Asia Social Innovation Award

NAME

Asia Social Innovation Award

NEW URBAN VERSIONS

Generation You, Impact Economy

DATE

2008 - Present

TYPE

Changemaker programme

Building an ‘Everyone is a Changemaker’ world

OVERVIEW

Asia Social Innovation Award (“ASIA”) commits to build a world where ‘Everyone is a Changemaker.’ by nurturing the next generation of social entrepreneurs to tackle Asia’s pressing urban challenges. ASIA activates a regional network of over 100 innovators, incubators, corporate and community partners to co-create social change. An annual series of high-impact experiences from startup pitch, exclusive networking opportunities to authentic community exchanges brings forth groundbreaking ideas for a better future.

SVHK’s ROLE

SVhk as the programme organiser curating changemaker experiences by connecting resources and facilitating ecosystem-wide collaborations

HIGHLIGHTS / PARTNERSHIPS

  • Pioneering partnership with one of the biggest global startup platforms  

From 2018-2019, ASIA collaborated with JUMPSTARTER (by Alibaba Entrepreneurship Fund) to bring together Asia social enterprises and the global tech startup community in boosting purpose driven innovations

  • Cultivating local young Changemakers with Hong Kong’s leading property developer
    In 2019, a community social innovation workshop and ‘Better Living Award’ was co-curated and sponsored by the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation (by Sino Group) to empower local youth in turning ideas into positive action for poverty alleviation

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IMPACT

“We officially launched an app for farmers through the help of this award, with one of the top mobile operator, “dtac”, in Thailand. This is the biggest social enterprise product launch in the history of Thailand.”
– Aukrit Unahalekhaka, Co-founder & CEO, Ricult, ASIA Winner (2017)

“ASIA is not just a competition, but also a platform to build friendships across the ASIA region. This is only the beginning of many more future collaborations to come”
– Melanie Mossard, Venture Support Director, Impact Hub Phnom Penh, ASIA Regional Partner

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