• Two initiatives, one goal

    Sustainable Business through Innovation

    Orange Factory


    A group of young professionals and students from ASEAN and the Netherlands developing innovative solutions for sustainability challenges of companies. >>

    Orange Nest


    A workplace in Bangkok for entrepreneurs focusing on innovation and sustainability, who want to explore business opportunities in Southeast Asia. >>

  • Upcoming Factory Edition

    Join us!

    Sustainable Urban Development, Jakarta, program, Orange ASEAN, Orange ASIAN, asian, young professionals, orange asian

    Orange Factory - Sustainable Urban Development (2/2)

    Jakarta, 9th of October - 27th of October 2017

    With more and more people settling down in cities, urban sustainability requires us to take a closer look at the relationship of cities with their surroundings. This implies that we need to think about the reduction of the use of non-renewable resources, plan the possibilities for handling waste, create a healthy living environment and support stronger social structures while meeting our economic needs in cities that are becoming more high tech and ‘smart’.


    Join as one of the 30 Dutch and ASEAN young professionals, students and entrepreneurs in Jakarta for a three week Orange ASEAN Factory. Get intensive support from sustainability professionals and connect to renowned universities, companies, NGOs and government institutes. Work together in dedicated teams to develop concrete business cases and strategies on reducing resources and waste, on setting up sustainable supply chains or on introducing sustainable products and services in the region. Present the results in front of your clients and other stakeholders.


    Apply before 1st of August 2017.

  • Previous editions of the Orange ASEAN Factory

    Singapore 6 May - 26 May 2017

    Sustainable Urban Development

    24 participants from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines and the Netherlands divided in 6 teams.

    Our partners: AkzoNobel, Ckade, DSM, DSM-Niaga, Heineken and Unilever

    Kuala Lumpur 19 September - 7 October 2016

    Circular Economy

    24 participants from 6 countries divided in 7 teams.

    Our partners: 2Sherpa, PIB Palm Oil Waste, Funky Junky, Heineken, Shell and Unilever.

    Bangkok January 2016 & June 2016

    Sustainable Food Challenge

    First two editions in Bangkok. In total: 54 participants from 6 countries.

    Our partners: AgriProfocus, Caldic, Deesawat, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Goodhout, Metroply, Upcycle Carbon Footprint Label, Natural Plastics, Superuse Studios, RVO and Wetlands.


  • The Orange Factory Program

    Creating value in just 3 weeks

    Orange ASEAN, Orange asian, program, summer school, young professional, student

    The program functions as a funnel; moving from societal issue to sustainable business solution.


    Guided by professional sustainability consultants, specialists and designers, teams of participants will work on challenges to identify and prepare the ground work for innovative solutions.


    Hereby learning how to use entrepreneurial skills and design thinking to solve societal issues, while delivering direct business value to the clients


  • How to Apply

    For Whom:

    Young professionals and students from the Netherlands and ASEAN. We aim to have an international group (20 ASEAN, 10 Dutch) incl. people experienced in design, environmental sciences, engineering, business (studies), social sciences and more.



    We use rolling admissions, so the earlier the better!

    The deadline for the Jakarta edition in October 2017 is Augustus 1st 2017.


    First Round:

    Selection is based on your motivation letter, CV and a list of your university grades


    Second Round: Skype Interview

    25 min. interview


    20 min. case study (you will be expected to solve a case, it is important to explain HOW you get your solution NOT WHAT the solution is).



    No fee nor allowance, only your own lodging & travel costs.


    Financial Aid:

    For ASEAN participants in all editions (excluding participants from the hosting country), limited funds are available for lodging and flight expenses. Only during Singapore editions, Dutch participants may apply for financial aid to cover lodging expenses. Please make us aware in your application whether you want to apply for this small financial contribution. Participants receive more information on the financial aid application process after acceptance.


    Interested? Send a motivation letter, CV (and if a student a list of your university grades) here

    or directly to: orangeasean@nesoindonesia.or.id

    The deadline for the fifth edition in Jakarta is August 1st 2017.

  • Impact of our first year: Orange Factory

    Editions: Bangkok I, Bangkok II, Kuala Lumpur 2016 and Singapore 2017

    100 Participants

    From 11 different countries

    24 Clients

    MNCs, SMEs, NGOs and governmental organisations from The Netherlands and the ASEAN region

    > 900 Organizations

    Contacted by participants

    > 60 Visiting Organizations

    Visited Orange ASEAN Factory in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

    > 11.702 Website Visitors

    Unique website visitors

    > 1400 Facebook Likes

    Facebook followers

  • Orange Nest

    Starting up your business in Bangkok's business district

  • The Orange ASEAN Team

    When you have questions or want to apply, just contact us!

    Send us your application (incl. resume, application letter and formal list of grades) by email

    Jaap Werner, Orange ASEAN, Dutch ambassador, orange asian

    Jaap Werner

    Berhard Kelkes, Dutch embassy, Bangkok, orange asian

    Bernhard Kelkes

    Jesse Arnon, Consultant at TheRockGroup, Orange ASEAN, orange asian

    Jesse Arnon

    Bertus Tulleners, Partner at TheRockGroup, Orange ASEAN, Orange asian

    Bertus Tulleners

  • Contact us

    When you have questions or want to apply, just contact us!

    Send us your application (incl. resume, application letter and formal list of grades) by email

  • Our Partners

    Working together on sustainable solutions

    DSM, Orange Asean, Orange asian


    Strategic Partner

    Friesland Campina, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    Rabobank, Orange Asean, Orange asian





    TheRockGroup, consultancy, Orange ASEAN, Orange Asian


    Organising Partner

    G Lab, Orange Asean, Orange asian

    Scrap Lab

    Design Partner

    Orange Asean, Orange asian





    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


    Shell, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    Unilever, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    Heineken, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    RVO, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    Funky Junk, Orange Asean, Orange asian



    2Sherpa, Orange Asean, Orange asian