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Ready to be the Next Tech Innovator? Apply for ASEAN Seeds for the Future 2024!

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Application of ASEAN Seeds for the Future 2024 


ASEAN Foundation, in partnership with Huawei, is excited to announce that the applications and nominations for ASEAN Seeds for the Future 2024 are now open!

We warmly welcome interested applicants to apply.  We also invite tertiary institutions across the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) to nominate aspiring youth with great potential.

Submission linkhttps://bit.ly/ASEANSEEDS2024_Form
Deadline: 30 June 2024 at 23.59 (GMT+7)

For inquiries, you may reach out to [email protected]


ASEAN Seeds for the Future is a collaborative programme between ASEAN Foundation and Huawei, aiming to develop digital talent, share knowledge, increase ICT sector awareness and enthusiasm, and foster digital community building.

This year, top selected ASEAN youth will represent the region at the Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2024, participating in a one-week immersive digital learning experience in Nanning, Shenzhen, and Dongguan in China, on 22-30 September 2024. During this visit, participants will have the opportunity to join the workshop and showcase their innovative ideas in the Tech4Good competition by collaborating with fellows from other countries. They will also explore China’s digital landscape, gain insights from high-tech companies, delve into their operations, and engage in interactive sessions with industry leaders.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s global CSR flagship programme dedicated for students to succeed in the ever-evolving digital era. Since its launch in Thailand in 2008, the programme has benefited more than 18,000 students from 140 countries. To expand its impact to the ASEAN level, the ASEAN Seeds for the Future was initiated in 2022, providing opportunities for ASEAN youth to enhance their skill set and pursue their aspirations.


June-August 2024

11-30 June



31 July

1-31 August

22-30 September

Open applications and nominations

Shortlisting of applicants

Interview of shortlisted applicants by panelists from ASEAN Foundation and Huawei

Announcement of selected participants

Online training and travel preparation (visa application, flight and accommodation booking)

On-site  visit and educational journey at Huawei Headquarters in China & Tech4Good Competition


This agenda is tentative and subject to change.

The programme will cover the costs of visa, flights, accommodation, daily meals, and local transportation in China.

Benefits of the Programme

Participating in the ASEAN Seeds for the Future programme offers numerous benefits:

  • Skill Development: Enhance your digital skills through hands-on learning experiences and workshops led by industry experts.
  • Cultural Exchange: Connect with peers from different Asia Pacific countries
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect and interact with professionals from leading tech companies and industry leaders.
  • Innovation and Creativity: Foster your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship through the Tech4Good competition.
  • Global Exposure: Experience China’s advanced digital landscape and learn about the latest technological advancements.

Eligibility Criteria

To join the programme, applicants must meet the following criteria. Those who don’t meet these criteria won’t be considered.

  • Be a citizen of an ASEAN Member State (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Viet Nam).
  • Be fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Be enrolled in a tertiary education institute located in ASEAN.
  • Be committed to learning and personal growth.
  • Be passionate about innovation, digitalization, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and/or cross cultural communication in ICT-related fields.
  • Be available to complete the online training in August 2024
  • Be available to travel to China on 22-30 September 2024

Application Process

The application process for the ASEAN Seeds for the Future 2024 is open on 11-30 June 2024. To apply or nominate your fellow inspiring youth,please complete the following form: https://bit.ly/ASEANSEEDS2024_Form

Please submit the following documents in the form

  • Curriculum transcript,
  • Proof of University Enrollment
  • English CV
  • 3-minute self-introduction video in English
  • Motivation letter (Max 1500 characters
  • Professional headshot photo
  • Passport*
  • *If you don't have a passport yet, you can submit your national ID Instead

For inquiries, please get in touch with us at af[email protected]

We look forward to receiving your applications and/or nominations. Best of luck to all applicants!

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