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MoCOM E-Commerce Innovation Challenge welcomes the e-Commerce community to provide innovative solutions to address challenges around the defined themes.

We are tackling a wide range of E-Commerce challenges!

MoCOM E-Commerce Innovation Challenge is organized by The Ministry of Commerce Myanmar (MoCOM) and UNDP Myanmar under the Government’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP), to source innovative ideas from Myanmar’s e-Commerce community for combating COVID-19 and support the further development of the e-Commerce industry in Myanmar.
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What is

MoCOM E-Commerce Innovation Challenge?

Co-Creation

The challenge is centered around the co-creation method whereby we co-create with the participants leveraging the resources available to deliver high fidelity prototypes.

Dialogue Platform

The challenge is a great ground for the private sector to showcase the innovative products and services while being able to interact with the government officials to develop a better understanding of the needs.

E-Commerce Focus

The challenge is a part of Government’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan to source innovative ideas for combating Covid-19 and support the further development of the e-Commerce industry in Myanmar.

Experiment New Initiatives

The challenge is a great testing ground for your venture to try new initiatives or improve existing relevant projects while receiving support from not only the Government but also from various stakeholders along the process.

Background

COVID-19 has spread rapidly to almost every corner of the world. According to the WHO, globally, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 49.53 million with1.23 million fatalities as of 6 November 2020. Myanmar currently has 61,377 confirmed cases and is at continued risk of spread particularly in densely populated urban areas.
Round 2

MoCOM E-Commerce Challenges

Women in E-Commerce
This challenge seeks out ideas and solutions to support women to participate and succeed in the E-Commerce ecosystem.

Registration will open on Jan 18, 2021.

$ 10,000

Total prize pool

Consumer rights & online IP
This challenge seeks out ideas and solutions to protect consumer rights and online IP so as to build up trust in the industry.

Registration will open on Jan 18, 2021.

$ 10,000

Total prize pool

If you have questions for the challenge, book an appointment with the Facilitation Team!

Timeline for Round 1 (Challenge 1 & 2)

Registration for Round 1 is now closed, Round 2 of challenges will open in early 2021.

You will be able to participate in various activities along the challenge period from 14th of November to 3rd of December. More details will be announced.

You can start submitting your solution/solutions starting from 4th of December to the 17th of December. Please don’t forget to submit your solution/solutions on the 17th of December latest.

Your submitted solution/solutions for Challenge 1 and 2 will be reviewed by Appraisal and Eligibility Committee from the 17th of December.

We will announce soon.

Timeline for Round 2 (Challenge 3 & 4) will be announced on the early 2021.

Ministry of Commerce: Office No. 3, Nay Pyi Taw.
Led by Ministry of Commerce
Supported by UNDP Myanmar
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