Innovation Solutions Unveiled at the 1st IOT Data Hackathon – A Showcase of Talent and Creativity

Innovation Solutions Unveiled at the 1st IOT Data Hackathon – A Showcase of Talent and Creativity

24 March 2024 marked the culmination of the highly anticipated IOT Data Hackathon 2024, an event organized by GS1 Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, supported by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. With a total of six challenge statements under the themes of “Smart City” and “Smart Supply Chain”, the Hackathon received an overwhelming response, attracted over 80 teams of local tertiary students and business professionals, to explore the potential of IOT data in tackling real world challenges.


Day 1 – Hack Day

The Hackathon is supported by partners including Airport Authority Hong Kong, Check Point Software Technologies, Google Cloud, HKT, MTR, PARKnSHOP, Alibaba Cloud and Yoshinoya. During the competition, these partners and industry experts provided training, tools and resources to participants, enabling them to learn about data knowledge and applications, IOT technologies, AI, digital supply chain, design thinking, problem-solving, sustainability & circularity, and entrepreneurship, etc., helping the participating teams design their concepts, and translate ideas into action.

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The Hackathon witnessed a remarkable display of talent and creativity, with 22 teams — 12 from the Student Stream and 10 from the Professional Stream — emerging as finalists after a rigorous initial proposal screening process.  A dedicated group of 22 mentors, consisting of industry professionals and subject matter experts, provided valuable guidance and mentorship to the shortlisted teams throughout their hackathon journey.

Following a full day hacking, the finalists were now set to compete in the final phase of the Hackathon, where they presented their projects to a distinguished panel of judges, comprising 14 renowned experts and thought leaders in the fields of data, IOT, ICT, AI, smart city and supply chain technologies. The teams demonstrated exceptional problem-solving abilities, creative thinking, and a deep understanding of leveraging IOT data for practical applications.

“The success of this IOT Data Hackathon underscores the growing importance of IOT and data in addressing the challenges faced by smart cities and supply chains.  The event has fostered collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of ideas among participants, judges, and mentors.  It has provided a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills and contribute to the advancement of the IOT ecosystem.  It is truly delighted to see there are so many great and quality talents in Hong Kong”, said Mr. Sean Tan, Organising Committee Chairman of the Hackathon, Information Technology Director, Jebsen Group.

The excitement does not end with the conclusion of the Hackathon.  An Award Ceremony will be held on April 13 at the Digital Economy Summit 2024, an Asia’s flagship innovation & technology event jointly organised by the HKSAR Government and Cyberport, where the winners will be announced and honored for their outstanding performance.  The event will provide a platform to celebrate the achievements of the participating teams and recognise their innovative solutions that have the potential to revolutionize the way we live, work, and interact with our city and supply chains.

 

Details of the Award Ceremony:

Date: 13 April 2024, Saturday

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Venue: Theater 2, Convention Hall, HKCEC

Event: Data-driven Economy: Unleashing the Powerhouse of Possibilities – IOT Data Hackathon 2024 Award Ceremony (Under the “Elite Innovators Forum” of Digital Economy Summit)

For detailed information and updates about the IOT Data Hackathon 2024, please visit www.gs1hk.org/iotdatahackathon.  For inquiries, please contact at [email protected] / (852) 2861 2819.


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