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Applications Open for National Awards that Celebrate Digital Innovation

A call is being made for digital innovators to apply for the prestigious Cambodia Digital Awards 2022 to be in with a chance of winning 48,000,000 riel and representing the nation on the global stage.
Awardees pose for a picture at Cambodia ICT Awards 2020. Now the program is branded as Cambodia Digital Awards 2022. Kiripost via CADT
Awardees pose for a picture at Cambodia ICT Awards 2020. Now the program is branded as Cambodia Digital Awards 2022. Kiripost via CADT

The Kingdom’s largest national awards to celebrate digital innovation will take place in November in the form of Cambodia Digital Awards 2022 (CDA22) – and a call is being made for applications.

CDA22 is a re-envision of the former Cambodia ICT Awards, which aims to showcase the development of digital technology and push innovation in the digital realm.

Now in its eighth year, the awards have opened up applications to digital start-ups and entrepreneurs, enterprises, research institutes, universities, NGOs, public institutes and ministries who have excelled in embracing digital and tech innovations.

The aim of the awards, which is organized by the Academy of Digital Technology of Cambodia with support from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and co-sponsored by Smart Axiata and Huawei Technologies, is to promote Cambodia’s digital transformation – which has excelled during the pandemic – and encourage the use of digital technologies and innovation nationwide.

According to CDA22, the main pillars of the awards is to showcase the achievements, innovations and successes of digital innovation across Cambodia while encouraging organizations to adopt technology.

In addition, it aims to raise awareness about digital technology among the public and provide investment opportunities and the chance to represent Cambodia on the regional and global stage at digital awards.

A total of 48,000,000 riel will be given to the winners across six categories. The categories are:

Best Digital Government Service: This refers to products, services or works of "Ministries-Public Institutions" developed using digital technology to provide public services to enhance efficiency and solve problems for citizens and the public.

Best Digital Innovation Organization: This refers to new products, services, or achievements of a company or organization that uses digital technology to improve the efficiency of its business or enterprise by providing products and services.

Best Social Innovation Technology: This refers to products, services or achievements of companies or institutions that use digital technology to benefit society and contribute to the economic development of social enterprises.

Best Digital Content: This refers to products, services or works of private companies or NGOs that have created and use digital technology to create digital content, such as video games, lessons or audio files, that promote knowledge, provide entertainment and solve various social issues.

Best Digital R&D (research and development): This refers to products, services or work of a company or institution that specializes in R&D in the field of digital technology, such as the discovery of new formulas, methods or rules.

Best Digital Startup: This refers to products, services or achievements of a digital business that is less than three-years-old from the date of official registration. The business must have created new achievements with innovative ideas using digital technology.

Eligible applicants are ministries, public institutions, enterprises, companies and organizations that are registered and have a valid license. They have until September 23 to apply.

Company owners must be Cambodian or be a permanent resident. Products must be patented by the company or institution and developed or developed using at least 51 percent of resources in Cambodia.

Digital start-ups applying must be less than three-years-old, and any companies who have filed for bankruptcy are not allowed to participate.

To apply, visit https://reg.cda.cadt.edu.kh/auth/login, and for more information, phone 012 316 781 or email chantra.be@cadt.edu.kh.