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IOT Data Hackathon

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Challenge Themes

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Demonstrate the use of IoT alternative data to tackle business challenges in one of the below themes


Smart City

  • Create solutions to make a city more efficient, sustainable and livable, tackle challenges such as energy efficiency, transportation, waste management, air quality, public health and safety, and more…


Smart Supply Chain

  • Develop solutions to help create a smarter supply chain –inventory management, warehouse & logistics, demand forecasting, workflow, traceability & visibility, sustainability & circularity, risk & resilience, and more…


Participants will have access to technology tools and data sets to address challenges by:

  • uncovering patterns
  • identifying trends emerging opportunities
  • gaining insights on operational inefficiencies, consumer behavior, etc
  • driving positive ESG outcomes
  • and more

The goal is to develop innovative solutions that have a tangible impact on the business landscape and to shape a more sustainable future

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Why join

  • Learn data and problem solving skills by working on real world problems
  • Enhance Experience: Harness mentorship and valuable feedback from industry & tech experts
  • Get Connected: Network and meet industry thought leaders tech experts to expand your network
  • Gain Exposure & Win Recognition
  • Showcase your expertise, build your professional profile, and win prizes
  • Foster Career Development
  • Fast track to incubation/internship programs, explore opportunities for future career advancement


*Application deadline: 31 Dec 2023*

*Applicants who complete the IOT Data Hackathon 2024 application form by the "Application deadline" on 31 Dec 2023 and submit a proposal by the 'Initial Submission' on 29 Feb 2024 will receive a "Certificate of Participation".

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Streams

  • Student Stream: Tertiary students in Hong Kong
  • Professional Stream: Startups, Entrepreneurs or Business Professionals in Hong Kong

Remarks: 

  • Each team can be formed up to 6 teammates.
  • Each teammate is expected to show up at designated venue physically to present their proposal for the hackathon final.

  • To avoid conflicts of interest, applications from sponsors' companies will not be accepted.

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Judging Criteria

Weight Description
25% Fit for Purpose Problem Solving
• Ability to solve the problem and meet user requirements
20%  Innovation Creativity
• Idea originality and innovativeness
20% Impact
• Social and market impact
• Benefits to users
15% Use of Data
• Appropriate use of data sets
• Data security and governance
10% Feasibility
• Business potential
• Affordability and scalability
10% Quality
• Completeness and ability to execute the solution
• Presentation quality
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Prizes

  • Champion Team: HK$5000 + Fast Track to Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (HK$100,000 grant for Student Stream) or Cyberport Incubation Programme (up to HK$500,000 resources for Professional Stream) + US$2000 Alibaba Cloud credits
  • First Runner Up Team: HK$3000
  • Second Runner Up Team: HK$2000
  • Best ESG Achievement Award: HK$2000 + US$2000 Alibaba Cloud credits
  • Fast Track to HKSTP Ideation Programme (HK$100,000 grant) for Top 3 Winners
  • Internship opportunities
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Timeline

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Application Deadline 31 Dec 2023
Kick-off Briefing 10 Jan 2024
Pre-hackathon Workshops 16 Jan 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 1
18 Jan 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 2
23 Jan 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 3
22 Feb 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 4 
Initial Submission 29 Feb 2024
Announcement of Short-listed Teams Early Mar 2024
Tech Workshop & Mentorship

12 Mar 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 5
14 Mar 2024: Pre-hackathon workshop 6

Hackathon

  • Hackathon Day
  • Final Pitch Day 


23 Mar 2024
24 Mar 2024

Award Ceremony at Digital Economy Summit 13 Apr 2024

 

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Sponsorship

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The resources provided by sponsors always leave a lasting impression on the participants. Join our sponsorship packages to enjoy extensive opportunities. 

Sponsorship Benefits:

1) Brand Awareness & Exposure

  • Reach students from 11 universities, startups and business professionals from Cyberport, HKSTP and GS1HK’s business network
  • Spotlight your brand at various activities, hackathon & award ceremony, and marketing materials

2) Idea Inspiration & Generation

  • Get inspired by inventive minds and fresh eyes
  • Gain innovative ideas
  • Connect start-ups and entrepreneurs for future business or project opportunities

3) Tackle Business Challenges

  • Provide data and challenge statement to solve your particular business issues
  • Facilitate workshops to educate participants about your business

4) Talent Acquisition & Mentorship

  • Meet and interact with talented students and entrepreneurs
  • Discover new talents for recruitment
  • Mentor & guide participants on their road to success


All sponsorships are negotiable, and we are more than happy to discuss details or work out a custom sponsorship opportunity for you, contact us now at iot@gs1hk.org / Tel: +852 2861 2819

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Organising Committee

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Chairman

Mr Sean TAN
Information Technology Director, Jebsen Group, Jebsen Co Ltd


Members
Ir Eric CHAN
Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Dr Toa CHARM
President, HK IoT Industry Advisory Council, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Ms Mignone CHENG
Chief Marketing Officer, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Ms Amy CHOW
Country Manager, Hong Kong Macau, Check Point Software Technologies Limited

Dr Crystal FOK
Head of STP Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mr Michael FUNG
Chief Information Officer, CUHK Medical Centre

Ms Lily LAI
Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Dr. Stephen LAM
Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Mr Gene SOO
Head of Ecosystem Global Innovation, MTR Corporation Limited

Mr Patrick TSANG
Senior Director Information Communication Centre, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

Mr Pascal TSE
Chairman, HL7 Hong Kong

*by alphabetical order of Surname

Judging Panel

 

 

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IOT Data Hackathon Awards Winners

2024 Winners

Student Stream

  • Champion: CHML - Renovation of In-Store Inventory System
  • First Runner Up: Roomates – Smart Charge
  • Second Runner Up: TEAM CITYU - SparkLink

Professional Stream

  • Champion: TriTerra Technology Limited - Car Park Load Shifting Charging System
  • First Runner Up: Reunion – Smart Plug
  • Second Runner Up: DevAdventurers - All-In-One Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Platform

Outstanding Achievements in Specific Categories

  • Best ESG Achievement Award: CECAS - AIOT Lift & Escalator Maintenance System
  • Innovator of Secure by Design: RightPick Technology Limited - Cybersecurity Solution
  • Smart IoT Solutions Award for EV Charging (Student Stream): TEAM CITYU - SparkLink
  • Smart IoT Solutions Award for EV Charging (Professional Stream): Reunion – Smart Plug
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   Government Support


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