SIIA NextGen Awards


How it Works | Criteria for Entering | Judging Criteria | Benefits of Nominating | Timeline | Winners

SIIA is launching an all new program, the SIIA NextGen Awards, which recognizes outstanding young companies from each sector within the technology arena defined by the SIIA. This unique program, covering 6 technology markets, provides an opportunity for selected companies to validate their innovation and disruption in the market, gain access to industry leaders and receive expert advice along the way.

Submissions are evaluated based on the stringent guidelines set out by the awards program criteria. The prestige of winning a NextGen Award can propel your company/product to greater notoriety and overall success.

How it works

To participate in the NextGen Awards, companies must meet the set criteria before completing the nomination form (see schedule below). The entry fee must be submitted at time of nomination.

All qualifying nominations will be invited to present a brief demo to our selection committee during a live virtual event (see schedule below). Based on the judge’s combined scores, winners will be selected in each sector along with selections for Most Innovative and Most Disruptive companies. The company with the highest overall score throughout the year will receive special accolades.

Organizations are encouraged to submit their own nominations directly, but we will accept nominations from public relation firms who have approval to submit on their clients behalf. Please be sure to include the nominated company's contact information to enable SIIA to confirm submission. The nominated company’s name and contact information is required for submission.

Criteria for entering

Your product must have been launched in the past 4 years

You must have a demonstrable product or service

All applications must be submitted in English

You must be open and available to present your product or service during the scheduled virtual presentations (see schedule below)

Judging Criteria

Each judge will submit a score, based on a scale of 1 – 5 (1 being low, 5 being high), on each of the below criteria:

Product Innovation – judges will look for innovative technologies that are solving a defined problem and/or creating new opportunities in the market

Market Disruption – judges will look at how the value proposition is delivered to the target market

Go-to-Market Strategy – judges will look at how you convert your product into profit

Business Model – judges will look at how well you can sell your company

Overall presentation – we look at how well you can sell your company

Benefits of Nominating

Technology Sector Timeline

*All winners will also be recognized at various SIIA events taking place throughout the year.


SIIA Members: The nomination fee is $100 per category

Non-SIIA Members: The nomination fee is $350 per category

Nomination and full SIIA membership: $850