At the recent Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020, members of the Cyberport community chalked up a total of 23 awards across all eight categories. It was the most awards won by Cyberport community start-ups at this illustrious annual event steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and organised by the industry’s leading associations and professional bodies.

The awards represented industry plaudits for innovative excellence, and they were a demonstration of the strength, diversity, and depth of Cyberport’s three major application clusters as start-ups specialising in various verticals across Digital Entertainment, Smart Living, and FinTech claimed major awards.

As cases in point, the multidisciplinary game developer, 3MindWave, clinched the Digital Entertainment Grand Award and Gold Award (Entertainment and eSports Software) for outstanding gaming design, and the barrier-free indoor navigation platform provider, Maphive Technology, nabbed the Smart Mobility Grand Award and Gold Award (Smart Tourism) for enhancing users’ travel experience and supporting barrier-free mobility.

Various awards were also conferred to Digital Entertainment start-ups engaging in game development (XR Dom, Element Cell Game, Original Workshop, and Simplist) and 3D animation (Nikopicto), as well as to Smart Living start-ups specialising in EV charging (oneCHARGE), robotic gloves for rehabilitation (Zunosaki), and electronic medical record systems (Acesobee).

Adding to the accolades, start-ups from Hong Kong’s largest FinTech community at Cyberport again snatched a string of awards. Their robo-advisory (AQUMON), transaction data tracking (gini), virtual investment assistant (iDDY), RegTech (Wizpresso), and virtual insurance (OneDegree) solutions were awarded for advancing innovation in the financial sector and for meeting new consumption behaviours and demands with technology.

Eric Chan, Cyberport’s Chief Public Mission Officer, was delighted about the Cyberport community’s historic wins: “We are glad to see Cyberport’s start-ups in our three key clusters shine their own light. Cyberport will continue to cultivate digital tech talent, groom start-ups, and build a more mature I&T ecosystem for Hong Kong. We hope that the market recognition will encourage start-ups to expand their businesses to more markets and further drive the development of Hong Kong’s I&T industry.”

Maphive Technology, with its barrier-free indoor navigation platform, won the “Smart Mobility Grand Award” and the Gold Award in the “Smart Mobility (Smart Tourism)” stream. Co-founder of Maphive Technologyy, John Chuen-yu Chan (Left), received the award from the Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit (Right).

The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020 Cyberport start-ups and tech companies awarding list

Award Category: Digital Entertainment Award

3 MindWave Ltd
Awarding Project: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) racing video game ATV Slam
Awards: Digital Entertainment Award – Grand Award and Digital Entertainment (Entertainment & eSports Software) Award - Gold

XR Dom Ltd.
Awarding Project: XR game “Fatal Escape”
Award: Digital Entertainment (Entertainment & eSports Software) Award - Silver

Element Cell Game Ltd.
Awarding Project: Mobile card game “Magic Burns 9 times”
Award: Digital Entertainment (Entertainment & eSports Software) Award - Bronze

Original Workshop Company Ltd.
Awarding Project: Simulation mobile game “Genki Village”
Award: Digital Entertainment (Entertainment & eSports Software) Award – Certificate of Merit

Simplist Ltd.
Awarding Project: Mobile game “Devil Stone”
Award: Digital Entertainment (Entertainment & eSports Software) Award – Certificate of Merit

Nikopicto Ltd.
Awarding Project: A 10 minute-long animated film “Wuen”
Award: Digital Entertainment (Animation & Visual Effects) Award – Bronze

Award Category: FinTech Award

AQUMON (Magnum Research Ltd.)
Awarding Project: Robo-advisor for investors AQUMON
Award: FinTech (Emerging Solution) Award - Gold

Awarding Project: gini data enrichment
Award: FinTech (Emerging Solution) Award - Silver

iDDY Financial Technologies Ltd.
Awarding Project: Smart investment platform iDDY
Award: FinTech (Emerging Solution) Award – Certificate of Merit

OneDegree Global Ltd.
Awarding Project: Virtual insurer OneDegree Global
Award: FinTech (Banking, Insurance & Capital Market) Award - Silver

Awarding Project: Data analytics platform Wizpresso Search
Award: FinTech (Regulatory Technology and Risk Management) Award - Silver

Award Category : Smart Mobility Award

Maphive Technology Ltd.
Awarding Project: Mapxus Barrier-free Indoor Navigation Platform
Awards: Smart Mobility – Grand Award and Smart Mobility (Smart Tourism) Award - Gold

oneCHARGE Solutions Ltd.
Awarding Project: oneCHARGE 3 Phase 21kW AC Fast EV Charging System
Award: Smart Mobility (Smart Transportation) Award - Silver

Award Category: Smart Living Award

Zunosaki Ltd.
Awarding Project: HandyRehab HandyGlove
Award: Smart Living (Smart Healthcare) Award - Silver

Award Category: Smart People Award

Acesobee Ltd.
Awarding Project: A mobile application for “Reach the Unreachable”
Award: Smart People (Smart Ageing) Award – Certificate of Merit

Award Category: ICT Startup Award

Rice Robotics Ltd.
Awarding Project: Rice The Autonomous Delivery Robot
Award: ICT Startup (Hardware & Devices) Award - Silver

Jarvix Pay Ltd.
Awarding Project: Smart business and payment platform Jarvix Pay
ICT Startup (Software & Apps) Award – Bronze

Award Category: Smart Business Award

TradeMonday Ltd.
Awarding Project: Retail business solution TradeMonday
Award: Smart Business (Big Data and Open Data Applications) Award - Silver

Negawatt Utility Ltd.
Awarding Project: Negawatt Building Operating System
Award: Smart Business (Solution for Business and Public Sector Enterprise) Award – Certificate of Merit

Zero to One Greater China Ltd
Awarding Project: Marketing Intelligence Platform GrowthSpot
Award: Smart Business (Solution for SME) Award – Certificate of Merit

Award Category: Student Innovation Award

The University of Hong Kong (MAN Chui-yan Stacy / SO Hoi-ying Gigi / LUK Wing-san Winson / LAM Fong-pui Samson)
Awarding Project: ZOOMIN - Gamifying Sustainable Green Consumption
Award: Student Innovation (Post-Secondary and Undergraduate) Award - Silver

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