Seven Awards at the Inaugural DutchCham Business Awards

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DutchCham Business Awards 2015

To celebrate the accomplishments and success stories of Dutch and Singaporean businesses DutchCham is pleased to announce the inaugural DutchCham Business Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday the 25th of March.

 

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, DutchCham’s launch of the annual Business Awards is well timed. The awards will offer an opportunity to share stories of success, recognise outstanding achievements and highlight examples of the strong business ties between Singapore and the Netherlands.

The Honourable Mr Pieter Winsemius, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and H.E. Ambassador Jacques Werner will be gracing the occasion and officiating the launch.

Seven Awards will be presented recognizing the achievements of businesses and institutions in areas associated with Dutch business culture and Dutch sector excellence.

1.      Water

2.      High Tech/Precision Engineering & Manufacturing

3.      Maritime

4.      Collaborative Innovation

5.      Singapore – Dutch Cooperation

6.      SME Rising Star

7.      Sustainability

Each of the shortlisted entries will be reviewed, judged and scored by an Awards Committee and industry/sector specialist. The members of the committee and names of the judges will be revealed soon.

 

Outline of the Awards and the judging criteria

Dutch and Singaporean companies or institutions can enter as long as the achievement is relevant to the characteristics of the Award.

  • STEP 1: Choose Award Category (select an award category that is the most relevant to you and your company’s achievements)
  • STEP 2: Carefully review judging criteria
  • STEP 3: Fill-in submission form

The Awards categories

1) Water

This award will go to an outstanding company in the water industry (water treatment, management and/or governance) that uses Singaporean and Dutch resources to demonstrate strong business growth, implementation of innovative strategies and market leadership in its sector.

Judging criteria:

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy

Clear demonstration of initiatives through projects implemented, solutions/ technologies developed or research programs

Market and/or societal impact of initiatives through measurable results

Submission-Water

Submission is now closed.

 

2) High Tech/ Precision Engineering & Manufacturing

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This Award is supported by Brunel.

This award will go to an outstanding Dutch or Singaporean High Tech company which demonstrates future-proof engineering excellence in both Singapore and the Netherlands.

Judging criteria

Clear explanation of overall business strategy;

Clear overview of technological or manufacturing ingenuity;

Added-value of overseas (Singapore/ the Netherlands) presence for the company.

Submission-HighTech

Submission is now closed.

3) Maritime

This award will go to a prominent Dutch or Singaporean maritime company which demonstrates a strong innovative, entrepreneurial mindset and which makes a significant contribution to the bilateral relations between Singapore and The Netherlands.

Judging criteria:

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy

Clear demonstration of innovative and entrepreneurial performance

Clear contribution to the Netherlands-Singapore relationship

Submission-Maritime

Submission is now closed.

 

4) Collaborative innovation

ING Lion Logo

This Award is supported by ING.

This award will go to an outstanding collaboration between a corporate company, the government and an educational or research institution that resulted in the origination and implementation of innovative concepts.

Judging criteria

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy

Clear overview of collaboration demonstrating the contribution of all three parties and how challenges were overcome

Impact of implementation of innovative concepts through measurable results

Submission-Collaborative-Innovation

Submission is now closed.

 

5) Singaporean – Dutch Cooperation

Unilever

This Award is supported by Unilever.

This award will go to a Dutch and Singaporean company which, by joining forces, has lead to the creation of a significant mutually beneficial competitive advantage.

Judging criteria:

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy;

Clear overview of the cooperation, demonstrating the contribution of both parties;

Impact of initiatives through measurable results.

Submission-SingaporeanDutch-Cooperation

Submission is now closed.

 

6) SME Rising Star

ABNAMRO

This Award is supported by ABN Amro.

This award will go to an outstanding SME that uses Singaporean and Dutch resources to display great potential and is set to become a successful player in the local and/ or international marketplace.

Judging criteria

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy;

Clear evidence of an innovative business model, long term vision and resourcefulness

Impact of initiatives through measurable results.

Submission-SME-Rising-Star

Submission is now closed.

 

7) Sustainability

EDB

This Award is supported by EDB.

This award will go to a company that demonstrates the creation of business value through sustainability – actively improving business performance through business activities that make a significant positive impact on the economy, on society or on the environment.

Judging criteria

Clear explanation of overall business and strategy

Clear overview of benefits at the intersection of business value and value to the economy, society or the environment

Impact to each proven through measurable results

Submission-Sustainability

Submission is now closed.

 

The judging process and score rating system

A judge is nominated for each of the Award categories. The judge is considered to be an industry/sector specialist.

Each entry will be judged by the Business Awards Committee using a scoring matrix. Each category will have 3 judging criteria which the judges will look for in your submissions. Each criterion will each be scored using the following scoring matrix:

0 points – No evidence

2 points – minimal evidence

5 points – Clear strong evidence

 

The judging process:

All entries are reviewed by the Business Awards Committee.

Based on the scores shortlisted entrants will be passed on to the dedicated judges for their final scoring.

The entrant with the highest score will be declared the winner of the Award. In the event two companies have the same final score, a separate judge from another industry will score the submission and then the highest score will be declared the winner.

The results remain confidential until the DutchCham Business Awards Gala Dinner on 25th of March at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

If a committee member has a connection with or represents a nominated company/individual then he/she is excluded from discussions on submissions for the relevant categories. 

 

Deadline submission

Submission is now closed.

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