The Swiss Innovation Challenge ASEAN is an innovation competition for projects at the ideation, conceptualization, and start-up stages as well as for established businesses. The competition is open to businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals who wish to introduce and implement an innovation or who have worked on innovation already for some time.

The Swiss Innovation Challenge has been conducted since June 2018. The competition is divided into three phases. The first phase is to outline the innovation. The second phase is to turn the business idea into a business plan. Participants are asked to arrange a business plan based on concrete innovation. The final phase is to polish the business plan and compile an implementation plan. Teams are asked to do the pitch presentation focusing on the innovation’s implementation plan. The final pitch presentation is a large public event where teams need to demonstrate to the judges the plan to implement the innovation within seven minutes.

Building on the tremendous success of the Swiss Innovation Challenge, SBM ITB and FHNW hope that this competition will become a place for developing and implementing innovation.