The Hong Kong Awards of Industries culminated in an award ceremony on 28 November 2022 with nine companies winning recognition for their exceptional achievements under the Innovation and Creativity category.
Speaking at the award ceremony, KK Chan, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government, congratulated winners across the award’s six categories and shared upcoming plans to develop Hong Kong into an international innovation & technology (I&T) hub.
“While celebrating the winners’ achievements, we are fully aware of the challenges faced by Hong Kong’s industries and enterprises in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions in recent years,” said Chan. “In particular, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of I&T. With the strong support from the National 14th Five-Year Plan, Hong Kong is set to develop into an international I&T hub. I&T development is set to be a key impetus to the growth of the city’s economy.”
He added that the Government will be developing schemes to support small- and medium-sized enterprises while building facilities to enhance R&D development in advanced manufacturing and new technologies.
Nine companies were selected by the HKGCC Judging Panel and Assessment Team after careful vetting of 28 finalists. The winners, which comprised businesses from such diverse industries as technology, engineering, healthcare, proptech and environmental conservation, were endorsed by the Final Judging Panel chaired by Professor Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong.
In congratulating the winners of the Innovation and Creativity category, Chamber Chairman Betty Yuen said: “As the pandemic continues to pose a threat to our economy, it is crucial for businesses to adapt to the new normal by creating new products and markets in order to keep up with competitors. Our winners this year have demonstrated their ability to capture new opportunities from emerging markets with inventive ideas, and in enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international centre for business excellence.”
The Hong Kong Awards for Industries is the city’s premier business awards scheme and is championed by the HKSAR Government. A total of 83 winners were selected from 204 entries in six categories: Consumer Product Design, Equipment and Machinery Design, Customer Service, Innovation and Creativity, Technological Achievement, and Upgrading and Transformation.
Innovation and Creativity Grand Award
The C-polar air filter is a groundbreaking invention that is scientifically proven to capture, inactivate and eliminate up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within five minutes without releasing any toxic particles that are harmful to humans. It is more energy-efficient and effective than traditional air filters in the market that uses UVC lights and particle-trapping mechanisms. The company shows great potential to grow amidst the pandemic and is expected to bring long-term positive impact to the city’s health and well-being. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
ATAL Engineering Limited
The company leverages Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and MultiTrade Integrated Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MiMEP) methods in the construction of its ATAL Multi-Stages Flocculation Sedimentation III system (AMSFS III) to increase the efficiency, mobility and flexibility of such a system in temporary projects, especially those located in rural areas. The fully automated system uses 10% to 50% less chemicals and achieves up to 99.5% recycling ratio in magnetic media, which is conducive to environment conservation and can potentially help improve the water quality in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area cities. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
Innovation and Creativity Award
Clever Bright International Limited
The simple and easy-to-adapt invention gives single-use courier envelopes a second life while saving up to 75% of material cost. This external hardware also includes the implementation of QR codes to keep track of the number of times an envelope has been re-used. Corporations can also add customized brand messages as advertising placements. If adopted by major courier companies, this product can significantly reduce the carbon footprint caused by mailing activities. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
Contin Technology Limited
The Warmcare central monitoring system provides an all-in-one solution for hospital wards to manage a large group of patients on a single interface. The use-by-intuition design integrates customized alert notifications to help nurses identify patient needs instantly through a network comprising tailor-made call bells, sensor pads, anti-wandering systems, door alarm systems, fall management systems and more. The company is able to address specific concerns of nurses and strengthen Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class healthcare system. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
Sino Innovation Laboratory Limited
The Lab is a free, open-to-all platform, providing a sandbox environment for start-ups to test out their inventions in real-life situations while enabling feedback from potential partners and collaborators. The company fosters innovation that does not only benefit the prop-tech industry, but also Hong Kong’s development as a smart city. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
Wing King Tong Printing Limited
The Washable Book is made with specially manufactured non-plastic, recyclable paper to withstand robust use and extreme conditions. The product is designed to be reusable and is, as such, environmentally friendly. The addressable market for this product could potentially grow beyond young children to include adults and people with special needs. -- HKGCC Judging Panel
Innovation and Creativity Certificate of Merit
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limite
Walk in Hong Kong Limited
Analogue Holdings Limited