2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards

Open for submission

The premier awards for entrepreneurship and engagement in Higher Education


Congratulations to all finalists. Explore the finalists' entries below and join us at the Award Ceremony in India!

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"fi" features insights into each finalist entry of the 2020 ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards. Next to an abstract of the entry, additional information such as lessons learned and impact stories are presented. Use the finalist's QR code to get even more information.

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Dedicated to excellence

The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. It is the first award to focus specifically on different dimensions of the universities' third mission. Implemented regionally, the Triple E Awards aim to foster change in universities and to emphasise their role in their communities and ecosystems.

Next to its focus on entrepreneurship and engagement, the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards will put a spotlight on sustainability in higher education, with three awards specifically addressing the issue. This emphasis on sustainability also influenced our choice for the awards ceremony location and we are very proud to be able to host you in the amazing city of Kochi in India. Join us and spend some unforgettable days in this unique city that is known for its commitment to sustainability and its leadership in green development.

Submission is open to all higher education institution (including colleges) in the Asia-Pacific region. Awardees will be selected through a two-stage process: after the shortlisting of the top 5 entries in each category, additional information need to be submitted which will serve as the basis for the final ranking of the entries.

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Explore the finalists' profiles

Excellence in entrepreneurship and engagement


Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

The University of Auckland

Achieve the amazing with the University of Auckland

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

University of Adelaide

Innovation with intent. Here and now.

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney – The home of student entrepreneurship

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Management & Science University

Transforming Lives, Enriching Future

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center

Make it Happen!

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Engaged University of the Year

Institutional-level

Assam Don Bosco University

Moulding dependable graduates serving humanity

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Australian Catholic University

ACU achieving impact through empathy

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Fuzhou Melbourne Polytechnic

Read ten thousand books, travel ten thousand miles

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Swinburne University of Technology

Working collaboratively to build an impactful research and innovation ecosystem

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

University of the Sunshine Coast

Connecting people, place and greenspace to create healthy, happy communities

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Green University of the Year

Institutional-level

Chiba University of Commerce

The First 100% Renewable Energy University in Japan

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

La Trobe University

A climate clever university for today and tomorrow

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Ozyegin University

Your life’s venture: Y(our) future; Y(our) sustainability

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Learning in tandem with the tides of the mighty Brahmaputra at the vibrant campus of IIT Guwahati

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Murray Hurps

Creating the university for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs.

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Hasmukh Lal

Transforming lives through entrepreneurialism and excellence

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Nik Maheran Binti Nik Muhammad

I am the Catalyst of Change

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Wendy Kerr

Unleash your potential with the University of Auckland

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST
FINALIST

Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship

Individual-level

Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid

Transforming Lives, Enriching Future

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CATEGORY WINNER

Noel Lindsay

Challenging convention!

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Calum John Drummond

Sculpting research and innovation ecosystems to provide exceptional societal value

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Edi Noersasongko

Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, For A Better Future

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST
FINALIST

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

Prakash Koirala

Entrepreneurship education to financial capability: Way forward for financial freedom

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Trina Myers

Creating tomorrows innovators by embedding a techno-preneurial culture across degrees

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Ruari Elkington

QUT – Prioritising Creativity and Entrepreneurship at the University for the Real World

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Martin Bliemel

Seven distinct programs to develop entrepreneurial ambitions

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Muhammad Ashlyzan Bin Razik

I’m a Fighter. ‘Never Give up until I’m fight’.

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Engagement Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Ehud Keinan

Academia cannot stay ivory tower, should rather become a lighthouse

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Maria Parappilly

Enriching and empowering young women to progress in STEM.

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Lesley Hughes

Engaging all for climate change action

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Norby Roque Salonga

Youth Leader: Dealer of Hope and Action

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Stephen Mavely

Transformational, Visionary, Institution Builder

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Innovation and Collaboration Space of the Year

Various levels

OzU X Innovation Center

OzU-X Innovation Center: Commitment to Explore the Unexplored

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

The Swinburne Fire Station – Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct Hub

Sparking Innovation and Fuelling Growth through Collaboration, Creativity and Know-how

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Innovation Quarter, IQX

Transform your business at IQX

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Caspian Entrepreneurship Center of the Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering

Achieve unlimited opportunities with us!

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Unleash Space

Unleash your potential with the University of Auckland’s Unleash Space

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Innovation Challenge of the Year

Project-level

TOM@University

Co-designing ability – TOM@University shifting the paradigm of assistive solution development

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Tianjin University

Emerging Engineering Education: Coping with changes and shaping the future

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP
2nd RUNNER-UP

Chitkara University Research & Innovation Network

Let us make a difference to somebody near us

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Australian eChallenge

Making Ideas Fly

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Year

Various levels

Shark Tank eSchool Support Program

Entrepreneurship for the next generation

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

UNSW Founders Program

Building Australia’s most comprehensive university entrepreneurship program

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (iNT)

“Power of Mahidol Innovation”

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Research & Innovation Network (CURIN) and Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)

Let the dreams take their first flight to realisation

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT B, Technology Business Incubator

You Dare We Support

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

Project-level

MENTOR Youth Guidance Programme

Realizing Youth Potential through Mentoring

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Service Learning Programme, Career Guidance Unit

Future Leaders: Engaging, Empowering, Transforming

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Girls in Cyber Security Advancing (GiCSA) project

‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ (an Indigenous (Wiradjuri) phrase that means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in)

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Center for Energy Environment and Economy (CEEE)

Next generation near future

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Farming Together Program

Building resilience in farms and communities through collaboration

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

Student-driven Sustainability Project of the Year

Project-level

Social Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED)

RISE TO A HEROIC TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TEACHING AND LEARNING: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

CATEGORY WINNER

Fungo Mushrooms

Mushrooms – The Food of the Past, Present & Future

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

1st RUNNER-UP

Miniature Microbial Fuel Cell Based Biosensor

Living the dreams

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

2nd RUNNER-UP

Electric cycle which runs with renewable energy

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

MSU MyCoral – Eco Marine Project

Transforming Forest of the Sea, Enriching Marine Lives

★ ★ ★ Learn more ★ ★ ★

FINALIST

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A place with meaning

Celebrate with us the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards in Kochi, Kerala, India.
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Kerela backwaters

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St. George Church, Kochi

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Kochi sunset

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A conference with impact

The 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards Ceremony will take place during the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalisation, providing nominees with additional benefits of coming to India.

Thought-provoking keynotes

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Impactful speeches

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Unlimited networking opportunities

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Sharing and learning

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Categories of excellence

"Finally, entrepreneurship and engagement are given the recognition they deserve."

News Updates

Stay updated on the most recent developments

Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards Celebrate Engagement and Entrepreneurship University Change-makers

  • 14 Jan 2020

ACEEU marks history for hosting the first Award ceremony – Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards – to distinguish and celebrate outstanding achievements of universities and individuals in the areas of entrepreneurship, engagement, social outreach and sustainability. Kochi, India was a gathering place for a plethora of change-makers, innovators, educators and leaders in higher education from Asia-Pacific region who used this platform to exchange ideas, discuss and collaborate.

The Award Ceremony took place on the side-lines of the 4-day International Conference on Sustainable Globalization, January 9-12, 2020. The ceremony showcased some of the most innovative and inspiring initiatives and individuals who have left an indelible mark on the lives of students, colleagues, children and citizens at large. For more details check the entire blog article:

Community Voting Function Launched

  • 18 Dec 2019

As of today, visitors of the Awards website can vote for the finalist entries. The community voting results will be presented at the Award Ceremony and taken into account to prioritze entries if the expert evaluation results in the same amount of points of two or more entries. Visitors can contribute with an unregisterd vote, an email verified vote, or a social media vote. The voting function can be found on each entry page (which can be accessed from the website landing page). Have a say and support your favorite entries!

Finalists Entry Details Published

  • 16 Dec 2019

The Triple E Awards website now features details of each finalist entry. Interested parties can access an abstract of the entry as well as pictures, an impact story, lessons learned, information on future plans, and key statistics. Enjoy exploring leading examples of entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education.

List of Finalists Published

  • 18 Nov 2019

Selected by peers through a thorough evaluation process, the Award organisers are happy to present today the 60 finalists of the 2020 ACEEU Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards. Five finalists have been selected in each Award category. Representatives will gather in Kochi, India in January 2020 to celebrate all finalists and find out the winner of each category. Congratulations to all finalists!

Extension of Entry Submission Deadline

  • 09 Oct 2019

Due to more than 40 requests for an extension of the submission deadline, the decision has been made on October 9 that all entries are accepted that are submitted by October 31st.

The decision has been made and communicated to all newsletter subscribers and all those that have already registered an account one week before the original deadline.

Call for Entries Published

  • 15 Sep 2019

As of today, the submission system for entries to the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards is open. To submit your entry, please refer to the Awards categories page where you can find more information on the awards and selection criteria. In addition, you will find the submission forms for each award that you can submit after registering your profile.

Institutions from across the Asia-Pacific region can submit their entries to the 12 award categories until the 15th of October, 2019.

Awards Ceremony Taking Place in Kochi, India

  • 02 Sep 2019

Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of the Awards, announced today the partnership with the ICSG 2020 Conference for hosting the Triple E Awards Ceremony.

"This year we put a spotlight on sustainability and we are happy to have found such a special place for the Awards ceremony. Be open for a new place, get amazed by its natural beauty, and celebrate with us the oustanding work of institutions across the Asia-Pacific region.", says Kliewe.

Awards Website Goes Online

  • 31 Aug 2019

As of today, the website of the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards is online and available for interested parties to learn more about the Awards.

The website features 12 award categories, as well as additional information on the submission of entries.

The Award ceremony location will be announced shortly.

Triple E Awards

Recognising excellence

The premier international awards for entrepreneurship and engagement.

Today, universities are expected to create impacts way beyond intellectual ones. The Triple E Awards promote those institutions that outperform in entrepreneurship and engagement.

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