Calling all digital innovators! The ISIF Asia Awards 2016 are open for nominations.
The ISIF Asia Awards acknowledge the important contributions Internet technology innovators have made to the Asia Pacific region through creative solutions.
Both ISIF Asia Award winners receive a cash prize of AUD 3,000 to support the continuation of their project, and a travel grant to this year’s Internet Governance Forum – IGF 2016 – in Guadalajara, Mexico, to showcase their project, make new professional contacts, and participate in discussions about the future of the Internet.
The categories for 2016 are:
- Technical Innovation: access provision, electricity supply, devices, IoT, IPv6, security, privacy
- Community Impact: women & girls in IT, democracy enhancement, open data, applications for economic empowerment and poverty alleviation
An additional AUD 1,000 – the Community Choice Award – will be given to the award entrant that receives the highest number of votes from the community.
Since 2008, the Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) has received over 1,300 submissions from projects that address critical social and development challenges using the Internet.
In the past six years, over AUD 2.7 million has been allocated, through 45 grants and 23 awards, to projects from 22 Asia Pacific economies, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and Vietnam. Each project showcases innovation, cooperation and technical knowledge in its own unique way.
Every year we are inspired by the creativity, technical ability and courage of Award nominees. We are sure this year will be no exception. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read about their projects, take a few minutes now to do so.
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