SUPPORTED By
STRATEGIC partners
Digital-Tech Education Partner
GOLD sponsor
SPONSORS
ECOSYSTEM partners
Media partners
SUPPORTED BY
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
DIGITAL-TECH EDUCATION PARTNER
GOLD SPONSOR
Tech Ecosystem Partner
sponsors
media partners
ECOSYSTEM partners

About The Award

Innovation has become a lifeline for many of us. We are witnessing how technology acceleration, especially through digital adoption, coupled with innovation has been a powerful mechanism in paving the way to uplift the economy out of a downturn since Covid began.

The strength, creativity and perseverance that we see, hear and read is remarkably vibrant! With so many great stories of how businesses have responded and reacted and even managed to accelerate growth, it is imperative that the Top In Tech Innovation Awards, brought to you by Digital News Asia and Malaysiakini, honours these innovators, businesses, and their massive efforts that reflect the best face of Malaysia Boleh.

Prizes

Winners will receive prizes, and exhilarating opportunities to further accelerate their innovations and potential scalability. The prizes include:

Complimentary access to Equidam Valuation report based on five different methodologies through the collaboration with Equidam.

Gain direct access to selected programs such as MDEC Pitching Open Day and Founders Grindstone Pitching & Networking.

GAIN Connex – A curated 1-to-1 business matching and networking programme with overseas partners and resellers.

GAIN Expand – A market immersion  bootcamp, to assist companies to build out a business plan and provide them with opportunities to connect with decision makers, influencers, investors, and collaborators.

GAIN Series – Specialised series of in-depth discussions on specific sectors or industries.

(Programmes are applicable to winners that are digital solution providers with export capabilities. Programme names are subject to change without prior notice.)

Get access to 1 to 1 coaching with Mentor+ influential Mentors.

Monthly invitation to the curated Mentor+ Webinars.

Exclusive invitation to join the thematic Group Mentoring / Coaching together with other tech industry players.

Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022 | 3pm – 6.30pm

Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022 | 3pm – 6.30pm

Please submit your entries
before 31 October 2021
through the online forms
available here.

SUBMISSION

This applies to 6 categories mentioned below. Please select the category that is best suited to your innovation.

The Entry Guidelines Kit is available for download to find out more about the criteria for each category and the judging process.

Category Lead Judges

Innovator of The Year

Best Brick & Mortar Adoption

Best Pivot

Afzal
A. Rahim

Chief Executive Officer,
TIME dotCom

Raja Teh
Maimunah

Managing Director Wholesale Banking,
Ambank Group

Joel
Neoh

Co-Founder,
Fave

Most Promising

Most Impactful Academia-Industry Collaboration

Most Innovative

Most Impactful Public Sector Agency Driving Digital Adoption

Dr V.
Sivapalan

Senior Partner
& Co-Founder
ScaleUp Malaysia Accelerator

Thillai
Raj

Senior Technology Advisor,
Wise Al

Ganesh
Bangah

Executive Chairman,
Commerce.Asia

Dato' Seri Wong
Siew Hai

President,
Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association

Facilitating Judges

Premesh
Chandran

Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysiakini

Karamjit
Singh

Chief Executive Officer,
Digital News Asia

Category Lead Judges

Innovator
of The Year

Best Brick &
Mortar Adoption

Best
Pivot

Afzal A. Rahim

Chief Executive Officer,
TIME dotCom

Raja Teh
Maimunah

Managing Director Wholesale Banking,
Ambank Group

Joel Neoh

Co-Founder,
Fave

Most Promising

Most Impactful Academia-Industry Collaboration

Dr V. Sivapalan

Senior Partner
& Co-Founder,
ScaleUp Malaysia Accelerator

Thillai Raj

Senior Technology Advisor,
Wise Al

Most
Innovative

Most Impactful Public Sector Agency Driving
Digital Adoption

Ganesh Bangah

Executive Chairman,
Commerce.Asia

Dato' Seri Wong
Siew Hai

President,
Malaysia
Semiconductor
Industry Association

Facilitating Judges

Premesh
Chandran

Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysiakini

Karamjit
Singh

Chief Executive Officer,
Digital News Asia

Seven
Categories

The judges will be seeking innovators that have skillfully leveraged and incorporated technology into their business to secure a competitive advantage in today’s landscape despite the pandemic in the following categories.

Innovator
of The Year

This award recognises a person who has developed a breakthrough innovation that has the potential to improve lives and serve as an inspiration to those working in the technopreneurship industry.

Best Brick & Mortar Adoption

This award recognises a Brick-and-Mortar company that has shown exceptional productivity, resilience, and creative thinking in managing business through the adoption of technology amidst the pandemic with a minimum annual revenue of RM20 million.

Most Impactful Academia-Industry Collaboration

This award recognises a University or Polytechnic that has shown strong collaboration with industry over the past 20 months to strengthen the delivery of its curriculum and ensure graduates are industry ready from the get Go!

Most Impactful Public Sector Agency Driving Digital Adoption

Federal Level & State Level

This award recognises a Federal Level & State Level Government Agency that has shown transformation and strong collaboration with the industry to strengthen the technology innovation and transformation initiatives to the Startup & SMEs.

Startup

This award recognises a startup, founded by visionary entrepreneurs with innovative products or services that aim to disrupt the industry with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company

This award recognises a company that is producing or providing innovative products or services that aim to disrupt the industry with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

Most Promising

Startup

This award recognises a startup in operation for below 18 months that has shown excellent resilience, productivity, and promising scalability with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company

This award recognises a company that has shown excellent resilience, productivity and promising scalability with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

Startup

This award recognises a startup that has shown tremendous pivot strategy during the pandemic with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company

This award recognises a company that has shown tremendous pivot strategy during the pandemic with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

Special Award: Young Innovator
of the Year

*By nominations only

Brought to you by Asia Pacific University, this special award category curated for the generations Z & Alpha, will salute a young talent for his / her outstanding creativity and innovative mindset in developing new and highly potential processes and products for the future. 

 

Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022 | 3pm – 6.30pm

Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022 | 3pm – 6.30pm

brought to you by
SUPPORTED BY
strategic partners
Digital-Tech Education Partner
GOLD SPONSOR
Tech Ecosystem Partner
sponsors
Ecosystem partners
Media partners

About The Award

Recognising leaders who have done an outstanding job leveraging technology and innovation during these challenging times.

Innovation has become a lifeline for many of us. We are witnessing how technology acceleration, especially through digital adoption, coupled with innovation has been a powerful mechanism in paving the way to uplift the economy out of a downturn since Covid began.


The strength, creativity and perseverance that we see, hear and read is remarkably vibrant! With so many great stories of how businesses have responded and reacted and even managed to accelerate growth, it is imperative that the Top In Tech Innovation Awards, brought to you by Digital News Asia and Malaysiakini, honours these innovators, businesses, and their massive efforts that reflect the best face of Malaysia Boleh.​

Prizes

Winners will receive prizes, and exhilarating opportunities to further accelerate their innovations and potential scalability. The prizes include:

Complimentary access to Equidam Valuation report based on five different methodologies through the collaboration with Equidam.

Gain direct access to selected programs such as MDEC Pitching Open Day and Founders Grindstone Pitching & Networking.

  1. GAIN Connex – A curated 1-to-1 business matching and networking programme with overseas partners and resellers.

  2. GAIN Expand – A market immersion  bootcamp, to assist companies to build out a business plan and provide them with opportunities to connect with decision makers, influencers, investors, and collaborators.

  3. GAIN Series – Specialised series of in-depth discussions on specific sectors or industries.

(Programmes are applicable to winners that are digital solution providers with export capabilities. Programme names are subject to change without prior notice.)

  1. Get access to 1 to 1 coaching with Mentor+ influential Mentors.

  2. Monthly invitation to the curated Mentor+ Webinars.

  3. Exclusive invitation to join the thematic Group Mentoring / Coaching together with other tech industry

Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022
3pm - 6.30pm

Category Lead Judges

INNOVATOR
OF THE YEAR

Afzal A.Rahim

Chief
Executive Officer,

BEST BRICK &
MORTAR ADOPTION

Raja Teh Maimunah

Managing Director
Wholesale Banking,

BEST PIVOT

Joel Neoh

Co-Founder,

MOST PROMISING

Dr V. Sivapalan

Senior Partner,
& Co-Founder

MOST IMPACTFUL
ACADEMIA - INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

Thillai Raj

Senior
Technology Advisor,


MOST
INNOVATIVE

Ganesh Bangah

Executive
Chairman,

MOST IMPACTFUL PUBLIC SECTOR
AGENCY DRIVING DIGITAL ADOPTION

Dato' Seri Wong
Siew Hai

President,

Facilitating Judges

Premesh
Chandran

Chief
Executive Officer,

Karamjit
Singh

Chief
Executive Officer,

7 Categories

The judges will be seeking innovators that have skillfully leveraged and incorporated technology into their business to secure a competitive advantage in today’s landscape despite the pandemic in the following categories.

This award recognises a person who has developed a breakthrough innovation that has the potential to improve lives and serve as an inspiration to those working in the technopreneurship industry.

This award recognises a Brick-and-Mortar company that has shown exceptional productivity, resilience, and creative thinking in managing business through the adoption of technology amidst the pandemic with a minimum annual revenue of RM20 million.

This award recognises a University or Polytechnic that has shown strong collaboration with industry over the past 20 months to strengthen the delivery of its curriculum and ensure graduates are industry ready from the get Go!

Federal Level & State Level
This award recognises a Federal Level & State Level Government Agency that has shown transformation and strong collaboration with the industry to strengthen the technology innovation and transformation initiatives to the Startup & SMEs.

This category is brought to you by RedONE

Startup
This award recognises a startup, founded by visionary entrepreneurs with innovative products or services that aim to disrupt the industry with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company
This award recognises a company that is producing or providing innovative products or services that aim to disrupt the industry with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

Startup
This award recognises a startup in operation for below 18 months that has shown excellent resilience, productivity, and promising scalability with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company
This award recognises a company that has shown excellent resilience, productivity and promising scalability with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

Startup
This award recognises a startup that has shown tremendous pivot strategy during the pandemic with an annual revenue of up to RM1 million.

Growth Company
This award recognises a company that has shown tremendous pivot strategy during the pandemic with an annual revenue of RM1 million – RM20 million.

*By nominations only

Brought to you by Asia Pacific University this special award category curated for the generations Z & Alpha, will salute a young talent for his / her outstanding creativity and innovative mindset in developing new and highly potential processes and products for the future. 




Join us in honouring remarkable innovations.

Thursday, 20th January 2022
3pm - 6.30pm

Brought to you by

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