For Chinese Taipei entry nominations guidelines, please download the following PDF file in Chinese :


Note: If you are applying for Tertiary Student Project, you must be entered and awarded (First, Second and Third Place) in
International ICT Innovative Services Awards 2017 (InnoServe) IC1 group in order to receive APICTA Awards qualification.
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Company Eligibility to Nominate

The Company Eligibility guideline describes the criteria and attributes required for a company to be eligible to submit their entry nomination for APICTA Award competition.

A company who is eligible to nominate their Information and Communication Technology innovation must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be locally registered in the respective APICTA member economy.
  • The nominee can be a 100% local company.
  • The nominee can be a joint venture between local company and foreign company. A foreign company in a joint venture can be either company(ies) within that APICTA member economy or company(ies) outside that APICTA member economy. Shareholder(s) within the APICTA member economy must be at least 51% from the total shares.

Product Eligibility Nomination

The Product Eligibility guideline describes the criteria and attributes for required for a product to be eligible to be nominated as an entry to APICTA Award competition.

An eligible product for APICTA entry nomination must meet the following criteria:

  • The Intellectual Property Right for the product must be owned by the company who is eligible to nominate according the Company Eligibility guideline, or its Intellectual Property Right is owned by offshore parent of the local company where the majority owner shareholding is the local company.
  • At least 51% of product development efforts including, research and development and design must be done within APICTA member economy who is submitting the application.
  • Executive committee has the right to change your submitted entry.

Student Eligibility to Nominate

  • The nominee must own the student ID from university, senior high school, junior high school or elementary school.
  • Each team must be under 7 people and guided by a teacher who would be the main contact person and responsible for online registration.

Maximum Number of Presenters per Entry

  • A maximum of 5 presenters per entry are allowed. Additionally for the two students categories (School Project and Tertiary Student Project) an observer, the project mentor or supervisor, is allowed to be present.

Non Eligible Entry Nomination

Each APICTA member economy can nominate a maximum 3 products per category.

Disqualification of Innovation Entry Nomination

Each APICTA member economy must ensure to meet each nomination meets the above criteria and attributes during the in-country selection for APICTA Award nominations.

Violation to the abovementioned criteria and attributes will result of product entry disqualification.