Categories for the Asia-Pacific Awards

Celebrating excellence in 10 areas of entrepreneurship and engagement

SEVEN REGIONAL AWARDS

At the core of the Asia-Pacific Awards are 7 award categories in the field of entrepreneurship and engagement. These cover the institutional, individual/team, and initiative level. Applicants to these categories compete with other entries in their region.

THREE GLOBAL AWARDS

In addition to the regional awards (Asia-Pacific Awards) that you can apply for, you can also compete for 3 awards that are offered on a global scale (across all regions).

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Institutional Awards

4

Individual & Team Awards

3

Initiative Awards

Overview of Regional Award Categories

Overview of Global Award Categories

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Finalists in Each Award Category

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Detailed Description of Award Categories

Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

The Award recognises an institution that has designed and delivered an exceptional approach to embed entrepreneurship throughout the university. The institution has developed its own unique understanding of what it means for the institution to be entrepreneurial, aligned with the environment the institution operates in. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the institution not only nurtured among staff and students, but the institution itself also acts entrepreneurially and positively impacts a wide range of stakeholders.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept / strategy
  • Commitment
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Leadership role


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Concept / strategy 20%

Commitment 35%

Outcomes and impacts 20%

Leadership role 25%

TOTAL 100%

Engaged University of the Year

Institutional-level

The Award recognises an institution that has designed and implemented its own engagement approach to create greater value for the community. Deeply engaged with a variety of stakeholders, the institution can demonstrate a university-wide approach of community engagement and exceptional social impacts created through the approach taken.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept / strategy
  • Commitment
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Leadership role


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Concept / strategy 20%

Commitment 35%

Outcomes and impacts 20%

Leadership role 25%

TOTAL 100%

Male Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

The Award recognises a man who has demonstrated an outstanding leadership performance in the development of an institution’s or (academic or support) unit‘s entrepreneurial profile. Entries are encouraged at all leadership levels, including but not limited to university, faculty, school, department, research unit, and support unit level.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Entrepreneurial competencies and leadership
  • Impact
  • Support of minorities and young leaders


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Entrepreneurial competencies and leadership 40%

Impact 40%

Support of minorities and young leaders 20%

TOTAL 100%

Female Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

The Award recognises a woman who has demonstrated an outstanding leadership performance in the development of an institution’s or (academic or support) unit‘s entrepreneurial profile. Entries are encouraged at all leadership levels, including but not limited to university, faculty, school, department, research unit, and support unit level.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Entrepreneurial competencies and leadership
  • Impact
  • Support of minorities and young leaders


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Entrepreneurial competencies and leadership 40%

Impact 40%

Support of minorities and young leaders 20%

TOTAL 100%

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

The Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding performance in the design and delivery of an entrepreneurship course. Passionate about entrepreneurship, the awardee inspires students to pursue an entrepreneurial career and shape the future through the creation of innovative solutions. Entries from faculty of all levels (e.g. professor, lecturer) are welcomed.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Contribution to the advancement of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Collaboration / interdisciplinarity
  • Promotion beyond classes


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Contribution to the advancement of Entrepreneurship Education 50%

Collaboration / interdisciplinarity 20%

Promotion beyond classes 30%

TOTAL 100%

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

Initiative-level

The Award recognises an initiative that significantly differs from standard practice and created exceptional results for the wider community, with a focus on societal impacts. The initiative stands out from the crowd as it either addresses a difficult problem that was not satisfactorily resolved before, or it has been scaled and makes a far-reaching impact.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Resource allocation and sustainability
  • Engagement with externals


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Concept 40%

Outcomes and impacts 30%

Resource allocation and sustainability 20%

Engagement with externals 10%

TOTAL 100%

SDG Initiative of the Year

Initiative-level

The Award recognises an initiative that significantly differs from standard practice and created exceptional results for the achievement of the UN SDGs. The initiative stands out from the crowd as it either addresses a difficult problem that was not satisfactorily resolved before, or it has been scaled and makes a far-reaching impact.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Resource allocation and sustainability
  • Engagement with externals


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Concept 40%

Outcomes and impacts 30%

Resource allocation and sustainability 20%

Engagement with externals 10%

TOTAL 100%

Green University of the Year

Institutional-level

The Award recognises a university that is highly committed to the protection of the environment. The commitment is made evident through in the institution’s resource planning and usage. Being a central element of the institution’s values, environmental protection is part of the institution’s culture and promoted among staff and students.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept / strategy
  • Commitment
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Leadership role


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Concept / strategy 20%

Commitment 35%

Outcomes and impacts 20%

Leadership role 25%

TOTAL 100%

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team of the Year

Team Level

The Award recognises a support team that has shown an outstanding performance in facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship activity and outcomes. Entries might be submitted on different levels, such as an informal group or an established unit (e.g. entrepreneurship centre). Note that this award is NOT for entrepreneurship/start-up teams, but for those who provide those who aim to undertake innovative and entrepreneurial activities.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Novelty of support offer
  • Team composition & work
  • Team achievements


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Novelty of support offer 30%

Team composition & work 40%

Team achievements 40%

TOTAL 110%

Innovation Ecosystem of the Year

Initiative-level

The Award recognises an innovation ecosystem (innovation district, science park, technology park etc.) that has made significant contributions to the economy and society. The ecosystem stands out by featuring innovative elements and/or presenting results that go way beyond traditional practices. One or more higher education institutions are required to be a key player in the ecosystem.

Evaluation criteria:
Please refer to the submission template for more information.

  • Concept
  • Outcomes and impacts
  • Promotion of interdisciplinarity


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Concept 40%

Outcomes and impacts 40%

Promotion of interdisciplinarity 20%

TOTAL 100%

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