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Get to Know LIFT

Launchpad for Innovation & Future-Thinking (LIFT) is an ideation program aimed at engaging young Indonesian innovators in addressing pressing climate-related challenges with sustainable solutions. With the theme Unlock Your Green-Sustainable Innovation, participants are challenged to develop their solution ideas within two focused challenge areas.


Challenge Areas

Sustainable Tourism in Indonesia: Balancing Development and Preservation

Indonesia tourism faces the dual challenge of balancing economic growth with environmental conservation and equitable socio-economic benefits for local communities. 

We’re looking for game-changers with ideas for :

Sustainable Tech​

Eco-friendly tech innovations to minimize environmental impact, manage resources, and develop climate solutions.

Waste Management​

Cutting-edge ideas for waste collection, recycling, to smart waste collection.​

Economic Empowerment with Circular Economy Principles

Circular business models that boost local economies and minimize environmental impact (think community-based tourism and sustainable agriculture).

Achieving Low Carbon with Energy Transition

Indonesia is facing significant challenges in transitioning to clean energy. The country’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels is impeding progress towards achieving low carbon and net-zero emission goals. 

Solutions we seek :

Renewable Energy Innovation

Ideas to unleash the potential of renewable and clean energy sources to facilitate an effective energy transition in Indonesia.

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Explore ideas to drive energy efficiency to help reduce carbon emission.

Timeline & Criteria

Program Timeline

Open Registration

13 May - 4 June 2024

Top 15 Announcement

8 June 2024

Workshop Series

10-29 June 2024

Mentoring Session

6-9 July 2024

Top 6 Selection

15 & 16 July 2024

Networking Session

29 July 2024

Demo Day

30 July 2024
Timeline & Criteria

Participants & Submissions Criteria




Participants Benefits



million rupiahs
for winners

Certificate of Completion

Strategic Networking

Expert Mentorship

Become the part of Lestari Impact Ecosystem

Mentors & Speakers


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Mentors & Speakers


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Our Partners

Knowledge Partner

Media & Community Partners


Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about the program? Feel free to send your questions to lestari@pijarfoundation.org

Launchpad for Innovation & Future-Thinking (LIFT) is an ideation program aimed at engaging young Indonesian innovators in addressing pressing climate-related challenges within 2 challenge areas: Sustainable Tourism & Energy Transition

The competition are open for public from any background (college student, community leader, academicians, diaspora, to ideation-stage startup team) passionate in climate-related topic, business, and sustainable development.

The competition is open to Indonesian citizens residing both within Indonesia and abroad (diaspora).

Participants can fill out the competition for on bit.ly/JoinLIFT. We accept submissions until 31 May 2024, 23:59 WIB

  • Applicants must be between 17 and 30 years old at the time of application.
  • Participants must submit the applications  as a teams consist of min. 2 to 4 members.
  • Each team must have at least one member present at all virtual and on-site program sessions.
  • Administrative Selection: Evaluation of submitted forms for administrative purposes.
  • Onboarding Session: The top 15 candidates selected after the initial screening will be invited to participate in the subsequent phase of the program.
  • Ideation Lab: Series of workshops and 1 mentoring sessions aimed at assisting selected participants in refining their solution ideas in preparation for the next stage of the program.
  • Top 6 Finalist Selection: Assessment to determine the participants who will advance to the Demo Day event in Jakarta.
  • Networking Event: On-site gathering in Jakarta to facilitate connections and collaboration opportunities within the Lestari network.
  • Demo Day: Concluding event where the best innovation idea will be chosen as the winner.


  • Problem: Evaluate the depth of understanding and coverage of the problem addressed within the theme of the competition. 
  • Solution: Evaluate the potential of the solution to create lasting positive change and its ability to be widely implemented.
  • Impact reach: Evaluate the reach of the potential impact of the proposed solution expected to have. 
  • Team Background: Evaluate the capability and suitability of the leader team or management team involved during the program.

Participants are allowed to write down newly developed ideas or use existing or previously developed solutions

The shortlisted teams will get access to a series of workshops that help them to develop their pitch solutions. The selected participants at the Demo Day stage will also have the opportunity to present their solutions in front of expert judges and get prizes totaling 40 million rupiah for the selected winners.