• Orange ASEAN

     

    Growing societal and environmental issues in Southeast Asia need innovative entrepreneurial solutions. To address this need, Orange ASEAN was initiated by the Dutch­ Govern­ment in collaboration with the private sector and non­-governmental partners. Orange ASEAN connects Dutch and ASEAN en­trepreneurship to accelerate sustainable innovations.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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 Editions

    Join us!

    Orange Factory - Sustainable Urban Development (1/2)

    Singapore, 8th of May - 26th of May 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 Singapore 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 13th of March 2017.

    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 14th of August 2017.

  • The Orange Factory Program

    Creating value in just 3 weeks

    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, business (studies), social sciences and more.

     

    Admissions:

    We use rolling admissions, so the earlier the better!

     

    First Round:

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

     

    Second Round:

    30 min. interviews (online or in person)

     

    Costs: 

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

    Limited funds are available for traveling expenses. Please make us aware in your application whether you want to apply for this small financial contribution.

     

    Interested? Send a motivation letter, CV and a list of your university grades here

    or directly to: jesse.arnon@therockgroup.biz

  • Impact of our first year: Orange Factory

    Editions: Bangkok I, Bangkok II & Kuala Lumpur 2016

    76 Participants

    From 8 different countries

    20 Clients

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

    >650 Organizations

    Contacted by participants

    > 50 Visiting Organizations

    Visited Orange Factory in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur

    > 5500

    Unique website visitors

    >1000

    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

    Dutch ambassador to Singapour and Brunei

    Jaap Werner

    First Secretary Dutch embassy in Bangkok

    Bernhard Kelkes

    Consultant at TRG

    Jesse Arnon

    Partner at TRG

    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

    Strategic Partner

    FrieslandCampina

    Partner

    Rabobank

    Partner

     

     

    TheRockGroup

    Organising Partner

    Scrap Lab

    Design Partner

    Kasetsart

    Partner

    UvA

    Partner

    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Initiator

    Shell

    Partner

    Unilever

    Partner

    Heineken

    Partner

    RvO

    Partner

    FunkyJunk

    Partner

    2Sherpa

    Partner