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Recognising Leading Companies In Technological Innovation in the Middle East Region

The greatest celebration of technological innovation in the Middle East region. Find out more and get involved! Click button below to send an inquiry.


The Middle East Technology Excellence Awards is now back in search of outstanding companies that made exceptional contributions in pursuit of technological innovation.

If your company has successful groundbreaking projects, digital services, reimagined strategies, and technological initiatives, nominate and join the growing list of notable names who are well on their way to becoming regional and global tech champions!

Our previous awardees were lauded for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. Some of them came from the biggest companies and organisations, including Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT)Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)Aster Hospitals UAEBNET (Bahrain Network)channels by stcCloud4C ServicesCOFE App and many others.

You may view full list of winners here.

Submission Opens:
Mar 13, 2023
Submission Closes:
Jun 25, 2023

Watch our trailer for Middle East Technology Excellence Awards


What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

To be recognised this way really validates our solution and its relevance to the market.

Ricky Lim Head of IT, APAC Philips Global IT, Philips Electronics Singapore

We’re always eager to innovate for growth. We believe that enhancing our customer experience is key to stay ahead i...

Keith Chan Financial & Technology Officer, McDonald's Hong Kong

This is an extremely huge boost for the team in our journey of delivering and also digitizing the banking experience. ...

Heather Goh Head of Digital, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Our team is inspired and equipped to tackle tomorrow’s pressing issues.

Yanping Wang General Manager for Public Affairs, Linkedin China

I'm really honoured to receive this Middle East Technology Excellence Award under the cloud IT services category. A...

Rakesh Reddy Regional Director, Cloud4c

Watch videos from past winners

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)

Bahrain Network (BNET)

e& enterprise


Nirvana Over the World

Ooredoo Oman

Option 1 Live / LED Pulse

stc Bahrain

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization


Why should you enter?


Talk about your winning technology projects and initiatives in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.


Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honoured by the region's most prestigious awards for the Technology sector!


The Asian Business Review magazine is printed annually and goes out to the senior management in South East Asia, North Asia, and the Middle East region. It will be distributed in newsstands, 5-star hotels and office buildings around Dubai.



  • Nominations will be deliberated by a panel of technology industry experts from the top accounting and audit firms in the Middle East region based on the judging criteria.

  • Companies may submit up to four (4) entries.

  • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email danica@charltonmediamail.com for more information on pricing and inclusions.

  • Deadline for submission of entries: 25 June 2023


The awards programme is open to:

  • Technology companies who has pioneered ground-breaking IT products and solutions.

  • Companies across different industries with the most innovative technology initiatives that made an impact to their business and industry.

The technology project, solution, product, service or initiative must either be:

  • Launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months.

  • Launched prior to 24 calendar months and had recent innovations or upgrades.


Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the Awards Programme: cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claim of health benefits


One winning company will be honoured in each technology category in their respective industry.


  • AgroTech

  • AI

  • Analytics

  • API

  • AudioTech

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

  • Automation

  • Battery Technology

  • Big Data

  • Biotechnology

  • Blockchain

  • Clothing Technology

  • Cloud

  • Computing

  • Connectivity

  • CSRtech

  • Cybersecurity

  • Data Centre

  • Design Technology

  • Digital

  • E-Commerce

  • E-Wallet

  • Enterprise Software

  • Fintech

  • Gaming

  • Hardware

  • ICT

  • Information Management

  • Infrastructure Technology

  • InsurTech

  • Internet

  • IoT

  • IT Storage

  • Machine

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Marine Technology

  • Mobile

  • Nanotechnology

  • Network and Broadband

  • Online Services

  • OTT

  • Property Technology

  • Quality Management Technology

  • Robotics

  • Software

  • Startup

  • Storage

  • Travel Technology

  • Virtualisation

  • Web Services

  • Web3


  • Advertising

  • Aerospace

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Agriculture

  • Airline

  • Apparel

  • Architecture

  • Automotive Services

  • Automotive & Transport Equipment

  • Aviation

  • Banking

  • Beauty & Cosmetics

  • Broadcasting

  • Brokerage

  • Building Services & Facilities

  • Business Insurance

  • Business Services

  • Cargo Handling

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Commercial Real Estate Trust

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Services

  • Computer Software

  • Conglomerates

  • Consulting

  • Consumer Products - Durables

  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Data Center

  • Department Stores

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Diversified Services

  • Education

  • Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electronics

  • Energy

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Services

  • Executive Search

  • Financial Services

  • Financial Technology

  • Food & Beverage

  • Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Food Safety

  • Fundraising

  • Furniture and Fixture

  • General Insurance

  • Government

  • Health Insurance

  • Health Products & Services

  • Healthcare

  • Healthcare Technology

  • Heavy Civil Construction

  • Hospitality & Leisure

  • Human Resource Technology

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Industrial Construction

  • Insurance Broker

  • Interior Design

  • Internet/New Media

  • Investment Banking

  • IT Services

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Luxury Retail

  • Manufacturing

  • Marine and Offshore Engineering

  • Marine Services

  • Materials & Construction

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Metals & Mining

  • Motion Picture & Video

  • Music

  • Non-Profit Organisations

  • Oil & Gas

  • Outsourcing

  • Payments

  • Personal Insurance

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Printing and Signages

  • Public Relations

  • Real Estate

  • Remittance

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Satellite

  • Security & Safety

  • Shipping

  • Sports

  • Streaming

  • Technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Television

  • Training and Development

  • Transportation

  • Travel Services

  • Utilities

  • Venture Capital

  • Wholesale 


The entries will be reviewed by the judges based on the following:

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Did the project introduce new or cutting-edge innovation?

  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project/solution/product/service achieve its objectives and its targets? How was its success assessed? What was the impact it made to your company and industry? If the project is a solution provided for a client, what was the overall feedback of the client?

  • Dynamism - Is the strategy, project, service or product flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?


1. Go to the online nomination form.

  • Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.
  • Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.
  • Choose the technology category and industry you'd like to enter under.
  • Provide entry information:
    • Entry title
    • 500-word summary of the entry
    • Key achievements
    • Client testimonial/s (if any).
  • Upload your supporting documents and project photos to further strengthen your entry.
  • Choose the winners package that you will take up, should you win an award.

2. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

3. Should your supporting documents not be ready yet and were not submitted through the nomination form, you may send them to danica@charltonmediamail.com on or before 21 July 2023.

  • Three (3) entry photos are required.
  • Supporting documents are optional, but will highly increase your chances of winning the award.
  • Supporting documents must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format. For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.



The nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, in order to maximise the benefit of winning and be entitled to promotional coverage and other benefits, winners will have to take up one of the winner's package options.

To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email danica@charltonmediamail.com.


Deadline for submission: 25 June 2023
Awards dinner: August 2023

Past Winners

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT)

  • Cloud - Government Organisation

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)

  • Marine Technology - Satellite

Aster Hospitals UAE

  • Automation - Healthcare

BNET (Bahrain Network) 

  • Infrastructure Technology - Telecommunications

channels by stc

  • Enterprise Software - Telecommunications

Cloud4C Services

  • Cloud - IT Services


  • Startup - Food & Beverage

Connect Mentors

  • Online Services - Education

e& enterprise

  • ICT - Technology


  • Web Services - Technology


  • E-Commerce - Retail


  • Automation - IT Services


  • Analytics - Oil & Gas

Khimji Ramdas LLC

  • Digital - Luxury Retail

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing - Taif Municipality

  • Digital - IT Services

Monstarlab Middle East DMCC

  • Digital - Financial Services

National Gas & Industrialization Co. (GASCO)

  • Digital - Oil & Gas

Nets International LLC

  • Automation - Telecommunications

Nirvana Over the World

  • Travel Technology - Travel Services

Ooredoo Oman

  • Cloud - Telecommunications


  • Design Technology - Technology

Petrofac Limited

  • Digital - Energy


  • Battery Technology - Consumer Products (Durables)

Sahab Smart Solutions

  • E-Wallet - Government Organisation

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

  • Mobile - Utilities


  • Cybersecurity - IT Services

Smart Citizens DMCC

  • IoT - Technology


  • Data Centre - Telecommunications

stc Bahrain

  • CSR Technology - Telecommunications

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality - Government Organisation

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization

  • Information Management - Technology


  • Automation - General Insurance

Yalla Group Limited

  • Internet - Media & Entertainment


  • Startup - Education
  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA
    Cloud - Health Products & Services
  • Acacia LLC
    AgroTech - Agriculture
  • ADGM Academy
    Digital - Education
  • Ajman Bank
    Digital - Banking
  • Amazon Middle East and North Africa
    E-Commerce - Security & Safety
  • Bank Muscat
    E-Wallet - Banking
    Mobile - Banking
    AI - Human Resource Technology
  • Cloud4C
    Cloud - IT Services
  • Connect Mentors
    Startup - Human Resource Technology
  • Department of Culture and Tourism
    Cloud - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
    IoT - Building Services & Facilities
  • du
    Blockchain - Telecommunications
    Cloud - Telecommunications
  • flyadeal
    E-Commerce - Airline
    Mobile - Transportation
  • Khatoon Sanaat Sarzamin Parsian
    Machine - Energy
  • LazyWait
    Cloud - Food & Beverage
  • Mariapps Marine Solutions
    Enterprise Software - Marine Services
  • Ministry of Education
    AI - Education
  • National Gas & Industrialization Co. (GASCO)
    AI - Oil & Gas
  • Omnicell
    Robotics - Healthcare Technology
  • OmniClouds
    Cloud - Education
  • Palmira Software House LLC
    Digital - IT Services
  • Phoenix Power Company SAOG
    Hardware - Utilities
  • PRIME Healthcare Group
    Big Data - Healthcare
  • SANS - Saudi Air Navigation Services
    ICT - Aviation
  • Ta3meed Platform
    Fintech - Financial Technology
  • Tawreed HORECA General Trading
    E-Commerce - Food & Beverage
  • Technology Innovation Institute
    Hardware - Electronics
  • The Department of Health Abu Dhabi
    Automation - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
    Information Management - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
  • The ENTERTAINER business
    E-Wallet - Retail
  • UASG Group of Companies
    Enterprise Software - Conglomerates
  • Union Insurance
    Analytics - Health Insurance
  • United Arab Bank
    Automation - Banking
  • United Cooperative Assurance (UCA)
    Information Management - General Insurance
  • Walturn LLC
    Software - Consulting
    Enterprise Software - Healthcare Technology
  • Xebia
    Digital - Banking Technology Provider
  • Yalla Group Limited
    Gaming - Media & Entertainment


For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386


Middle East Technology Excellence Awards


Event Photos

Awards Dinner Photos


Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)

Bahrain Network (BNET)

e& enterprise


Nirvana Over the World

Ooredoo Oman

Option 1 Live / LED Pulse

stc Bahrain

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization


Amazon Middle East and North Africa

Department of Culture and Tourism




Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Technology Innovation Institute

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi


United Cooperative Assurance

Yalla Group

Saudi Air Navigation Services

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May 19, 2023
Co-Written / Partner

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Updating legacy technology for industry-wide access to critically-acclaimed solutions

Mar 21, 2023
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iNNOVATEQ’s Nibras platform enhances asset management and production optimisation.

Leading digital transformation solutions provider iNNOVATEQ has entered into a multi-year agreement with leading international energy company...

How e& enterprise’s CPaaS Solution transforms customer engagements and builds better customer experiences

Dec 08, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

engageX provides first-rate professional services such as CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) that elevate customers’ end-to-end journeys.

As the digital world is ever-changing, it is necessary for businesses to...

Middle East Technology Excellence Award 2022 for Startup – Education was presented to Zendy

Nov 04, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The platform won the award for startup in the education category, joining the league of past winners such as Du, Amazon (MENA), the Entertainer, & BLOOVO to become one of the most innovative companies in the Middle East.


The General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi brings home a win at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2022

Oct 31, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The smart inspection system ensures efficient physical inspection processes.

The General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi has clinched an award in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality - Government Organisation category...

GASCO’s Digital order-to-cash platform showcases acceleration beyond the digital inflection point

Oct 24, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

Agile innovation-powered holistic customer engagement and experience platform recognized by  Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

Whilst the National Gas & Industrialisation Co. (GASCO) has spearheaded digital...

Intelligent hospitals: looking into Aster Hospitals UAE’s utilisation of AI technology

Oct 20, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The hospital maximised the technology’s potential to improve clinical workflows.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have had to fast-track their digital transformation journeys in recent times due to the impacts brought...


How do I nominate?


You can send an entry via the online nomination form, where you have to fill in details about your company and the technology project or solution that you wish to enter for the awards programme. You will also be required to submit a 500-word write up summarising your entry, and highlighting why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per technology category in their respective industries.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

You may send a maximum of four (4) entries only. One online nomination form is equivalent to one entry, so if you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately.

What can I nominate?

You can nominate any outstanding and innovative technology-related project, solution, product, or service, that has improved your company’s business.

Note that your entry should have been launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months; if it was launched prior to 2 years, there should have been recent innovations and upgrades for improvement to be eligible for the awards.

What is the Asian Business Review?

The Asian Business Review is a regional magazine serving Asia's dynamic business community. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade. It offers fresh perspectives and ideas to guide its readers through the challenges and complexities of their businesses, providing opinion and analysis on all areas of business to improve performance.

Each year, we host a number of awards to recognise the best businesses in Asia.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, the awards dinner will be held on August 2023.