Past Winners: APICTA 2018 (GUANGZHOU)

Each year the APICTA Awards identify the best solutions from the Asia Pacific region across a broad range of categories.

APICTA 2018 has been Successfully Concluded

On October 13th, the APICTA 2018 was held successfully in the Guangzhou Garden Hotel. Thus, the 18th Asia-Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance Awards, which lasted for 3 months covering 15 countries and regions, has been successfully concluded.

Group photo of supporters

Professional Judges to See the Future of Technology with Authority

At the event, Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, delivered a welcome remark at the awards ceremony. She said, in the days preparing for the APICTA 2018, I found Apicta to be a “university” where we learned to respect, trust and appreciate ‘everyone’ around us, as well as to abide by rules, to cooperate and to innovate. Apicta is also a large family, where 16 economies have achieved win-win cooperation. Sleeping for less than 2 hours and forgetting about the time, a team of nearly 100 people formed by 14 supporters made a perfect end of Apicta 2018 with full enthusiasm and meticulous service.

Welcome Remark by Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association

In his speech, Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, pointed out that APICTA Award is the most influential ICT industry competition in the Asia-Pacific region, known as the “Oscar of the IT Arena”. This contest brings together the latest and the best innovation outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be of great benefit to the promotion of ICT innovation and the transfer and industrialization of ICT achievements.

Welcome Remark by Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman

Mr. Shen Zhixiong, Deputy Director of the Economic & Information Technology Commission of Guangdong Province, made a detailed analysis of the situation of China’s Industrial Development in his speech, and fully affirmed the positive significance of hosting the APICTA 2008. He believed that the competition conformed to the national innovation-driven development strategy, highlighted the service to real economy, and achieved remarkable results in cooperation. Its influence is far-reaching.

Welcome Remark by Mr. Shen Zhixiong, Deputy Director of the Economic & Information Technology Commission of Guangdong Province

Having Innovation Power Converged in the Asia-Pacific Region, and Participants Performing Extreme Confrontation The competition has caused a strong reaction of the Asia-Pacific region, with participation of 80 international judges, and 274 Innovation teams and projects from 15 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. It is the largest competition in the scale and number of judges, participants and awards since the founding of the APICTA.

Group photo of APICTA Excos and judges

During the finals, the nominees presented their projects about business model , innovation, future planning etc. in the form of “video display + statement + project presentation”. The judge panel offered guidance for the nominees from the aspects of technical innovation, market demand, business model and quality of service. The supporter will provide China Business Starter Pack for the winners of the competition, providing related services and full support for project landing, like market research, commercial promotion, technique transfer, financing support, entrepreneurship counseling, intellectual property application and protection.

Report of Judging by Chief Judge, Pro. Gansen Zhao

APICTA 2018 has set up 22 categories. After three days of fierce competition and judgement, the results, including a total of 24 winner awards and 77 merit awards, have been announced. Among them, China has won seven winner awards and six merit awards, which are the best achievements so far made by the Chinese participants in the APICTA. The specific announcements are listed as below:

CategoryResultProject NameCompany/Organization NameEconomy
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (CT-AI)WinnerSmart and Flexible Logistic SolutionsStandard Robots Co.,Ltd.
MeritPrive ManagersPrive TechnologiesHong Kong
MeritSharkSpotter(c)The Ripper Group Pty and University of Technology SydneyAustralia
Big Data Analytics Technology of the YearWinnerKugou musicGuangzhou KuGou Computer Technology Co.,Ltd
MeritBelun(TM) RingBelun Technology Company LimitedHong Kong
Consumer & IndustrialWinnerSmarKieMini168 Limited
WinnerFalcon UAV Detection and Defense SystemGuangzhou Haige Yahua Defense Technology Co., LtdChina
MeritCodebots PlatformCodebotsAustralia
MeritPark and PayPark and PaySri Lanka
MeritShwe BiteShwe BiteHong Kong
Digital MarketingWinnerAIGold Sales AssistantGuangdong Ain Intelligent Digital Marketing Co., Ltd.
MeritSmarKieMini168 LimitedHong Kong
MeritTeleAvatar TechnologyPulz Technologies (Pvt) LtdSri Lanka
EducationWinnerGong Qi Bu BeiCSquare Technology Co., Ltd.
MeritMindtrexMindplus Education Sdn BhdBrunei
Engineering, Manufacturing & TransportWinnerLIPS AGV KellyLIPS Corporation
MeritZWCADZWCAD Software Co., LtdChina
Entertainment & HospitalityWinnerTravelFlan AI Travel Concierge (TravelFlan 人工智能旅遊助理)FreeD Group Limited (TravelFlan)
MeritPowerArenaMotherApp LimitedHong Kong
MeritPokeguide AppPokeguide LimitedHong Kong
Finance & MarketingWinnerViettelPayViettel Telecom
MeritAladdinM-DAQ Pte. Ltd.Singapore
MeritPrice OyePrice OyePakistan
ICT SolutionsWinnerMultilingual Artificial Intelligence Customer Service System (AICS)Fano Labs Limited
MeritSelf Serve 360° Virtual Tour Creation PlatformAugment Space Pty LtdAustralia
Internet of Things Technology of the YearWinnerIntelligent RFID-embedded Baggage Loading Robotics for Automated Baggage ReconciliationE-Business Solutions Limited / Airport Authority Hong Kong
MeritCrancloud Base StationGuiZhou CranCloud Technology Co., Ltd.China
Junior Students ProjectWinnerWater Time: An Intelligent Assisant for Drinking WaterThe Affiliated School of South China Normal University
WinnerNew Gen FarmingSekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damansara JayaMalaysia
MeritFly MailAitchison College/Lahore Grammar SchoolPakistan
MeritBlind ShoeAnanda College,Colombo 10Sri Lanka
MeritIHA(Instant Health Aid)Chung Hua Middle SchoolBrunei
MeritFind My iStickEvangel CollegeHong Kong
MeritTalent TradeFoon Yew High SchoolMalaysia
MeritRobot-the Fly BusTTerFroggyChinese Taipei
MeritTeam Travelling Mobile AppKing’s College Old Boys’ Association Primary School No.2Hong Kong
MeritPASSION YOUR PURPOSESacred Heart CollegeAustralia
MeritSmart Medicine BagShun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau CollegeHong Kong
MeritAIR PROJECT (Agriculture Intelligent Robot)SJKC YUK CHAI-MALAYSIAMalaysia
MeritSUPGAMESMP Negeri 1 SurabayaIndonesia
MeritHope Mental HealthSt. John’s SchoolBrunei
MeritIntelligent TrashSt.Francis Xavier ConventThailand
MeritPRC E-ClassroomThe Prince Royal’s CollegeThailand
Professional & Property SolutionsWinnerMintHRMInfoseek (Pvt) Ltd
MeritBiHe PlatfromZhuHai HuaXing Software and Information Service Co.,LTDChina
Public Sector & GovernmentWinnerCipher – Blockchain Orchestration PlatformAvanza Solutions
MeritHKG My Flight” mobile appAirport Authority Hong KongHong Kong
MeritIntelligent RFID-embedded Baggage Loading Robotics for Automated Baggage ReconciliationE-Business Solutions Limited / Airport Authority Hong KongHong Kong
Research & Development Project of the YearWinnerLIPS AGV KellyLIPS Corporation
MeritSINHALA BRAILLE CHARACTER RECOGNITION AND TRANSLATION APPLICATIONCenter for Research and Development- Ministry of DefenceSri Lanka
Security & Specialised SolutionsWinnerFalcon UAV Detection and Defense SystemGuangzhou Haige Yahua Defense Technology Co., Ltd
MeritTerminal Line Encryption (Version 5)Epic Lanka (Pvt) LtdSri Lanka
MeritSTAR BIT Decentralized ExchangeSTAR BIT Innovation Co., Ltd.Chinese Taipei
Senior Students ProjectMeritBruLifeChung Ching Middle School
MeritWalk Enhancing Smart DeviceDe Mazenod CollegeSri Lanka
MeritVeriNewsDunman High SchoolSingapore
MeritAICareDunman High SchoolSingapore
MeritANEDIZER (Ambulance Stretcher Stabilizer)Muhammadiyah 2 Sidoarjo Senior High SchoolIndonesia
MeritGATRO IndonesiaMuhammadiyah 2 Sidoarjo Senior High SchoolIndonesia
MeritOrientateRaffles InstitutionSingapore
MeritSubnoticaSMK Damansara UtamaMalaysia
MeritMereSTEAM Club IndonesiaIndonesia
MeritEating micro plastics robotTaipei 101Chinese Taipei
MeritThe Decision Changes Your LifeThe Prince Royal’s CollegeThailand
MeritWonder bonding landThe Prince Royal’s CollegeThailand
Specialised SolutionsWinnerDigital Elite Study CubeInstitute for Information Industry
WinnerSmart and Flexible Logistic SolutionsSmart and Flexible Logistic SolutionsChina
MeritUnified VASWavenet InternationalSri Lanka
Tertiary Students ProjectWinnerKomposer Automated Musical Note Generation based on Lyrics with Recurrent Neural NetworksUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura
WinnerTaleThe University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
MeritSocial Circles VREdith Cowan UniversityAustralia
MeritEaglesiaGuangdong University of Foreign StudyChina
MeritSellutionIndonesia Computer UniversityIndonesia
MeritIntelligent Air Quality Sensing and Purifying Rover (IAQSPR)National Central UniversityChinese Taipei
MeritUMix Music AppThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
MeritSafety Awareness and Firefighting Skills Learning through VRThe Open University of Hong KongHong Kong
MeritMechSimUniversiti Teknologi BruneiBrunei
MeritHao Chi ARUniversiti Tunku Abdul RahmanMalaysia
MeritFat Burning Assistant Using Virtual Reality and MusicUniversity of MacauMacao
MeritFireFly ConnectVictoria UniversityAustralia
Wealth & RetailWinnerDirectPayDirectPay (Pvt) Ltd
MeritLoan ScoringFinology Sdn BhdMalaysia
MeritSports King ~sports equipment intelligent service platformGuangzhou DuoDongZhen Information Technology Co., Ltd.China
WellbeingWinnerBelun(TM) RingBelun Technology Company Limited
MeritAmor H2 Health BandLeadtek Research Inc.Chinese Taipei
2018MeritBelun(TM) RingBelun Technology Company Limited
MeritMaker PlaygroundInGarage Assistive Co.,Ltd.Thailand
MeritMaker PlaygroundInGarage Assistive Co.,Ltd.Thailand
MeritMaker PlaygroundInGarage Assistive Co.,Ltd.Thailand LimitedBangladesh
MeritEkshebaSOFTBD LTD.Bangladesh
MeritSobjanta (Realtime Quiz Competition)St. Joseph Higher Secondary SchoolBangladesh
MeritZantrik-911 for Vehicles in BangladeshZantrik LimitedBangladesh
List of APICTA2018 awards
The First Round of Awards Ceremony
The Second Round of Awards Ceremony
Host Economy Trophy to Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, and Chief Judge Certificate to Pro. Gansen Zhao, Chief judge, awarded by Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, and Mr. Fulvio Inserra, APICTA Vice Chairman

The excellent performance of China’s service team has been highly praised by the Apicta Excos, judges and participants. At the event, Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, and Mr. Fulvio Inserra, APICTA Vice Chairman, awarded the Host Economy Trophy to Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, and Chief Judge Certificate to Pro. Gansen Zhao.

The Handover Ceremony of host economies

Many excellent ICT projects in the Asia-Pacific region was converged in this competition. A business matching exchange platform will be built through competition marketing, lectures and networking activities to raise the public awareness on ICT, recognize the outstanding ICT institutions and personnel. Through key points like the introduction and transformation of ICT, connection between technology team and capital, connection between technological projects and industrial park, it has brought more innovative vitality to Guangzhou the “Millennium Business Capital” , so that the advanced creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific region would flower and bear fruit in the Flower City.

The next competition will be held in Vietnam. By “Common Innovation in Information and Communication, Common Development in the Belt and Road”, we hope that this golden link of Apicta will bring the Asia-Pacific region closer together and create a better Asia.

Photographer: Wang Juncheng, Li Ruizeng
Author: He Shanshan