Declaration Rules
Region of the Competition

Following the adoption of APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 in 2020, the 29th APEC Leaders’ Informal Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 18–19, 2022, adopted the Bangkok Goals on Bio-Circular-Green Economy, a new set of comprehensive, ambitious, and inclusive sustainable development objectives. To promote a bio-cyclical green economy, APEC discusses various strategies, such as fostering technological innovation, cutting waste, increasing resource efficiency, encouraging sustainable business, and achieving more comprehensive, coordinated, balanced, inclusive, and sustainable growth.

The competition this year will put into practice APEC’s objectives and vision to encourage revitalization in various sectors of the green economy, transportation, and urban construction by sharing solutions for urban ecological transformation and green socio-economic revitalization, concentrating on science and technology innovation (STI) centered products and services, and strengthening science and technology cooperation among APEC member economies.

Focus on the following areas:

1.Green Economy:
Green economies, which include low-carbon economies, circular economies, ecological economies, and other high-tech industries, are a new type of market-driven economy built on the foundation of traditional industrial economies. Its primary goals are resource conservation,environmental friendliness and harmony between economy and environment. The competition seeks to gather various regulatory models from the government, finance, industry, and institutions of the economy in the Asia-Pacific region, to support the growth of the green economy and advance industrial development policies and technologies.

The following fields are involved: digital economy, ecological agriculture, recycling, environmental protection, green service, green production, digital government, digital countryside, digital system, energy savings and environmental protection, new generation information technology, smart site, industrial equipment renovation and innovation, energy savings, and environmental protection high-end equipment manufacturing industry, continuous service industry, etc.

2. Sustainable Transport Development:
Transportation is the lifeblood of the economy and the ties of civilization. Accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation is an important method to promote the building of a community of human destiny. Accelerating technological advancement and innovation, international collaboration, and the development of sustainable transportation systems will all help to further the cause of regional connectivity in the Asia-Pacific.

The following fields are involved: low-carbon mobility, smart transportation, intelligent vehicles, transportation design, transportation planning, facilitated transportation, green hydrogen production, contract water savings, carbon capture clean energy, new energy vehicles, green low-carbon services, unmanned vehicles, etc.

3. Liveable Cities:
The people’s desire for a better existence will be satisfied by the development of a livable, resilient, innovative, intelligent, green, and humanistic metropolitan living environment. This year’s competition will focus on the creation and renewal of urban public facilities systems, urban community and space, social public safety facilities systems, public health prevention, control, and treatment systems, digital city application scenarios, low-carbon photovoltaic and other green energy-saving urban production and living patterns, urban cultural and tourism integration, programs and technologies to promote the urban innovation environment, and the application of achievements and technologies to the ground.

The following fields are involved: digital city construction, ecological tourism, environmental governance, smart medical care, smart education, smart elderly care, smart decision-making, intelligent services, intelligent interactive terminals, intelligent survey and design, intelligent construction, architectural design, meta-universe space, intelligent home, intelligent security, intelligent lighting, etc.

Declaration method

All works are declared by online filling, so please register your information on the website and then login to edit and upload your information on behalf of your team.

Declaration process
申报流程 英文版

April 1, 2023

Enrollment launch

July 31, 2023

Deadline for first-stage registration

August 31, 2023

Declaration training and feedback

September 30, 2023

Deadline for second-stage registration

October 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023

Stage of preliminary evaluation

Beginning November 1, 2023

Notification of finalists and defense of some works

Release outcome document

Compilation and publication of the “APEC Blue Paper on Urban SustainableDevelopment,” with the winning entries chosen for inclusion


January 2024, China

2024 APEC Urban Sustainable Development Conference for Science & Technology Innovation APEC (INPUT2) Competition Workshop