PMI Open Innovation Challenge

Accelerating our Ecosystem to design a Smoke-Free Future

This challenge is open to pan Asian startups with focus on Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.


Step 1. Application Phase

From July 29 to October 6, 2019
Register on the platform and submit the following as your proposal:
  1. A brief one-page introduction to your startup and business model
  2. Up to 10-slide presentation to explain your solution in PPT or PDF format
Download the template [HERE].

[October 22, 2019]
Up to 15 startups will be selected to advance into the Mentoring Phase.
Announcement will be completed through the Challenge platform.

Step 2. Mentoring Phase

From October 23 to November 10, 2019
Selected startups will be directly connected to a PMI mentor to further develop their final deliverable:
  1. Up to 20-slide presentation of your project in PPT or PDF format
  2. A 2-min video to demonstrate the proposed project in the form of physical or digital prototypes with voice-over commentary

[November 18, 2019]
Total of 5 startups will be selected to participate in the final event.

*All 5 finalist start-ups (except those based in Hong Kong) will be provided with a lump sum of US$2,500 to assist with the participant's travel and accommodation costs associated with coming to Hong Kong to attend the final round.

Step 3. Final Event

December, 2019
Top 5 startups will be selected to participate in the Grand Final Event to present their ideas in front of the PMI jury panel. The Final Event will take place within the first week of December in Hong Kong. Each startup will have up to 5 minutes to present their idea, followed by a 5-min Q&A session.