Applications Open for ASEAN Impact Challenge

Deadline: 31 July 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for ASEAN Impact Challenge, a challenge designed for impact-driven social innovators and entrepreneurs within the ASEAN region.

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The challenge is open to innovations with the potential and capacity to develop and scale, while providing long-term solutions and impact on pressing community, social and environmental issues around the theme of Innovations for Urban Impact.

Two innovations from each ASEAN country with a proven innovation and impact model will be given the opportunity to pitch their revolutionary initiatives to a group of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and city authorities.

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Teams should have the overall aim of turning their innovation into a project that is sustainable, consistent and able to create wider impact. A ‘project’ under this Challenge is defined as the process of implementing and delivering social and environmental good with their innovation at its core.


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  • Early-Stage Innovation
    • 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 Innovation
    • Proven social innovations with the potential and capacity to increase impact by expanding its beneficiary base.


National Finalist Teams’ travel and accommodation expenses during their visit to Kuala Lumpur for the Regional Challenge.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each team should comprise a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 5 members.
    • It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that he/she/they:
    • Holds a valid passport;
    • Obtains a visa or any other necessary travel authorizations;
    • Applies for medical insurance as necessary.
  • All team members must be aged 18 and above at the time of submitting the Application Form.
  • Teams must be available to attend all activities on the dates mentioned on the Challenge website.

How to Apply

The application should be made in English using the application form given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam

For more information, please visit ASEAN Impact Challenge.

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