The Circular Innovation Challenge is an online event that aims to help young people become the thought leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. We invite all who are passionate about solving environmental challenges to join this event and potentially win the prize of 100,000 Thai Baht.

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops and listen to industry experts from global organizations such as Indorama Ventures, the SDG Lab, the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University, UNDP, UNICEF, and SEAMEO-SEPS, to develop the team’s idea.

The application period is open until June 10, 2022. Let’s join to create regional innovation solutions for a clean & sustainable society!


We are searching for youths who are:
1. Are aged between 16-30 at the time of application
2. Have 3-5 members in the team (at least one English speaking member is required, as the workshops will be run in English)
3. Are open-minded and eager to learn new things
4. Wish to implement ideas to tackle social problems in your country and the region Eligible countries include – Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

So, let’s form a team of 3-5 members to contest your idea in one of two prizes:
1) the Circular Economy and Social Innovation Prize (100,000 THB)*
2) the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Prize. (100,000 THB)*

*Prize estimated in a local currency on May 17, 2022: 66,500,000 Vietnamese Dong, 42,200,000 Indonesian Rupiah, 11,600,000 Cambodian Riel, 150,000 Philippine Peso, 12,500 Malaysian Ringgit

Workshop Timeline

Hackathon dates for are over 3 weekends:
Ideation Bootcamp – July 9 & 10
Idea submission – July 23
Alumni Showcase, Mentorship, and Pitching (for finalists) – August 6 & 7

Announcement of accepted applicants and finalists:
All accepted applicants – June 27
Finalists – Date to be advised

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Thank you to all the teams applying to the Circular Innovation Challenge 2022 from all six countries across the ASEAN region. We are now in the process of application screening. The announcement of accepted teams will be sent to the team coordinator’s email on June 27th, 2022. Please stay tuned!

from Last year

"As a researcher, we didn't only want to do it for the sake of research alone, but we wanted to pass along our knowledge and innovation for the benefits of our country, society and humanity."
Winner Team 2021
"This coaching opportunity was very fun. I was impressed that I get to exhange lessons with our mentors. We learned about the strengths and improvements of our idea and were able to adapt them into a viable innovation."
Winner Team 2021

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