A platform that assembles high potential innovators to scale and accelerate impact-driven solutions in tackling social and environmental challenges

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how it works

The Social Impact Challenge Accelerator (SICA) is an open call to impact driven business enterprises to submit commercially-driven solutions in addressing selected problem statements and earn exclusive access to the Impact Accelerator for network and funding opportunities.

Compete, Accelerate & Receive Support - all in one platform!

Phase 1
The Impact Challenge

9 Weeks 
19 May - 21 July 2021
Join a challenge & win access
to Impact Accelerator 

Phase 2
An Impact Accelerator

8 - 12 Weeks 
August - October 2021 
Be involved and learn:

Impact scale-up

Impact measurement 

Impact investment 

Technology readiness 

Phase 3
Post Accelerator Support

Post Demo Day, stand a chance to secure fundings, access to network and in-kind support

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1:1 matching grant available for eligible participants

THE IMPACT CHALLENGES

Choose your challenge.

These challenges are curated in partnership with our problem statement sponsors. If you have a solution for any of these challenges, click to explore and apply.

Solution Seeker

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Partner

How can we provide accessible and affordable solutions to support the ageing community in Malaysia?


Challenge Prize:
Up to RM300,000 worth of development grant available

Post Accelerator Support*:
Collaboration opportunities with Khazanah

Solution Seeker
Solution Seeker

Application Opens

4th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application Closes

7th June 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

*Please read the FAQ and T&C for details

Solution Seeker

Citrine Capital

Partner

How can we equip young generation with the right knowledge and/or skill fit for future?


Challenge Prize:
Up to RM50,000 worth of cash prize available

Post Accelerator Support*:
Investment opportunities of at least RM100,000

Solution Seeker

Application Opens

19th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application Closes

23rd June 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

Solution Seeker

Selangor Maritime Gateway

Partner

How can we use green innovation to convert river waste into a functional sustainable product with commercial value?


Challenge Prize:
Up to RM50,000 worth of R&D funding available

Post Accelerator Support*:
Grant up to RM100,000 and collaboration opportunities with The Ocean Cleanup & SMG

Solution Seeker

Application Opens

19th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application Closes

23rd June 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

THE IMPACT CHALLENGES

Choose your challenge.

These challenges are curated in partnership with our problem statement sponsors. If you have a solution for any of these challenges, click to explore and apply.

Problem Statement

How can we provide accessible and affordable solutions to support the ageing community in Malaysia?

About the Challenge

Khazanah Impact Innovation Challenge (KIIC) is a platform created by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) to discover and support new business models. This year KIIC is aimed at supporting the growth and scaling-up of affordable services for Malaysian ageing community; towards increasing their quality of life and enabling "ageing-in-place".

Challenge prize

Up to RM300,000 worth of development grant available

Post accelerator support*

Collaboration opportunities with Khazanah

Application Opens

4th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application CLOSES

14th June 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

Learn More & Apply

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

Problem Statement

How can we equip the young generation with the right knowledge and skills fit for the future?

About the Challenge

Citrine Capital is looking to support impact-driven ventures that are actively solving ASEAN’s challenges within the education industry. Specifically, they’re looking at solutions that equip the young generation with the right knowledge and/or skills fit for the future.

Challenge prize

Up to RM50,000 worth of cash prize available

Post accelerator support*

Investment opportunities of at least RM100,000

Application Opens

19th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application CLOSES

4th July 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

Learn More & Apply

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

Problem Statement

How can we use green innovation to convert river waste into a functional sustainable product with commercial value?

About the Challenge

Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG), a Selangor State Government project, is looking for green innovations to develop breakthrough technologies that can convert river waste from the Klang River into functional sustainable products with commercial value. Championing river waste as a resource in the creation of a circular economy.

Challenge prize

Up to RM50,000 worth of R&D funding available

Post accelerator support*

Grant up to RM100,000 and collaboration opportunities with SMG and its supporting partners

Application Opens

19th May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application CLOSES

4th July 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

Learn More & Apply

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

Problem Statement

How can we use innovation and technology to create a safe and healthy living environment for all children in Malaysia?

About the Challenge

UNICEF is looking for business proposals with game-changing models that will equip Malaysian children and youths with the necessary support to succeed in the future in the following areas:

Mental Health and Psycho-social Support (MHPSS)

Access to a safe and clean environment for all children in Malaysia

Challenge prize

Prizes from a pool of RM50,000

Post accelerator support*

Development grants of up to RM100,000

Application Opens

31st May 2021
12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Application CLOSES

4th July 2021
11:59 PM (GMT +8)

Learn More & Apply

* Subject to terms and conditions. Only available for those invited to participate and have completed the Impact Accelerator.

IMPACT ACCELERATOR

Exclusive Access.

Winners from each challenge will earn exclusive access to an impact-focused and SDG driven accelerator, created in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

POST ACCELERATOR SUPPORT

Financial & Non-Financial Support.

Based on your performance on Demo Day, stand a chance to secure customised financial & non-financial support from our partners. Plus there will be a 1:1 matching grant available! Terms & conditions apply.

Grant/ Investment /Adoption opportunities from problem statement sponsors and partners

Solution Seeker

Access to impact network or opportunities, e.g mentorship, regional programmes, regional network

Solution Seeker

Access to government procurement opportunities with direct assistance to join Program Perolehan Impak Sosial Kerajaan (PPISK)

Solution Seeker

In addition, top performing teams gets...

Microsoft for Startups credit value worth USD120,000 and up to USD250,000

Access to Microsoft cloud solutions and software

Gain access to their supply chain and customer base

Find out more at Microsoft for Startups

Sunway iLabs expertise and R&D facilities:

Up to 3 hours of technical mentorship with experts from Sunway iLabs, or its ecosystem

Exclusive discount of up to 15% for contract research or consultancy with Sunway University

Potential opportunities for market validation initiatives around Sunway city

MaGIC programme invites including:

Opportunity to be funnelled to National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS)

Opportunity to be funnelled to Global Market-Fit Programme (GMP) and/or MyStartupHub (MSH)

Izwan & Partners legal advice and market validation initiatives:

Up to 5 hours of technical assistance or mentorship with legal experts from Izwan & Partners

Exclusive access to one to one legal advice

Potential networking opportunities with investors and clients within Izwan & Partners ecosystem

Potential opportunities for market validation initiatives via rapid feedback from legal experts

Why MyStartup Hub?

Solution Seeker

How It Works?

Solution Seeker
WHAT's COMING IN THE FUture

Programme Timeline

Our PARTNERS

Impact Challenge

Meet our problem statement sponsors! We collaborated with these social conscious organisations to curate unique challenges aimed at addressing specific social and environmental concerns

Impact Accelerator

We have partnered with UNDP to create an 8 week long impact-focused and SDG driven accelerator

Benefit/Support

Meet our partners providing additional non-financial support

Outreach

Spreading word about SICA and reaching out to potential participants

Solution Seeker
WHAT's ELSE TO KNOW

Our Partners

Solution Seeker
WHAT's ELSE TO KNOW

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