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Announcing the Commencement of 2nd Round Nominations for One ASEAN Startup Award 2024!

ERIA Digital Innovation and Sustainable Economy Centre (E-DISC) presents the One ASEAN Startup Award, under the vision to foster the growth of the startup ecosystem across ASEAN. The award aims to recognize, reward, and promote the brightest innovators to grow rapidly and solve ASEAN-wide issues, and join our journey to drive positive change to influence policymakers toward crafting an environment conducive to startup growth.

ERIA aims to further promote open innovation in ASEAN, endorsing rewards for initiatives aimed at serving as role models for the future. With the objectives of promoting the formation of the ASEAN startup ecosystem and helping ASEAN countries to achieve startup-driven economic growth, E-DISC targets five main topics in the research project framework: innovation and digital transformation, human development and entrepreneurship, supply chain and one flows, development and governance of technology, and inclusiveness. ERIA is calling for research collaborations with startups, to build a collaborative ecosystem linking research collaborations which have a real-world impact.

One ASEAN Startup Award 2024

  1. Award Categories

  • Digital/AI:Open to startups who utilize artificial intelligence (AI), with applications across sectors, can analyze data, automate tasks, and make predictions.

  • Impact Startup:Open to startups generating positive social and environmental impacts alongside a financial return, including sectors such as renewable energy, healthcare, education, financial services, and sustainable consumer goods.

2. Eligibility Criteria

  • Startup which currently has business operations in Southeast Asia with no limitation on where the startup is from.

  • Nominated entity should propose a research topic with an actual action plan and be willing to work together with ERIA experts on studies.

3. Awards

  • Pre-event award: US$10,000 will be granted to the winner in each category as a research fund with the commitment to be an E-DISC research partner.

  • The grant will be 50% funded at the beginning of the research, with the remaining 50% allocated upon submission and acceptance of the research output.

One ASEAN Startup Award Pre-event in Kuala Lumpur

  • Time: 25th June 2024,12:30pm-5:30pm

  • Venue: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

  • Event Form: In-person only

  • Cost: The selection of 5 startup companies by the organizer for offline roadshows, with expenses covered for 1 representative from each selected company, contingent upon adherence to regulations.

  • Tentative Agenda:

  • Application Process:

  1. Submission of Nomination Form: Complete and submit the nominee startup information via the Online Nomination Form by May 26th (link:

  2. Selection of Finalists: The Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from all ASEAN member nations, will evaluate the nominations.

  3. Pitch on Pre-event Day: Participate in an in-person pitching event at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur on June 25th, 2024, where winners will be selected to pitch on Summit Day.

  4. Pitch on Summit Day: Present your pitch at the One ASEAN Startup Summit, to be held in Laos in October.


Pictures from Manila Pre-Event:

FathomX and Rezbin are the winners at the Manila round

Contact Information

Yvoone Soon

WeChat: yvoone28_

WhatsApp: +6013-2591819

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