Social Innovator Award

In 2013 Kopernik celebrated big ideas with the AusAID Indonesian Social Innovator Award. We teamed up with Hubud and the Australian government’s aid program to run the award, which attracted almost 500 submissions from across Indonesia. After five months of submissions and one month of review, we invited the finalists to Bali to pitch their ideas to a panel of leading innovation experts. The judges named Gamal Albinsaid as the winner for his health clinics in Malang, East Java, where people can exchange recycling for health insurance. A crowd favourite, Gamal also won the People's Choice Award at the final pitch event. The Serving the Last Mile Award went to Mansetus Balawala for his motorbike ambulances, serving remote communities in East Nusa Tenggara.