on marginal areas where an estimated 1.7 billion people live. Established in 1999 in Dubai by the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the center identifies, tests, and introduces resource-efficient, climate-smart crops and technologies that are best suited to different regions affected by salinity, water scarcity, and drought. Through its work, ICBA helps to improve food security and livelihoods for some of the poorest rural communities around the world.

ICBA is not a funding agency and does not provide grants or any form of financial assistance. Project collaborators are expected to secure funding through external sources or be self-financed. All collaborative projects should comply with ICBA's full-cost recovery policy.

The information provided in this form will be reviewed by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) carefully and transparently. All provided information will be treated with utmost confidentiality. The evaluation of the project collaboration request will take into consideration the relevance of the proposed project to ICBA’s vision, mission and mandate, availability of expertise, other commitments, and any conflict of interest-related matters.

A. Information about the requester

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B. Information about the proposed technology to be tested

Provide background information, e.g. problems/issues the technology aims to address.
Suggest a concise title for this project.
Explain what the project aims to achieve.
Select all technical areas that the proposed project aims to address.
Indicate expected deliverables, effects and/or changes to be achieved by the end of this project. Results could be qualitative and/or quantitative.
Please indicate the level of development or maturity the technology has reached in terms of performance, reliability, scalability, and adoption.
Describe the method/steps you propose to follow to achieve the desired results.
Specify the expertise requested from ICBA to implement the project.
Please indicate the timeframe needed to fully implement the proposed project.
Please indicate the expected start date of the proposed project.
Please indicate the source of funding for the proposed project.
List possible risks that could affect project implementation and/or results, and the measures that should be taken to mitigate the risks.
Propose arrangements for project management and coordination to ensure quality implementation and rapid problem solving.
Share evidence-based results achieved by this technology, indicating the geographical location where this technology has been adopted and the main beneficiaries (share links to publications if available).
Indicate the targeted region (e.g., Middle East and North Africa) or countries, in addition to stakeholders that could benefit from the tested technology (e.g. farmers, extension workers, etc.)
Indicate expectations regarding data collection, processing, storing, protection and sharing.
Indicate whether you would like ICBA to publish the results of the research.
Attach the company/organization registration certificate, along with any other relevant documents (e.g., a corporate presentation, a project brief, technology specifications, IP, license, patent, reports, commercial brochure, link to publications, etc.).
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