SINGAPORE – Media
OutReach – 18 December 2019 – Enterprise Asia
announced the winners of the International Innovation Awards 2019 in Singapore. Thirty-five products, services and organizations are named as
award winners from over 160 submissions.
“There 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
Among the notable
recipients of the InnoCube are AIA Malaysia, Taiwan’s HIWIN Technologies Corp., Singapore’s Olam International Ltd., Philippines’ Unilever, Indonesia’s PT MRT Jakarta,
and United Arab Emirates’ Roads and
Transport Authority and Vietnam’s
Tan Hoang Minh Group.
annually by Enterprise Asia, 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. This 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.
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.
About Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) Thailand’s Chlorine Next
Waterworks Authority (MWA), Thailand is responsible for providing tap water to
customers in 3,195 sq.km service area. Since the area is spacious
and has complicated pipeline network, the chlorine retention time is long. The effective re–chlorination in the distribution system plays a key
role to maintain free residual chlorine (FRC) in the entire pipeline
system to prevent post contamination in case that there are pipe breaks. In addition to chlorination
at water treatment plants, MWA also has chlorine boosting system at 9 water
pumping stations to control FRC until the end of pipelines network.
a user–friendly mobile
application, is invented to be used as a single control point for chlorine
dosing in water distribution system. Chlorine Next can be used to control and monitor chlorine dosage 24/7 and can provide suggestions about proper boosting
dosage complying with WHO guideline values for drinking water that the chlorine
has to be higher than 0.2 mg/l. Using Chlorine Next,
we can provide customers quality tap water anywhere and anytime. Chlorine Next is an
innovation that responds to SDGs in many aspects such as providing clean water
and sanitation to people, making sustainable communities and improving people‘s good health.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise 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
The International Innovation Awards is an annual regional
recognition program that recognizes outstanding innovations, and in the
process, encouraging organizations to continue investing in innovations. For more
information on the International Innovation Awards 2019, please visit www.innovationaward.org