Q1. Where will the Nomination Briefing be held this year?
The nomination briefing will be held virtually via ZOOM. To register for the briefings, please refer to this page - Nomination Briefing Dates
Q2. How do I register for the Nomination Briefing?
You may register at here.
Topics to cover in this briefing:
1. Awards Categories
2. Entries Eligibility
3. Judging Criteria
4. Key Dates
5. Document Submission
6. Winners’ Entitlements
7. Q & A
Q3. When are the Nomination Briefing Dates?
The Nomination Briefing Dates are:
30 January 2023 (Monday) (3pm - 4pm) online via Zoom.
06 February 2023 (Monday) (3pm - 4pm) online via Zoom.
13 February 2023 (Monday) (3pm - 4pm) online via Zoom.
01 March 2023 (Wednesday( (3pm - 4pm) online via Zoom.
08 March 2023 (Wednesday( (3pm - 4pm) online via Zoom.
Q4. Where can i find the recording and presentation deck for the briefing session?
You may access the briefing recording here, and the Nomination Briefing deck provided in the link here.
Q5. When does the Nomination Open and Close?
The Techblazer Nomination opens on 19 December 2022 (9am) and closes on 03 April 2023 (6pm).
Q6. When will the Preliminary, Semi Finals & Finals Judging Rounds commence?
The Preliminary Rounds will be held in April (Virtually), the Semi Final Rounds will be held in May (Physically) and the Final Rounds will be held in June (Physically). More information will be made known at a later date to shortlisted submissions.
Q7. How many presenters are allowed during the presentation?
The judging will be conducted physically. We recommend no more than 2 presenters, but you can have up to 4 team members in the venue.
Q8. How long will applicants take to fill in the Techblazer Nomination Forms? (Most Promising Innovation, Best Adoption, Student Techblazer & Carbon Zero Awards)
Applicants will take about 15 minutes if all relevant information is prepared.
Q9. Are there any fees to participate in this Awards?
There are no fees for participating and submitting an application for this Awards.
Q10. Are there any differences between the 2021 Awards Category and 2022/2023 Awards Category?
There is a Special Awards Category, Carbon Zero Award. The new thematic award seeks to recognise and showcase tech-enabled projects, solutions and/or initiatives that are innovative and made a measurable impact towards reducing carbon emissions. The projects should demonstrate innovative applications of technology that are also effectively integrated with business operations and processes.
Q11. What are the judging criteria and process for the awards?
Please refer to this link for the Criteria and Judging Process.
Q12. Is there an email address that I can reach out to for further questions?
You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q13. What are the differences between the Judging formats for both Semi-Final & Final?
Semi-Final Judging - 10 minutes Pitching & 5 mins Q&A
Final Judging - 10 minutes Pitching & 15 mins Q&A
Q14. Is there a template of contents or areas of topic for the pitching?
There is no restriction on the number of slides and formats. The slides may be prepared with reference to the awards criteria. Feel free to browse through our Techblazer Awards website: Awards Categories (techblazerawards.sg), and kindly be reminded that qualifying participants are only given a 10 minutes pitching for the physical Semi and Final judging rounds.
Q15. Are only digital solutions allowed for the Most Promising Innovation category? For AI-enabled technology with a physical prototype, is this solution eligible to apply?
Non-digital solution with elements of technology adopted are eligible to apply for the awards.
Q16. What is the difference between Most Promising and Best Adoption category?
Most Promising category is for Tech Companies with a commercialised product, solution, and platform. Best Adoption is for end-users who leverage technology for digitalisation transformation.
Q17. Can a company submit more than one entry?
Yes, you can submit more than one entry, as long as it is a different product/solution or platform. For Best Adoption category, it is recommended that instead of submitting multiple entries, companies may string together small projects into a more meaningful digital adoption journey, so that it presents a more compelling story.
Q18. Can a company submit an entry for both Most Promising and Best Adoption category?
If your Company has a tech product/solution, you can submit it under Most Promising. Most Promising is typically for ICT Companies.
Best Adoption (BA)’s intent is to award Organisations that have been transformed by the adoption of frontier digital technologies with impact to the Organization (this could be internal back-end adoption or customer-phasing solutions BUT not product/services that are directly revenue generating).
If you are an ICT Company, you may also consider a joint application together with your customer who has adopted your product/solution. Your customer can lead the entry submission.
Q19. If the tech companies can be the ones pitching on behalf of the user companies for the best adoption award?
The pitching has to be from the user company instead of the tech companies from the perspective of the tech adopter. Both user and tech companies can also join-participate in the Best Adoption category as an applicant.
Q20. Who are the judges this year?
We are still at the stage of finalising our panel of judges. To give you a sense on the type of judges we invite, you can refer to the 2021 judges.
Q21. We are a Singapore-Based Company but we outsource the development of our product, platform or solution from other country(s), can we qualify?
Substantial product development efforts (planning, conceptualisation, research, development and design) must have been conducted in Singapore.
Q22. Is the Awards for Startup Companies only?
The awards have different categories suitable for different Organisations. Specific to Most Promising Innovation, ICT Companies at all stages are welcomed to submit their innovative products/services.
Q23. We have a Partner Company, can we do a joint submission?
Yes, you can do a joint submission with another Company (e.g. tech partner).
Q24. We competed but did not win last year, can we submit the same solution this year?
Yes, we welcome your participation again this year. Only past winning entries are not eligible to participate. Nonetheless, new projects, solutions and/or initiatives from the same company are eligible.
Q25. Is the Awards only for a specific industry?
There is no industry focus on the evaluation of the entry.
Q26. If we just adopted the technology and are still in process of rolling it out, can we qualify?
The solution should be implemented. If partial roll-out can prove the business impact and value, you may consider a submission.
Q27. For Student Techblazer category, does the project need a working prototype?
Yes, the project submission should include a working prototype.
Q28. Is there going to be any awards presentation or ceremony?
Yes, the awards ceremony will be held in August 2023. The format of the awards ceremony will be subjected to prevailing Government regulations and safe management measures. More details will be provided at a later date.