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The Hitachi Global Foundation

The Hitachi Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award

Promotion of Academic Research, Science and Technology

About the Award

The Hitachi Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award is an award program launched in fiscal year 2020 to promote science and technology innovation that will help to solve social problems and achieve a sustainable society in the ASEAN region. This Award recognizes individuals and groups that undeniably served public interests through their outstanding achievements in research and development (R&D) in the fields of science and technology, including their visions of an ideal future society and social implementation plans for R&D as a means of achieving SDGs.

Science, Technology and Innovation in Asia

Application details

Each year, we set two goals and several relevant targets from the 17 goals and 169 targets. Applicants present their achievements in research and development that contribute to these goals and targets. They also submit a social implementation plan for their achievements describing their social vision for their country or the ASEAN region.

Eligibility

Eligible universities and research institutes are selected from ASEAN countries to meet the selected goals and targets for each year. The applicant is a faculty member, researcher, or student who belongs to the eligible universities or research institutions in his or her country and conducts research in his or her home country. The applicant must be recommended by a person in charge (director or senior position) of the department with which the applicant is affiliated.

Application Documents

  1. Application form, including R&D introduction video
  2. Recommendation letter
  3. Evidence of achievement in R&D such as published papers and patents

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Relevance of the R&D to the achievement of an ideal future society
  2. Contribution to the relevant SDGs
  3. Inclusiveness
  4. Utilization of science and technology
  5. Innovativeness
  6. Feasibility of the social implementation plan
  7. Sustainability and scalability of the social implementation plan

Schedule

Schedule

Contents of the Award

  • Best Innovation Award:Monetary prize of 3,000,000 yen per recipient (up to two recipients)
  • Outstanding Innovation Award:Monetary prize of 1,000,000 yen per recipient (up to ten recipients)
  • Encouragement Award:Monetary prize of 500,000 yen per recipient (up to ten recipients)

Contact

Office of The Hitachi Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award
E-mail: award@hdq.hitachi.co.jp