Our planet faces environmental challenges, but with them comes a surge of innovation. This seminar, "GreenTech: From Labs to Lives", dives deep into the solutions that came from research labs. We'll explore how cutting-edge GreenTech is moving from the drawing board to real-world applications, examine how entrepreneurs are building a thriving green economy, and unpack the role of government policies in supporting a sustainable future. Finally, we'll see GreenTech in action, exploring how technology can empower us to make greener choices in our daily lives.

The ideal participant

We will recruit 30 YSEALI fellows, who are young professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. Ideally, participants are budding managers, i.e. have experience or are about to manage and supervise a middle management team, multiple teams or entire organizations and communities. Participants are required to commit at least 8 online hours for pre-seminar tasks (attending lecture and reading materials) from June 18 – 20, 2024, and at least 38 hours to in-person seminar activities in Vietnam from June 24-28, 2024. Therefore, participants are required to commit full-time to the seminar period for successful completion and obtaining the certificate. 


Key timeline:

  • Application opening: April 26, 2024
  • Info-session webinar: May 3, 2024, 20:00 – 21:00 ICT/Vietnam time 
  • Application deadline: May 12, 2024.
  • Announcement of results: End of May.
  • Pre-seminar online sessions: June 18 & 20, 2024
  • Seminar dates: June 24-28, 2024 (Monday– Friday, in person) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

NOTE: Selection for our seminar is highly competitive. All travel, accommodation and participation costs will be fully covered by the YSEALI Academy.


Pre-seminar online sessions:

June 18 & 20, 2024 from 19:00 - 21:00: Instructors and fellows introduce themselves, Pre-seminar assignments & FAQ

In-person sessions:

Workshops, lectures and panel discussions will be held in-person on June 24 - 28, 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Building a Circular Economy This topic explores how to minimize waste and maximize resource recovery. It looks at innovative solutions like reuse and recycling systems, exemplified by the field trip to Vietnam's waste management facility. 

From Ideas to Impact: Greentech Innovation and Entrepreneurship This topic focuses on supporting the development and implementation of green technologies. It provides workshops on taking green ideas from concept to prototype and teaches how to understand the market for these innovations. 

Powering the Future Sustainably: Sustainable Energy Solutions This topic delves into exploring alternative energy sources and improving energy efficiency. It includes lectures on cutting-edge solutions like green hydrogen and biogas from rice straw. 

Building a Greener Together: Cultivating a Greentech Ecosystem This topic emphasizes the importance of collaboration in fostering green technology. It brings together experts from various backgrounds like investors, startups, and academics to discuss how to create a supportive environment for the growth of this crucial field. 




We bring together a renowned group of educators and experts dedicated to empowering leaders like you to learn about GreenTech and bring its benefits to your communities. Through their diverse expertise and engaging presentations, they will guide you on this learning journey. Click here to see the full list of speakers and their profiles.

Webinar Registration

Please join our first info session to find out more about the seminar:

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CJMgHzB6RTK37ACn_ylVDw