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Award Category
  • MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC Malaysia APICTA)
  • Start Up of the Year (CC-SU)
Organization Award Provider
Awards Objectives

For outstanding innovation by a company in the start-up phase of development. The company will have developed an innovative and potentially superior ICT solution and the company itself is still considered at the early stage of inception. In order to be considered for this award, the following criteria must be met: • The company registration date with the Government’s Company registration must not be more than three (3) years from the date of the APICTA competition; • The individual founder(s) of the company and/or the product developers must still be a major shareholder(s) of the company; and • The company must not be a subsidiary of an established parent company

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nominees must own the IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) of the product.
(This is not applicable to student project categories)
2. All entries must come through the Head Categories.
3. A Start-up need to come through the Head Category but at the same time also nominate in the Cross Category under Start-up.
4. A Research & Development need to come through the Head Category and also nominate in the Cross Category under Research & Development.
5. A company can also nominate your entry in the Technology Category under any of the 3 segments.
Please take note that your presentation for the respective nominations will defer when presenting at the Head Category, Cross Category and Technology Category respectively (This is not applicable to Tertiary, Senior Student and Junior Student Categories).

 -Head Categories: One product can only be nominated under one of the categories under this Head Categories group (Please refer to the Award Category framework for details)
-Cross Categories: The product/company can also be nominated for either one but not both
 (1)  Start Up          or         (2)  Research and Development
-Technology Categories: The product can also be nominated for either one of the categories
 (1)  Big Data Analytics      (2)  Internet of Things       (3)  Artificial Intelligence
 
Effective this year (2018) onwards, there is NEW Nomination Framework and Criteria. Therefore, please read the conditions of nominations below before you submit your nominations.

Incentive

1. MSC Malaysia's APICTA Cup and Certificate signed by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
2. Representing Malaysia at the International APICTA Awards
3. Have a chance to attend the Entrepreneurship Development Program at a renowned institution
4. Right to use the APICTA Award logo

Application Procedures

You are to nominate yourself - your product / project.
An applicant is allowed to submit one or more nominations, however each nomination (product/project) can only be submitted in one Award Category. 
You can nominate by signing up first at http://www.mscapicta.com.my/login.cfm?continue=custom.cfm?name=nominations.cfm&status=0