Students in Hong Kong were recently honoured by Asian systems integrator JOS at the Innovative IT Project Awards presentation ceremony.
Students were presented with the platinum, gold and silver awards at an event held at the Training Theatre, Cyberport, Hong Kong.
Eight teams of students from Hong Kong's universities and tertiary institutions competed to win these awards that were given based on their performance in solving tasks. These students explored how the real-world application of advanced, innovative technologies could deliver improvements in the retail, construction, utility and transport sectors.
"We set up the Innovative IT Project Awards to inspire the next generation of Hong Kong technologists and to identify the young talent that will shape the future. The event has seen some impressive, creative thinking on innovative applications of technology in areas like healthcare, waste collection and mobility for the physically challenged," said Eric Or, managing director for JOS Hong Kong and Macau.
Solutions for Hong Kong customers
These tasks and subsequent awards have attempted to give genuine solutions to JOS's Hong Kong customers.
The award is in its first year and attracted over 40 entries from ten universities and higher education institutions.
The judges shortlisted seventeen teams that competed for US$12,870 prize money and the opportunity to join JOS' graduate trainee programme upon completion of their studies.
CheckWave, a digital receipt management solution from The University of Hong Kong won the Platinum award. Meanwhile, the Gold and Silver award went to City University of Hong Kong for QNO, a mobile solution to queuing problems; and Self-Transformable Wheelchair respectively.
"As part of JOS's talent acquisition strategy, the Innovative IT Project Awards attests that there is no shortage of young talent in Hong Kong. Technology can be a powerful, positive force in business and wider society," said Jenny Pong, group director for Human Resources at JOS's Group function, JTH Group.