Award Overview

14 selected finalists (Top 11 of early-growth stage startups from across Asia and Top 3 of idea stage innovations from Hong Kong) will have the opportunity to participate in a 4-day impact programme in Hong Kong (Feb 10-13, 2020), which includes holistic entrepreneurship development, mentorship, networking and a final pitch with cash prizes for entrepreneurs to create greater social impact together with a cross-sector community of changemakers.

Impact Areas

ASIA 2020 「New Urban」 targets pioneering ideas and social startups addressing any of the following 10 Impact Areas:

Restore Ladders – Alleviating poverty & improving livelihoods
Housing and Space – Alternative housing, reimagining the use of public/private spaces
Inclusive Society – Enhancing social inclusion, diversity and equality
Rethink Learning– Transforming education and innovating the way we learn
Health and Wellness – Medical, preventive care, healthy lifestyle, aging, end of life
Wisdom City – Sharing economy & community
Global Citizenship – Advocating a “WE mindset”  to solve global issues
Sustainable Living – Promoting sustainable development, tackling climate change and environmental challenges
Shape Culture – Expanding the influence of art / media and nurturing creativity
Your Impact Area – Others

What We Offer

Grand Prize
Sponsored by CVC Capital Partners

Recognizing a startup in any category demonstrating excellent innovation in creating social impact with commercial potential and scalability.

Hong Kong Innovation Foundation- Better Living Hong Kong Award
Sponsored by Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, Sino Group

Recognizing an idea-stage social innovation targeted to improve local livelihood in Hong Kong (Hong Kong applicants only)

Health Impact Award
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Recognizing a startup in the “Health & Wellness” category that seeks to provide better access to care in communities while promoting a culture of health and wellbeing.

Grand Idea Award
Sponsored by Peterson Group

Recognizing an innovative and groundbreaking idea-stage startup or social innovation idea in any of the categories that inspires long-term social change. Accepting submissions from Hong Kong only


– Live Demonstration to 4,000+ audience
– Pitch to industry experts, corporates and investors
– Startup exchange
– High-impact Mentorship
– Startup incubation and network support from regional partners
– Exclusive listing on AVPN Deal Share Platform
– Social startup tour in Hong Kong
…and more!

Submit Your Innovation