GS1 Hong Kong has announced the launch of a new awards programme, called the Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.
Founded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is the local chapter of GS1, a not-for-profit, global supply chain standards organisation headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with over 110 national chapters in 150 countries.
According to a statement by the not-for-profit, the new initiative aims to showcase innovation in the field of IoT, recognising pioneering enterprises and outstanding tertiary students, and supporting the Hong Kong SAR Government's long-term Digital 21 Strategy and blueprint for the territory's ICT development.
The new awards programme follows the launch by GSI Hong Kong last year of the Hong Kong Internet of Things Centre of Excellence at Hong Kong Science Park.
"The Internet of Things refers to any smart interconnected devices that enterprises or organisations adopt to obtain more visibility into the identification, location, and condition of products, assets, transactions, or even people. I am confident that this new award programme will provide role models, and help identify the business benefits and advantages of 'everything connected' for a host of industries and further strengthen the capabilities and competitiveness of Hong Kong enterprises in the IoT era," said Anna Lin, JP, Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong.
The awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled to take place in December.
The award programme is now open to all enterprises and tertiary education institutions. Applications can be submitted by email or delivered to the GS1 Hong Kong office no later than 12:00 noon on 13 June, 2014.
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