Kathmandu: The ‘ICT IWARD 2021,’ announced among the top five in various categories. The finest five out of 11 distinct categories have been announced through the selection procedure of the jury committee for the sixth edition of the F1Soft ICT Award 2021.
The best five in the Huawei Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, and Rising Star Innovation ICT Award 2021 categories were chosen through a presentation and speed dating session held last Saturday. Starting November 1, the top 5 shortlisted candidates will be required to engage in public voting (e-sewa and SMS).
Likewise, the Public Choice ICT Award category has been opened for the top 10 candidates in each of the three categories already chosen. The organizers will announce the finest in the grand finale program after the jury selection, public voting, and field visit.
Duluwa Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., House of Books Pvt. Ltd., Kheti Venture Pvt. Ltd., Nirman Sathi Technovation Pvt. Ltd., and Puryau Services Pvt. Ltd. are the top five startups chosen. More than 50 ICT startup firms were submitted in the Startup ICT Award 2021 category.
Bugby, IMS Distribution Management System, Mikha, Plantsat, and Sayak are among the top five products for the Product ICT Award 2021.
Ask Mattrab, IoT-based Economic Air Purifier for the Global South, Mushoor, Open Past Paper, and Rent a Bike are among the top five ideas shortlisted for the Rising Star Innovation ICT Award 2021. In addition to these three categories, there are four other awards: Pioneer ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, and Woman Icon ICT Award.
Likewise, public and private sector organizations are sought for the Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector), Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector), Digital Governance ICT Award (Public Sector), and Digital Services ICT Award (Private Sector). The selection process is underway in all these categories.