SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2022 to be held for the fourth successive year this May
SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka’s national chamber for the IT/BPM industry, will be hosting its annual flagship event, the National Ingenuity Awards, for the fourth year in succession on the 5th May 2022, at Shangri-La Colombo.
The National Ingenuity Awards 2022 aims to elevate the next-generation of entrepreneurs who are creating new technologies and innovations to benefit our nation and it’s economy, and sets the stage for schools, universities, start-ups and established enterprises to showcase their unique and disruptive solutions and products that are intended to solve business, social, and environmental challenges. Finalists and award winners will receive the global visibility, networking opportunities and potential connections they need to pioneer breakthroughs, incite change, and help achieve a better world for all.
The event having taken on a decentralised approach last year, taking into account talent from across the nine provinces and equal acknowledgement for them all, will focus on two levels: provincial and national.
This year’s award categories include Best Disruptive Product Innovation, Best Client Delivery Innovation, Best Innovation in Internal Processes, Technology or Framework, Best Startup, Best Innovative Product/Project – University, Best Innovative Product/Project – School, Emerging Woman Technopreneur of the Year, Best Global Business Service/BPM Entrepreneur, Most innovative Global Business Service/BPM, Best Global Services/BPM Transformation award, Best Global Business Services/BPM on Regional Expansion, and Best UN17 SDG Initiative/Software Solution in the IT/BPM Sector.
Speaking on the upcoming event, SLASSCOM Vice Chairman Ashique M. Ali said: “Facilitating a more innovative and entrepreneurial society to promote economic growth is vital for the Sri Lankan economy. Start-ups are critical for ensuring the prospective and sustainable growth of our economy, and Sri Lanka would be on the path towards becoming an entrepreneurial and economically stronger nation if we can establish and offer opportunities to support start-ups to gain further growth and expansion.”
“Facilitating entrepreneurship can be approached from two angles,” he added. “One is to encourage innovative thinking and promote new ventures that create value in the market. The other is to lower the risks and barriers associated with startups, allowing more people with commercial ideas to start and expand business ventures. These are some of the key goals we have been achieving through the ingenuity awards where innovative startups are recognised and given opportunities for growth.”
The event will be broadcasted live globally. SLASSCOM as a trailblazer for the IT/BPM industry, with a membership of over 300, representing approximately 90% of Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM revenue, is keen to create a platform through these awards to highlight the talents of the nation’s entrepreneurs and to connect, promote, and showcase the startup and entrepreneur ecosystem of the country to the global arena.
This year’s event features a host of top conglomerates partnering the event ,These include EDB, BOI, and ICTA as the National Partners and Wiley Global as the Innovation sponsor. The Platinum Sponsors for the event are Axiata Digital Labs, Pearsons and EYGDS, with the Gold sponsors being London Stock Exchange Group and Hayleys Advantis and RR Donnelly as the Silver Sponsor.
PwC comes on boards as the Process Governance partner along with IFC as a technical partner, and Niftron as the Blockchain partner. Many ecosystem partners and Award category sponsors have also pledged their support towards the event .
Having enjoyed a tremendous success over the last three years, the SLASSCOM Ingenuity Awards has translated into providing a lucrative platform that creates immense value for all it’s participants, stakeholders and private companies.