Call for Applications: The Hitachi Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award 2023

The Hitachi Global Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023 Asia Innovation Award from 3 April to 30 June 2023. Awardees will be receiving plaque, certificates, and cash prizes allocated as follows:

  1. Best Innovation Award – JPY 3,000,000
  2. Outstanding Innovation Award – JPY 1,000,000
  3. Encouragement Award – Approx. JPY 500,000

Launched in 2020, the Asia Innovation Award is aimed at promoting science, technology and innovation that helps solve social issues and realize a sustainable society in the ASEAN region. This award recognizes individuals and groups whose outstanding achievements in R&D in the fields of science and technology have positively served public interests.

The award-giving body will be accepting the top five (5) applications from UPLB this year that are aligned with SDGs 1 (No Poverty) and 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy).

In this regard, we are encouraging all UPLB faculty, REPS, and students to submit their applications as individuals or as groups, subject to the evaluation and endorsement of OVCRE. Interested applicants must submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 31 May 2023 (Wednesday):

  1. Application Form (DOCX and PDF)
  2. 5-minute R&D Introduction Video
  3. At least one (1) published research paper as attachment of evidence on achievement in R&D
  4. At most two (2) other attachments of evidence on achievement in R&D (e.g., conference presentation, patent)
  5. Recommendation Letter written and signed by your Unit Head