King Sejong and Jang Yeong-Sil Prize Awards

Event details
  • November 24th, 2019, - 11:59 PM
  • Country: Online, Indonesia

In collaboration with KOICA, Instellar is looking for potential startups, innovative businesses, and social enterprises in Indonesia that working to solve environmental-related challenges in Indonesia with innovative business models.

KOICA is sponsoring the creation of King Sejong and Jang Yeong-Sil Prize, to provide grant funding (USD 50,000) for every 3 innovative businesses in the semi-final phase to implement optimal solutions to tackle the plastic problem in the ocean and environment.  Finally, a team of panel expert judges will choose one winner to receive up to USD 200,000 to scale up an innovate project.

What we are looking for:

Innovative businesses working to solve the plastic problem in the ocean and environment.


  • The cash prize of USD 50,000 for every 3 semi-finalists, and up to USD 200,000 for 1 award winner
  • Certificate of Recognition for the King Sejong and Jang Yeong Sil Award.
  • Potential media and networking opportunities through partner platforms, events, and connections to start-up/social impact communities.


  • Registered as a for-profit business entity in Indonesia
  • Have a proven documented social impact (quantitative and/or qualitative impact)
  • Submit a proposal to implement a field test in 3 months and submit the results of the project (for 3 semi-finalists)
  • Develop a scale-up proposal for an innovative project in 12 months (for 1 award winner)
  • Documents to submit:
    • Proposals for the prize (available to download proposal template in the application form)
    • Incorporation license in Indonesia (copy)
    • 2018 financial statements (income statements and balance sheet)

Key Dates

  • Registration Open: 28th October 2019
  • Application deadline: 24th of November 2019 at 11.59 pm Jakarta time
  • Pitching/Interview session: 3rd of December 2019 at Instellar Indonesia, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Pusat
  • Semi-finalists selected: 10th of December 2019
  • Project Implementation: Jan – Mar. 2020*
  • Final Presentation and Awarding: April 2020*

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