Looking for the Next Big Idea in Asia

NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE “ASIAN INNOVATION AWARDS 2012”
PRESENTED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CREDIT SUISSE
 

Seeking Innovations that Break with Conventional Processes in Creative Ways to Improve Quality of Life or Productivity

The Wall Street Journal Asia is now accepting entries for the prestigious Asian Innovation Awards 2012. The Asian Innovation Awards are committed to finding the next big ideas in Asia, from entirely new inventions to the advancement of a classic. Entries to The Asian Innovation Awards may come from individuals, small businesses, large corporations or academia in Asia Pacific.

The deadline for entries is extended to Friday, May 18, 2012, at 11:59pm Hong Kong time..

If you or your company have developed any innovative ideas in the last 12 months, you won’t want to let this opportunity pass you by. Getting recognition might be all that’s needed to elevate your idea onto the world stage.

An independent panel of judges selected by The Wall Street Journal Asia will judge this year's entries. The leading criteria for judging are:

• Level of creativity or degree of innovation;
• Quality of execution;
• Potential impact on quality of life or productivity.

All entries will also be considered for The Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award honoring the entry that best applies technology with the greatest potential for commercial success. This award recognizes the importance of having a strong business model behind an innovation. That, in turn, ensures a new application makes it to the market where it can benefit a much wider audience.

Twelve finalists will be selected from the entries and each finalist will be profiled in The Wall Street Journal Asia as well as online at asia.WSJ.com. The winners for both awards will be announced in The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Submit your entry now and share your bright idea with the rest of Asia!