120 Social Enterprises To Watch For In Asia

From tactile tablets for the visually impaired to solar powered irrigation systems, check out 120 innovative up and coming social enterprises from this year’s edition of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia.

The social enterprises featured in this listing are participants of the 2016 edition of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia – A region wide competition for social enterprises, organised by DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise. The challenge identifies and supports new social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.

This year’s DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia saw 1027 entries from over 32 countries. The 120* entries below have been picked to proceed to the next round of judging, bringing them closer to being one of the top 12 semifinalists of the region. 

You can download the pdf version of the list here.

“VISIE” Guidance System for Blind

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Others

"VISIE" Guidance System for the Blind is a device enabling visually-impaired individuals to detect and recognise surrounding objects, and give feedback to its user, and persons with disabilities are employed in its production and sales.

 

Cook1Cook 煮一煮》食譜分享平台

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Web/Mobile

Cook1Cook is a web and mobile platform that enables housewives to share their recipes to earn income for themselves, or choose to donate it to charities. 

 

100% Project

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Education

100% Project is a crowdfunding platform that enables the public to support impactful classroom projects, thereby enabling teachers in Malaysia to create effective learning experiences.

 

1mi1 Ecodesign Platform

Country: China

Sector: Energy/Environment

1mi1 ecodesign is a free learning by doing platform to enable businesses in China to model, take inventory of, and assess the impact of their products to explore them for eco-design and supply chain improvement.

 

Adiuvo Diagnostics

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Adiuvo Diagnostics has developed a novel, portable, non-invasive dermascope device that detects pathogens efficiently, thereby facilitating effective, timely treatment of skin infections.

 

AESIR

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Web/Mobile

AESIR creates serious games to promote social inclusion for persons with special needs. In cooperation with professional counsellors and play therapists, AESIR provides augmented reality apps and books to develop foundational life skills through play therapy.

 

Agak Agak

Country: Malaysia

Sector: F&B

Agak Agak runs a small eatery, food delivery, and event and catering business that employs individuals from high-need communities, training them through an apprenticeship programme.

 

ALERT VoICE

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

ALERT has trained over 36, 000 people in emergency response through a mobile-based first response solution.

 

Ambension Silk Enterprise

Country: Philippines

Sector: Arts/Fashion

Ambension is a holistic farm-to-fabric system that diversifies farming practices, maximizes the impact of silkworm waste, and complements existing weaving communities with the addition of Eri silk. In so doing, it directly impacts farmers, worm technicians, and artisans with minimal supply cost and risk of supply chain failure.

 

AQGRI+

Country: Netherlands (parent company), India, Indonesia, and other Asian countries.

Sector: Agriculture

AQGRI + is a franchise model of cost-effective hydroponics system for smallholder farmers that proposes a business model innovation to reach scalability by selling hydroponics in a standard ready-for-use franchise package to serve the Bottom of the Pyramid.

 

AquaGreen

Country: Bangladesh

Sector: Agriculture

AquaGreen is a vertically designed aquaponics solution for urban communities, designed to ensure access to affordable organic, nutritious food. Its core product is a compact, space-efficient structure where plants and fish can symbiotically depend on each other.

 

Arus Education

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Education

Arus plans to run a low-cost private school for students aged 13 - 16 to receive quality education through the process of making.

 

Batang Bayani International Inc.

Country: Philippines

Sector: Arts/Fashion

Plush and Play is a social enterprise born in the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm that highlights undervalued sewing skills of mothers in low-income communities to create proudly Filipino toys inspired by Filipino icons, thereby restoring dignity and promoting children's right to play.

 

Bayani Brew

Country: Philippines

Sector: Agriculture

Bayani Brew produces home-grown ready-to-drink beverages naturally brewed from indigenous crops, sourced from organic farming communities at above-market prices to alleviate farmer poverty.

 

Bempu Health

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Bempu Health is a global public health organization that seeks to radically improve newborn health in low resource communities by developing and distributing simple and life-saving medical technology.

 

Bespoke Suits

Country: Singapore

Sector: Arts/Fashion

Agios Gentlemen is a tailoring company that serves a clientele of professionals and corporates in Singapore, while providing training and employment opportunities for orphans and underprivileged youth in Vietnam.

 

Bintang Sejahtera

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Energy/Environment

Bintang Sejahtera introduces the concept of Waste Banks to communities, schools, corporations, and the government. It turns trash to cash through buying and processing types of organic waste from Lombok's waste banks, and shipping them to buyer companies in East Java.

 

Blind-Link

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Blind-Link enables individuals with visual impairment to realise their full potential through being trained and employed as masseurs. Additionally, it provides spa chain facilities and support for blind therapists.

 

BLITAB Technology

Country: Austria

Sector: Education

An “iPad” for the blind, BITLAB is the first-ever Braille tablet that creates tactile Braille, graphics and maps for those with sight loss so blind people can learn, work and play with one mobile device, leading to employment generation and equality empowerment.

 

Bright Sprout (Ton Kla Sod Sai)

Country: Thailand

Sector: Agriculture

Bright Sprout empowers the blind with vocational opportunities in agricultural activities such as vegetable and sprouts production, using a universal design concept.

 

CARABAO CREAMERRY

Country: Philippines

Sector: Agriculture

Carabao Creamerry leverages public-private partnerships throughout the carabao milk value chain and builds a farmer-owner consumer brand (Calaboo) that meets market demand for nutritious products.

 

Catama Borneo

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Arts/Fashion

Catama Borneo equips Sarawak-based artisans with skills in prototyping, product development and business management to preserve traditional techniques through innovation, creating sustainable livelihoods for indigenous craft-makers to be enjoyed by savvy design lovers around the world.

 

ClubInternet

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Web/Mobile

Club Internet creates a UX layer that handholds Bottom of the Pyramid internet users in the use of services such as social media and search engines.

 

CocoAsenso

Country: Philippines

Sector: Agriculture

CocoAsenso establishes a network of medium-scale coconut processing facilities to produce dried coconut flakes sold to large-scale Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) manufacturers, thereby decreasing costs for existing VCO manufacturers and increasing the income of remote farmers.

 

Cosecha

Country: Singapore

Sector: Education

Cosecha addresses poverty and unemployment in emerging economies by helping local people start businesses through providing entrepreneurial training, business tools, investment, partners and mentors. Local entrepreneurs are connected with a business student and mentor to increase the rate of success through partnership.

 

Cropital

Country: Philippines

Sector: Agriculture

Cropital is a crowdfunding platform that enables low-cost, sustainable agricultural investments to support smallholder farmers thereby promoting inclusive growth, reducing poverty, and ensuring food security.

 

deido

Country: Singapore

Sector: Energy/Environment

deido builds an Amazon for free things, reducing overconsumption and waste through a promoting a gifting economy within local communities.

 

Dimagi

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

mLabour is a point-of-care solution that provides comprehensive, real-time decision support to improve quality of care by skilled birth attendants (SBA), including automated graphing, real-time alerts / reminders for patient follow up, built-in clinical protocols, and a customisable platform to support variances in labour protocols.

 

Du'Anyam: Mothers Weaving

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Arts/Fashion

Du'Anyam produces and distributes wicker crafts to empower and improve health of rural women and children in Indonesia.

 

Duofu Care & Service Co.

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Duofu Care & Service Co., Ltd. develops a more accessible environment through promoting the use of assistive devices. In collaboration with TourFree, Duofu offers convenient customized tours with assistive devices, which also temporarily relieve caregiver burdens.

 

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Education

The Early Childhood Resource Centre (ECRC) integrates learning interventions specific to the Cambodian context into childcare practices at preschools, daycares, and in homes through innovative training for caretakers and the design of new tools.

 

Eatwell

Country: USA

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Eatwell is a tableware set that was designed for people with cognitive, motor, and visual impairments, such as those suffering from dementia (Alzheimer's), or those with injuries or disabilities.

 

Ecofroggy International

Country: China

Sector: Energy/Environment

Ecofroggy International provides stationery products from recycled paper and environmental education services to China's primary school students. The design and sales of Ecofroggy-branded products to China's primary school students generates positive impact and eco-friendly consumer behaviour.

 

EcoSpore

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Energy/Environment

Ecospore constructs waste-free bioplastics to reduce landfill waste. These products, cultivated by mushroom and recycled agricultural waste, are collected and recycled as fertilizer for school roof gardens and local farms in Hong Kong.

 

EDAYA Education

Country: Philippines

Sector: Education

EDAYA is a creative education project from rural Philippines that empowers local and international youth to find their core, explore innovative channels, and take action, combining the indigenous wisdom and bamboo culture of the Kalinga tribe with leadership, design thinking, and creativity workshops.

 

Edemy

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Education 

Edemy offers a blended learning model of quality English education that is 50% cheaper than the cheapest fee most rural Cambodian students pay. It brings education to rural areas without internet connection or teachers.  

Edukasyon.ph

Country: Philippines

Sector: Education

Edukasyon.ph bridges education to employment, improving educational outcomes and reducing youth unemployment. It does so online through courses, scholarships, and advice. Offline, it visits high school students and mentors them on college and career choices.

 

Elegance

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Energy/Environment

Elegance is a Vietnam-based social enterprise that provides a profitable, sustainable cooking solution to benefit poor, women and rural ethnic communities. It builds capacity through consultancy, policy advice and design, and develops high-efficiency gasification cookstoves and product service systems that support that operations.

 

Enabled

Country: Singapore

Sector: Web/Mobile

Enabled is a website/mobile app for the disabled that matches disabled employees (who are given the option to state limitations and required accommodations) with a pool of interested employers.

 

engageSPARK

Country: Philippines

Sector: Web/Mobile

engageSPARK is a simple, cloud-based integrated platform that enables non-profits to build Voice and SMS programs to engage low-income communities in developing countries.

 

First Respond 第一反

Country: China

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

First Respond seeks to make mutual aid the new social norm by empowering individuals and communities with knowledge and skills to provide first-aid through training, services and solutions. Their safety solution includes a combination of software and hardware telecommunication to mobilize trained volunteers.

 

Folkrice

Country: Thailand

Sector: Agriculture

Folkrice connects farmers in Thailand to consumers via a mobile application platform.

 

FOLO Farms (FOLO = Feed Our Loved Ones)

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Agriculture

FOLO Farms empowers urban organic farmers, transforms urban waste and grows healthy vegetables directly for communities in Malaysia and Singapore.

 

Freedom Cups

Country: Singapore

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Freedom Cups are reusable tampons that are made of medical-grade silicone that can be folded and inserted into the body to collect menstual fluid. One cup can be used on average for 10 - 15 years.

 

Globish Academia

Country: Thailand

Sector: Education

Globish Academia closes the gap in education opportunities for poor and PwD communities by providing practical, one-on-one English courses. To ensure a sustainable ecosystem, equipped students become teachers themselves.

 

HealthOne

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

HealthOne provides standardized, quality Primary Care and Diabetes Management to Pakistan's high-density low-income urban areas. It also serves communities it operates in through free diabetes screening camps.

 

HELP International

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

HELP International provides a "medical platform" to enable patients to book family doctors to visit them in their home for medical treatment or prevention. On this platform, patients can also book an appointment with doctors at hospitals, clinics, and medical test centres thereby saving time, effort and cost for such services.

 

HiGi Energy Pte Ltd

Country: Philippines

Sector: Energy/Environment

HiGi Energy converts agriculture wastes into convenient cooking energy, providing employment for underprivileged communities and premium BBQ-related products to high-end customers in the Philippines.

 

Howsfood: Building Peer Economy in Food and Agriculture

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Agriculture

Howsfood aims to transform consumption in Taiwan's traditional food systems by connecting individuals at different parts of the supply chain, and create a farm safe food system through sharing open knowledge on an online gamified platform.

 

i-Nature

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Agriculture

i-Nature enables producers and consumers to collaborate to co-create products, giving farmers an organic source of sustainable income and customers organic products.

 

I'm Soul Inc

Country: Singapore

Sector: Others

Through awareness-raising activiites, music technology, an online portal, and training programmes, I'm Soul Inc. Pte. Ltd. enables people and communities to unlock the therapeutic power of music easily, 24 / 7, at a low cost, regardless of age, culture, abilities, or disabilities.

 

iGrow

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Agriculture

iGrow is a marketplace that helps underemployed farmers and underutilized land produce high quality organic food and sustainable incomes with a cloud-based agricultural management software.

 

Innovision (Inceptor Technologies Pvt Ltd)

Country: India

Sector: Education

Innovision enables blind individuals in India to access digital resources in tactile form. through electronic device "Braille Me" that consequently improves quality of life, literacy, and employment.

 

Irriga-Sun Solar Irrigation

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Agriculture

Irriga-Sun supplies small-holder farmers with solar-powered irrigation systems, sized to meet their irrigation needs with a Pay-As-You-Go payment scheme.

 

Isara

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Education

Isara is a Deaf community centre platform that enables easy learning of sign language - it includes a free, open sign language learning application, remote sign language interpreter service, and crowdsourced video subtitle making tool to provide deaf-friendly videos.

 

iShareMom/宝物

Country: China

Sector: Web/Mobile

iShareMom is a secondhand trading platform for trading and sharing idle or unused mother and baby supplies in China, reducing unnecessary production and carbon emission as a result.

 

Jaan Pakistan

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Energy/Environment

Jaan Pakistan is a Lahore-based renewable energy social start-up that researches and develops affordable energy solutions for off-grid communities across rural Pakistan. Through a holistic mix of clean cookstove technologies distributed by women entrepreneurs, Jaan Pakistan reduces death, disease, and deforestation.

 

Jeevtronics

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Jeevtronics reduces the rate of cardiac arrest in developing countries with an affordable, reliable hand-cranked defibrillator that runs independently of an external power source.

 

Kakshaa

Country: India

Sector: Education

Kakshaa is an innovative e-learning programme made in vernacular languages for under-resourced schools. It bridges the rural-urban divide through taking quality education - drama, muppetry, songs, experiments and activities - into rural schools.

 

KallFly

Country: Philippines

Sector: Others

Kallfly is an On-Demand virtual Contact Centre marketplace that connects businesses with home-based call centre agents through its website, enabling these agents to work flexibly from home. 

 

Kamal Kisan

Country: India

Sector: Agriculture

Kamal Kisan empowers India's small farmers by developing cost-effective, smart mechanisation solutions created through an interactive, iterative process of working with farmers.These improve profitability and process efficiency. 

 

Kamonohashi Project Cambodia

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Education

Kamonohashi Project Cambodia offers underprivileged young women employment, and on-the-job professional training, to produce world-class handicraft products. Through a rigorous, holistic support system, these women are put through a process of accelerated growth and thoroughly prepared for sustainable jobs in urban areas.

 

Karabella Dairy

Country: Philippines

Sector: Agriculture

Karabella Dairy is a source of sustainable income for local farmers through fresh carabao milk. Through developing the milk supply chain and facilitating the distribution of milk products, it empowers Filipino farmers.

 

KHAC Social Enterprise

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Education

KHAC social enterprise provides compassionate experience-based learning programmes and camps to promote positive values in Vietnam's urban cities.

 

KOMODO WATER by TINAMITRA MANDIRI

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Komodo Water is a sustainable business solution providing rural communities in remote areas (of Flores and Komodo National Park, Indonesia) access to quality clean and drinking water.

 

Kruosar Solar

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Energy/Environment

Kruosar Solar is tackling the problem of energy access in Cambodia by building a last-mile distribution network for sales, installation and after-sales care of solar home systems (SHS).

 

krupet.com

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Krumpet.com provides verified information about healthcare and doctors for healthcare seekers in Cambodia. Users can review services and share their experiences to enable otehrs to make more informed choices. It also curates and adapts articles from trustworthy sources.

LAROS

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Agriculture

Laros increases the value of agricultural harvests and creates jobs with above-average salaries for village farmers by processing natural resources like fruits into exotic "superfood" products, which are sold to Western and tourist markets.

 

LettuceBee Kids | Establishing Ties

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Education

Lettuce Bee Kids promotes the reintegration of street children in Pakistan through a range of arts, digital and community activities that develop their self-respect. Artwork created by these children is also converted into lifestyle products for other children, enabling LBK to be financially sustainable, and less dependent on donor funding.

 

LIM SHRIMP ORGANIZATION LIMITED

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Agriculture

Lim Shrimp Organisation Limited gives livelihood to fishermen or agricultural farmers via Aquaculture (Shrimp / Fish / Sea Cucumber). It provides funds to run a farm, and training to grow the produce.

 

LocalMotion

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Others

LocalMotion is a matchmaking platform for NGOs and social entrepreneurs to connect with skilled volunteers to effectively achieve their social and environmental missions. It also assists companies in engaging millennial staff in meaningful work through CSR.

 

Lytyfy

Country: India

Sector: Energy/Environment

Lytyfy is a clean energy investment platform which connects social investors with curated clean energy projects and borrowers willing to adopt clean energy technology.

 

Mabow

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Web/Mobile

Mabow is a video phone device installed on an elderly person's television that enables elders to communicate with loved ones face-to-face without having to learn new technology. In addition, a remote caretaker service provides companionship for the elders and fosters communication with their own family.

 

Make A Difference for Social Tourism Inc.  (MAD Travel)

Country: Philippines

Sector: Tourism

MAD Travel partners Gawad Kalinga to tailor-make authentic, immersive, fulfilling travel experiences including volunteering, homestays, and social business camps at the GK Enchanted Farm. It thus creates jobs and provides skills training to those in impoverished, marginalised communities.

 

Medifree

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Medifree is a mobile app platform that matches patients and recipients who need Durable Medical Equipment (DME) - canes, crutches, commode chairs, manual wheelchairs, and power mobility devices - to those who seek to donate theirs.

 

MedPOT

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

MedPOT reduces low medicine adherence among the Hong Kong elderly through providing a one-stop technology and outreach solution of dispensing the right medicine at the right time.

 

Mekong Plus

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Others

Mekong Plus aims to generate employment for poor villagers in Vietnam and Cambodia through an integrated community development project that creates and sells top-quality handmade handicrafts distributed in stores and online, targeted at Western customers. 

 

Mobilituk

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Transport

Mobilituk is a tuk-tuk equipped with a rear ramp loading service and adjustable seating, enabling the transportation of a standard wheelchair as well as two other passengers to provide transport solutions to locals and visitors with physical disabilities in Cambodia. 

 

Mycotech

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Agriculture

Mycotech makes material from mushroom using agricutural waste.

 

Nabet Manesar

Country: India

Sector: Others

Nabet is a socio-commercial organisation that trains blind and handicapped people for employment and self-dependence through IT jobs critical to the industry that are operable by the handicapped.

 

Naireeta Services

Country: India

Sector: Agriculture

Naireeta's "Bhungroo" is an innovative water management solution for  farmers (in particular poor, vulnerable smallholders) facing drought or floods. It guarantees food security by saving farmers' standing crop in flash floods and ensures water for cropping in the dry season.

 

Nazava Water Filters

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Nazava aims to provide safe, affordable household water filters to allow everyone, everywhere - in particular those at the bottom of the pyramid, to have access to drinking water.

 

Nutri-Coco

Country: Singapore

Sector: F&B

Nutri-Coco offers organic, low glycemic, unprocessed nutrient-rich coconut sugar to solve associated health issues of white sugar, empowering local farmers in rural communities and enabling customers to be healthy and socially-conscious through organic products.

 

OurCityLove Social Enterprise

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Web/Mobile

OurCityLove Social Enterprise works in cooperation with governments, agencies and businesses to provide accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities. These solutions include "friendly" restaurants, metro, high-speed rail and National Highway Rest Stops, and friendly Hotels and Tourism.

 

PALAMIGAN CO.

Country: Philippines

Sector: Others

PALAMIGAN CO. has designed a machine and business model to bring freezing technology and affordable, clean ice products to the masses that lack access, giving them a viable source of livelihood.

 

Perkumpulan Artajaya

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Energy/Environment

Perkumpulan Artajaya empowers the community to find solutions to poverty and environmental problems to increase sustainability through research, awareness campaigns, and empowerment for disadvantaged communities through training.

 

Pionovasion领创科技

Country: China

Sector: Energy/Environment

Catering to various industries' need for high electicity usage, Pinovasion uses the concept of "solar+", providing rechargable batteries using solar energy. 

 

QAonCloud

Country: India

Sector: Others

Through a Software Quality as Assurance-as-a-Service (QaaS) or Software Testing platform, QAonCloud aims to bring digital IT jobs to rural graduates in India who work from their remote villages, empowering economic mobility and bringing wealth to the villages instead of overcrowding the city.

 

Rabtt

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Education

Rabtt, which means "connection", creates empathetic environments for work and learning through a year-long high school programme and short intensive trainings which develop competencies of empathy, critical thinking, creativity and self-confidence.

 

Rice Revolution

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Agriculture

Rice Revolution is an ecofriendly restaurant in Taiwan that advocates for environmental conservation. It aims to transform the food system with healthier meals made for locals from sustainably grown food with a low carbon footprint.

 

Ricult

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Agriculture

Ricult reinvents the agriculture supply chain through a mobile B2C platform that gives farmers greater access to cheaper and higher quality farm inputs, lower cost financing options, logistics, and access to end buyers.

 

Robokidz

Country: India

Sector: Education

Robokidz creates and delivers world-class robotics education to school students, thereby giving them an early edge in technology and skill-based learning, thereby creating an innovative, skilled workforce and curbing future  unemployment.

 

Save Ones Sight Missions Bhd (SOSM)

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Others

Save Ones Sight Bhd. is Asia's first virtual call centre to be managed, operated and run by visually impaired persons and persons with disabilities in Malaysia.

 

Siam Organic

Country: Thailand

Sector: Agriculture

Siam Organic uses innovative organic products with global appeal - "Jasberry rice" - to alleviate farmer poverty in Thailand.

 

Socialgiver

Country: Thailand

Sector: Tourism

Socialgiver is a platform that turns businesses’ surplus capacity into donations for charity, through sale of giftcards/vouchers to online consumers.

 

Solar Power Distributor

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Energy/Environment

Solar Power Distributor supplies community-based rental and consortium-based solar systems to rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan, where there is no or erratic supply of electricity.

 

Swasti Agro and Bioproducts

Country: India

Sector: Agriculture

To reduce plant death through diseases, Swasti develops preventive "vaccines" an IOT-based android analysis-advice system for last-mile farmers.

 

The Batik Boutique

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Arts/Fashion

The Batik Boutique employs vulnerable people to make high quality batik gifts and fashion accessories, thereby transforming marginalised (urban poor, refugee, and PwD) communities in Malaysia.

 

The Breakfast Revolution

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

The Breakfast Revolution manufactures and sells nutritious, affordable, tasty meals to poor communities and patients, thus improving their ability to fight disease and live a normal life.

 

The Change Engine

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

The Healthy Family Community (HFC) venture is a mobile phone-based health promotion service designed to reduce infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in Cambodia by delivering a cheap, accessible, practical source of health information via tailored voice messages.

 

The History Project

Country: Pakistan

Sector: Education

The History Project cultivates understanding of a multiplicity of narratives and reduces intolerance and prejudice by creating content and curriculum that juxtapose national textbook history narratives, teaching students critical thinking and tolerance as a result.

 

Tiny School Movement

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Education

The Tiny School is a knock-down concept that uses a bolt-and-nut construction system to build a "school in a box" that can be sent to any part of Indonesia that requires such a facility.

 

Tree Pulse

Country: China

Sector: Others

TreePulse aims to build an "emotion-focused networking resource" through a mobile game application and an interactive platform that builds community amongst groups, individuals and professionals, facilitating small, genuine acts of kindness.

 

UNSPOKEN.

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Arts/Fashion

UNSPOKEN reduces recidivism rates in Hong Kong by providing ex-offenders a sense of achievement - through curating positive stories, and providing a platform to distribute their design products through online and offline stores.

 

VElove

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Arts/Fashion

VElove reduces environmental pollution by replacing fast fashion with vegan products, building a healthy, peaceful Hong Kong.

 

Wake It Up

Country: Vietnam

Sector: Web/Mobile

Wake It Up is a platform for social activity that creates a space for non-profits, companies and individuals to manage and participate in social activities.

 

We Are Caring

Country: Singapore

Sector: Others

We are Caring is Singapore's first smart employment agency that mitigates the exploitation of foreign domestic workers and provides a convenient, effective way for families to find the right helpers through a platform that allows FDWs to apply online and record videos with their smartphones before being screened at the agency.

 

上海索益公益文化发展中心

Country: China

Sector: Others

Through their web platform, Suoyi Cultural Centre connects charity organizations and consumers.

 

北京市晨宁管理咨询有限公司(益宝计划项目

Country: China

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

The first to combine insurance service and data analytics for charity organizations, Chen Ning Management Consulting seeks to provide affordable insurance coverage to the masses.

 

北京极益科技有限公司

Country: China

Sector: Web/Mobile

Using the power of technology to improve public welfare, Ji Yi Technology provides helps NGOs set up web platforms to enable them to work better.

 

北京爱众慈孝家园养老服务中心

Country: China

Sector: Others

Ai Zhong Ci Xiao Elderly Care aims to create a caring community where an autonomous group of volunteer care for the elderly.

 

善淘网---上海聚善助残公益发展中心

Country: China

Sector: Others

Shan Tao provides Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with jobs through their online shop which processes inventory and donations of charity organizations.

 

垃圾资源化、无害化处理新技术

Country: China

Sector: Energy/Environment

Through the new waste resource recovery methods, waste and carbon dioxide undergo catalytic thermal treatment - high-value chemicals and liquid fuel are thus generated.

 

多拿米网络科技(北京)有限公司

Country: China

Sector: Web/Mobile

RiceDonate is a habit-tracking mobile app with a twist- by achieving the personal goals set, donate is money to charity organizations!

 

小路自然教育中心/平行自然网

Country: China

Sector: Energy/Environment

Nature Trails Education Centre promotes healthy lifestyles through discovery trails guided by professionals.

 

蚁坊(上海)商务咨询有限公司

Country: China

Sector: Financial Services

Ants Workshop Consulting provides professional consulting and training services for public institutions and business enterprises.

 

艺说

Country: China

Sector: Others

Folk Art Storytellers is committed to the promotion of national cultural heritage, through handicraft markets and heritage tours.

 

深圳市古村之友古村落保护与发展促进中心

Country: China

Sector: Others

Friend of Gucun specializes in the conservation and development of Ancient Villages.

 

老爸评测DADDYLAB

Country: China

Sector: Others

Following the discovery of toxic substances found in plastic book covers, Mr Wei, who has experience working in a laboratory,  built Daddylab to conduct toxicity testing.

 

诚食(北京)农业科技有限公司

Country: China

Sector: Agriculture

Cheng Shi aims to promote the development of organic farms through centralised services, thereby solving the issue of agricultural pollution and food safety.

 

This list has been prepared and presented in good faith and is based on the information provided by the various enterprises in their submission to the SVC Asia. AsiaForGood by DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise do not take the responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of this content and this lies solely with the several content providers/social enterprises.

*Due to the significant increase in entries received this year, the organisers have decided to send 120 teams to the next round of judging (instead of 60, as previously planned), to give due consideration to entries that have met the standard for the next round of judging.

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