South-South Global Assets And Technology Exchanges (SS-GATE)
The South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) is a virtual and physical platform where entrepreneurs in developing countries can interact and obtain needed technology, assets and finance in a secure environment. SS-GATE facilitates the realization of actual business transactions through a market mechanism, offering both online and offline beginning-to-end supporting services. It operates through a global network of participating organizations and institutional members. Participation in SS-GATE is regulated through institutional membership.
In short, SS-GATE connects buyers and sellers from countries of the South, linking investors and capital with the businesses in need of them. Professionally operated, responsive to member interest and international in scope, SS-GATE aims to be the first of its kind in providing a transparent, fair, transactional and sustainable development exchange platform that benefits all Southern countries and contributes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It strives to be a global centre of asset and technology information, services, market pricing, transaction and training.
Launched in 2006 by the United Nation Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) hosted in the United Nations Development Programme, SS-GATE started full-fledged operations in November 2008 following a successful pilot. The current platform is co-sponsored by the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) and the OPEC Fund. It is based in Shanghai, China, and operated in partnership with the Shanghai United Asset and Equity Exchange (SUAEE).
SS-GATE does not endorse and is not responsible for technologies and/or projects listed on the platform. The technology and/or project owner is fully responsible for the claims as pertaining such a technology or project.
The SS-GATE currently has 5 service and transactional tracks:–
Track I: Technology Exchange;
Track II: Creative Assets Exchange;
Track III: Human Development Stock Exchange; and
Track IV: Energy and Environment Exchange.
Track-V: Global Health
Further information about SS-GATE is available from http://www.ss-gate.org.