2023 Innovation Award

We are delighted to announce the outcome of CRF 2023 Innovation Award.

The CRF Executive Committee would like to extend its appreciation to all members who took the time to tell us about the innovative initiatives adopted by our members across the globe to improve service delivery and operational efficiency.

We will be recognising the winners at a special award ceremony during the upcoming CRF 2023 conference in Malta, which will be held from 17 – 20 October 2023.

There were two categories of award.  Excellence, and Commendation.

Türkiye, Ministry of Trade – Board of Directors Decision Module And General Assembly Decision Module
United Kingdom, Companies House – Register of Overseas Entities*

Kazakhstan, Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) – Digital Resident
Maldives, Ministry of Economic Development (MED) – Self Generating Corporate Profile Sheet & Verification
Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) – Companies Registration Portal (CRP)
Singapore, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) – Ask Ada*
Slovenia, Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES) – Bank Account Register
Philippines, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – Electronic Simplified Processing of Application for Registration of Company (eSPARC)

Chin Li Fen
Chair, Innovation Award Sub Committee

*(Please note that in the interest of fairness and transparency, members of the judging panel from Singapore and the UK recused themselves of assessing their country’s respective applications)


2023 CRF Innovation Award

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 CRF Innovation Award, to celebrate the spirit of innovation and to honour CRF member jurisdictions which have successfully put in place world-class initiatives that have positively impacted their stakeholders. The CRF Innovation Award was first introduced in 2020.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting operations and livelihoods worldwide, our member jurisdictions have endeavoured to implement creative solutions to enable their stakeholders to carry on operations, strengthened the digital capabilities of their own registries, or adapted to the changing circumstances and transformed critical registry functions.

We would like to invite you to submit an entry for the 2023 CRF Innovation Award, and share about the initiatives you have implemented to improve service delivery and operational efficiency.

The awards are open to CRF members only, and are applicable for projects implemented in 2021 or 2022. The submissions will be judged by a panel made up of CRF Executive Committee members. A total of five prizes will be awarded to deserving entries, and winners will each receive a plaque and cash of up to USD 500.00.

Submission for the 2023 CRF Innovation Award is by application form and closes on Saturday, 31st December 2022. Please email your submission to CRF Secretary at secretary@corporateregistersforum.org

Download an application form


CRF Innovation Awards Virtual Ceremony

CRF award logo

The Corporate Registers Forum will be holding its inaugural CRF Innovation Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at 0700h UTC.

The winners of the Innovation Awards will also be sharing about the innovative initiatives they have implemented to improve service delivery and operational efficiency.

Due to the current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be held via Zoom. You may wish to download a free version at https://zoom.us/ to join the celebrations.


The programme for the ceremony is as follows:

Time (UTC) Programme



President’s Address

07:10h Awards Ceremony

Presentations by award winners


07:30h Registrar of Companies Online Registration System under the DigitalFiji Programme

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Fiji


Joint Platform for Starting Business

Central Registry of the Republic of North Macedonia (CRRM)


State Registration with Single Procedure

State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan


Seamless Filing

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Republic of Singapore


Digitalisation:  A More Transparent Non-Possessory Lien Rights Register

Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES)


Digital AFS Reporting using iXBRL

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), Republic of South Africa


Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Companies House, United Kingdom

09:15h Closing


Further details of the ceremony (including how to log in) will be sent to CRF members via email.

Silhouettes of happy businessperson. Success of business concept.



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