ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

HOW CAN INCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ASEAN?

ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE 2017

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 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

12-14 NOV

Regional Finals

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is your idea original and innovative? Does it solve an existing social or environmental challenge? Does it impact the communities in the region? Does it fill an existing gap in the region?

If the answer is yes to all above then your idea fits within the parameters of the challenge. If you need further clarification, reach out to us at aic@aseanimpactchallenge.org

All team members must be over the age of 18. All team members must be able and willing to travel to a country in Southeast Asia for the Regional Finals. The travel period is between 14-17 November 2017. All team members must be able to commit for the entire duration of the challenge.
Your team members do not have to be citizens of the same country but must reside in the same country. They do not have to be citizens of that country.

Yes, you can register yourself as an individual at the point of application. However this is a team challenge. We will give you time to get your team together. Kindly notify the organisers by 24 August 2017 on information of new members in your team. Notification can be made to aic@aseanimpactchallenge.org

Yes, your team can submit several ideas at the application process. However in interest of fairness to all other participating teams only 1 of your ideas may be selected to qualify for the Global Goals Labs and the regional challenge.

For early stage innovations, participant teams do not need to have an incorporated business in order to enter the competition. However, those wishing to participate in the scale stage category would need to have an incorporated business and have been operating for the last two years.

The organisers do not guarantee the confidentiality of proposals, however we will require judges to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Round 1 entries are featured on a public showcase webpage and finalist pitching is open to the public.

We will not reimburse you for any travel expenses, meals or other expenses incurred in relation to the Challenge. We will only reimburse National finalist teams’ travel and accommodation expenses for the Regional Challenge.

Only finalist teams will be invited to the Global Goals Labs, which will be held in the ASEAN country you are based in. Teams that do not attend the Global Goals Labs will not be disqualified from the challenge. However, finalist teams will have to commit to doing the activities in the Global Goals Labs in order to accelerate their innovations.

Finalist teams will be notified by email on 20 September 2017. Announcements will also be made here on our website and on our social media pages.

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Twitter: @impactasean

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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
  • +6 03 2630 8310
  • +6 03 2630 8320
  • aic@aseanimpactchallenge.org

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