Awards

About the Awards

SG:D Techblazer Awards is the nation’s highest accolade for tech innovation and aims to provide recognition and endorsement to Singapore-based organisations that have exemplified the spirit of innovation in their development of tech products and services, or their use of tech to achieve excellence. The Awards also aim to spur greater innovation from the winning companies and propel them to greater heights in the region and internationally, with the hopes that these companies will also blaze the trail for others.

The Awards, which was started in 2018, is a merger of the bi-annual National Infocomm Awards (NIA) by then-Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and the annual SiTF Awards by then-Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), to strengthen and accelerate digital transformation efforts.

SG:D Techblazer Awards 2020 is the third run of the Techblazer Awards with the first run in 2018 where we received 335 entries and awarded 8 winners.

2020 Awards Category

AWARDS CATEGORY DESCRIPTION
MOST PROMISING INNOVATION Recognises the innovation behind products or solutions developed by Singapore-registered Infocomm Technology (ICT) companies. The product or solution must create an outstanding impact on the way businesses operate or greatly enhance the quality of life for end users. The companies should have fulfilled a marketplace need by developing a commercially viable business model around this innovative product or solution, which has the potential to be sustainable in the long run. They should also have carved out new markets, with high growth potential, for themselves through this innovative product or solution.
BEST ADOPTION Recognises Singapore-registered companies, public sector organisations, non-governmental organisations and social sector organisations that have adopted products or solutions leveraging emerging technologies. Solutions could have been co-developed with technology companies to digitally transform their businesses, resulting in greater competitive advantage, operational efficiency, enhanced productivity and improved citizen or customer experience.

STUDENT TECHBLAZER

Recognises innovative ideas with commercialisation potential developed by students and student teams from Singapore public educational institutions. Solutions must leverage emerging technologies to fulfill a marketplace need or have potential to carve out new markets. The submission should demonstrate the spirit of entrepreneurship through technology innovation, and include potential business plans. This award category aims to discover and encourage the next generation of innovators.