The 2018 CityU App Innovation Contest held by CityU MBA came to the grand finale in May 2018. After 3 rounds of judging, 3 winning teams out of 138 entries from higher education institutions across Asia, including Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong were selected during the Final Pitching Day on 19 May 2018 by a panel of judges comprised of academic experts and industry professionals, including Dr. Christoph Schneider, CityU MBA Associate Director, Mr. Akihiko Katayama, Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Carson McKelvey, Chief Experience Officer and Managing Director of Tofugear, and Apple Enterprise and Education.
“Bridging education, technology, and business is a critical step leading to continuous improvement of our well-being, social welfare, and the quality of life. It is to this end that CityU MBA organizes the Contest and the Festival with the three themes of One Health, Digital Society, and Smart City.” Prof. Kevin Chiang, MBA Director and the Chair of the 2018 CityU Digital Business Innovation Festival said.
Congratulations to the 3 winning teams:
- Gold: Team 016 VETS (Veterinarians Efficient Technology System)
Mr. Li Yee Fung Anson, Year 2, Department of Marketing, City University of Hong Kong
Ms. Tang Hoi Ming, Year 3, Department of Information System,City University of Hong Kong
- Silver: Team 047 Real-time LCSD Facilities Monitoring System
Ms. Hung Shu Ting, Year 3, Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Chan Kin Hang, Year 3, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Ms. Ng Hoi Lam, Year 3, Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
Ms. Chow Tsz Fei, Year 3, Department of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong
- Bronze: Team 002 Developmental Coordination disorder Evaluation and Training App
Mr. Tang Yat Chung, Year 3, Department of Computer Science, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Mr. Zhao Haiqi, Year 4, Department of Computer Science, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Ms. Lau Oi Ling, Year 4, Department of Computer Science, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
In addition, the 3 most popular teams in the 2018 CityU App Innovation Poster Competition Public Voting were invited to receive awards in the Ceremony. They are:
- Team 013 SpeechFun
Mr. LI WANG YAU, Year 4, Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Fong Ho Man, Year 4, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Wong Wai Yin, Year 2, Higher Diploma in Law and Administration, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
- Team 022 In-Depth
Mr. CHAN KIN KWAN, Year 4, Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. CHAN WAI YIN, Year 4, Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Leung Yuen Ting, Year 4, Department of Marketing, City University of Hong Kong
- Team 033 Craftage
Mr. Kwan Chi Ho, Year 2, MBA, The University of Hong Kong
Ms. Wong Ching, Year 2, MBA, The University of Hong Kong
All shortlisted teams in the App Contest were invited to join this Poster Competition, in which they could present their innovative app ideas for solving real-life problems to the public. Thirty-nine poster submissions were received from Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. All submitted posters were displayed on the Contest website, with 15 being exhibited during the Festival for public voting, where nearly 400 votes were received from the Festival’s participants.
We believe technology advancement and business innovation are interrelated. To facilitate the knowledge flow between the business sector and students, CityU MBA invited industry partners and professionals to arrange a series of activities for the contestants from January to March 2018, including tech talks, iOS coding workshops and coaching sessions, where the contestants could learn coding in Swift, an intuitive programming language developed by Apple and acquire real-life experiences through sharing by the professionals. The Contest prizes were sponsored by IEEE Hong Kong Computer Society and CM Securities Holdings.
Together with the engaged industry partners and contestants, the 2018 CityU App Innovation Contest was more than just a competition, but an invaluable platform to accelerate the transmission and transformation of knowledge and to stimulate the application of innovation.