HKSTP Partner Companies and Incubatees Winners at HK ICT Awards

HKSTP Partner Companies and Incubatees Winners at HK ICT Awards
Comments Off, 14/04/2015, by , in Local Startup News

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) is proud to announce that 26 partner companies and incubatees based at Hong Kong Science Park collected 34 prizes at this year’s Hong Kong ICT Awards, including the annual “Award of the Year”, three Grand Awards and five Gold awards in various categories.

Incubatees from HKSTP won three grand awards at the annual contest while one of the companies was named the grand winner of the night. The successful companies included: Nbition Development Ltd, which took home the Grand Award and the Gold Award (Consumer Market) in the Best ICT Startup Award category, as well as the prize “Award of the Year”; Axon Labs Ltd, won the Grand Award and Gold Award (Public Sector Information Application) in the Best Smart Hong Kong Award category; and TFI Digital Media Ltd, collected the Grand Award and a Gold Award (Product) in the Best Business Solution Award category.

“We are immensely proud of the efforts and creativity of our partner companies and incubatees. The innovations developed by these award winning companies clearly demonstrates that creativity and entrepreneurship continues to flourish in Hong Kong. At HKSTP, we are committed to creating a first-class R&D environment and providing the necessary support for these companies to grow and thrive.  This also acts as a catalyst for Hong Kong to build a prosperoustomorrow,” said Allen Ma, CEO of HKSTP.

Winning Innovations

Nbition Development Ltd: The Best ICT Startup Award – Grand Award, Gold Award (Consumer Market) and Award of the Year

Nbition’s focus is to bring mobile eCommerce to the food industry. Its coffeemaker, Arist, provides an innovative approach to coffee brewing. By combining a smart coffee-making machine with an easy-to-use smartphone app, the solution brews coffee in a specific, precise and consistent way based on users’ favourite drink recipes, at just the tap of a button. It can even remember certain coffee cups with the aid of an NFC sticker.

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Axon Labs Ltd: The Best Smart Hong Kong Award – Grand Award and Gold Award (Public Sector Information Application)

Axon’s HKBus+ is an information platform offering a comprehensive public transportation information service in Hong Kong, covering franchised buses, mini-buses, MTR, ferries and trams. By combining the open data released by the Hong Kong Government and data collected from the Internet, the app offers comprehensive and up-to-date traffic information to the public, including traffic conditions of the three cross-harbour tunnels. HKBus+ is one of the most popular public transportation apps in Hong Kong, with over 470,000 downloads.

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TFI Digital Media Ltd: The Best Business Solution Award – Grand Award and the Gold Award (Product) 

TFI Digital’s HERMES OTT Platform is a solution for the delivery of TV content through the Internet or via an over-the-top (OTT) device connected to a TV set. This on-demand broadcasting approach allows two-way interaction between users and the content source, and has opened up new opportunities for online TV broadcasters, content developers and advertisers. The solution has been used by numerous online TV operators in the region, including Hong Kong Television Network Ltd for the launch of its online TV services in Hong Kong in November 2014.

Led by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and organised by 10 Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the annual Hong Kong ICT Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding ICT solutions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among local enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

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Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015 – List of Winners from HKSTP

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About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information Communications and Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.

Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.

More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.

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