HOW CAN TECH FORWARD INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ASEAN?

ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE 2018

The ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional programme designed by Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and disruptive tech innovations. Initiatives by participant teams have ranged from waste management, agriculture, microfinance, microbiology, improving livelihoods, alternative education, environment and construction.

INNOVATION AND IMPACT FOCUS

Traditionally, challenge frameworks in the region have focused more on entrepreneurship instead of innovation, and its potential for impact and scalability of the same. The ASEAN Impact Challenge takes an alternative approach, focusing on the impact of the local innovations if they are successfully scaled across border and sectors.

ALIGNMENT WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The programme is aligned to the SDGs, with the theme of Inclusive Innovations. It provides a platform for businesses and social purpose organisations to create partnerships that can further the achievement of a national, regional and global agenda for development.

COLLABORATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE SHARING

Teams, communities, experts and key institutions will be part of the conversation on the impact of knowledge and experience sharing through the Global Goals Labs, which will form the backbone of the challenge - as a methodology to spark collaborations and accelerate innovations.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

The Challenge is open to innovations with the potential to scale and is designed to encourage, empower and support partnerships and innovations that will create impact in the region. At the Regional Finals, 10 Finalist Teams from ASEAN countries with a proven innovation and impact model will be given the opportunity to pitch their revolutionary initiatives to a group of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations.

EARLY STAGE INNOVATIONS

Social innovations with proposals, ideas, concepts and prototypes with the potential to deliver long-term solutions and impact on pressing community, social and environmental issues.

SCALE STAGE INNOVATIONS

Proven social innovations with the potential and capacity to increase impact by expanding its beneficiary base. Been in operation a minimum of 2 years and has generated a minimum of USD 100,000 in revenue

TIMELINE

8 AUG-9 SEPT

Application Period and Global Goals Mixers

Attend our National Global Goals Mixers: one-day events to equip locals with knowledge on social innovation and how to design for social good. This also covers how the future of business can become a force for social good.

25 SEPT-10 NOV

Global Goals Labs

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

11-15 NOV

Regional Finals

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

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  • aic@aseanimpactchallenge.org