Startups from South Asian Countries Can Now Apply for ICT Award 2022

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Seventh Edition of ICT Award, also known as the most prestigious award in the field of information and communication technology is organizing a competition between the startups of South Asian countries.

South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022

The online nomination for ‘South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022’ has been opened from July 27, 2022. The organizer has informed that ‘Startup ICT Award 2022’, has been announced for the first time targeting South Asian countries, which is an award event organized by the initiation of Living with ICT and in collaboration with various National and International organizations.

In this award category, IT and digital startup companies which has been established for less than 4 years and are belonging to the South Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives can register their nominations. There will be a separate selection committee with experts from different countries for this category.

South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022

The ICT Award, which was started in 2016 A.D., is being organized every year in a refined and an expanded manner. Razan Lamsal, Chairman of the organizing committee, stated that this award has been announced to develop the overall startup ecosystem in the international arena from this year. Lamsal said that this award will create an environment for more cooperation among the South Asian countries in the days to come as the South Asian countries are advancing rigorously in the field of technology and innovation. Previously, Nominations had been opened for various other 11 categories.

Among the 11 other categories which were opened for nominations this year, three of the categories are related to startup and innovation which are; Startup ICT Award (Nepal), Product ICT Award, Rising Star Innovation ICT Award. The categories of awards given to individuals who have made special contributions in the field of ICT are Pioneer ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award and Woman Icon ICT Award.

Similarly, the awards given to government and private organizations that provide excellent services through the use of technology include Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector), Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector), Digital Governance ICT Award and Digital Services ICT Award.

To register the nomination for the ICT Award, the contestant themselves or someone else can register the nomination online. To nominate for the award, one has to go to the ictaward.org website and select the specific category and submit the online form.

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The grand finale of ICT Awards 2022 will be held in the last week of December. The organizers will conduct the selection process in more than five different steps to make the award excellent and transparent in every way during these 6 months. More than 25 jury meetings will be conducted in this award, which has 12 expert jury committee and 13 special advisory committee. It is said that programs like Startup and idea fest will also be organized before the award finale.

Award winners will receive various services and facilities along with special honors. The winners of the Startup category will also get concessional loan facilities and investment opportunities. Likewise, the award winners and the best among the categories will get the opportunity to participate in the World Summit Award. The program is supported and coordinated by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Nepal Telecommunication Authority, NAST, FNCCI and other private sector corporate organizations.

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