BCYF Innovation Award

The BCYF Innovation Awards by the Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) in partnership with the University of Asia and the Pacific, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), TEVSAPHIL, and presented by iRemit Inc.

The Award was conceived to recognize Innovations in 4 categories, namely: Government Service, SME’s (for product, processing, manufacturing, and service), TechVoc Education, andAgri-Business, which in its own have significantly made a difference in the lives of the people.  


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The BCYF Innovation Awards (BIA) 2022 aims to recognize innovations in: Government Service, Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Education, Technology, Industry, and Health. It recognizes individuals, teams or organizations who have initiated or developed an Innovation which has improved a process or business/organization.

The Award is part of BCYF’s Comprehensive Social Development Program,which consists of PSR - Research, Education, Events, and Developmental Social Enterprise. It was conceived as a result of meeting various organizations and young people who have implemented innovative initiatives that improve their operations and their areas of concern.

The concept for the Award underwent rigorous discussions over time. For a country like the Philippines, and a region like the ASEAN, the six categories were selected because they represent sectors that significantly influence society.

Through the Shell LiveWIRE Program, the global flagship enterprise program of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation that promotes entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment, the awardee shall receive the P1,000,000.00 cash prize to be used for business upgrades, additions, expansion, or any other steps in order to elevate the innovation.

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What is Innovation?

Innovation may be a product, service, technology, or an initiative, that when applied, is able to transform the organization or sector concerned in a demonstrable and measurable improvement impact and is sustainable. 

The choosing of the 4 categories went through rigorous discussions over a period of time. For a country like the Philippines, and a region like ASEAN, the four categories were selected because they represent four sectors that will significantly influence social development in this society.

General Criteria

  1. The Innovation should be an existing endeavor which was initiated in the last five years.

  2. The Innovation must have been implemented in a functioning and registered organization and/or business.

  3. The person, or team applying must have been the one who conceptualized, and implemented the innovation.

  4. The person, or team applying must be able to show that the Innovation produced significant and measurable improvement / transformation from before.

  5. The organization or business where the Innovation was implemented must be sustainable and viable.

Permanent Committee

Arthur M. Alvendia

Past Director-General, Technology Resource Center
Member, BCYF Experts Group

Jonathan Suy

2018 AwardeeFounder, Ana's Breeder Farm

Raymond Ma Qua

CFO, Ionics, Inc.

Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc.

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation 

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

Past Pres., Employees Confederation of the Philippines
Past Pres., Philippine Exporters Federation

Dr. Maria Lutgarda B. Punay

Chairperson, BCYF University Social Enterprise and Innovation Council of the Philippines

Mr. JJ DC Moreno

Chairman, BCYF Innovation Awards Permanent CommitteePast Pres., Institute for Corporate Directors Chief Strategy Officer, Metro GroupChair, BCYF BOT Governance Committee

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