Call For Nominations : Origin Innovation Awards 2022

Sustainable innovations, lasting impacts : nomination for the 2022 ORIGIN Innovation Awards are now open! 
 With the world recovering from the pandemic, many leaders and organizations have the opportunity to reflect on the past and organize for the future. Innovative technologies have always been used to address global issues such as accessibility, social mobility, and the creation of a healthier environment for future generations.  
The first two iterations of ORIGIN Innovation Awards held in 2020 and 2021 celebrated the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship across Asia, with voting from an expert advisory committee and the public to select the top innovators in the leading industry verticals. This year’s award theme is “Sustainable Innovation, Lasting Impacts” – putting the spotlight on innovators that make an impact on their respective industries and the community, inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.



The ORIGIN Innovation Awards are back with the theme “Sustainable Innovations, Lasting Impacts.” This year’s awards will focus on how innovations are helping achieve sustainable development goals.
With this year’s theme of “Sustainable Innovations, Lasting Impacts,” TechNode Global hopes to showcase the accomplishments of these incredible companies and individuals who go above and beyond to incorporate sustainable and ethical practices into their businesses and prioritize the future of humanity over financial gain.

The pressing social issues and concerns about the environment are driving entrepreneurs and innovators to become more cognizant of their role in making the world a better place to live in


For this year’s ORIGIN Innovation Awards, we have 10 award titles in three award categories:

Distinguished Award Titles for “Startup Leader of the Year”

  • Startup Trailblazers
  • Future-Proofing Heroes
  • Pandemic Growth Warriors
  • Enterprise Tech Superstars
  • Smart City Idols
  • Web 3 Disruptors

Prestigious Recognition for “Enterprise Award – Corporates”

  • Corporate Sustainability Champions

Honorary Awards for “Outstanding Ecosystem Leaders”

  • Venture Visionaries
  • Most Active Community Builders
  • Outstanding Accelerator/Incubator
Following the nomination process, a subject matter expert advisory committee, made up of media, VCs, PEs, and corporate executives from the APAC region, will select the best nominations from each award title. They will join us to score and review each entry before determining the winners.


As part of our journey to celebrate innovation and impact in the Asia Pacific region, we would like to cordially invite you to join us. The ORIGIN Innovation Awards are open for both public nominations and self-nominations. The awards recognize outstanding innovators in each category who meet the following criteria :

General qualifying criteria for Startup Leader of the Year category:

  • The nominee must be based or operating in APAC.
  • The nominee should have a commercialized product or have existing pilot projects with commercial partners.
  • The nominee’s funding round must not exceed Series B. (i.e. seed funding – Series B are eligible)

General qualifying criteria for Enterprise Award – Corporates:

  • The nominee should have a physical office presence in APAC.
  • For this award, the nominee should showcase existing campaign and/or initiatives that are currently in place and is quantifiable with the relevant UN SDGs.
  • The project has to be a long-term commitment with participation from at least 1 department of the organization and a two years implementation plan.

General qualifying criteria for Outstanding Ecosystem Leaders:

  • The nominee should be based in APAC
  • The nominee has to showcase their engagement or active contribution to the APAC ecosystem communities either through certain initiatives, campaigns, or investments into the ecosystem.

We strongly believe that this generation holds the key to a better future, and TechNode Global aims to continue its mission to serve as the platform for entrepreneurs, startups, change-makers, visionaries, and academics, that promote positive changes revolving around the theme of sustainability, well-being, and impactful economic growth,


  • The nomination submission period: June 15, 2022 – August. 31, 2022 
  • Advisory Committee review and public voting: September 1 to October 31, 2022
  • ORIGIN Summit x ORIGIN Innovation Awards: November 2022 – December 2022
  • Nominations must meet all criteria stipulated in the guideline, otherwise the organizer retains the rights to disqualify the entry.
  • Nomination is free. No fees applied.
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