Local technology startups are being invited to apply to participate in the Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICTA) 2019 - ICT Startup Award, which will be presented in April.
This year's ceremony is being steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, organized by Rotary Club of The HUB Hong Kong and operated by StartHK.
Awards will be presented across three streams, covering software and applications, hardware and devices, and social impact respectively.
Applicants will be evaluated via a two-month adjudication, with the evaluation process including keynotes and talks, master classes and workshops, 1:1 matching and mentoring, networking, on-stage demo pitching and the organization of a startup pavilion.
The three competition streams will each select Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and recommend participation in local and international competitions, including the Asia Pacific Communications Technology Alliance Competition (APICTA), World Summit Awards (WSA), and mYouth.
The awards' chief judge and StartHK honorary chairman Emil Chan said the organizers have secured support from ASTRI, Cyberport, HKSTP, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the ITC and Invest Hong Kong.
"The local startups will be able to access the opportunities among the Greater Bay Area and connect with international venture platform through the joint support from the industry and the government,” he said.
Applications for the ICT startup stream of HKICTA 2019 will close on January 18.