(Information and Communications Technology)

Information and communications technology (ICT) is not only a key enabler underpinning Hong Kong’s thriving economy; it is also taking shape as an economic sector in its own right. Recent radical and fast developments in IoT have reshaped many industries, business models and the interaction between people, businesses and governments. Hong Kong has an excellent hard and soft infrastructure and a population with a strong global and regional reputation for trade and financial business acumen. The opportunities arising from physical and cultural proximity to Mainland China combined with the next generation of technology like IoT provides potential for Hong Kong to thrive among other competitive economies. 



In propelling Hong Kong into the next stage of ICT development, we need to fully exploit the latest technologies and adopt them in various sectors with a view to powering their further advancement.

• Cloud Computing 

• Big Data Analytics 

• Internet of Things

• Wireless & Multi Platform

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Moreover, to take advantage of our closer geographical proximity to and the economic ties with Guangdong, we will further enhance co-operation between Hong Kong and Guangdong in the following areas: 

• Collaborating in developing a cluster of smart cities in the Greater Pearl River Delta Region

• Wider application of Internet of Things Technologies to facilitate cross- border trade

• Opportunities arising from Nansha

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The Paper reaffirmed that Hong Kong should leverage on the latest technologies and next wave of technological advancement in driving Hong Kong’s further development. Around the world, we are witnessing how new technologies including wireless, cloud computing, big data and Internet of Things, are being exploited to boost the development in different businesses and industries. In order to stay in the forefront of the increasing digitalised world, Hong Kong has to embrace these technologies and apply them in powering the economic and social development in the years to come. 

In the 2015 Policy Address, a new initiative named “Energising Kowloon East” is introduced with the aim to carry out a pilot study in Kowloon East to examine the feasibility of developing a Smart City. The study emphasises the use and adoption of advance ICT technologies including Internet of Things to make a better Kowloon East for citizens. Ultimately, the pilot serves as a role model for other districts to be transformed into smart cities in the future.


ICT and GS1 Hong Kong

Responding to the Government’s policy and measures, GS1 Hong Kong, with a large member base, has been proactively building a healthy and sustainable ecosystem to promote the development of ICT by serving as a bridge between ICT solution providers and users.

Our initiatives include: 


This programme creates a business solution network which can provide the best-of-breed solutions accommodating the growth drivers of our corporate members.  GS1 Hong Kong promotes the application and development of ICT by matching those partners who provide ICT –related solutions to our members. Click to know more about VPP programme

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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. 

GS1 Hong Kong is the leading organisation of the “Best Smart Hong Kong Award” under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015, aiming to fuel the technology innovation and to create a platform of expertise exchange in ICT industry. Click to know more about the awards 

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Set up by GS1 Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Science Park in 2013, with the support of the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation as well as industries, technology partners and other related organisations.

It is an extension of the Supply Chain Innovation Centre and the Hong Kong RFID Centre set up by GS1 Hong Kong and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

A unique showroom of IoT in Hong Kong, the IoT Centre,, shares best practices of applying IoT enabling technologies with the ultimate goals to uplift business performance, customer satisfaction and the betterment of  society.

The IoT Centre has received tremendous positive feedback and support from the industry.  To further reach out to more industry players and members conveniently, the IoT Centre will be relocated to GS1 Hong Kong’s premises (suggest location is shown) in November, 2015. 

In 2013, the Hong Kong Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council was formed by like-minded companies under the auspices of GS1 Hong Kong aiming to promote IoT innovations and broaden their adoption to uplift the competitiveness of local enterprises, and foster an IoT ecosystem for the continuous growth of this game-changing technology in Hong Kong. Click to know more about the council

The Hong Kong Internet of Things Maturity Model championed by GS1 Hong Kong is commissioned with the objectives to: 

  1. Assess the maturity of IoT adoption in the industry
  2. Benchmark enterprises IoT adoption & corresponding business benefits
  3. A reference model for enterprises to further improve business excellence with IoT


The Model gathers the wisdom of industry experts who define the model and the associated matrix for industry to self-assess IoT adoption to further identify room for enhancement.

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