Indonesian ICT Awards (INAICTA 2012) the technology innovation competition run by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics announced its first wave of selections on Saturday. For the startup company category, eight has qualified to the next stage.
The eight startups are Tiket, Rockto, Yotomo, DapurMasak, Fokado, Tutor, Interactive floor-based projection “Tanah Air”, and Pointer Micro System. The eight startups made it through the first round of judging which was done by 100 judges from various backgrounds including IT practitioners, senior journalists, academics, and celebrities.
This is the first time that a startup category has been included in the six years that the competition has been held. This category is aimed at companies in the information technology industry that have been in operation for less than 33 months.
Aside from the startup category, INAICTA 2012 also has 15 other catgories. Overall, this year’s competition has had 1447 registrants and 800 bodies of work. This marks an increase over last year’s event which had 905 participants.
An interesting category in INAICTA 2012 is Digital Games. This category has eight nominees; Dreadout, Battle Drone, Amarta Online, Soccer Girl Adventure, Faunia Rancher, Nias Jump, Tap Dance Revolution, and Pancipon Fishing.
The complete list of INAICTA nominees can be read on the event’s website. The finale will be held on 14-15 September at the Jakarta Convention Center. In addition to the competition, INAICTA 2012 will also feature Green IT exhibition as well as a Technology Electronics Entertainment Education and Design exhibition.