ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017 for innovators from Southeast Asia.

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Application Deadline:  September 9th 2017

A regional programme designed to discover innovators from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and disruptive innovations. The Challenge presents opportunities to identify and strengthen new innovations and to achieve select outcomes around the SDGs.


Innovators who wish to participate in the ASEAN Impact Challenge will have to submit their applications through our challenge portal from August 8 to September 9. Top 5 teams will be chosen as finalists from each category. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Early and Scale Stage Innovations

ASEAN Impact Challenge will have two categories: Early Stage Innovations and Scale Stage Innovations. Early Stage Innovations are proposals, ideas, concepts and prototypes with the potential to deliver long-term solutions and impact, while Scale Stage innovations must be proven social innovations with the potential and capacity to increase impact by expanding its beneficiary base.


Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: problem definition, user base definition, product-market fit, innovative approach, sustainability, scalability, social impact, and team capability.



8 AUG – 9 SEPT

Application Period

Attend our National Global Goals Mixers: 3-hour events to equip innovators with knowledge on social innovation and how to design for social good. The Global Goals Mixers offer exciting partnership opportunities and avenues of inspiration for participants.

19 SEPT – 19 NOV

Global Goals Labs

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

21 – 25 NOV

Regional Finals

Top 5 teams from Early Stage and Scale Stage attend the regional finals to showcase their innovations to investors and other corporate organisations. Regional Finals will be held in conjunction with the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ASEAN Impact Challenge 2017

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