The Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards 2017

ICAP Awards 2017

The Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards 2017 is a platform to recognise best practices across the continuum of care in care monitoring and delivery in the Asia Pacific region. These outstanding practices are recognised to have significantly improved and increased the quality of care, while addressing the challenges of rising demand for accessibility to care, rising costs and the scarcity of resources. In addition to increased efficiency and improved performance, we also put premium on new approaches to care, as well as, creative spin to existing ideas, systems and processes to deliver better patient experiences and outcomes. The Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards 2017 provide the platform for innovators, leaders and industry gamechangers to share their ideas and disruptive innovations that are developing or have been implemented to be recognised by the industry.

Winners will be selected by the appointed panel of judges. Finalists will be notified in September 2017 and the winners will be announced at the Innovating Care Asia Pacific 2017 (ICAP) Conference from 30 September – 1 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Entries to the different Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards 2017 categories must be from academic, industrial, clinical, consulting and service organisations that have developed or demonstrated innovative technology or applications in healthcare; or for the innovative use of existing technology in health management for assisted living, showcasing innovations addressing the ageing agenda or global health challenges.

Entries may be ranging from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications, and are encouraged from, but not limited to, the themes and topics in the following areas:


The Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards 2017 will open its online portal for entries in January 2017, and close on 30 March 2017 (Thursday). The following are critical milestones to take note of:


The Judging Panels will be evaluating each entry based on the questions in the entry form. When looking specifically at innovation, the judges will apply the following criteria:

Entries in all categories should show a plan or design for a new, altered or improved product, process or service for hospital/commercial use. Judges will be looking for entries that:

  • Demonstrate genuine technological novelty.
  • Demonstrate that the proposed innovation represents a significant technological advance for the industry or technology sector.
  • Explain clearly how the innovation works at a process or technical level and how the new process or technology (or new application of existing technology) is different from prior techniques.
  • Explain the level of practical exploitation to date and demonstrate the commercial, social or personal benefit(s) that the innovation brings to the applicable sector. Quantification of these benefits will be an advantage.
  • Conforms to the relevant specific Category Scopes

Entries will be encouraged for engineering projects and products that demonstrate the application of innovative design, technology, techniques and processes.

In addition, judges will be applying the following additional criteria (if applicable):

  • Learning– the extent to which the innovation contributes to the body of knowledge
  • Novelty– the extent to which the idea is ‘new to humanity’ rather than just new to the industry or technology sector
  • Process– an innovation that improves the way in which products or services are delivered to a client
  • Patentability– the extent to which the idea has defensible patent potential, together with supporting evidence
  • Organisational Innovation– an innovation that is concerned with creating an effective collaborative working environment and/or organisational culture


The Innovating Care Asia Pacific Awards is a platform to recognise best practices

across the continuum of care in care monitoring and delivery in the Asia Pacific region.

Awards will be given to outstanding projects and/organisations in the following five categories: