SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 17 December 2019 - Enterprise Asia
announced the winners of the International Innovation Awards 2019 in Singapore.
Thirty-five products, services and organizations are named as award winners
from over 160 submissions.
"There are not
conventional 'innovations'. When we set out to identify winners of the International
Innovation Awards, our goal is to present a broad spectrum of innovations that
could spur greater innovation in the recipients' respective countries and
industries. Just as innovation itself is continuously self-redefining, the
awards are meant to promote continuity in innovation", said Dato' William Ng,
president of Enterprise Asia.
Among the notable
recipients of the InnoCube are AIA Malaysia, Taiwan's HIWIN Technologies Corp., Singapore's Olam
International Ltd., Philippines' Unilever, Indonesia's PT MRT Jakarta, and
United Arab Emirates' Roads and Transport Authority and Vietnam's Tan Hoang
annually by Enterprise Asia, the International Innovation Awards is among the most
coveted global awards for innovation and aims to recognize best innovations in
the categories of Product, Service & Solution, and Organization &
Culture. This year's judging panel include Martin Daffner, founder of Innobrix,
Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University, Professor Natcha Thawesaengskulthai
of Chulalongkorn University, Makoto Shibata of FINOLAB, The FinTech Center of
Tokyo and Anna Simpson of Flux Compass.
are the trailblazers of our world. Beyond the obvious commercial value, these
innovations are what would power the world forward, individually and
collectively. I hope that more companies and organizations would realize that
constant innovation is not a luxury, but necessity", says Ng.
About Philippines Urban Living Solutions Inc’s MyTown Co-living
Living Solutions, Inc. (PULS) is a leading owner, developer, and manager of
purpose-built young professional housing in the Philippines. PULS, established
in 2012, specializes in the development of rental housing communities under the
MyTown brand at walking distance from the central business districts of
Metro Manila, in which young professionals can live, play, and walk to work.
PULS takes pride in elevating the lives of the Filipino workforce by providing
a new, high quality lifestyle concept and creating savings on transportation
time and cost.
MyTown is one of the first and largest
co-living brands in the world, starting in 2012 before "co-living" was a word
in the dictionary. Since then, MyTown has disrupted the market by creating a
new real estate asset class that improves living conditions for thousands of
hard-working Filipinos every day, provides a staffing solution to hundreds of corporations,
and is sustainable and not reliant on any government grants or programs, making
it scalable and truly transformative.
MyTown built and owns 3,300
ready-for-occupancy co-living beds to young professionals which it rents out at
a cost of only 20-25% of the local minimum wage. It goes beyond accommodation
by creating a community through unparalleled amenities such as co- working
spaces, lap pools, gyms, boxing rings, karaoke rooms, cinemas, daily meal
plans, tenant events and workshops, an engaging and convenient MyTown Mobile
smartphone application, and plenty of common areas for tenants to mingle, work,
study, and relax.
MyTown is sustainably addressing a social
issue by providing high quality housing to 3,300 tenants, elevating the
work-life balance to thousands of young professionals daily. Developing the
first truly demand-driven real estate asset class in the Philippines by having
the outcome of large-scale, in-depth surveys and sit- down interviews determine
form and function.
is also continuing to innovate in its space by developing the first co-living
smartphone app that connects tenants with each other and with staff, and
automates many processes, and building the Philippines' first "zero commute"
development, where living, working and entertainment are all present for young
professionals in the same building.
MyTown ensures a level of corporate governance and building safety and security
that is unmatched in the industry and passes audit and compliance standards of
large blue-chip corporations. MyTown is doing its part to limit carbon
emissions through its building design, using renewable energy, and by having
thousands of young professionals avoid their daily commutes in high polluting
transportation modes such as jeepneys and retrofitted buses by living at MyTown.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia strives to create an Asia that is rich in
entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and
social development reinforced by its strong pillars of: Democratizing
Entrepreneurship, Institutionalizing Sustainability and Empowering Innovation.
About International Innovation Awards
The International Innovation Awards is an annual regional
recognition program that recognizes outstanding innovations, and in the
process, encouraging organizations to continue investing in innovations. For
more information on the International Innovation Awards 2019, please visit www.innovationaward.org