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Innovation from Asia

that changes Asia
and the world

NIKKEI ASIA AWARD

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Asian
Innovation

Newly Launched

Innovation from Asia that changes Asia and the world

The NIKKEI ASIA AWARD is a project to recognize innovation originating in Asia, sponsored by Nikkei Inc. “Innovation from Asia” is any activity that promotes the transformation of Asia and the world, and supports the realization of a free and prosperous society from the Asian perspective -- based on the diverse values.

The award focuses on novel and innovative activities started in Asia, and led by people from and living in Asia, creating a free and prosperous society by revitalizing the region and improving lives.

Nikkei newly launched the Nikkei Asia Award in 2021. The Nikkei Asia Prizes, established in 1996, had ended with the announcement of its 25th winners in 2020.

1996-2020 2021

New
Advisory
Board

In order to reflect the diverse perspectives of Asia, Nikkei has established the Advisory Board of NIKKEI ASIA AWARD consisting of about ten experts from Asian countries, including Japan. Nikkei appoints experts from national and regional organizations with shared values ​​such as democracy, liberalism and market economy.

The Advisory Board submits the evaluations and opinions of the prospective candidates, selected by the Nikkei Selection Committee. Based on opinions and advice from the Board, the Nikkei Selection Committee chooses the award winner at the selection meeting, and obtains the approval of the Board.

Who's Next?

from Asia to the World

Nominations are welcome from anyones who know about worthty candidates. You may nominate candidate via our nomination form. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Entry the 1st Award Candiate

日経アジア賞

1996-2020

ECONOMIC AND
BUSINESS INNOVATION

Mr. Anthony Tan
(left) CEO, Grab, Malaysia
Ms. Tan Hooi Ling
(right) Co-Founder, Grab, Malaysia

Mr. Anthony Tan and Ms. Tan Hooi Ling hit it off while studying at Harvard University School of Business. After graduating, they launched a ride-hailing app, which also handles meals, grocery delivery and smartphone payments. The number of app downloads has exceeded 180 million, making it an indispensable app for the lives of citizens in Southeast Asia.

SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Thalappil Pradeep
Institute Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Dr. Thalappil Pradeep is a pioneer in water purification using nanotechnology. He established a deionization method and developed the world's first filter for drinking water. It supplies purified water in India at a cost of 2 paisa (0.03 yen) per liter.

CULTURE
AND COMMUNITY

Mr. Ram Prasad Kadel
Founder,
Music Museum of Nepal

Mr. Ram Prasad Kadel has a strong sense of crisis about the disappearance of traditional music and performing arts in his own country, and is energetically developing activities for succession. He invested his own money to set up a musical instrument museum in Kathmandu. He has achieved results in the study, record preservation and dissemination of traditional music.

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