China Mobile HK names IoT startup competition finalists

24 Oct 2018

China Mobile Hong Kong has announced the four finalists who will represent Hong Kong in the semi-finals of the China Mobile OneNET Start-ups Marathon Competition later this month.

Bravolinear Tech, IOTANET, Peacify and Stoneroad IOT will compete with IoT experts from across mainland China during the semi-final competition in Chongqing.

Bravolinear Tech has developed a narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) based intelligent sensor system for elderly care. IOTANET developed a class consortium blockchain for smart community and device sharing. Peacify is working on a wearable device for monitoring the health of newborn babies. Stoneroad is applying IoT technology to monitor the health of trees on public property.

The four companies won the first Hong Kong version of the marathon competition, which parent company China Mobile Limited has held in China for the past two years.

China Mobile Hong Kong worked with HKSTP, the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) and the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) to organise the event.

The startups competed with six other hand-picked teams of entrepreneurs. The teams were provided with free training sessions and technical support before the finals of the Hong Kong contest, which took place last month.

Each of the four winners will receive a HK$50,000 seed fund as well as being invited to participate in the semi-final competition.

The Hong Kong version of the competition was designed to align with the HKSAR government's Smart City Blueprint. It focused on the six key themes of smart transportation, smart living, smart environment, smart city, smart government, and smart finance.

First published in Computerworld Hong Kong

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