(Hong Kong, 21 April 2023) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is pleased to announce that three of its technological innovations have been recognised in the prestigious 2023 Edison Awards amidst fierce competition among nearly 400 entries worldwide and have won one silver and two bronze accolades, once again demonstrating its outstanding capabilities on the international stage. Not only has HKPC garnered this international award for the first time, but it has also become the most-awarded research institution in Hong Kong this year. The three innovations have been unanimously recognised by the judges, with HKPC being praised for its technological breakthroughs in the categories of “Innovative Services & Software Solutions – Manufacturing Process Optimisation”, “Critical Human Infrastructure – Intelligent Modelling” and “Engineering & Robotics – Enhanced Automation”.
Organised annually, the Edison Awards honour excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design, and innovation. It is a globally recognised programme established in 1987 and conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering future innovators. Past award recipients include Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, as well as leaders and their research and development (R&D) innovations from global corporations such as Coca-Cola, Genentech, General Electric, General Motors, IBM and Campbell Soup Co.
Mr Mohamed BUTT, Executive Director of HKPC, said, “HKPC is committed to pursuing excellence in scientific R&D and has consistently achieved remarkable results on the global stage. It is our pleasure and honour that HKPC's technological innovations have once again attained exceptional results internationally and been honoured with the Edison Awards for the first time. This recognition affirms our teams’ efforts in technological innovation and the commercialisation of world-class R&D. Moreover, HKPC proactively promotes new industrialisation and delivers values to traditional industries by leveraging advanced technologies. The three award-winning technologies bring innovative and intelligent solutions to our partners, greatly improving productivity and efficiency, while enhancing the competitiveness of industries. HKPC will continue promoting the adoption of innovative technologies across various industries to make great strides in driving Hong Kong towards becoming an international innovation and technology centre.”
The three award-winning innovations of HKPC diverse in their applications and significance:
For more information about the 2023 Edison Awards, please visit: https://edisonawards.com/.
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