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MISA 2017 Shortlisted

The selection process in the MDBC Innovation & Sustainability Awards (MISA) proved to be even more difficult this year due to both the quality and the quantity of competitors (with a record number of entries for this, the sixth edition of the Awards Program).  

Recently, at a special Press Lunch hosted by the Chief Judge – H.E. Karin Mössenlechner (Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), we were happy to announce the entries that have made it through to the shortlist.  The leaders in this year’s MISA categories will face off in a final day of competition at the upcoming MISA event held on Thursday, 26 October at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur; so make sure you join us at this exciting and informative finale where we will crown the Innovation & Sustainability Champions!

BEST SERVICE INNOVATION

The shortlisted nominees and projects are:
Please note: Shortlisted nominees are listed in alphabetical order; the order is NOT indicative of any ranking.

* Air Liquide Business Services – Creates expertise teams based on data analytics to optimize their operations: Predictive analytics for maintenance and optimizing energy efficiency.

* LeadWomen – A platform in the board recruitment process providing a one stop solution for both boards looking for high caliber female candidates, and for female candidates looking for positions on corporate boards.

* &samhoud – Using serious gaming and virtual / augmented reality in their consultancy services.

* YTL Corporation – Holistic water treatment to reduce the impact of excess nutrients.

BEST PRODUCT INNOVATION

The shortlisted nominees and projects are:
Please note: Shortlisted nominees are listed in alphabetical order; the order is NOT indicative of any ranking.

* Akzo Nobel Paints (Malaysia) – A premium acrylic exterior paint which reduces the surface temperature of exterior walls resulting in cooler temperatures for interiors and a lower consumption in air – conditioning.

* HEINEKEN Malaysia – Tiger beer eco packaging made from discarded coconut husks.

* SBM Offshore – Software tools that allow offshore production crews, partners, and clients to work together to reduce flare volume from the company’s vessel, hence reducing the greenhouse effect of an operation.

* Sime Darby Plantation – A method to increase crop yield potential in palm oil plantations.

MOST INNOVATIVE START – UP

The shortlisted nominees and projects are:
Please note: Shortlisted nominees are listed in alphabetical order; the order is NOT indicative of any ranking.

* AppyKoins – A new way to solve the problem of left over foreign currencies after international travel.

* GROM – A B2B application in the healthcare IT space: using 3D scanning, mobile, and cloud computing to digitize the prescription process for custom medical devices.

* KLCSI Venture – KLCSI is dedicated to researching and developing new ideas for enhancing the livability and quality of life in the Greater KL region.