What is Project AsiaForward?

With Project AsiaForward, Alibaba Cloud aims to foster and advance digitalization talents, digital entrepreneurs, and digital technologies in Asia. Hand-in-hand with the enterprises, organizations, and developers in Asia, Alibaba Cloud is committed to helping to grow the prosperity of Asia’s digital economy while setting an example for digital innovation around the world.

3 Missions

AI Forward

Solving digital challenges for conventional enterprises and thereby empower 100,000 developers.

DigiEntrepreneur Forward

Accelerate the growth of 100,000 tech startups with Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerating Program.

DigiTalents Forward

Featuring several advanced digital talents enablement program, aims to foster 1,000,000 digitalization talents.

AI Forward

AI Forward

Connect global developers to tackle a series of most challenging digital transformation issues through AI competitions, courses, datasets and more.

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Global AI Innovation Challenge Series

  • Intelligent Weather Forecast for Better Life
    Meteorological changes could affect many aspects of people’s lives. Accurate weather forecasting can help different industries prepare for resource allocation in time to avoid financial losses caused by fickle weather. This challenge encourages developers and innovative enterprises around the world to think outside the box, break boundaries, and leverage accessible weather data to analyze the interplay between meteorological changes and various aspects of life, probe into the correlation between multi-source heterogeneous data, and raise the public awareness of the value of AI-assisted weather forecasting and green innovations.
  • Prediction on DME Patients’ Response to Anti-VEGF Treatment
    Supported by the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, the 2nd APTOS Big Data Competition is hosted by the Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society and co-hosted by Rajavithi Hospital and Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. The Competition focuses on the prediction of anti-VEGF treatment outcomes on patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). In this synchronous competition, you’ll build a machine learning model to predict treatment response of patients with DME. You’ll work with thousands of images collected in hospital settings to help predict patients’ response to anti-VEGF treatments. If successful, you will help ophthalmologists customize treatment plans and ensure timely and effective treatments for patients.

DigiEntrepreneur Forward

Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator

DemoDay 2021
In June 2021, we announced our new Project AsiaForward initiative to bring digital transformation to local enterprises in Asia and nurture fresh talent. As part of Project AsiaForward, we are launching the Alibaba Cloud Global Startup Accelerator. Here a series of Demo Days will be held, offering startups the chance to be selected for the Global Startup Accelerator and become part of Alibaba Cloud’s global ecosystem.

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DigiTalents Forward

  • Pre-Employment Card

    Alibaba Cloud joins the Indonesian government in the “Pre-Employment Card” initiative, continue to upskill digital talents in Indonesia.

  • Advanced Digital Talents Enablement

    The Alibaba-NTU Joint Research Institute will release the first ever MiniMaster curriculum in digitalization, to build an advance digital mastery.

  • Alibaba Cloud Digital Education

    The Alibaba-NTU are working on series of courses of digital economy, cloud computing, AI, etc. for college students to improve their digital capabilities.

More initiatives on its way, Stay tuned with #AsiaForward

As we exploring the edge of Project AsiaForward, more initiatives lie ahead, so better stay tuned! Make sure you follow #AsiaForward on our LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channel!

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