Digital receipt management app wins big in Hong Kong IT Projects Award
A team of students from the University of Hong Kong, which developed a digital receipt management solution, won the highest award in the inaugural Innovative IT Project Awards presented by JOS at the Training Theatre, Cyberport, Hong Kong.
The solution called CheckWave is an app based solution which digitalizes and manages traditional paper receipts. Via an app platform, CheckWave collaborates with retailers and provides customers with enhanced customer service and after sales service.
Team members LUI Wai Shan Michelle, LAM Chak Yiu Jeffrey, CHAN Yin Fan Jake, LUI Yuen Yue Gladys, LI Tsun Ho Eldric received HK$55,000 of prize money and two-month internship at JOS for each team member.
The competition challenged eight teams of students from Hong Kong’s universities and tertiary institutions to explore how the real-world application of advanced, innovative technologies could deliver improvements in the retail, construction, utility and transport sectors.
Organizations across Asia call on JOS for tailor-made technology solutions to their business challenges.
The tasks assigned in the Innovative IT Project Awards reflect genuine issues where JOS’s Hong Kong customers are looking for solutions – giving students a real taste of how their innovative technology ideas could be applied in industry after graduation.
The final judging panel is composed of Daniel Lai, JP - Professor of Practice (Computing), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Advanced Executive Education; Ian Askew - Director, Lambeth, Innovations, Gammon Construction Limited; Garrick Ng - Head of Systems Engineering, Cisco Systems (HK); and Mark Whitehead - Chief Executive, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl).
The awards attracted more than 40 entries from ten universities and higher education institutions. Seventeen shortlisted teams presented to judges in January 2016 and were whittled down to the remaining eight teams that took part in the final.
Other student projects that also gained the judges’ nod include QNO, a mobile solution to queuing problems (Gold Award); and the Self-Transformable Wheelchair, an that allows wheelchair users to gain easy access to taxis and private cars (Silver Award).
“We set up the Innovative IT Project Awards to inspire the next generation of Hong Kong technologists and to identify the young talent that will shape the future. The event has seen some impressive, creative thinking on innovative applications of technology in areas like healthcare, waste collection and mobility for the physically challenged,” said Eric Or, Managing Director for JOS Hong Kong and Macau.
caption: Students from The University of Hong Kong students took home the top prize in the inaugural Innovative IT Project Awards with their digital receipt management solution CheckWave.