Orange ASEAN: your partner in sustainability

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 through two initiatives: the Orange Factory and the Orange Nest.

The Orange Nest: Your springboard to ASEAN!

Orange Nest is a business incubator for Dutch social entrepreneurs focusing on innovation and sustainability, who want to start-up their business in Southeast Asia. It not only offers workstations and office facilities at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, but also provides excellent opportunities to connect to the expert knowledge, vast networks and business support services of all Dutch diplomatic missions throughout the region.
Are you an entrepreneur, designer or innovator? Do you have a commercial approach to solve social and environmental issues? Would your product or service see potential in the ASEAN markets?

Contact us to learn what Nest can mean for your company!

Orange Factory: promoting sustainable business

Orange Factory is an intense 3 week workshop for talented students and young professionals from the Netherlands and Southeast Asia designing innovative solutions for sustainability challenges in the region. Supported by academics and experts, 20-30 participants work together in dedicated teams developing business cases for real-life issues. Yearly, several Factories are organized at different locations in the region.

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