Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018

Looking for sustainable and modern-technology-based solutions to address the current/future problems related to urban development of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Criteria for Participation 

Overall Winner

Any Time Toilet
Community and Environment

Winners (Categories)

Any Time Toilet
Community and Environment
Metropolitan Public Administration and Management
Digital Nepal
Municipal Community Services
Urban Infrastructure

Runner-ups (Categories)

Community and Environment
Metropolitan Public Administration and Management
Nepal Med
Municipal Community Services
Urban Infrastructure

What is this about?

Smart Urban Technology Challenge is an initiative of Kathmandu Metropolitan City to bring out entrepreneurial spirit within Nepalese community to identify and solve problems related to urban development.

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Idea Submission Categories

Submit your ideas based on following categories:

Community and Environment

The solutions should serve the communities of Kathmandu Metropolitan City to function and live better in a clean and green environment.

Urban Infrastructure

The solutions should provide innovative ways to build, maintain and use public infrastructures for the general public.

Municipal Community Services

The solutions should strengthen the community services provided by local government to the general public in the most efficient way possible.

Metropolitan Public Administration and Management

The solutions should make the municipal administrative works efficient.

Why participate?

Yes, there are cash prizes and a lot of opportunities!


  • Get  an opportunity to turn your innovative idea into reality.
  • Get an opportunity to test your solution in the field in collaboration with the KMC.
  • Get priceless global and local knowledge, experience o f creating innovative solutions and art of founding innovative business from experts over seminars and the grand finale
  • Get inspired by expert mentors and coaches
  • Get an opportunity to receive financial packages as winning prizes and seed investments.
  • Possibility of getting into KMC incubation program to further strengthen their solution


  • *NRS. 500,000/- The Ultimate Winner of the overall competition
  • *NRS. 200,000/- Category Winners
  • *NRS. 100,000/-   Category Runner-Up
* Prizes shall be applicable to taxes as per prevailing tax rule of Nepal

Overall Process


The Government of Nepal

Kathmandu Metropolitan City
City Planning Commission

Knowledge Partners

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