The Wall Street Journal Asia is now accepting entries for the Asian Innovation Awards 2011. Presented in sole partnership with Credit Suisse for the second year running, the Awards are committed to finding the next big ideas in Asia Pacific, from entirely new inventions to the advancement of a classic idea.
The deadline for entries is Friday, March 25, 2011.
In 2010 the Asian Innovation Awards attracted nearly 300 entries from 13 countries and territories throughout the Asia Pacific region. The top prize, the Gold Award, was awarded to Tata Chemicals for its development of the Tata Swach Nanotech Water Purifier – a low-cost, portable “bulb” that purifies untreated water with paddy husks and nano-silver particles.This year’s entries will be judged based on three criteria: level of creativity or degree of innovation, quality of execution, and potential impact on quality of life or productivity. The awards are open to individuals, small businesses, large corporations or academia in Asia Pacific.
All entries will also be eligible for The Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award, which honors the entry that best applies technology with the greatest potential for commercial success.Twelve finalists will be selected from the entry submissions, each of which will be profiled in The Wall Street Journal Asia as well as online at asia.WSJ.com. Winners will be featured in a special report to be published in The Wall Street Journal Asia later this year. For more information or an application form, please visit www.wsj-asia.com/aia or request an application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.