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MISA 19 Shortlisted Finalists and Judges Panel

The Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) Innovation & Sustainability Awards 2019 (MISA ’19) panel of judges have made their decision and the shortlisted finalists for this year have just been announced.  These competitors will now advance to the final round of competition taking place during the MISA Day Program on Wednesday, 9 October 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).  As mentioned previously, MISA ’19 is part of the IGEM program so guests who wish to attend the Day Program must also pre – register for IGEM.  Winners will be announced immediately after at the MISA ’19 Awards Ceremony & Dinner taking place at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur with guest of honor YB Yeo Bee Yin (Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change).

As in previous years, all are welcome to attend the MISA Day Program (kindly register at https://www.mdbc.com.my/event/mdbc-misa-19-day-program/) where finalists will present their submitted projects in front of the panel of judges and a general audience.  The MISA Day Program is an exclusive opportunity to learn from those who are at the forefront of innovation and sustainability, keep up to date with the latest innovations and developments and be more informed on the topic that directly influences you.  The final round of judging for the awards will take place during the presentations, maintaining the transparency of this unique awards program.

MISA is judged by an independent, expert panel of judges led by the Chief Judge – H.E. Aart Jacobi (Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).  For full information and bios on the panel of judges for MISA ’19, please visit https://www.mdbc.com.my/mdbc-awards-program/misa-judges.  Winners will be announced during the evening Awards Ceremony and Dinner, and will be accompanied by a judges’ report.

Sponsored by Hibiscus Petroleum, Randstad, InvestKL, Sunway University, Arcadis, Invest Selangor, Basis Bay, and MDEC, MISA ’19  continues to grow and evolve, proving itself an innovative and sustainable event in itself.  MISA is a unique and innovative platform nurturing an accelerated development and understanding of these two topics, very much in line with the achievements and ongoing developments by both Malaysia and The Netherlands.

Open to all companies (MDBC members and non – members alike), finalists in each category are:
Please note: Shortlisted nominees are listed in alphabetical order; order is NOT indicative of any ranking.

  • Best Innovative Waste Management Program
    – Better – Bev
    – Big Dutchman
    – HQ Pack
    – Invest Energy Sdn Bhd
    – Recycle for Life / Cenviro
    – SWCorp Malaysia
    – Teleplan Technology Services
  • Best Digital Green Tech
    – Cybiant Asia Sdn Bhd
    – Intel Technology Sdn Bhd
    – NEAPOLI Sdn Bhd
    – Satelligence
    – Shell Malaysia Trading
    – Telekom Research & Development (CD)
    – Telekom Research & Development (EENT)
  • Best Practice for Renewable Energy
    – Antah Renewables
    – Besi APAC
    – Cenergi – SEA Sdn Bhd
    – Concord Group
    – Intel Technology Sdn Bhd
    – Suncrox Solar

All shortlisted finalists have also automatically been entered into competition for the MISA Audience Award.  Every finalist has included a short video clip explaining their submission.  These videos will be made available on the MDBC YouTube channel at [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSsyDERFaUQW4aoz8hKswBw] for viewing during a popular vote elimination round (opens Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 12 noon and closes on Saturday, 5 October 2019 6 pm (Malaysian time)).  Leaders (videos with the most likes) will then be invited to present a one (1) minute elevator pitch during the MISA ’19 Awards Ceremony & Dinner where the winner will be determined by the result of a live vote.  Those wishing to attend the MISA ’19 Awards Ceremony & Dinner must register and purchase tickets.  Additional information can be found at: https://www.mdbc.com.my/event/mdbc-misa-19-awards-ceremony-dinner/

According to MDBC Executive Director Marco Winter, “MISA has, and continues to be, a unique awards program due to the focus on the sharing of best practices; it leads to the development of a more complex understanding of innovation and sustainability.  Over the years, we have kept strict guidelines to maintain the integrity and transparency of the program and ensured that we continue to innovate and improve the way we share best practices.  In addition to being a learning experience for all, it also provides a platform for different stakeholders to connect and engage, leading to business development, the creation of new innovative and sustainable projects, or business concepts.”

All are welcome to attend MISA; additional information on MISA is available at: https://www.mdbc.com.my/mdbc-awards-program/.

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