SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 17 December 2019 - Enterprise
Asia announced the winners of the International Innovation Awards 2019 in
Singapore. The International Innovation Awards is among the most coveted global
awards for innovation, and aims to recognize best innovations in the categories
of Product, Service & Solution, and Organization & Culture. Thirty-five
products, services and organizations are named as award winners from over 160
the notable recipients are Malaysia's AIA Bhd, Taiwan's HIWIN Technologies Corp., Singapore's Olam International Ltd.,
Philippines' Unilever, Indonesia's PT MRT Jakarta, Thailand's Thai Beverage
Public Company Limited and United Arab Emirates' Roads and Transport Authority.
Bhd, who has accolade
under the Service & Solution Category showcasing its winning innovation 'A-Plus
Health Plan' -- the most innovative medical plan to-date. It comes with
many first-in-market benefits - designed to provide our customers with the best
medical coverage, and reward them for taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle.
A-Plus Health Plan is the game changer of traditional medical and
health insurance. It goes beyond creating just any medical plan. With
innovative features such as Health Wallet and Health Rewards, it rewards
customers who make an effort to stay healthy. The plan is very much in line with
AIA's purpose of helping Malaysians live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.
Additionally, Shinsagae Mamee Sdn Bhd's Daebak
Ghost Pepper Chicken Noodles has honoured
in the Product Category. Shinsegae Mamee noodles stand out amongst competitors
and be the talk of the town among millennials by introducing the spiciest
instant noodles in South East Asia. The sauce of the noodles are made from one
of the spiciest peppers in the world, Ghost Pepper. The noodles are black in
colour to visually mask the spiciness of the noodles and to strike fear into
the hearts of consumers. Consumers are then challenged to consume the entire
cup of noodles without drinking any beverage.
Further recognition in the Product Category is
Roca Malaysia Sdn Bhd's In-wash Khroma, A daring aesthetic for a bathroom
collection of great versatility and functionality. The original use of colour,
in harmony with porcelain, characterises Roca's Khroma bathroom collection. A
proposal in which colour, texture, comfort and technology come together in the
bathroom to create a warm, personal space that at the same time displays a
bold, avant-garde personality. The innovations of Khroma bathroom collection
lie not only in the use of colour. The Khroma seats and backrests incorporate
Roca Soft Texture, an innovative, high technology material specially designed
for bathroom surfaces.
are not conventional 'innovations'. When we set out to identify winners of the International
Innovation Awards, our goal is to present a broad spectrum of innovations that
could spur greater innovation in the recipients' respective countries and
industries. Just as innovation itself is continuously self-redefining, the
awards are meant to promote continuity in innovation", said Dato' William Ng,
president of Enterprise Asia.
These are the trailblazers
of our world. Beyond the obvious commercial value, these innovations are what
would power the world forward, individually and collectively. I hope that more
companies and organizations would realize that constant innovation is not a
luxury, but necessity", says Ng.
year's judging panel include Martin Daffner, founder of Innobrix, Professor Nadia Thalmann of
Nanyang Technological University, Professor Natcha Thawesaengskulthai of
Chulalongkorn University, Makoto Shibata of FINOLAB, The FinTech Center of
Tokyo and Anna Simpson of Flux Compass.
Innovation Awards 2019 is supported by Singapore Tourism Board through
Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau, Eastern European Chamber of
Commerce (Singapore), The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and
Innovation (COSTI) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, Sri
Lanka, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Ministry of Energy,
Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysia,
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), National Institute
of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (NIEI), Royal of Cambodia, Singapore Malay
Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI) and Singapore-Thai Chamber of
more information on the International Innovation Awards 2019, please visit www.innovationaward.org
About Enterprise Asia
Asia strives to create an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine
towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development reinforced
by its strong pillars of: Democratizing Entrepreneurship, Institutionalizing
Sustainability and Empowering Innovation.
About International Innovation Awards
International Innovation Awards is an annual regional recognition program that
recognizes outstanding innovations, and in the process, encouraging
organizations to continue investing in innovations.