ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

ALL ROADS LEAD TO MANILA

We’re heading to the Philippines! This year’s chair of the ASEAN will be hosting the ten finalist teams at the ASEAN Business Investment Summit on November 12-14. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP 10 FINALIST TEAMS

From August 8 to September 9, we’ve received applications from impact-driven innovators all over Southeast Asia, working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the ten finalist teams for this year’s ASEAN Impact Challenge:

Early Stage Innovations

ARTEMIS HEALTH ECOSYSTEM

Philippines

INCLUSIVE HEALTHCARE TRACK

Artemis bridges the gap between rural health workers with an AI decision support system linking patients to an ecosystem of doctors, clinicians, labs

JALA

Indonesia

INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY TRACK

IoT device that gathers water quality data helping farmers access historical data and analysis to increase yield and minimise risk of harvest failure

MINH HONG BIOTECH

Vietnam

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS TRACK

Collecting and reusing organic waste from low income communities and training women to produce detergent, providing them with new skills and income

UPROOT AQUAPONICS

Philippines

INCLUSIVE AGRICULTURE TRACK

Community Shared Aquaponics linking low income communities to nearby establishments to create an avenue to sell produce and feed their families healthy and nutritious food

ZAKAT KASIH

Indonesia

INCLUSIVE FINANCE TRACK

A website and mobile app facilitating alms and donation collection and deployment to help elderly people who are still working in the informal economy earn jobs in MSMEs

Scale Stage Innovations

ECOLOO

Malaysia

INCLUSIVE SANITATION TRACK

Eco-friendly, odourless, waterless, sewage free, energy free, maintenance free biological toilets system that produces bio fertiliser from human waste

EDUKASYON.PH

Philippines

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION TRACK

Education to Employment platform connecting students to schools & higher education institutions, simplifying applications, providing career advice and access to scholarships

EMPLEO

Philippines

INCLUSIVE LIVELIHOODS TRACK

Job connecting technology for blue-collar workers in Southeast Asia, using big data analytics and algorithms

THE PICHA PROJECT

Malaysia

HUMANITARIAN ACTION TRACK

Connecting refugees and marginalised groups to livelihood opportunities through food and leveraging the sharing economy

WASTE4CHANGE

Indonesia

INCLUSIVE CITIES TRACK

Turnkey Waste to Wealth initiative supported by a technology platform enabling everyone to be part of the circle economy

JUDGES

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Martin Ng

Head of Good Business, Singapore International Foundation

As Head of Good Business in SIF, Martin drives programmes designed to enable Singaporeans and world communities to connect through social entrepreneurship and professional work exchange, to enhance cross-cultural understanding and collaborations in effecting positive change. He leads the team responsible for the SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE), a signature programme that seeks to inspire, equip and enable youths from across the globe to launch or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. He oversees the execution of YSE which has nurtured an international alumni network of over 600 young changemakers representing 27 nationalities, who are creating social impact across 13 countries including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

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Dr Thomas Tang

Sustainability Practitioner

Thomas Tang has been a sustainability practitioner for the last 20 years working as a consultant and as a corporate executive. He is the former sustainability director of a multinational engineering design company. As well as authoring numerous articles and papers on sustinability and the application of living labs to urban centres, he is a contributing author to the “Urban Planet” an edited volume including transdisciplinary perspectives of urbanization and the environment that offers new knowledge for sustainability and resilience in the era of global urbanization. He has worked in the UK and throughout Asia where he has conducted studies and assignments for many major clients such as the World Bank, APEC, the United Nations and the governments of Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Chris Oestereich

Director of Publications, School of Global Studies, Thammasat University

Chris Oestereich is a lecturer and the Director of Publications at the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He’s also the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, a press that focuses on humanity’s biggest social and environmental challenges, and a zero-waste practitioner who helps organizations reduce their footprint as they evolve towards the circular economy. Chris has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University.

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Johnathan Lee

Executive Director, Academy, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre

Johnathan Lee is the Executive Director of Academy in the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). This division offers education/training courses, global ecosystem exposure and also South East Asia’s leading accelerator program to a global entrepreneurs and start-up community. Johnathan comes from a diverse background with over 18 years in commercial and investment experience in various industries ranging from finance, healthcare and education. He holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago School of Business.

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