Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards

Objective

This award is an award stream of the Hong Kong Internet of Things Awards introduced by GS1 Hong Kong. It aims to bring recognition to creative young talents who were committed to innovating and developing new IoT applications or technological products to address business issues and problems of daily lives. Against this backdrop, the Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards is established to:

  • Foster collaboration between industry and academia to develop new IoT applications and technological products with market potential
  • Nurture a new generation of technical professionals with creativity and business acumen
  • Stimulate market demand for innovative IoT applications and products
  • Inspire new insights into the industry with the innovativeness and enthusiasm of tertiary students


Project nomination with the adoption or application of Internet of Things technologies spanning from sensors, M2M, cloud computing, big data, data analytics, to storage, security, mobility, business intelligence etc. with the ultimate goals to uplift business performance and customer satisfaction is most welcome.

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Benefits of Participation

  • All winners will have the priority to take part in overseas studytours to showcase their success and exchange ideas with IoT pioneers all over the world.
  • The winning teams of the HK U-21 IoT Awards are nominated for Hong Kong-Taiwan IoT Academia Awards 2014 at the discretion of the panel judges. This cross-border award program was established by GS1 Hong Kong and GS1 Taiwan with the mission to bring recognition to creative young talents in Hong Kong & Taiwan, who are committed to innovating and developing new IoT applications or technological products to realize the many benefits of IoT technology promises for enterprises and our daily lives, and inspire new insights into the industry with the innovativeness and enthusiasm of tertiary students in the respective regions.

 

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Award Categories

IoT Revolution Concept

The winners will demonstrate a high level of originality and creativity in adopting IoT technologies spanning from sensors, M2M, cloud computing, big data, data analytics, to storage, security, mobility, business intelligence etc. with the ultimate goals to uplift business performance and customer satisfaction, and attempting to address a well-defined business issue or daily lives’ problem, which has foreseeable market potentials.


IoT Revolution Application

The winning case will be an IoT application, integration or product, which is innovative, possesses distinctive features, and may also address market needs. Heavy weight will be allocated for projects developed through partnership between an enterprise and an academic institution.

All submitted projects will be judged in both categories. Proof-of-concept projects or projects that have no application or prototype/beta development will be judged in the “IoT Revolution Concept” category only.

 

Eligibility

The key entry requirements are as follows:

  • The paper must be submitted by a registered full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate student of Hong Kong tertiary institutions and universities
  • Projects developed jointly by a Hong Kong tertiary institutions and an overseas tertiary institution are also welcome to submit.
  • All projects submitted will be judged on both “IoT Revolution Concept” and “IoT Revolution Application” categories. Projects which are a proof-of-concept or have no application or prototype/ beta development will be judged on the “IoT Revolution Concept” only.
  • The submitted projects can be conducted by an individual or a group of no more than SIX students. Each student can submit more than one project.
  • Partnership between the academia and the industry is highly encouraged for the project development, while the contribution by students for the project development should account for NOT LESS THAN 75% of total contribution.
    • Such partnership may include but not limited to:

      i. Provision of project-related equipment

      ii. Provision of reference business workflow for project development

      iii. Provision of site / environment for project development

      iv. Provision of advices and IoT expertise for project development
       

Partnering companies are required to declare their involvement in the project development.

  • The paper should be able to outline all the required information intended to collect as stated in the submission form. The more details provided about the IoT project for the judging panel, the better understanding of the projects.

 

Rules & Regulations

Interested participants should pay attention to the following rules and policies:

  1. Participants must be registered students of Hong Kong tertiary institutions and must submit photocopies of student ID cards for verification purpose.
  2. Partnership between the academia and the industry is highly encouraged for the projects submitted, while the contribution by students during project development should account for NOT LESS THAN 75% of total contribution.
  3. Participants should submit their project in full and all the information required in the application form by the deadlines specified. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participants who fail to do so.
  4. The Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards will be granted at the sole discretion of the panel of judges. The decision of the judging panel on all results shall be final and conclusive. No appeals will be entertained.
  5. All information and documents supplied by participants including identities and commentaries drafted for the judging process will be kept strictly confidential and used solely for the process of assessment in the Awards. All works submitted will not be returned to the participants.
  6. Personal data, company/organization information including the logo provided in the course of contest will, during the entire process, be used for the assessment and post-event promotional purposes.
  7. The Organizer reserves the rights to publish the works for promotional purposes only.

 

Mentorship Program 

Students will be granted the opportunity to join the Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards Mentorship Program organized by GS1 Hong Kong and the GS1 Hong Kong Vendor Partnership Program. 

The Program consists of a group of leading IoT technology companies with the mission to promote wide acceptance and adoption of IoT technology across industries.


The industry partners of the Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards Mentorship Program:

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Judging Criteria

All submitted projects will be judged in both “IoT Revolution Concept” and “IoT / RFID Revolution Application” categories. Projects which are a proof-of-concept or have no application or prototype development will be judged on the “IoT Revolution Concept” only.

 

In particular, judges will be looking at:

1. Project objectives and whether those objectives are relevant to a well-defined business issue or problem of daily lives

2. Degree of success in meeting the project objectives or solving specified problems / challenges

3. Degree of innovation and creativity demonstrated in use of IoT technologies

4. Collaboration between industry and academia

5. Technical feasibility

6. Project extensibility and scalability

7. Development methodologies adopted

8. Potential commercial values demonstrated

9. User-friendliness

10. Social responsibilities

11. Documentation & overall presentation

 

Judging Panel

Organization Panelists

Airport Authority Hong Kong

Ir Paul WU

Cyberport

Dr David Chung

DCH Logistics Company Ltd.

Mr. Ken Chung

GS1 Hong Kong

Mr. Ken Lam

GS1 Hong Kong

Mr. Douglas Chan

Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics

Ir. Dr. Paul Tsui

Hong Kong Computer Society

Mr. Michael Leung

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Mr. Ken Ngai

Hong Kong Information Technology Federation

Mr. Erwin Huang

Hong Kong Logistics Association

Mr. Stephen Cheng

Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association

Mr. PM Lai

Hong Kong Science And Technology Parks Corporation

Mr. Andrew Young

Hong Kong Science And Technology Parks Corporation

Mr. Peter Mok

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association

Dr Ken Fong

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government

Ms Joey Lam

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong

Prof. Becky Loo

 

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Review 2014

Congratulations to the Hong Kong U-21 Internet of Things (IoT) Awards winners.

IoT Revolution Concept

Award

University

Project title

Gold

Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

PiCode : Picture 2D Barcode

Silver

Silver Department of Information Systems - Information Management, City University of Hong Kong

The iWear Closet

Bronze

Bronze Marketing, Hong Kong Community College

Q- Waste

Bronze

Bronze Associate in Business (Marketing), Hong Kong Community College

Open toilet

 

IoT Revolution Application

Award

University

Project title

Gold

Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Disabled Assistant System: Using RFID and Hand Detection technologies

Silver

Silver Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

UbiPen: A multisensory and wearable smart pen for the internet of manufacturing things

Bronze

Bronze High Diploma in Software Engineering (Year 2), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi)

Smart Shopping Mobile Service Platform with using iBeacon, NFC and QR code Technologies

Bronze

Bronze Department of Computer Science, Advanced Info. System (Year 1), Hong Kong Baptist University

“EyeBB”: Intelligent Behaviour and Safety Tracker for Kids

 

View the Hong Kong Internet of Things Awards 2014 Casebook >>

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Date Event/News PDF Photos

20 Oct 2014

Hong Kong-Taiwan IoT Academia Awards 2014 Winners Announcement [Chinese Content Only]

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19 Sep 2014

Hong Kong IoT Awards & Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards 2014 Winners Announced Press Release

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12 Jun 2014

Final Call for Entry Hong Kong U-21 IoT Awards (Deadline:20 June 2014) Don't miss this opportunity to show your creativity!

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4 Jun 2014

It is the final week for the application of the Hong Kong IoT Awards. Please grab the chance to join this major event!

Mentorship Kick-off Meeting of U-21 IoT Awards 2014 @ Hong Kong Science Park

The Hong Kong U-21 Industry Mentorship Program Kick-off was successfully held on 16 May 2014, and was well-received among mentees. They learnt about taking a proactive role in exploring the innovative use of IoT/RFID and gained valuable insights from their mentors on their proposed topics.

Mentors include:

- CAS Logistics Ltd

- Cisco Systems (HK) Ltd

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16 May 2014

- HK Systems Ltd- Li & Fung Ltd

- PCCW Solutions Ltd

- QBS System Limited

- RFID System & Supplies Ltd

- Schmidt & Co., (H.K.) Ltd

- SecurePro Group

 

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