All individuals and organisations are welcome to enter the competition, including businesses, non-profit organisations, and academic and public institutions.
ASEAN applicants or team members from ASEAN member states are a strong asset
Team leaders with the ability to communicate and present the solution in English are preferred.
You do not need to be a legal entity at the time of application. If you are selected as a winner in the EPPIC Final Pitching Competition on 24 November 2023 however, your organisation must register as a legal entity in one of the ASEAN member states in order to receive the incubation training and seed funding.
Teams / individuals that includes at least 01 (one) woman member are strongly encouraged to apply.
At least one main member of your team should be available for the incubation activities delivered by EPPIC (e.g. training, coaching, mentoring, and consulting). Most of these will be delivered online, but some may also take place in person.
At least the founder or co-founder should be available in person for (1) Field visit to Kaysone Phomvihane City or Sihanoukville from September to November 2023, (2) EPPIC Final Pitching on 24 November 2023, and (3) the Demo Day at the end of the programme.
Please note that the timeframe can be changed due to the unpredicted reasons.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel composed of experts from different disciplines (see Judges section on the website for details).
Entries will be selected based on four critical factors (viability and local potential, innovativeness, sustainability and scalability, and impact), as well as the composition of their teams.