BICTA 2015


The Brunei Info-Communication Technology Awards (BICTA) is an annual ICT competition organised by the Ministry of Communications with the support of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) to stimulate innovation and creativity in the ICT industry amongst individuals, students and businesses since 2004.

Categories

1. SCHOOL PROJECT

This project shall be conducted by a student or a group of students from local Primary and Secondary schools in Brunei Darussalam.

2. TERTIARY PROJECT

This project shall be conducted by a tertiary (or undergraduate) student or a group of tertiary students. And it shall be conducted by a student or a group of students who are registered as active undergraduate students in higher-learning local institutions, such as local college or local university level in Brunei Darussalam.

3. ICT INDUSTRY

This project shall be conducted by a locally registered ICT business or by an individual (or a group of individuals).

Areas of interest:

1. Government and Public Sector
2. Inclusion and Community
3. e-Learning
4. Tourism and Hospitality
5. Media and Entertainment Technology
6. Communication
7. Financial Industry Application
8. Industry Application
9. Retail and Supply Chain Management
10. Health and Wellbeing
11. Security
12. Application Tools and Platforms
13. Research and Development
14. Start-Up
15. Sustainability and Environmental Technology

Special Awards

1. Promising Entrepreneur

• This award is presented to the most committed individual/s with a distinctive product that can be potentially marketable through ICT usage.The award is not applicable for individual/s in established businesses.

2. Green ICT

• This award is presented to the most sustainable product in reducing the carbon footprint with advance and efficient IT operations.

3. Young Developer

• This award is presented to the most innovative ICT software, hardware or integrated solution developed by a participant under the School Category, BICTA hopes to generate the interest and support for the younger generation in ICT.

4. Emerging Technology

• This award is presented to the most advanced application software, hardware or its combination that relates to various emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Disruptive Technologies, and Wearable Technologies.

Criteria

Criteria (ICT Industry) Value
1. Uniqueness 20%
2. Marketing Potential 25%
3. Functionalities and Features 25%
4. Quality and Application of Technology 20%
5. Presentation 10%

Criteria (Tertiary and School) Value
1. Uniqueness 20%
2. Proof Of Concept 25%
3. Features 25%
4. Applications of Technology 20%
5. Presentation 10%

Nomination Process

step 1Download the Nomination Form (Entry form) from BICTA website
step 2Submit the Nomination Form before deadline
step 3Nominees (Participants) will be informed to attend the BICTA workshop
step 4Nominees (Participants) will be informed on the date of BICTA judging
step 5Results of the judging sessions will be brought up to BICTA Steering Committee
step 6All the nominees (participants) will be invited to attend BICTA Ceremony for the announcement of the winner
step 7BICTA winners will be invited to join APICTA

Downloadables


Download Entry Form here

Awards Recipients


Awards Recipients 2008
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Mars Enterprise Sdn Bhd Mars Financial Package
Merit Award ICT Industry Cyberunai e Services Cyberunai.com - portal for helping global citizen and SMEs
Winner Secondary Project Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Flash Educational System

Awards Recipients 2009
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Teleconsult Sdn Bhd TeleGIS
Merit Award ICT Industry Mars Enterprise Sdn Bhd Brunei e-Custom declaration
Merit Award ICT Industry Mars Enterprise Sdn Bhd Brunei e-Custom declaration
Winner Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, KB Chemistry Flash Education
Merit Award Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, KB Earth Flash Animation
Merit Award Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Puzzling Cave

Awards Recipients 2010
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Teleconsult Sdn Bhd InDept Stereo
3rd Place ICT Industry CyBerunai e-Services Digital Pasang
Winner Tertiary Project Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Rubik�s Cube
Merit Award Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) MyTouch
Winner Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Spring Grass

Awards Recipients 2011
Category Recipient Product/Project
Merit Award ICT Industry Iplussoft Technologies Brunei Lifestyle Mobile Application
Merit Award ICT Industry SocialBuzz Advertising Social Deal Brunei
Merit Award ICT Industry Crescent Sdn Bhd Islamic Brunei Educator
3rd Place ICT Industry Indah Sejahtera Development & Services Sdn Bhd Where to kerja
Winner Tertiary Project Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College Brunei Experience Multimedia Project
Merit Award Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) Simple Pay
Merit Award Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Waseven Resource Reservation

Awards Recipients 2012
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Daita Solution Sdn Bhd Paranormal Track
Merit Award ICT Industry PHMD Publishing Company Road Safety-interactive e-book
Merit Award ICT Industry Bru-InnovEdu Services Learn Thru Play
3rd Place ICT Industry Social Buzz Advertising www.TheGigland.com
Winner Tertiary Project Laksamana College of Business Cloud hub
Merit Award Tertiary Project Laksamana College of Business Barcode Attendance System
Merit Award Tertiary Project Maktab Teknik Sultan Saiful Rijal Ourbrunei.com
Merit Award Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Brunei Treasure

Awards Recipients 2013
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Giftbox Enterprise Sdn Bhd Malppy & Friends
Merit Winner ICT Industry PHMD Publishing Company Mindplus: Islamic Knowledge
3rd place ICT Industry Dotroot Technologies FoodFuel
Winner Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) Autisay
Merit Winner Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) Brunei History Adventure Game
3rd Place Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) Wadihah Haji & Umrah Application
3rd Place Tertiary Project Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College (MKJB) Twenty All
Winner Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
Merit Winner Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, KB Higher Education Guidance System
3rd Place Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, KB ESport System

Awards Recipients 2014
Category Recipient Product/Project
Winner ICT Industry Teleconsult Sdn Bhd Teleconsult � SkyEye
Merit Winner ICT Industry PHMD Publishing Company Salam Halal
3rd Place ICT Industry MeSixty Sdn Bhd Best of Halal
Winner Tertiary Project International Studies College (IGS) Virtual Watch Fitting
Merit Winner Tertiary Project Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School Network
Merit Winner Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) The Sulu Princess
3rd Place Tertiary Project Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) 6ScienceZAP
Merit Winner Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Heritage of South East Asia
3rd place Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, KB HeDGes
3rd Place Secondary Project Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB Green Wave

APICTA Recipient 2005
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
Communications Applications Special Mention Teleconsult Sdn Bhd eTHOR

APICTA Recipient 2006
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
Start-up Company Award Recognition WestEgrets Technologies and Services Sdn Bhd Mobile Payment System, Points Payment System & Community SMS

APICTA Recipient 2007
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
Secondary Student Project Special Recognition Chung Hwa Middle School Students e-Portfolio

APICTA Recipient 2008
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
E-Logistics and Supply Chain Management Special Recognition MARS Enterprise Mars Financial Package

APICTA Recipient 2009
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
E-Logistics and Supply Chain Management Merit MARS Enterprise BRULINK e-Customs Declaration Package

APICTA Recipient 2010
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
Secondary Student Project Merit Chung Hwa Middle School BSB SpringGrass

APICTA Recipients 2011
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
E-Learning Winner Crescent Sdn Bhd Islamic Business Educators
Tertiary Student Project Merit Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College Brunei Experience Multimedia Project
Secondary Student Project Merit Chung Hwa Middle School WaSeven Resource Reservation

APICTA Recipients 2012
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
E-Government Merit ZimacSilicon Technologies Sdn Bhd iCLID
E-Learning Merit MediaHikmah Let�s Pray
Secondary Student Project Winner Chung Hwa Middle School Brunei Treasure
Tourism and Hospitality Merit MeSixty Chatworthy
E-Logistics and Supply Chain Management Merit John Harith Technology Sdn Bhd EPCIS Halal Traceability

APICTA Recipients 2013
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
School Project Merit Chung Hwa Middle School KB Higher Education Guidance System
Tertiary Student Project Merit Institut Teknologi Brunei Autisay

APICTA Recipients 2014
Category Award Recipient Product/Project
Communication Merit Teleconsult Sdn Bhd Teleconsult Sky Eye
School Project Merit Chung Hwa Middle School Heritage of South East Asia
Tertiary Student Project Merit Institut Teknologi Brunei The Sulu Princess

Events


Latest News

BICTA ROADSHOW FOR PRIVATE COLLEGES

27 APR 2015

The Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2015 Working Committee organised another roadshow recently at the International Graduate Studies College (IGS) to promote the ICT competition to tertiary students. The roadshow is a part of a series of roadshow organized by the Committee which was held at the IGS College and was attended by more than eighty (80) attendees comprising of undergraduates and graduates as well as lecturers from International Graduate Studies College, Laksamana College of Business and Cosmopolitan College of Commerce & Technology.

In her brief remarks, Dayang Siti Zaraura binti Haji Mohammad, Acting Senior Assistant Chief Executive, Industry Development Group of AITI encouraged the attendees to take up the benefits of participating in the Competition in promoting innovation and technopreneur culture in Brunei. It is then followed by a short introduction to BICTA and APICTA as well as the BICTA 2015 competition by the BICTA Secretariat - Dayang Farihah binti Haji Md Said, Manager and Dayang Johana binti Sumin, Technical Assistant, both from the Industry Development Group of AITI.

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BICTA is an annual ICT competition led by the Ministry of Communications and jointly organised by Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and InfoComm Federation Brunei (IFB). It aims to stimulate innovation and creativity in the ICT industry amongst individuals, organisations and SMEs. BICTA is a component of an international competition, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards where the quality and categories provided are in-line with APICTA standards.

There are three (3) categories in the BICTA competition, namely School Project, Tertiary Project and ICT Industry. Each first place winner for the above categories will receive cash prizes of BND2,500.00, BND5,000.00 and BND10,000.00 respectively. There will also be four (4) Special Awards this year: Promising Entrepreneur, Young Developer, Green ICT, and Emerging Technology.

To participate in BICTA competition, interested students of the tertiary level or undergraduates can participate as Tertiary Project category. The students must be registered in their respective local higher learning institutions, such as universities and private colleges in Brunei Darussalam. Graduates in the tertiary level may be eligible to participate within one (1) year of graduation with the school�s consent. Students can participate as an individual or in a group, and to be accompanied by a tutor or supervisor to guide their progress throughout the competition especially at APICTA.

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Winners from BICTA 2015 will be nominated to enter APICTA in Sri Lanka this year. AITI also offers grants to further enhance the winning entry in APICTA with an amount of BND50,000.00 for winner of any category and BND25,000.00 for any merit award.

The session concluded with a talk on the standards of ICT projects at the APICTA level by Pengiran Sarimah binti Pengiran Haji Abd Latiff, the Mentorship Coordinator of BICTA 2015 and a Q&A session. She also enlightened the audience with examples of past winning projects in APICTA. Several videos on previous BICTA and APICTA winners from Brunei Darussalam who shared their journey and experiences in developing their winning products were also showcased during the roadshow.

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Walk-in clinics or consultations were also opened during this roadshow. Interested students took the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their ideas on a one-to-one session. Quite a number of students approached with some good concepts that can be further improved throughout the participants� workshops and mentoring sessions provided by BICTA 2015 prior to the final submission at the end of August 2015.

AITI would like to encourage all schools including primary, secondary and tertiary levels, as well as local individuals and ICT companies who have their own ICT products and services to participate in BICTA 2015. More details for participation and the entry form can be found on the BICTA website at www.bicta.gov.bn. The deadline for entry submissions (proposals) is now extended to 14th May 2015 which will then lead to the final submissions for the actual product or prototype on 31st July 2015.

For further information on BICTA entry or submission, please contact the BICTA Secretariat at bicta@aiti.gov.bn or 2366678 / 2323232 during office hours.

BICTA 2015

3 MAR 2015

THE 2015 Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) was launched yesterday with its three categories of school project, tertiary project and ICT industry now welcoming entry submissions.

'Innovation to Generate a Smart Nation' will be this year's theme, revealed Hj Jailani Hj Buntar Acting Chief Executive of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and Chairman of BICTA 2015's working committee yesterday.

"BICTA 2015 will emphasise the creation of innovative research and development in the ICT-related fields towards realising the generation of smart nation," he said.

Hj Jailani also said BICTA is anticipating an increase in the number of entries this year, as the country looks for more winning products to compete in the 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) which will take place in Sri Lanka later in November.

To encourage more participation, BICTA's working committee has lined up a series of marketing activities including road shows to schools, colleges and the ICT industry.

Under the ICT industry category, open to individuals, groups, or locally registered ICT businesses, there are 13 areas for entry; communications applications, financial applications, industrial applications, security applications, research and development, E-Government and services, E-Health, E-inclusions and E-Community, E-Learning, E-Logistics and supply chain management, start-up company, tools and infrastructure and tourism and hospitality.

The School Project category is for primary and secondary students, while the Tertiary Project caters to undergraduate students from higher education institutions.

A cash prize of 10,000, 7,000 and 3,000 will be awarded to first place winners in the ICT industry, Tertiary project and Student project categories respectively.

Four special awards; Promising Entrepreneur, Green ICT, Young Developer and Emerging Technology, will also be handed out.

Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Communications and Chairman of AITI Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof was present as guest of honour at yesterday's launch.

The deadline for entry submission is May 1, while the BICTA award ceremony is scheduled for August 15. More details on participation and application forms can be found on BICTA's website at www.bicta.gov.bn.

BICTA is organized by the Ministry of Communications, AITI and Infocom Federation Brunei.

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About BICTA

The Brunei Info-Communication Technology Awards (BICTA) is an annual event organised by the Ministry of Communications to stimulate innovation and creativity in ICT industry amongst individual, students and associations including SME's. It was first introduced in 2004.

It aims to be the benchmark for local companies to compete amongst each other and to represent Brunei Darussalam in the Asia Pacific Info-Communication Technology (ICT) Alliance (APICTA) Awards.

BICTA is a component of APICTA whose vision is to widen the influence of the ICT industry in the Asia region. The winners of BICTA will represent Brunei Darussalam in APICTA. Other participating member economies of the APICTA events are Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Objectives

The objectives of BICTA are:

1. To simulate innovation and creativity in ICT industry amongst individual and organisation particularly the SME's

2. To provide benchmarks for the development of the local ICT products and solutions

3. To nominate local participants in the APICTA awards

4. To create business ties and strategic partnership

5. To give motivation and generate interest amongst the younger generations in ICT

Benefits

1. As a platform for local ICT entrepreneurs to strive on improving the quality of product through competitiveness with other countries in the ICT industry across the region

2. To gain valued exposure to potential investors at national, regional and international level through various promotional events

3. To gain broader and better media exposure to the market for candidates and winners

4. To expand the number of ICT-literate workforce in the expansion of the ICT industry

5. Winning attractive prizes of up to BND 10,000 for BICTA

6. A chance for the winners of BICTA to represent Brunei Darussalam in the APICTA

7. Receiving of Grant from AITI of BND50,000 by winning an APICTA Winner Award or BND25,000 for an APICTA Merit Award

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