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New govt-business connection platform launched in HK

Hong Kong’s Smart Government Innovation Lab has been putting out a slew of innovations develops by its various incubatees.

Recently, one of its supported firms developed a solution which is now ready to be acquired by other firms, government agencies and academic institutions.

Solution description

One of the Lab’s incubatees, called Agorize, has developed a solution that is capable of providing a comprehensive service that can supply both spot-on business solutions and expansion of the innovator community.

The firm assists in connecting the government to some of the best talents/innovators/IT profiles from all over the world based on rigorous judging criteria, introducing its start-up ecosystem and existent student innovators and other salient community members.

They have also launched a software platform that creates an online space for interested parties to easily facilitate to accomplish a two-sided interaction between the government and the talents/start-ups/innovators.

The firm can help to set up specifically multi-themed, problem-solving challenges which would allow the government to raise deeper awareness of the problem areas to the public and acquire diversified and innovative solutions that can be implemented from intellects all over the world.

Application Areas

The solution was developed to be applied across the areas of City Management, Climate and Weather, Commerce and Industry, Development, Environment, Finance, Food, Health, Social Welfare as well as Transport.

Technologies Used

The firm has developed a software platform that can assist in the location of all the latest technologies and solutions.

Use case

Slingshot 2019 was a challenge aimed to boost networks between start-ups from all over the world and the major investors/corporations.

This challenge was a huge success because the start-ups were able to have their innovative tech/business ideas gain more exposure to the public’s eye and the investors and big corporations were able to discover hidden gems that they would’ve never come across if it wasn’t for this Slingshot event.

The firm’s proprietary business solutions enabled its clients to receive information from and connect to participants. This platform exceeded users’ expectations of quality.

The execution of submitted business solutions is possible as these ideas are strategic enough to build upon and be implemented in the real world.

The firm is very excited to see its previous clients synergize with the challenge winners and pioneer their collaborative solutions in the future.

Furthermore, by launching a challenge with Agorize, the firm guarantees not only the smooth unfolding of the challenge but also the substantial PR and marketing efforts to attract talents. This can help raise higher awareness to the society’s citizens about the current problems that the public is facing.

For our most recent challenge called the Resilient Hong Kong Challenge, the firm has partnered up with South China Morning Post, Cyberport, and STP to release press and market their platforms.

According to another article, what Agorize does is facilitate the Open Innovation practice by connecting businesses and organisations with innovators from across the world through its platform.

The firm’s clients are enabled to involve their employees and Agorize’s community of innovative people, including students, developers, and startup to contribute ideas in strategic issues.

Using its Open Innovation SaaS (Software as a Service), clients can launch, manage, and promote innovation challenges to an active community of five million innovators worldwide including students, developers, startup, designers, and more.


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