Hong Kong, 4 April 2019 At the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 today, ten partner companies and six incubatees from Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) pocketed 16 awards from various categories. Among those awardees, two were honoured with Gold Awards in the “ICT Startup – Social Impact” and the “Smart Business – Solution for Business and Public Sector Enterprise” categories respectively, demonstrating the power of innovation in advancing business and bettering society.
MagiCube Limited, an incubatee company, won Gold in the “ICT Startup Award – Social Impact” category for their online STEM teaching and learning platform, Una (“together” in Latin) for primary and secondary school students. This online platform promotes collaborative learning for teachers and students with features such as co-coding and a virtual classroom to provide a fresh approach in digital teaching that inspires co-creation among peers.
“We are very honoured to receive the Gold Award for ’ICT Startup – Social Impact’. It is a concrete proof of our vision of enhancing education quality and thus bettering society through technological advancement. Una, our EdTech platform, offers inventive classroom management functions to alleviate teachers’ in-class stress, at the same time, it facilitates collaborative learning and mutual growth among students, resulting in a win-win scenario between students and teachers,” said Dr. Leo Yeung, Founder and Managing Director of MagiCube.
“We are grateful to the professional R&D environment and business advice provided by HKSTP and we thank all our engineers, researchers, collaborators, and incubation consultants from HKSTP, for giving us the opportunity to bring Una and a better STEM learning experience to life.”
Hung Hing Printing Group Limited, a HKSTP Grantee at Taipo Industrial Estate, won Gold in the “Smart Business Award – Solution for Business and Public Sector Enterprise” category for their Smart Planning solution. A solution for manufacturers to plan, schedule, dispatch, execute and monitor the performance of their manufacturing processes and factories, it is designed for complex make-to-order environments and products that require many manufacturing tasks.
Yee Yu, Chief Information Officer, Hung Hing Printing Group Limited, said, “Winning this prestigious award is a true testament to reflect Hung Hing’s digital determination in driving the company ahead by investing in smart technologies and people. Smart Planning is a fascinating concept and ingenious idea for solving complex optimisation problems found in the manufacturing environment of the printing industry and we made it real. It underscores the company’s commitment to adopting Industry 4.0 practices to transform the way it works and speed up delivery of value to customers.“
“We hope our success can also serve as an inspiring example for like-minded companies actively seeking to adopt smart technologies to create business value. With HKSTP’s access to a wide range of technology and resources, we are keen to witness more collaboration between technology startups and traditional manufacturers, and look forward to expediting re-industrialisation, commercialising innovations and maximising return on investment.”
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP, said: “We are gratified to see many of our incubatees and partner companies receive recognition at the Hong Kong ICT Awards as they represent the best showcase for Hong Kong’s technological creativity and I&T talent. They also give us great pride to see that our efforts to support I&T start-ups and take them to their next stage of growth are showing results. The vibrancy of Hong Kong’s largest I&T ecosystem at HKSTP provides a fertile ground for the development of best-of-breed innovations. With the Greater Bay Area going into high gear, we hope the awardees will continue to leverage the opportunities, achieve new heights in their respective technological fields, and bring benefits to the society in the long run.”
Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and organised by Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the annual Hong Kong ICT Awards recognises and promotes outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and applications designed and developed in Hong Kong.