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SME Innovation Award

The SME Innovation Award 2012 is the premier Award to acknowledge and recognise the most innovative SME for 2012. The Top Most Innovative SME from six (6) categories are entitled to a RM1 million cash prize. The Awards will be presented by YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia during the SME Innovation Showcase (SMIDEX 2012), which will be held on 20-22 June 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Award Category

The Categories of the Awards are:

  • Best Innovation Award in Manufacturing Sector

  • Best Innovation Award in Services
    (Including Construction)

  • Best Innovation Award in ICT & Electrical & Electronics

  • Best Innovation Award in Engineering & Industrial

  • Best Innovation Award in Biotechnology & Agro

  • Best Innovation Award in Green Technology


  • Interested innovative SMEs are encouraged to apply

  • Applicants are required to access to for the on-line self-assessment from date (TBC). The on-line self-assessment is FREE OF CHARGE
    SMEs which score >700 points in the on-line assessment are qualified for the on-site Audit

  • 1-InnoCert Program Fees RM5,000 will be imposed for on-site Audit and Certification Fee, not including transportation and accomodation

  • Marks will be deducted for any ‘invalidated claims’/`inaccurate declaration’/‘overrated self-assessment’ if the on-line Data do not match the on-site Audit

Assesment Criteria

  1. Evaluation is based upon 1-InnoCERT Assessment Criteria:
    i) Technology Innovation Ability
    ii) Technology Commercialization Ability
    iii) Technology Innovation Management Ability
    iv) Technology Innovation Result

  2. 2. Final Evaluation will be deliberated through a Panel of Independent Judges.

  3. The 100 most innovative companies shortlisted will be invited to participate in SMIDEX 2012. Participation to the SMIDEX 2012 is by INVITATION ONLY

For further enquiries on SME Innovation Award 2010, please contact: (Email

  • Mr. Mohd Izham bin Abdullah at 03-27756164
    or email : izham

  • Ms. Junita binti Jamirun at 03-27756169
    or email : junita




  • Must be a Malaysian registered SME and fulfill the definition of SME

  • At least 51% of the equity held by Malaysians

  • At least 2 years in business (able to provide 1 year Audited Financial (Statement)


  • Workshops will be conducted to explain the process and procedure of the Award. Please register via e-mail to

  • Limited to the first 150 participants on a first come-first serve basis

  • The Workshops will be carried out on: date (TBC)