With the theme Inclusive Innovations for ASEAN, this year’s challenge for regional impact-driven social innovators and entrepreneurs is now open. The Challenge welcomes scalable innovations with long-term solutions for community, social and environmental issues. Apply by 9 September.

ABOUT
ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional program to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ASEAN Post-2015 development agenda through cross-sector partnerships and scaling disruptive innovations.

INCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS
‘Inclusive Innovation’ refers to the knowledge creation, acquisition, absorption and distribution efforts targeted directly at meeting the needs of the low-income or the base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) population. The focus of Inclusive Innovation is on delivering high-performance products and services or high experience at an ultra low cost to the people whose needs are generally not addressed. (Taken from the Global Research Alliance)

This year’s challenge is themed ‘Inclusive Innovations for ASEAN’ and hopes to discover innovations from the citizen and private sectors that are delivering on the inclusivity agenda in the region through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration.

ASEAN IMPACT CHALLENGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Sustainable Development Goals were established by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

To ensure a holistic approach towards creating impact, the ASEAN Impact Challenge was designed to align with the Global Goals. Participating teams are encouraged to form their innovations to address at least one of the 17 Goals.

Innovations in the ASEAN Impact Challenge can be categorized into nine tracks, for more information go to. http://www.aseanimpactchallenge.org/

Organizer:
ASEAN
More Info:
http://www.aseanimpactchallenge.org/