SustainabilityStartathon:Malaysia Round

Malaysia’s road to the Summit starts here!
Supporting organisations
If you have any questions, please reach out to Asia Discovery at:
Alicia Tien
Pauline Yong
For more information about Asia Discovery, visit

ProgramME Timeline

30 August 2023 Registration Deadline
8 September 2023 Video Submission Deadline
9-15 September 2023 Qualifying Round: Judging Period
16 September 2023 Country Round: Announcement of Finalists
24 September 2023 Country Round: Finals & Award Ceremony
29 October - 3 November 2023 Summit: Grand Finals in Singapore


1. UN SDG 11

Develop a solution or platform that addresses one or more of the following urban sustainability challenges.

  • Sustainable Energy Solutions: Design an innovative solution that promotes renewable energy adoption, energy efficiency, and sustainable practices in urban areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize reliance on fossil fuels, and enhance energy resilience.
  • Urban Mobility and Transportation: Create a solution that improves transportation systems, enhances connectivity, and encourages sustainable mobility options, such as public transportation, shared mobility services, and active transportation modes, to reduce congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions.

2. UN SDG 12

Develop a solution or platform that addresses one or more of the following challenges related to sustainable consumption and production, with a focus on Malaysia.

  • Sustainable Waste Management: Design a solution that promotes efficient waste management practices, including waste reduction, recycling, and proper disposal, to minimize the environmental impact of waste generation and encourage a circular economy approach.
  • Circular Economy Business Models: Design a solution that promotes circular economy business models, such as product sharing, product-as-a-service, and resource recovery systems, fostering resource efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable consumption practices.

Startathon Rules and Regulations

For use by Sustainability Startathon contestants, this reference guidebook has important information on key dates, rules & regulations, and more.