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Hong Kong ICT Awards - Smart Mobility Award

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Overview

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Background

The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talent and enterprises in their constant pursuit of 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 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 eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the eight Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel.

Objective

1. Building Hong Kong as a Smart City with innovative ICT applications
Mobility and transport are essential if a city is to function properly. Smart city is built on a legion of interconnected devices which cannot be achieved without Smart Mobility. A smart city should be connected and citizen-centric to enhance accessibility and offer trouble-free travelling and delivery across the city for both visitors and citizens, bringing more convenience, a better quality of live, a more sustainable power usage, and a higher level of safety and city competitiveness. The award aims to encourage the development and innovation of applications, leveraging the integration of Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, robotics, as well as mobile applications, which will enhance the flow of people, goods, and tourists; improve the experiences of citizens and visitors; and enable smart mobility for a smarter Hong Kong.

2. Championing HK as a Hub for ICT Talents, Creativity and Innovations
The Award programme will serve as a platform to facilitate the community to have a dynamic and transparent exchange of expertise with renowned ICT professionals, to sparkle and co-create innovative ideas, and to nurture technology talents. GS1 HK will also nominate appropriate winners to participate at other regional and global awards competition. These recognising and nurturing initiatives will further stimulate the creativity of ICT talents.

3. Inspiring Local Industry Adoption
Innovation and technology are drivers for economic growth and the key to enhance business competitiveness. Award winning cases attest to the successful implementation, helping users in Transport, Logistics and Tourism to understand the value of smart business applications, encouraging industry adoption, creating a mutually beneficial interaction between technology and business sectors. These lead to a sustainable eco-system of technology-driven new business paradigm.

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Award Streams

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Smart Logistics

Smart Logistics is about improving the supply chain, shifting from traditional supply chains to open supply networks, together with integration of new technologies in managing the goods movement, inventory, warehousing, handling, packaging and security of goods between the point of origin and the final recipient, no matter whether the means of transportation is by land, by sea, or multi-modal, so as to achieve end-to-end supply chain efficiency and visibility.

The objective of this stream aims at using technologies innovatively to improve supply chain visibility, streamline and optimise the cargo and baggage handling efficiency and intensity in logistics industry of Hong Kong.

Smart Tourism

Smart technologies are changing consumer experiences and are generating creative tourism business models. Big data, mobile apps, location-based services, geo-tag services, facial recognition, beacon technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, and social networking services are all cutting-edge examples of smart technologies enhancing tourism experiences and services. Smart tourism allows tourists to better communicate and interact with cities to establish closer relationships with not only residents but also local businesses, local government and city attractions.

The objective of this stream aims at using technologies innovatively to achieve resource optimisation, increase competitiveness and enhance sustainability of the tourism industry. Also, to enhance travellers' information accessibility and convenience, transportation, dining, shopping and accommodation experience.

Smart Transport

Transportation is an important pillar for every citizen in a city. Smart technology can be leveraged to improve transportation experience and convenience for user. Connected vehicles, alternate fuel vehicles, autonomous vehicles, car pooling, smart parking, smart traffic devices, upgrading airport into a smart airport through automation, mobility, personalisation and self-service are some of the examples of how smart transport can create a seamless, passenger-centric travel experience while minimising the impact on environment.

The objective of this stream aims at making mobility 'intelligent', enhancing traffic monitoring, transport accessibility and efficiency, cutting down door-to-door journey times and reducing traffic congestion. Apart from improving the flow of people, a successful solution can also ensure safety, enhance liveability and improve quality of life of citizens.

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Prizes and Benefits for Winners

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The remarkable achievements of the Awards winners (Gold/Silver/Bronze) will be recognised by customers, organisations, the ICT industry practitioners and across the community. Winners will be entitled —

  • to receive trophies (Gold/Silver/Bronze) of 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 3 months free access to Lion Rock 72 (co‐working space in InnoCentre) or co-working space in Hong Kong Science Park Incubation Centre for SMEs1 ;
  • to participate in investment matching activities of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN);
  • to 3 months free access to Flexi Space in Cyberport Smart-Space for SMEs2 ; and
  • to free participation in some large-scale local ICT events (e.g. International ICT Expo) for marketing exposure.

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HKSTP offers 1 free seat access to Lion Rock72 in InnoCentre or co-working space in Hong Kong Science Park Incubation Centre for 3 months (assigned by HKSTP, subject to availability) to SMEs who are HKICT Awards 2021 Gold, Silver or Bronze award winners.

Cyberport offers 1 free Flexi Space in Cyberport Smart-Space for 3 months to SMEs who are HKICT Awards 2021 Gold, Silver or Bronze award winners. The number of flexi-desk offered to ICT Winners is capped to 32. Given the quota, flexi-desk will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to the availability. Winner shall submit application to Cyberport for the offered flexi-desk on or before 31 Mar 2022 after the announcement of results in Nov 2021. Any submission after the deadline will become ineligible.

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General Eligibility Requirements

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  1. The applicant must have the intellectual property right and/or legitimate right over the ICT product/service mentioned in the application. The applicant shall disclose disputes any place over the world over intellectual property right about the applicant’s ICT product/service, if any, for the Leading Organiser to consider eligibility of the application.
     
  2. The application must be submitted by locally (Hong Kong) registered entities (please enclose Company/Business Registration proof) or residents in Hong Kong1 at the time of closing for entry enrolment.
     
  3. A significant part of the innovation, design, research and development (R&D) of the mentioned ICT product/service must come from resources in Hong Kong. The applicant should demonstrate significant value-add by the Hong Kong resources contributing to the success of the ICT product/service in the target market.
     
  4. With the exception of the Student Innovation category, the submitted product/service must have been available2 in the market for at least 3 months or in live operation for at least 3 months at the time of closing for entry enrolment (please enclose proof – e.g. delivery note, invoice, public announcement, advertisement, internal announcement, etc.).
     
  5. The same application is only allowed to be submitted to a maximum of ONE award stream among all the Categories. Any application found to have entered into more than one award stream will be disqualified.
     
  6. 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 in the product/service, or for a new award category.

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1 “Residents in Hong Kong”, in the context of HKICT Awards, include both permanent and non-permanent residents. If an entry is submitted by more than one person, at least half of the members of the group must be Hong Kong resident.  For the case of Student Innovation category, certification of Hong Kong resident status can be performed through certifying student status collectively by concerned educational institution.

2 Examples are applications and products already in the market, application systems deployed internally in a company, and mobile solutions available at App Stores.  For startup companies competing for ICT Startup Award, prototypes appear only on kickstarter or similar platforms are NOT considered as available in the market.

Rules & Regulations
 

  1. Applicants are advised to be aware of the best practice and case-based experience as promulgated by the Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.
  2. Applicants are reminded that any person who, without the permission of Steering Committee of Hong Kong ICT Awards, offers an advantage to parties involved in the Awards as a reward or inducement for doing any act or showing favour in relation to the Awards commits an offence of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).
  3. To avoid conflicts of interest and the perception as such, applications for the Awards from sponsors will not be accepted.
  4. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Leading Organiser will be final and binding on all parties concerned.
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Judging Criteria

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Award Category Streams Innovation and Creativity in ICT Functionality Market Potential / Performance, Internal User Buy-in or Public Acceptance Benefits and Impact   Quality  
Smart Mobility Award Smart Logistics 25% 20% 25% 20%   10%  
Smart Tourism 30% 15% 20% 25%   10%  
Smart Transport 25% 20% 20% 25%   10%  


Assessment

In the course of evaluation, assessors may require access to relevant information in the applicant’s possession and access to the applicant’s premises.  The applicant will be notified in advance if such access is required.  Any information supplied by the applicant for the purpose of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021 will be treated as confidential, and will not be released by the Leading Organiser and related parties without the applicant’s permission.

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Application Procedures

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1. Download the application form at Smart Mobility Award website: www.gs1hk.org/SmartMobilityAward

2. Complete the application form in typewriting in English or Chinese

3. Submit both hard copy and soft copy of the application form to GS1 Hong Kong on or before 12:00 noon, 16 July 2021. Applicants can refer to the Notes for Applicants on the application form.

Timetable

Official Call for Entries

2021.04.23

Deadline for Enrolment

2021.07.16

Adjudication 

2021.08.04 – 2021.10.07

Categories’ Awards Presentation Ceremonies

2021.11.15 – 2021.11.23

Awards Presentation Ceremony (Tentative) 

2021.11.23


There will be a Participants Briefing short after the closing of the application submission. Areas of attention for applicants will be highlighted in the Briefing. Past Judges/Assessors and winner will be invited to share their views and experiences.

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Past Winners

2020 Winners

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Award

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Title of Entry

Smart Mobility

Grand

Maphive Technology Ltd.

Mapxus Barrier-free Indoor Navigation Platform

Smart Tourism

Gold

Maphive Technology Ltd.

Mapxus Barrier-free Indoor Navigation Platform

Silver

Neoma Ltd.

Gaia

Bronze

Lincogn Technology Co. Ltd.

YoStay Smart Stay Solution

Smart Logistics

Silver

Chow Sang Sang Jewellery Co. Ltd.

Intelligent Fulfillment Centre

Silver

Hong Kong TV Shopping Network Company Ltd. / BPS Global Holdings Ltd.

Transformation of Logistics for Online Shopping

Merit

Kin Shun Information Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd.

ZEEK

Merit

Shopkyo Ltd.

Spaceship

Smart Transport

Silver

Locolla Ltd.

LocoBike

Silver

oneCHARGE Solutions Ltd.

oneCHARGE 3 Phase 21kW AC Fast EV Charging System

Bronze

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Ltd. (ASTRI)

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) + Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Roadside System Enables Gantry Free Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) System

Merit

Hong Kong Taxi App Service Ltd. / Hong Kong Taxi Council

eTaxi APP Platform

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2019 Winners

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Award

Winner

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Smart Mobility

Grand

Airport Authority Hong Kong / Center of Cyber Logistics, Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics, CUHK / ubiZense Ltd.

IoT-Augmented Airfield Service System (AS2)

Smart Logistics

Gold

Airport Authority Hong Kong / Center of Cyber Logistics, Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics, CUHK / ubiZense Ltd.

IoT-Augmented Airfield Service System (AS2)

Gold

BPS Global Holdings Ltd.

StoreFriendly Go – Smart Self-storage Service

Silver

Esquel Enterprises Ltd.

Summation RFID System

Smart Tourism

Gold

Shinetown Telecommunication Ltd.

AIRSIM

Silver

Quality Tourism Services Association (QTSA) / Cherrypicks Ltd. / Hong Kong Productivity Council

QPoint

Bronze

Turtobook Ltd.

Turtobook

Merit

Hong Kong Space Museum

Star Hoppers

Merit

Urban Discovery Ltd.

iDiscover App&Map

Smart Transport

Gold

Highways Department of the Government of the HKSAR / Hong Kong Productivity Council

Prototype of Robot System for the Placement and Collection of Traffic Cones and Lanterns in Road Works

Silver

Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Ltd.

Mira Place App - e-PARKING

Bronze

Single Person Transport Design (SPTD) Ltd.

Share MoBiLET

Merit

Hong Kong Observatory

MyFlightWx

Merit

Transport Department of the Government of the HKSAR

Smart Traffic Control System for Tai Tam Road (Dam Section)

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2018 Winners

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Award

Winner

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Smart Mobility

Grand

BPS Global Holdings Ltd.

DKSH Hong Kong Automated Warehouse Case Study

Smart Logistics

Gold

BPS Global Holdings Ltd.

DKSH Hong Kong Automated Warehouse Case Study

Silver

Airport Authority/ E-Business Solutions Ltd.

Intelligent RFID-embedded Baggage Loading Robotics for Automated Baggage Reconciliation

Bronze

HK Pick-up Ltd.

Pickupp

Smart Tourism

Gold

Pokeguide Ltd.

Pokeguide

Gold

TravelFlan

TravelFlan AI Travel Concierge

Bronze

MotherApp Ltd.

PowerArena – Smart Crowd Management and Analytics Solution

Merit

Harbour City Estate Ltd./ Compathnion Technology Ltd.

Harbour City Navigation App

Merit

Openrice Ltd.

OpenRice

Smart Transport

Gold

Airport Authority/ Mtel Ltd. / CHERRYPICKS Ltd.

“HKG My Flight” mobile app

Silver

GreenSafety Technology Ltd.

The 4S Solution

Bronze

God Taxi App Ltd.

God Taxi App

Merit

MTR Corporation Ltd.

RailGen 2.0 New Customer Experience - Digitalisation

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