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Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2016

Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2016

Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2016

Empowering Youths to Innovate the Future

The submission deadline is 21st February 2016, 5.00 PM (GMT +8)

This year, the challenge aims to address one of the global sustainability goals of Tackling Poverty.

We are looking for your brilliant ideas on how to deal with this global issue from a people, planet or prosperity perspective.

Innovation moves the world forward and Sime Darby is looking for the next big idea. We believe that the key to a better future lies in the minds of today’s youth. Selected participants will be grouped into teams and will have the opportunity
to take part in an exclusive regional workshop that will explore and encourage design thinking, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Innovation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Ideation
  • Leadership Skills
The aim of the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge is to encourage youths to collaborate and discover actionable solutions to make our world a better place.

Challenge Statements
Describe how you would tackle one of the challenge statements listed below.
How can we assist the homeless and transition them back into the workforce and society?
There are thousands homeless in Malaysia. Contrary to what we believe, less than a tenth are drug addicts and criminals. This means most are harshly judged, making it more difficult for them to find jobs and creating a vicious cycle of homelessness.
(Source: Reach Out Malaysia)

How can the basic needs of people be met without harming the environment?
“In 2007, the most recent year for which data are available, humanity used
the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support its activities” - WWF.

There is a pressing need for conservation and development to co-exist as our consumption demands today are putting a strain on the earth.

How can organisations and communities work together to address poverty for mutual benefit?
One in eight people go to bed hungry at night in Asia and the Pacific region. Households earning below the poverty line live without the certainty of where their next meal will come from, let alone basic education, health and a roof over their heads.
(Source: Asian Development Bank)

We welcome applications from all 13 – 16 year olds (D.O.B: 01/01/2000 - 31/12/2003) residing in Malaysia

Share your idea on how you would tackle one of the challenge statements under the main theme of Poverty.

Follow the steps below to submit your application and be in the running to join our Exclusive Regional Workshops.

Step 1 - Pick a Challenge
Pick any of the challenges issued above that you are passionate about and come up with ideas of solutions.

Step 2 - Create a Video, Write an Essay or Sketch a Drawing
Upload a 3 minutes video of yourself on Youtube
Write an essay of your proposed solution
Sketch out a drawing of your proposed solution
With the following explanation
  • What is your chosen challenge
  • What is your idea about
  • How would your idea solve the challenge
  • What are the steps needed to make your idea work
Step 3 - Submit your Application
You can submit your application via the following channels:
1. Online
Register as a member and submit your application online

2. Post
Attention: SDYIC2016 Secretariat
Group Strategy & Innovation
21st Floor, Wisma Sime Darby, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3. Fax
+(603) 2713 5935 (Attention: SDYIC2016 Secretariat)

No participation fee is required

Selection Criteria
We are looking for ideas that fulfill the following:
  • Creativity (i.e. novelty of ideas, "outside-of-box" thinking)
  • Quality (i.e. maturity, sophistication of ideas)
  • Impact of Ideas (i.e. feasibility, perceived benefit to society)
Final National Event
  • RM10,000per team + trophy & Macbook for each team member
  • RM5,000per team + iPad Air for each team member
  • RM2,000per team + iPad Mini 2 for each team member