The Award that makes a difference.

In the spirit of:

ORIGIN Innovation Awards is APAC’s esteemed accolade for tech innovation which aims to provide recognition to companies that have exemplified the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the running of their businesses.

The 3rd chapter of ORIGIN Innovation Awards drew inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and seeks to recognise and celebrate exemplary entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, and innovation ecosystem drivers that embodies the spirit of outstanding innovation and are actively promulgating sustainability in their business practices.

3 Award Categories
10 Award Titles
30 Distinguished Awardees

Award Categories & Criteria

The Startup Leader of The Year category is conceived to award and recognise early-stage startups that are building and delivering sustainable disruptive solutions or innovative solutions that fits the description of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The success must be generating significant positive impact to humanity and the way businesses operate.

If you believe that your startup/business deserves any of the distinguished titles and is able to support with commercial proof, submit your nomination today.

Judging Criteria:

Value created by the product or service
Attractiveness of the market opportunity
Viability of business model
Capability of the management team
Growth potential
Technology breakthrough
Sustainability element/which UN SDGs does it fits under

A well-deserved recognition to new, up-and-coming startups that emerge victorious in 2021, whilst supporting the agenda for sustainable economy and inclusive society.

An unparalleled title to award the visionaries and 'heroes' that are dedicated to creating positive impacts for our future generations.

An icing-on-the-cake award for solution providers that experienced tremendous growth amidst the pandemic, recognising their valuable positive contributions to humanity.

An award to spotlight startups that deliver creative and innovative solutions for supply chains and other businesses. Bonus points if the solution aids enterprises to improve their SDG commitments.

A 'public service' award to acknowledge startups and entrepreneurs that relentlessly leverage on technology to deliver solutions that upgrades our living environment and city infrastructure.

A royal salute to the risk-takers that boldly venture into the Web 3.0 era. Companies or startups that are able to showcase significant real-world use-cases for the leap from Web 2.0 to the new 3.0.

The Enterprise Awards aims to celebrate the contributions that established companies and industry leaders that have incorporated remarkable sustainable practices through the application of innovative practices and technologies to their business models and operations.

We welcome Corporates to submit their nomination for the prestigious award title below.

Judging Criteria:

Business impact and value created by the corporate innovation project
Measurable sustainable outputs and impacts that are in line with the UN SDGs
The technologies underpinning the corporate innovation

An accolade to recognise Multinational Corporation or domestic business leaders on their exemplary efforts to incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance(ESG) practice in their businesses in line with the UNSDG.

The Outstanding Ecosystem Leaders Awards honours the organisations and individuals that have enabled, impacted, and supported the growth and development of the entrepreneurial landscape and created growth for the ecosystem.

If you are or know any underrated or deserving ecosystem enablers (VCs, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, interest groups, etc.), nominate for the following titles.

Judging Criteria:

Exemplify strong track record and commitment in capital support, mentorship and community building
Leading recognised initiatives that bring about positive impact to their community
Strong relationships with the key ecosystem stakeholders

A public-driven recognition title conferred to investors including venture capital, angel investors, corporate ventures that invests in the future of humanity, incorporating ESG, SDG into their investment thesis. These investors should also be the ones that take risks to invest in early-stage ideas.

Voted by the ecosystem, this public-vote-of-confidence seeks to honor the different players from individuals to institutions that have made an impact and contributed to the startup and entrepreneurship community.

Incubators and Accelerators are the academies that transform idealistic concepts to real-world solutions that are impacting our lives today. This award is voted by the public and is a testament to the companies that graduate and go on to generate long- term positive impacts.

What Benefits Do The Winners Get?

Bragging Rights

Be recognised and awarded for the positive contributions and impact you and your company has provided.

Achieving the right recognition may change your life. It opens doors and opportunities.

Our panel of Advisors are made up of professional and renowned regional investors and organisations that not only evaluate, but can potentially become your strategic or financial partner.

Media Publicity

Media publicity and features comes guaranteed for the finalists and winners. While you help do good to humanity, let us help share that with the world.

Doing good needs to be promoted. By doing so, we hope to inspire more.

For the winners, TechNode Global will award 5 free featured interviews/press releases* worth U$15,000.

*To be fulfilled within 1 year from the official winner announcement.

Exclusive Access

Winners will be automatically welcomed into the TechNode Global family.

Enjoy exclusive invites to speaking occasions across the various events we and our partners host, get introduced to quality networks and business matchings.

To fulfil our role as a connector, TechNode Global will make 2 matchings* for the winners. Be it a potential business partnership, or an investor.

*To be fulfilled within 6 months from the official winner announcement.

Awards Timeline

General Eligibility & FAQs

Have a question about ORIGIN Innovation Awards? Read on to find your answer.
If our FAQ section doesn’t answer your question, reach out to us here.

We welcome individuals to vie for the following Awards under the 'Outstanding Ecosystem Leaders' category:
  • Venture Visionaries
  • Most Active Community Builders
General Qualifying Criteria for Startup Leader of the Year Awards Category:
  • The nominee must be based or operating in APAC.
  • The nominee should have a commercialized product or have existing pilot projects with commercial partners.
  • The nominee's funding round must not exceed Series B. (i.e. seed funding - Series B are eligible)
General Qualifying Criteria for Enterprise Awards Category:
  • The nominee should have a physical office presence in APAC.
  • For this award, the nominee should showcase existing campaign and/or initiatives that are currently in place and is quantifiable with the relevant UN SDGs.
  • The project has to be a long-term commitment with participation from at least 1 department of the organisation and has a two years implementation plan.
General Qualifying Criteria for Outstanding Ecosystem Leaders Awards Category:
  • The nominee should be based in APAC
  • The nominee has to showcase their engagement or active contribution to the APAC ecosystem communities either through certain initiative, campaigns, or investments into the ecosystem.
  • The nomination submission period: June 15, 2022 - August. 31, 2022.
  • Nominations must meet all criteria stipulated in the guideline, otherwise the organizer retains the rights to disqualify the entry.
  • Nomination is free. No fees applied.
  • Self-nominations are welcome for all Awards categories. Please indicate self-submission in the nomination form.
  • You can nominate your company for as many Award titles as you deem applicable but please choose the one that you resonate with the most.
  • Your company/project or yourself will only be entitled to 1 Award title win.
  • You are highly encouraged to attach your company/project deck in the nomination form. This allows the entry to be assessed fairly.
  • Public nominations are welcome for all Awards categories. Please indicate that you are nominating someone else in the nomination form.
  • There is no limit to the number of unique companies you can nominate.
  • The Advisory Committee review and public voting will take place from Sept. 1, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022.
  • All entries will be vetted by TechNode Global to ensure all criteria are met.
  • All entries will be evaluated and scored by a curated Advisory Committee, based on the information submitted online in accordance with the judging criteria. There will be no virtual or in-person pitching.
  • The decision of TechNode Global is final.
Winners stand to enjoy the following perks and benefits:
  • Marketing and publicity package by TechNode Global and our media partners worth more than U$15,000.
  • 2 matchings* with investors or potential business partners for winners will be made by TechNode Global within 6 months of winning.
  • Automatically enrolment into TechNode's family with special invitation to speaking opportunities, closed-door pitching sessions, networking events with venture capitalists and business partners.
  • Perks offered by our Strategic Partners including discounts, credits, and many more benefits. Check out Strategic Partner segment below to find out more.


Strategic Partners

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Sustainable Innovations, Lasting Impacts

You will be redirected to a third-party application platform to submit your nomination. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successfully receiving and vetting of your submission.