HONG KONG ICT AWARDS 2016 – Best Smart Hong Kong Award

Jan 15, 2016
Jeffrey Chung

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To promote ‘Tech x Social’ innovation, Incu-Lab is Supporting Organisation for GS1’s Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016 – Best Smart Hong Kong Award! Entry deadline is 15 Jan, 2016. Don’t miss the chance!

In the following 2 months, we will be organising different events for the Awards. Stay tuned with us and get inspired!



The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims to recognise and promote outstanding ICT inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and organised by 10 Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the Awards aims at building a locally espoused and internationally acclaimed brand of ICT awards.

There are 10 categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the ten Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel.

More information: https://goo.gl/XSKmbV


The Hong Kong ICT Awards: Best Smart Hong Kong Award was established in 2015 with the following purposes :

1. Fueling the technology innovation:

To encourage the development and adoption of advance ICT technologies and the innovative use of Public Sector Information, Internet of Things technologies and the Big Data Analytics to uplift business operation efficiency, service qualities, overall industry competitiveness and to enhance the convenience for the community which contributes to the Smarter Hong Kong initiative.

2. A platform of expertise exchange:

The award programs will serve as a sustainable platform to facilitate the community to have a dynamic and transparent exchange of creativity and expertise with renowned ICT professionals. The platform will create a pool of pioneering innovations with great potential commercial values


The remarkable achievements of the Awards winners will be recognised by customers, organisations, the ICT industry practitioners and across the community. Winners will be entitled:

  • to receive trophies (Gold / Silver / Bronze) or certificates for the Hong Kong ICT Awards;
  • to display the official logo of the Hong Kong ICT Awards in their promotional materials;
  • to participate in various promotional campaigns to publicise their achievements;
  • to be supported for entering into other international awards and competitions;
  • to an official offer of admission to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation’s Incu-App programme for awarded start-ups subject to the fulfillment of all the eligibility requirements of the Incu-App programme;
  • to one-year free subscription to Cyberport’s Collaboration Centre’s services including the soft-landing, business support services, etc;
  • to participate in investment matching activities of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN); and
  • to free participation in some large-scale local ICT events (e.g. International ICT Expo) for marketing exposure.

Further details and conditions are available at the web site: www.hkictawards.hk

Award Categories
1. Internet of Things Application

This award recognizes the adoption or application of Internet of Things technologies spanning from sensors, M2M, to storage, security, business intelligence etc. with the ultimate goals to create new business opportunities, uplift business performance and customer satisfaction.

2. Big Data Application

This award recognizes the use of advanced analytics techniques such as predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, and natural language processing to explores the granular details of business operations and customer interactions including unstructured data coming from sensors, devices, third parties, web applications, and social media with the ultimate goal to understand the current state of the business and track evolving aspects such as customer behaviour.

3. Public Sector Information Application

This award recognizes innovative applications / products / services demonstrated by the creative and smart product and services developed from Public Sector Information in Hong Kong. This will not only add convenience to citizens’ daily lives, but also create new business opportunities, encourage entrepreneurship and promote innovation in a knowledge-based society.


The Award is open to any registered company or organization of Hong Kong or individual who possess valid Hong Kong Identity Card.

Entrants must possess the intellectual property rights to the ICT products, applications, services and other design mentioned in the application.

A significant part of the design, research and development of the mentioned ICT projects must come from resources in Hong Kong.

If two or more parties jointly developed the entry, the entry should be in the joint names of the developers involved.

Rules & Regulations

The submitted product / service should have been launched and in operation (except streams for students).

The same application is only allowed to be submitted to a maximum of ONE award stream (except Best ICT Startup Award) among all the award categories, and applicant should declare that in the application form. Any application found to enter into more than one award stream will be disqualified and any award / certificate granted will be withdrawn as well.

Winning entries of the Gold/Silver/Bronze award in previous years of the HKICT Awards can enter the Awards again, only if there is significant change or enhancement (more than 50%) in the product/service, or for a new award category. These kinds of entries can win only if a higher award from previous award is attained. As such, past Gold Award winners cannot enter the competition again with same product/service.

Entrants are advised to be aware of the best practice and case-based experience as promulgated by the Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.

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