​​Visionary tech-enabled ideas win second round of Maxis Awards

  • Winners created solutions that impact to society in positive ways
  • To receive US$35,000 of Maxis business solutions, support, grants

​​Visionary tech-enabled ideas win second round of Maxis Awards

Maxis has announced the second round of winners for its Maxis Awards.

In a statement, the telco said Sead industries (SEAD) and Viva Odyssey, whose inspiring sustainable environment programme and innovative safety tech solution respectively emerged as the latest winners of the coveted awards.  

They will each receive up to US$35,500 (RM150,000) worth of Maxis Business solutions, expert support and financial grants to help push their visionary ideas into reality, Maxis said. 

SEAD is an impact enterprise that specialises in building design and environmental consultancy services.

Maxis will be helping SEAD bring to life their sustainable bamboo harvesting programme which will ultimately rehabilitate over 20 hectares of former mining lands in Perak’s Batu Gajah, using digitally enabled bamboo agroforestry methods. 

Meanwhile, Viva Odyssey is a provider of safety technology and integration systems for drilling rigs and oil and gas operations.

With support from Maxis, it will be able to build an automated live-reporting and danger alert system to help prevent construction and reduce offshore accidents.

Loh Keh Jiat, chief marketing officer, Maxis said the organisation continues to be inspired by the submissions for its Maxis Awards, and are pleased to see the innovation in this round’s winners especially with their demonstrative impact to society. 

“We look forward to collaborating with both SEAD and Viva Odyssey to realise their visions to bring positive impact to targeted communities,” said Loh.

“As the trend toward alternative, renewable materials ramps up, bamboo, which is found abundantly in Malaysia, can be a key agent to help combat climate change,” said Lucas Loo and Toh Hua-Jie, co-founders of SEAD.

“Our rehabilitation programme involves planting bamboo to capture carbon and restore degraded lands in Malaysia and IoT-enabled agro-technology will be a key part of that solution,” they added. 

Jerryson Abraham Doss, founder and chief executive officer, Viva Odyssey said winning this award affirms that there is no idea too small or not worthy of an opportunity to grow and blossom. 

“We are grateful to Maxis for believing in our vision to raise the bar in workplace personnel safety systems, and cannot wait to accelerate the building of our live-reporting and danger alert system to bring this important technology to the oil and gas industry,” he said. 

Launched last year the Maxis Awards aims to empower, recognise and support outstanding Malaysian social enterprises whose initiatives and contributions drive positive impact for fellow citizens. 

To read about our first round Maxis Awards winners announcement, check it out here.


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