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 Socialand economic impact.
Products submitted must have been invented or commercialised 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.
Organisation & 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 pre-set 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
INNOVATION ARCHITECT AND CORPORATE INNOVATION COACH
With over 25 years of experience driving innovation and building innovation organisations with firms like Procter & Gamble, Cisco and Avery Dennison, Martin comes with world leading hands-on knowledge and experience turning innovation concepts and ideas into real business outcomes. Martin is also an experienced entrepreneur. In 2012, he began his own innovation practice, working closely with firms like Cisco, TE Connectivity, Unilever and others. Contracted with Cisco Services as their Senior Innovation Architect, Martin developed and deployed a ground-breaking innovation program which was awarded the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for “Innovating Innovation”, dramatically changing the way Cisco’s Services businesses create, manage and implement their innovative ideas. Martin plays many roles in the innovation ecosystem in Asia, and is currently the Director of Innovation at Hult International Business School in Shanghai and the Senior Principle for IXL-Center in Asia Pacific.
ANNA SIMPSONDIRECTOR AND CHIEF INNOVATION COACH
Anna Simpson is Director and Chief Innovation Coach at Flux Compass, a Hong Kong-based consultancy supporting companies and individuals to navigate complex change today and thrive. She is also Curator of the Futures Centre, a global hub tracking emerging trends, and former Editor of the sustainable solutions magazine Green Futures. Anna is a professional life coach, facilitator and speaker, and the author of two books: The Innovation-Friendly Organization (2017) and The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire (2014).
MR. 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.