Top 5 announced at ICT Awards 2020:
The selection process for the 2020 edition is underway under the ICT Award. In the meantime, the organizers have announced the best five of the four categories in the presence of jury and jury advisors through a virtual program on Kartik 6.
This year, online nominations for the ICT Awards in 11 different categories were opened. In other categories, the selection process is in various stages.
A 14-member jury selected the top five in the Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award, and Rising Student ICT Award 2020 from the third round of the selection process.
It is said that more than 200 online applications have been received in these four categories this year. Hempal Shrestha, the Chief Jury Coordinator, said that the competition for the ICT Award 2020 was encouraging.
Among the top 5 successful startup companies under the Startup ICT Award, 2020 are BizHub IT Services Pvt. Ltd., Cryptogen Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Genius Systems Pvt. Ltd., GB Health Pvt. Ltd., and NepMade Pvt. Ltd.
Similarly, CPSDS, Fuse Classroom, Genius IPTV, GB, and Nano Nani are among the top 5 successful products under Product ICT Award 2020.
Also among the top 5 innovations under the Innovation-Driven Crisis Response ICT Award 2020 are Covid-19 Pneumonia Detection Using Deep Learning and Neural Network, Go Corona Nurse Robot, Paila Emergency Resuscitator, Sister Robert and Thermographic.
The top five projects under the Rising Student ICT Awards 2020 are 3D printing with recycled plastic, Bala from Waste to Health, Sanchaichau, Smart Blind Manstick, and SmartGhar.
The nominees in the four categories were shortlisted in the first round. After that, a 14-member jury selected the best 12. The top 12 participated in a virtual presentation and speed dating before a jury. Those who make it to the top five in four different categories will now have to participate in public voting.
Rajan Lamsal, chairman of the organizing committee, informed that the public voting will be held from Wednesday, Kartik 12. This year, voting can be done through SMS, email, and payment partner eSewa.