ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

HOW CAN INCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ASEAN?

ABOUT

ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional programme to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ASEAN Post-2015 development agenda through cross-sector partnerships and scaling disruptive innovations.

INCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS

‘Inclusive Innovation’ refers to the knowledge creation, acquisition, absorption and distribution efforts targeted directly at meeting the needs of the low-income or the base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) population. The focus of Inclusive Innovation is on delivering high performance products and services or high experience at ultra-low cost to the people whose needs are generally not addressed. (Taken from the Global Research Alliance)

This year’s challenge is themed ‘Inclusive Innovations for ASEAN’ and hopes to discover innovations from the citizen and private sectors that are delivering on the inclusivity agenda in the region through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration.

ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Development Goals were established by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. 

To ensure a holistic approach towards creating impact, the ASEAN Impact Challenge was designed to align with the Global Goals. Participating teams are encouraged to form their innovations to address at least one of the 17 Goals.

Innovations in the ASEAN Impact Challenge can be categorized according to these ten tracks:

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Inclusive and equitable quality education,
with the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all.

INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY

Tech as a key driver for economic, social and cultural growth through increased productivity, security and capacity to tackle key issues

INCLUSIVE CITIES

Making cities inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable

INCLUSIVE FINANCE

Innovating finance to serve the unbanked and underserved individuals / businesses access to a wider range of tailored digital finance products

HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Generating innovative and scalable solutions for effective humanitarian assistance

INCLUSIVE LIVELIHOODS

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

INCLUSIVE HEALTHCARE

Ensure healthy lives and the promotion of holistic well-being for all through proper health systems 

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS

Offer new opportunities for innovation and growth whilst creating social and development impact

INCLUSIVE AGRICULTURE

Achieve food security by innovating current practices and providing farmers more opportunities and access to the market

INCLUSIVE SANITATION

Provide access and innovative solutions to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene, especially to often neglected communities

ASEAN Impact Challenge is a wonderful way for agencies like us to learn about social innovation designs and approaches on the ground, and for youth and social innovators to collaborate with like-minded change-makers from the various ASEAN countries, to tackle sustainable development challenges together.
Nan Li-Collins
Asia Pacific Lead, UNDP-UN Social Impact Fund
We were pleased to see the application of so much human potential from all the initiatives presented. The Challenge demonstrates the power of creating impact through social innovation across different disciplines, with the integration of technology.
Adanna Shallowe
Global Manager, RSA

ABOUT IMPACT HUB KUALA LUMPUR

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator and part community centre, we offer our members a uniques ecosystem of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. With a global footprint of 105 cities, and 20,000 members in 60 countries, Impact Hubs are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs scale to markets globally.
 
Impact Hub KL’s mission is to catalyse and drive innovation through collective impact. By working with ecosystem supporters in every country in Southeast Asia who each share our mission, we hope to catalyse a movement of global innovators who will impact the future of business, the future of work and the future of cities.

ABOUT SCOPE GROUP

Headquartered in Malaysia since 2007 and serving the world, Scope Group is proud to be at the pulse of innovation and impact here in Asia.

Scope Group’s mission is to create impact by design through harnessing the power of social innovation and partnerships for social good and leveraging technology and cross-sector collaborations to deliver.

Our range of products and services extend from bespoke learning and development engagements to facilitation of public private partnerships, social venture and impact incubation, strategic venture philanthropy advisory and implementation support.

ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR PARTNERS

CONTACT US

  • The Impact Studio, 1-1, D7 Sentul, Jalan Sentul 51000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • +60 32630 8310
  • +60 32630 8320
  • aic@aseanimpactchallenge.org

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