The 2023 Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) awards were announced at the 2023 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto on 9 October 2023. They were awarded to three exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in the Asia Pacific region.
Each award included USD 5,000 as well as a travel grant to join the IGF.
The three awardees are:
- The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) for their work on software-defined IXPs. The award was accepted by project lead Zartash Afzal Uzmi.
- The Myanmar Internet Exchange (MMIX) for their work setting up the first IXP in Myanmar — the award was accepted by project lead Thein Myint Khine.
- The University of Malaya, for the design, development, and operation of an SDN-based Internet eXchange playground for Networkers. The award was accepted by project lead Dr Ling Teck Chaw.
For more information and to see the awardee project videos, visit the APNIC Foundation site.
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