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MISA Assessment Criteria

MISA Assessment Criteria

The following criteria or guidelines will be used by the Judges to evaluate your submission.
Please note:
* The following guidelines are provided to help steer the company towards an aligned submission, covering at least some of the criteria.
* All submissions in the categories: Best Start – Up / Scale – Up in Sustainable Innovation, Best Environmental Innovation, and Best Social Innovation, are referred to as “project”.

Best Start – Up / Scale – Up in Sustainable Innovation

  • Are the three sustainability pillars incorporated (People, Planet, Profit)?
  • Uniqueness and originality of the project: To what extent does it create new market space, products, services, or processes?
  • What is the potential?  To what extent is it scalable?
  • What is needed from other stakeholders to make the project successful?
  • What stage of development is the project in?  Is the project a business idea, is it already thoroughly canvassed and tested, is it already generating a consistent source of income, or is it already growing rapidly?

Best Environmental Innovation

  • How does the project positively affect the environment?
  • How does the project address current Malaysian environmental issues?
  • Does the project also affect the economic performance of the organization?
  • Uniqueness and originality of the project: Is the project new to the industry, or only new to the organization?
  • What is the potential? What is the expected impact of the start – up? To what extent is it focused on long – term value creation?
  • What has the project contributed to the development of the industry?  How and to what extent is the project shared to encourage discussion and finding new ideas?

Best Social Innovation

  • How does the project positively affect the society?
  • How does the project address current Malaysian social issues?
  • What is the expected impact of the project?  How does the project create new relationships between internal clients, external clients, and other stakeholders?
  • Does the project also affect the economic performance of the organization?
  • Uniqueness and originality of the project: Is the project new to the industry, or only new to the organization?
  • What has the project contributed to the development of the industry?  How and to what extent is the project shared to encourage discussion and finding new ideas?

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