Malaysia has this week launched a national competition to transform the country’s civil service, businesses and social sector.

The National Blue Ocean Strategy competition is looking for “high impact” ideas in each of the three sectors that will can be implemented in six months, are low-cost and can generate revenue to sustain themselves.

In the public sector, Malaysia is looking for ideas from civil servants to improve service delivery, housing and local council services, price control, environment and education.

The government is giving away a total of RM350,000 to the best ideas in the three sectors. It is open to all Malaysians aged 16 and above. The winner in each category will get seed funding of RM50,000 and a cash prize of RM30,000.

The competition is accepting submissions until 30 June 2016 at this website.

Image of Dr Ali Hamsa, Chief Secretary to Malaysian Government, from Dr Hamsa’s Twitter