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ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018 for innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia

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Application Deadline:  September 9th 2018

ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional programme to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and scaling disruptive innovations.

This year’s challenge is themed ‘Tech Forward: Innovations for a Digital Economy’ and hopes to discover innovations from
the citizen and private sectors that are contributing to the digital economy transformation in the region through the power of
entrepreneurship and collaboration aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The world is in the midst of a digital transformation, with 40% of the world population now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995. In Southeast Asia too, the uptake of digital technologies has grown rapidly.

Digital transformation can help in changing the development paradigm towards growth driven less on the demand side by exports and more on the supply side by productivity increases, enabling countries to “move up the value-chain”. Moreover, it can help in addressing policy challenges such as the meeting of future energy, food and water needs, or improving the delivery of health and education services.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. Technology has made possible new products and services that increase the efficiency and pleasure of our personal lives. Ordering a cab, booking a flight, buying a product, making a payment, listening to music, watching a film, or playing a game—any of these can now be done remotely.

This year’s challenge is themed ‘Tech Forward: Innovations for a Digital Economy’ and hopes to discover innovations from the citizen and private sectors that are contributing to the digital economy transformation in the region through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Benefits:

  • Tailored Support Provided By Industry Mentors (local & regional)
  • Access To Strategic Partnerships in ASEAN and abroad, including USD25 million worth of regional capital
  • Access To Finance For Growth; in the last 3 years, we’ve connected over USD5 million of capital to AIC finalists
  • Regional and global visibility through our partners and networks which also include opportunities to pitch solutions in New York during The Global Goals week in addition to the ASEAN Summit and related events.

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.

10 – 21 SEPT

Selection and Announcement of Finalist Teams

10 finalist teams will be selected by our panel of experienced judges from all over ASEAN.

22 SEPT – 10 NOV

Global Goals Labs

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

11-13 NOV

Regional Finals

Top 5 from Early Stage and Scale Stage attend the regional finals in conjunction with the ASEAN Related Summits in Singapore to showcase their innovations to investors and other corporate organisations.

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018 

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