ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

HOW CAN TECH FORWARD INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ASEAN?

WHAT IS THE ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE

A regional programme designed to discover innovators from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and disruptive innovations. The Challenge presents opportunities to identify and strengthen new innovations and to achieve select outcomes around the SDGs.

THIS YEAR’S THEME: TECH FORWARD

As we live in a world that is becoming increasingly more connected, there needs to be new ways of enabling all of humanity to prosper and succeed—together. Specifically in the ASEAN region, its unique challenges and opportunities require a more cohesive, inclusive approach that engages all levels of society on diverse issues and outcomes.  

​The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. Technology has made possible new products and services that increase the efficiency and pleasure of our personal lives. Ordering a cab, booking a flight, buying a product, making a payment, listening to music, watching a film, or playing a game—any of these can now be done remotely.

This year’s challenge is themed ‘Tech Forward: Innovations for a Digital Economy’ and hopes to discover innovations from the citizen and private sectors that are contributing to the digital economy transformation in the region through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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TIMELINE

8 AUG – 9 SEPT

Application Period

Attend our National Global Goals Mixers: 3-hour events to equip innovators with knowledge on social innovation and how to design for social good. The Global Goals Mixers offer exciting partnership opportunities and avenues of inspiration for participants.

25 SEPT – 10 NOV

Global Goals Labs

Commencement of Global Goals Labs 2-month acceleration programme for Top 5 teams from Early Stage and Scale Stage

11-15 NOV

Regional Finals

Top 5 teams from Early Stage and Scale Stage attend the regional finals in Singapore at the ASEAN Business Investment Summit to showcase their innovations to investors and other corporate organisations.

SELECTION

Applications for the ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018 will open on the 8th of August. Watch this space!

Early and Scale Stage Innovations

The ASEAN Impact Challenge seeks Early Stage and Scale Stage Innovations that can accelerate the SDGs in the region. Early Stage Innovations are proposals, ideas, concepts and prototypes with the potential to deliver long-term solutions and impact, while Scale Stage innovations must be proven social innovations with the potential and capacity to increase impact by expanding its beneficiary base.

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“AIC is more than just a competition; It helps you to scale up your business, get media exposure, and widen your network. “
Raynalfie Budhy
Atnic with their JALA Innovation, Indonesia

Best Innovation, Early Stage

ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

“The ASEAN Impact Challenge is an excellent platform for impact enterprises in the region that are creating innovative solutions to address some of the most challenging problems of our time. It scouts and surfaces businesses that are truly scalable and adaptable across geographies.”
Priya Thachadi
Co-founder and CEO, Villgro Philippines

Finalist Judge

ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

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  • The Impact Studio, 1-1, D7 Sentul, Jalan Sentul 21000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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