Each submission to the International Innovations Awards® (IIA) will be judged by independent pool of innovation experts, academicians and trade journalists who are neither involved in your industry nor have any direct interest from awarding you the award. This ensures that the judging is both impartial & transparent
Categories & Measurement
Note: This category is further divided into ‘ideas’ – products that are at developmental stage and has yet to be commercialized, and ‘leaders’ – products that have been launched into the market.
Innovation distinction, Practicality and performance,
Commercial viability, and Social and economic impact.
Products submitted must have been invented or commercialized
within the last 12 months prior to submission.
Service & Solution
Innovation distinction, Problem solved, Replicability
and institutional support, and Measurable results.
Innovative services and solutions, including improved processes (patented or otherwise)
may be submitted under this category, provided such services and solutions commenced
within the last 12 months prior to submission.
Organization & Culture
Definition and reach, Impact and sustainability,
Replicability and institutional support, and Measurable results.
All registered organizations including businesses,
not-for-profit and government agencies. There is no preset
timeline for the existence of an innovation culture
or program, but these must be demonstrated and
collaborated by third party evidence.
By invitation only.
Panel of Jurors
BOARD OF INNOVATION APAC
Gayathri brings over 10 years of experience in formulating innovation strategies, setting up incubators, designing new businesses and coaching innovation teams in the APAC region. Her career has a good mix of consulting corporates and entrepreneurship. She co-founded a music tech company and a fitness chain.
Her current focus is on making corporates innovate like start-ups. Gayathri’s academic background ranges from engineering, business management & a masters in innovation.
As a consultant, Gayathri has collaborated with broad range of organizations in and food, agriculture, healthcare, telecommunications and automation. She developed foresighting to identify new opportunities as a practice area and is currently exploring the usage of AI to improve efficiency and effectiveness of innovation.
MAKOTO SHIBATAHEAD OF FINOLAB, CHIEF COMMUNITY OFFICER
Since July 2019, he is in charge of community management and ecosystem development of FINOLAB, FinTech Hub in central Tokyo with 50 startup members and 14 corporate members. In his former position at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was leading R&D initiatives in emerging technology and planning of online/mobile financial services since 1998, involved in a wide range of projects for both retail and wholesale customers. His previous career, starting in The Bank of Tokyo, includes Corporate Planning, Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Retail Customer Services. After leaving the bank in Sep. 2018, he became an Executive Fellow of Japan Digital Design, innovation arm of the bank, and spent 6 months at Oxford University as an Academic Visitor to conduct research on FinTech. He holds Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.
NADIA MAGNENAT THALMANNPROFESSOR & DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA INNOVATION
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann is Professor and Director of the Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also the Founder and Director of the MIRALab, an interdisciplinary lab in Human Computer Animation, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her research domains are Social Robots, mixed realities and medical simulation. In Singapore, she has developed the robot Nadine alike of herself that is able to speak, recognise people and gestures, express mood and emotions, and remember actions. All over her career, she has received several artistic and scientific Awards, among them the 2012 Humboldt Research Award and two Doctor Honoris Causa (from University of Hanover in Germany and from the University of Ottawa in Canada). She is Editor-in- Chief of the Journal The Visual Computer (Springer-Verlag) and is a Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
JAKKRIS TANGKUAMPIENCORPORATE INNOVATION COACH,
FORMER THAILAND LEAD INNOVATION PRACTITIONER,
PRUKSA HOLDING, ROCHE & EXXONMOBIL
Jakkris specializes in the Innovation Processes across the combined landscape of Business and Technology. He is experienced in working with multinational and local corporations including ExxonMobil, Roche, and Pruksa Holdings as well as StartUps through collaborations across multiple roles through innovation, including hackathons as organizer, mentor, judge, and advisor. He was also successful in creating and leading an internal “corporate startup team”, combining multiple innovation and agile frameworks, creating a new culture and mindset needed for the team to succeed.
After more than 15 years of corporate career, including Lead Innovation Practitioner at ExxonMobil, Roche, and Pruksa Holdings, he is currently a Corporate Innovation Coach with Ekipa Consultancy. Given his very diverse experience across multiple industries, as well as significant time living in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, and the United States, he is a strong advocate for inclusive innovation where every role, culture, thoughts, and ideas matter.