2021 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA)
2021年 亞太社會創新合作獎

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一、獎項目的

為探索亞太地區多元的社會創新模式,並鼓勵更多有志者投入社會創新領域,特設立「亞太社會創新合作獎」,評選及獎勵亞太地區連結多元利害關係人創造顯著社會影響力之社會創新合作夥伴案例,而合作案例需直接以實踐聯合國永續發展目標(Sustainable Development Goals,以下簡稱SDGs)為核心價值。

二、實施方式

(一) 申請資格

  1. 申請標的為組織間之「合作案例」,凡是於亞太地區執行之社會創新合作案例皆可申請,不限組織型態。
  2. 同1案例僅限申請1類獎項,並僅可由1家代表申請,若同1案例重複投件將以投件時間較早者優先。每家申請單位於每個獎項類別至多投件1個合作案例。
  3. 合作案例需於2020年6月前即已開始執行,否則不具備申請資格。

(二) 獎項類別

本獎包含「環境永續」、「經濟共融」與「社會共榮」3個獎項,每項各選出3家得獎單位,另增設1名「評審團特別獎」,共計10家得獎單位。
社會創新意指藉由科技或商業模式的創新應用,改變社會個群體間的相互關係,並從這樣的改變中找到解決社會問題的新途徑。本獎項以鼓勵社會創新合作案例為宗旨,將17項聯合國永續發展目標(Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs)整合為「環境永續」、「經濟共融」與「社會共榮」3個獎項。分別說明如下:
  1. 環境永續獎(Biosphere Sustainability)
    良好的自然環境是一切人類發展活動的基礎,環境永續獎旨在鼓勵對於環境保護與環境永續發展有直接效益的社會創新合作案例。高度對應之SDGs目標為第6項潔淨水資源、第13項氣候變遷對策、第14項海洋永續發展與第15項陸域生態永續發展。
  2. 經濟共融獎(Inclusive Business)
    經濟共融獎側重於對於經濟活動與商業的社會創新做法。經濟上的創新並非單指收入或就業機會增加,而是須在經濟活動的發展上降低不平等與降低負面影響,並以更負責任的方式帶動經濟成長與循環。高度對應之SDGs目標為第8項良好工作與經濟成長、第9項工業創新基礎建設、第10項減少不平等與第12項責任生產與消費。
  3. 社會共榮獎(Social Prosperity)
    社會共榮獎聚焦於和社會生活基本尊嚴直接相關的社會創新行動。高度對應之SDGs目標包含第1項終結貧窮、第2項終結飢餓、第3項健全生活品質、第4項優質教育、第5項性別平權、第7項人人可負擔的永續能源以及第11項永續城鄉。
  4. 評審團特別獎( Special Jury Award)
    除以上類別,另特別增設「評審團特別獎」,表揚年度評審團綜合評選所有申請案例後最具代表性之合作案例,不受報名類別限制。
    ※ 因應COVID-19 疫情對世界秩序的影響,人類必須思考如何去面對疫情帶來的嶄新生活型態。故今年評審團特別獎以 “New Reality”為主題,鼓勵於疫情中走出創新之路的合作案例,希望透過經驗交流激發更多可能性。惟報名時仍需在「環境永續」、「經濟共融」、「社會共榮」三類中擇一報名。
    本項目將獨立於三個獎項之外,另以主題相符性評選,若有意申請敬請於報名表單中勾選。

(三) 評審程序

  1. 資格審查:收件標準為資料提供與填答的完整度,以及是否有明確對應SDGs,執行單位將進行資格審查,若有缺件將通知補件,若在報名時間截止前無補件則無法進入評選階段。
  2. 書面初選:依照獎項類別分別組成評審團,進行書面初選,評審團擬由執行單位邀請亞太區域社會創新領域專家與從業者組成。申請案例除須符合該獎項分項對應之SDGs標準,並以下述四面向評選標準作基準。每獎項類別前五高分之申請案為入圍單位,可參與決選。評審團特別獎另以主題相符性評選,前三高分之申請案為入圍單位,可參與決選。
    ※ 若有同分的申請案,以評分面向「影響力」較高者優先
  3. 決選線上會議:進入決選的入圍單位將參加線上評審會議,將由初選評審所組成的決選評審團進行決選。入圍單位將進行 5分鐘pitch、5分鐘統問統答。採評分決選制,每獎項類別前三高分之申請案為優勝者,評審團另依照主題相符性評選出當年度評選團特別獎。
    ※ 若有同分的申請案,以評分面向「影響力」較高者優先
  • 影響力
    30 %
    與聯合國永續發展目標進行連結,且具有明確及顯著社會影響力
  • 多元性
    25 %
    合作模式得結合各方利害關係人,促進多元連結與跨界合作
  • 創新性
    25 %
    富含技術、科學、知識之運用,突破既有(BAU)作法
  • 永續性
    20 %
    具備永續經營要素,如穩定的財務模式、健全的營運模式、外部環境因應能力等

(四) 申請方式

  1. 報名時間:2021/01/10~2021/03/01 (GMT+8 17:00)
  2. 報名網站:https://si.taiwan.gov.tw/Home/ap_apply
  3. 申請資料須以全英文繳交,遵循報名表格式與要求(如附件一,請於報名網站上填寫以進行申請),並需附上至少一個佐證資料。否則將不予受理申請。未於報名網站完成報名程序者視為未報名。
  4. 申請單位自行擇定獎項類別報名,報名後恕無法變更組別。
  5. 若有推薦者,請填寫推薦表單(如附件二)。
  6. 申請不需繳交任何報名費用。
  7. 為促進跨地域、跨單位交流,並依照申請單位的需求安排相關資源以協助成長,申請單位可於報名時填寫「社群交流需求調查」(詳見附件三),說明合作案例所遇到的最大痛點或挑戰。填答之資料,將用於安排亞太地區重要社會創新組織或專家諮詢分享、活動或工作坊之講題等使用。以上資源將開放給申請單位,不限於得獎單位申請。
  8. 若有任何報名問題請寄信至: siconsulting@moea.gov.tw將有專人於三個工作天內回覆。

(五) 獲獎鼓勵

因應疫情,今年獎項相關活動將全面採取線上舉行。得獎單位可獲得相關資源,如下列所示。相關執行方式,執行單位將另行通知。
  1. 線上頒獎典禮
  2. 獎盃一座
  3. 得獎證明一式
  4. 得獎單位與評審團線上交流場
  5. 亞太社會創新高峰會公關票10張
  6. 得獎單位社群(APSIPA Alumni)與活動參與
  7. 相關行銷活動

三、主辦單位

主辦單位:經濟部中小企業處
執行單位:安侯永續發展顧問股份有限公司

四、注意事項

  1. 不得以虛偽不實之文件、資料報名參賽,且須按報名簡章規格繳件。繳交資料不符合規定者,主辦單位有權不予收件。若得獎後經查證發現資料虛偽不實,將撤銷得獎資格並收回獎座。
  2. 通過書面初選之入圍單位應派至少1名代表出席決選線上會議與線上頒獎典禮,若無法派代表出席,將從同獎項其他申請單位依分數排序遞補。
  3. 得獎單位需同意獎項執行單位使用其申請案例之資訊供後續行銷、推廣及媒體曝光之使用。
  4. 主辦單位保留隨時更改、調整相關內容之權利。
  5. 獎項預計時程表:
    1. 2021/01/10-03/01
      申請與宣傳
      國際宣傳與徵件開始,申請採網路報名,線上填寫報名表單、繳交資料後收到確認信函即報名成功。
    2. 2021/03/01-03/17
      書面初選
      通過資格審之申請案例將經由國際評審團進行初選書審,各類別將選出5家入圍單位,總計共15家入圍單位。
    3. 2021/03/19
      入圍名單公告
      入圍名單將於網站公告與email通知,入圍單位將參與決選線上會議。
    4. 2021/03/25
      決選線上會議
      由初選評審所組成的決選評審團進行決選,入圍單位將進行5分鐘pitch、5分鐘統問統答。評審團將選出10家得獎單位,包含各獎項類別3家得獎單位與1家評審特別獎。
    5. 2021/03/31
      得獎名單公布
      得獎名單將於網站公告與email通知,得獎單位可參與頒獎典禮與線上分享交流場。
    6. 2021/04/10
      ※因應新型冠狀病毒疫情,將採線上形式進行。
      頒獎典禮
      得獎單位將於頒獎典禮公開表揚。
      得獎單位與評審團線上交流場
      為得獎單位和評審團間分享交流活動,促進跨地區與合作模式間的討論與學習。

I. Award Objectives

With the gradual increase of global risks, how to develop innovative practices to ensure a future with sustainability will become mainstream. The Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award is established to explore dynamic social innovation models in the Asia Pacific and to motivate more change-makers to contribute to social innovation, discovering and celebrating social innovation partnerships that connect diverse stakeholders and make significant social impacts. Cases of partnerships will be required to set achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) as their core value.

II. Award Details

i. Qualifications

  1. Cases that were executed in the Asia Pacific region related to social innovation that falls under the award categories. All organizations are qualified to apply.
  2. Only one application can be filed in the name of one organization on the same case. If more than one application is filed, only the earliest application will be considered. Each organization can only apply for a category with one application.
  3. Cases which started after June 2020 are not qualified.

ii. Award Categories

Social innovation is the deployment of innovative technologies or business models to change interrelationships among individuals and groups in the society, and it helps develop new approaches to social problems with the changes. The award sets motivating social innovation partnerships as its purpose, integrating 17 SDGs sorted into three categories, Biosphere Sustainability, Inclusive Business and Social Prosperity. The integration and interrelationships of the SDGs are emphasized to establish development models that fit the needs of our time without harming the interests of future generations. Three winners will be chosen from each category and there will be one Special Jury Prize chosen by the judging panel to celebrate the worthiest case, specified in the following.
  1. The Biosphere Sustainability Award
    The purpose of this award is to encourage cases of social innovation partnerships devoted to environmental protection and sustainability, acknowledging that a favorable natural environment is fundamental to all human activities. The highly related corresponding SDGs are SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG13: Climate Action, SDG14: Life below Water, and SDG15: Life on Land.
  2. The Inclusive Business Award
    The award values socially innovative approaches to economic activities and commerce. Innovation, in terms of economics, does not only imply increase in income or employment, but also decrease in inequality and negative impacts, as well responsible measures to forward economic growth and cycle. The highly related corresponding SDGs are SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG10: Reduced Inequality and SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
  3. The Social Prosperity Award
    The award focuses on social innovation initiatives relevant to fundamental dignity in human society. The highly related corresponding SDGs are SDG1: No Poverty, SDG2: Zero Hunger, SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG4: Quality Education, SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy ,SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG16: Peace, justice and strong institutions.
  4. Special Jury Prize
    In addition to the awards mentioned above, the Special Jury Prize will be chosen by the judging panel to honor the worthiest case of the year, which is not limited to the registered category of it.
    ※ To minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, environment and people's livelihoods, we should take “new lifestyle and mindset” into consideration. This year, the theme of the Special Jury Prize is “The New Reality”, which will honor social innovative cases exploring innovative way to sustain in the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging partnership experiences sharing across the Asia Pacific. However, applicants are required to choose one category (Biosphere Sustainability, Inclusive Business, Social Prosperity) when registering. If applications are related to the theme, please apply for the category additionally.

iii. Selection Process

  1. Qualification review: All applications will be reviewed for whether the information provided is comprehensive and whether the cases connect to SDGs. If an application is incomplete, the applicant will be notified to submit additional information. The application will not be considered if all necessary documents are not submitted before the application deadline.
  2. First round of selection: The award judge panel is comprised of experts and practitioners in the field of social innovation in the Asia Pacific. The judging panel will be divided by award categories to review application documents and score applications according to the four aspects listed below. All the applications must also correspond with the related SDGs in each aspect. Applications which are scored top five in each award category can enter the final round of selection. For the candidates of the Special Jury Prize, the judge panel will consider the correlation between the theme and applications, and applications which are scored top three can enter the final round of selection. If there are two application cases with the same score, the one with the higher “Impact” aspect score will be given priority.
  3. Final round of selection: Organizations which are shortlisted will be invited to participated in the online final judge meeting. There will be a 5-minute pitch and a 5-minute Q&A section for each finalist. The judging panel is comprised of the ones from the first round of selection. Organizations which are scored top three in each category will be awarded. If there are two application cases with the same score, the one with the higher “Impact” aspect score will be given priority. The judge panel will consider the correlation between the theme and shortlisted applications and select the winner of the Special Jury Award.
  • Impact
    30 %
    The case connects to the SDGs set out by the UN and entails a specific and significant social impact.
  • Diversity
    25 %
    The case engages multiple stakeholders to facilitate crossover collaboration.
  • Innovation
    25 %
    The case makes use of technologies, science and knowledge to breaks out of business as usual (BAU).
  • Sustainability
    20 %
    The case is sustainable. For example, it has a stable financial model, comprehensive operation model and good response mechanism to the external environment.

iv. Application

  1. Application period: 2021/01/10 - 2021/03/01 (GMT+8 17:00)
  2. Application website: https://si.taiwan.gov.tw/Home/ap_apply
  3. Please fill in the online application form in English only, and follow all the requirements (Appendix 1). At least one supporting document should be submitted along with the application; otherwise, the application will not be considered. Please complete the online application to enter the review and selection processes.
  4. Applicants are required to choose one category when registering, and are not allowed to alter the decision.
  5. Please fill in the recommendation form (Appendix 2), if applicable.
  6. The APSIPA taskforce will organize resources and build up connections among applicants and partners based on the needs from applicants in order to facilitate learning by sharing among organizations across different countries and areas. All the applicants are encouraged to fill in “APSIPA social network survey” (Appendix 3). We encourage applicants to share their most challenging pain points and challenges for the case. All the information will only be used for the arrangement of resources such as counseling and webinars for the members of the APSIPA social network. For the resources mentioned above will be open to the applicants.
  7. If you have any question regarding application, please contact us at siconsulting@moea.gov.tw. We will reply in two business days.

v. Awards and Prizes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the related events will be held online. Winners will be awarded with the following prizes and resources:
  1. Attending the online award ceremony
  2. Awarded with a trophy
  3. Awarded with a certificate
  4. Attending online roundtable comprised of the judging panel and the winners
  5. Gaining free tickets for Asia Pacific Social Innovation Summit
  6. Joining the APSIPA social network with free access in all the events hosted by the network
  7. Gaining marketing resources

III. Organizer

The award is organized by Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented by KPMG Taiwan.

IV. Notes

  1. Applicants must not submit any false documents or information, and they must follow all the requirements. If the provided information does not meet the requirements, the organizers has the right to reject the application. If the information provided by an award-winning organization is proved to be false, the organization will be disqualified and deprived of the trophy.
  2. A shortlisted organization should designate a representative to attend the final judge meeting, the award ceremony and relative activities. If the organization is unable to do so, the chance will be given to other organizations in the same award category (in the order of the final scores they receive).
  3. The award-winning organizations will need to consent to the use of relevant sue of the cases in follow-up marketing, promotion and media exposure.
  4. The organizer reserves the right to change any content related to the award at any time.
  5. Preliminary timeline:
    1. 2021/01/10-03/01
      Application and promotion
      International promotion and call for application. Application should be done online. We would send a confirmation email to the applicant after we receive the application.
    2. 2021/03/01-03/17
      First round of selection
      All the qualified applications will be reviewed by the international judging panel. 5 finalists will be selected from each category A total of 15 finalists will be selected.
    3. 2021/03/19
      Announcement of the shortlist
      The shortlist will be announced online, and the selected organizations will be invited to attend the judge meeting.
    4. 2021/03/25
      Final Presentation and Judge meeting (online)
      The finalists need to prepare a 5-minute presentation and a 5-minute Q&A. The judging panel will select 10 winners, including 3 winners from each category, and 1 Special Jury Award.
    5. 2021/03/31
      Announcement of the winner
      The winner will be announced online, and will be invited to attend the award ceremony and the 2021 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Summit.
    6. 2021/04/10
      ※ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the events will be held online.
      Award ceremony
      Winners will be invited to join the online ceremony.
      Online sharing session
      The shortlisted organizations will be invited to join the exclusive event to share their experiences and interact with the judging panel in the Asia Pacific Social Innovation Summit.