Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award recognizes overall excellence in entrepreneurial performance. The award-winning entrepreneur will receive "500,000 Japanese Yen (Approx. 4,600 US$ value)" and a plaque. Horiba Award winner and the incubator that nominated the winner as a client can gain significant recognition.
To promote entrepreneurial activities by honoring an entrepreneur within an incubation program at AABI member countries or territories who has developed an outstanding innovation.
who has developed an innovative product, service or process by utilizing the business incubation program most efficiently
who is presently in an incubator located in an AABI member country / territory
who has already graduated from an incubator in an AABI member country / territory no more than 5 years ago
Eligible Entity to Nominate an Applicant
An Incubator, located in AABI member country or territory, that is either affiliated with AABI or recommended by an AABI Association Member
AABI member incubator,
An incubator not already an AABI member may nominate an entrepreneur, if it agrees to become an AABI member. (The nomination shall not be proceeded without Application form for "Incubator Member" attached.)
Fresh nominations are rather preferable.
Nominated incubators will be evaluated based on
the following 5 points.
the innovation - product, service, process, activity
Expansion in business scale, other benefits of innovation
Benefit / special service provided by incubation program
4. Selection Process
AABI will form Horiba Entrepreneur Award Selection Committee, which consists of judges with experience in incubation and preferably in entrepreneurship, who have been nominated by Association Members.
Selection Process is as follows:
An eligible incubator (see above 2.) nominates a candidate entrepreneur to Association Member with relevant jurisdiction. (A Nomination has to be made through an incubator. Not directly by an entrepreneur himself / herself.)
Association Members accept nominations from their jurisdictional territory, and decide the best one (out of all) based on their own internal selection process.
Then, each AABI Association Member may nominate one entrepreneur (to the Secretariat) for the Horiba Award.
AABI Secretariat accepts one nomination from each Association Member. All the nominations received by Association Members will be forwarded to members of the selection committee.
The Selection Committee will evaluate the nominations, and select one that best meets the award criteria. In case none of the nominations is qualified, no award shall be given for that year.
5. Nomination Form
Incubators interested in nominating an entrepreneur they support, or entrepreneurs interested in being nominated, please consult a contact person of Association Member in your economy and obtain the nomination form.
Application Form（For Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award）
6. Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award
2005 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award Winner
For the year 2005, AABI received 7 nominations from 7 economies. Members of the Selection Committee (9 experts from 9 economies) scored all nominations. The result marked the highest score, thus 2005 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award has been given to;
Dr. Yao Haiping, Chairman and CEO, SANGUINE MICROELECTRONICS CO. LTD
2006 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award Winner
For the year 2006,AABI received 8 nominations from 8 economies.Members of the Selection Committee (9 experts from 9 economies) scored all nominations. The result marked the highest score, thus 2006 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award has been given to;
Mr.K.S.Pua, Phison Electronics Corp.
2007 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award Winner
For the year 2007,AABI received 6 nominations from 6 economies.Members of the Selection Committee (7 experts from 7 economies) scored all nominations. The result marked the highest score, thus 2007 Dr. Horiba Entrepreneur Award has been given to;
Mr. Kenji Miyoshino, DDS, Japan