The 2010 call for proposals received 207 submissions from 25 different economies. A rigorous selection process based on a strict set of selection criteria was followed by the selection committee, to finally select 8 projects from Australia (to be deployed in Timor-Leste), Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

The successful projects showcased innovation, cooperation, and technical knowledge, and have the potential to create social change in their communities in areas such as IT infrastructure, health, or multilingualism. The projects also reflected current issues in technical and social discussion, including relevant issues such as exploring the opportunity for developing economies to get ahead in the IPv6 challenge and the deployment of wireless networks to serve isolated communities with cheaper and more accessible communication services.

2010 recipients at the APNIC offices with ISIF Asia secretariat staff.

The 2010 grant recipients are listed below, as well as their final technical report documenting their project activities:


    1. Bac Ha International University - Vietnam
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Efficient and reliable GPS wireless Ad Hoc sensor networks for marine monitoring, searching, and rescuing applications.
    2. Druknet – Bhutan
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Towards world’s first ready-IPv6 country.
    3. E-Network Research and Development (ENRD) – Nepal
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Empowering mountain communities: Localized support kit and training for community wireless networksSurge reportTraining report.
    4. Garhwal Community Development and Welfare Society (GCDWS) – India
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Interactive, structured, multi-modal clinical guidelines to improve quality of care by Rural Healthcare providers.
    5. National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering (NIFNE) - Sri Lanka
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Mobile portal for fisheries community services.
    6. Rowetel, Australia/Timor-Leste
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report:Dili Village Telco.
    7. Servelots Infotech Pvt Ltd - India
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Accessibility for the Print-impaired (ALipi).
    8. University of Colombo School of Computing - Sri Lanka
      COMPLETED. Summary | Technical report: Virtual IPv6 application test bed | Article