Innovation Awards 2021 Winners


Sponsored by The Hilti Foundation, this category aims to seek and promote technology innovations (product & services) led by the private sector. Priority was given to technologies that provide practical solutions to affordable housing challenges and can be commercially scaled, to increase impact on low-income households and communities.

Public Policies

This category promotes innovative public policies across all levels of government that help to reduce the housing deficit while taking into consideration specific needs of minorities, vulnerable and marginalized populations. Special consideration was given to new policies aimed at driving economic growth via the construction of decent housing, fostering people, private and public partnerships, and addressing the impact of COVID-19.

Inspirational Practices

Sponsored by Whirlpool, this category recognized practices originated by public or public-private partnerships, which contribute to improved communities and settlements and increased access to affordable housing for the most disadvantaged segments of society Innovative practices will be evaluated within the framework of (SDG) 11 “sustainable cities and communities”.

SCP Awards Winners


The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Innovation Awards promotes innovations in affordable housing solutions across multiple sectors to decrease the housing deficit. The awards seek to demonstrate the importance of strategic collaboration that fosters innovations, especially through people-public-private partnerships. The focus of these awards will be to promote and reward initiatives that address a real need and provide affordable, disaster-resilient, inclusive, and sustainable solutions with an added lens of post-pandemic considerations.

Submissions were reviewed by a jury comprised of influential stakeholders in the field of affordable, resilient housing, including representatives from our sponsors The Hilti Foundation, Whirlpool, EU SWITCH-Asia and Habitat for Humanity. Previous winners from the 2019 Innovation Awards will also be included in the jury panels.
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