智在創城 – 後疫情數據化空間管理

  DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR URBANISATION  

  POST - EPIDEMIC SPACE MANAGEMENT  

 The COVID-19 has posted a huge impact to the daily life across all walks of life. It witnesses a change in social behavior, including “Work from Home” , disease tracking and quarantine. It also casts a challenge to the reaction and efficiency of public policies by the Government and facility management by the private sector.

The Facility Management business is one of few high-demand businesses during the pandemic. Some of the measurements shall become “new normal” and Data & IoT technology solution will play an indispensable role in bridging the supply & demand in Space Management, in both public and private sectors. Data & IoT Start-ups are invited to join force in filling the gap.

Property Management(PM) and Facility Management(FM) is defined as the management, control and supervision of the physical spaces a business occupies, which is done by the business owners or delegated to management service providers. Modernised Space Management works with market economy. In the prerequisite of well managing the property, it aims at providing people-oriented environments by both physically and mentally pleasing services.

  No matter if it is residential, commercial or public space, or the facilities and property management inside and outside the space, we believe that data-driven technological innovation will transform this traditional service industry.

  B4B CHALLENGE 2020

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES

  WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN B4B CHALLENGE ?  

ENERGISER WEEK

Finalists teams will earn an opportunity joining Energiser Week – an intensive training program in Shanghai, with experts and professionals from corporates, consultant firms, Big Data start-ups and investors to share insights on Big Data application and catch up with the latest Big Data trend.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Finalists will enjoy a

3-month Mentorship Program with Big Data gurus and experts from various domains such as Mr. Herbert Chia and Dr. Toa Charm. During the mentorship period, finalists will have the chance to seek advice and guidance to improve on there Big Data solutions for the Final Pitching. 

NETWORK

Finalists will have many opportunities to network with Space Management resources such as corporate sponsors and partners in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and Shanghai as well as start-up teams from other competitions. Business engagements were created between B4B finalists and corporate sponsors and partners in previous years.

TIMELINE

CLOSED APPLCIATION
26/10/2020
FIRST ASSESSMENT
11/2020
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
12/2020 - 04/2021
ENERGISER WEEK
01/2021 
FINAL PITCHING & EXHIBITION
04/2021

WHO CAN JOIN ?

Applicants can apply either as a start-up team or an individual team. There is no restriction to the number of members for a team, however, we believe the optimal number of team members should be from 3 to 6. The fully-funded Energiser Week will cover 3 team members from each team.

Each company can only send one team and each team can only submit one application.

Each Applicant can only join one team.

Only completed Application Forms with the documents required to be enclosed as stated therein shall be considered valid entries.

Start-up  / Company Teams

  • All team members must be aged 18 or above. 

  • All team members must be full time employees of the company.

  • The applying company are not necessarily pure-play Big Data companies. Their core business can be in any industry but they are making use of Big Data Technology to empower their business models, products, services or technologies.

  • For Hong Kong Chapter, the applying company must be incorporated in Hong Kong.

  • For other chapters, the applying company must be incorporated in Mainland China

Individual Teams

  • Any individuals aging 18 or above including students can enter this stream.

  • The applied project should be POC (Proof of Concept) ready, or be ready for market.

  • For Hong Kong Chapter, at least one member in each individual team must qualify as one of the following categories of persons, as at the deadline of application (October 30th, 2020).

  1. Persons having the right of abode in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong permanent residents; 

  2. Persons having valid permission to stay in Hong Kong for residence; 

  3. Persons having valid permission to land in Hong Kong as a student; or

  4. Persons having valid permission to land in Hong Kong for employment.

  • For other chapters, at least one member in each individual team must qualify as one of the following categories of persons, as at the deadline of application (October 30th, 2020).

  For details of eligibility requirements and application procedures, please refer to the Prospectus  

APPLY NOW

Application Deadline:  11:59pm 26th October 2020 (Hong Kong Time)

APPLICATION FORM

PROSPECTUS

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Selection of finalist teams and champion teams for each stream will be based on the following assessment criteria:​

INNOVATION

&

CREATIVIVTY

FUCTIONALITY

&

QUALITY

IMPLEMENTATION,

MARKETING POTENTIAL

& RETURN ON INVESTMENT

PROFESSIONALISM

&

PRESENTATION 

Should there be any dispute as to the results of the assessment, the decision of the Judging Panel shall be final.

FAQ

What is an intensive accelerator programme?


Accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based programmes, that include mentorship and educational components and culminate in pitching events. In B4B Energiser Week, we bring our participants an intensive accelerator programme with speeches and workshops held by industrial experts, site visits to understand local technology developments, and group discussion with mentors.




How will the mentorship programme be run? Is it like having lessons?


In B4B Mentorship programme, teams will be matched with B4B mentors in relevant fields. Throughout the 3-month mentorship programme, mentors will provide their mentorship and suggestions for the teams on their product/project. Teams will meet their team mentors and B4B Chief Mentor Mr Herbert Chia in mentor meet-up sessions, and can arrange meetings with their mentors upon teams’ and mentors’ availabilities.




What is the International ICT Expo?


HKTDC International ICT Expo is the largest centralized exhibition platform in Southeast Asia, and has been continuously growing and developing over the years. Exhibitors can use this unparalleled platform to reach influential buyers and decision makers. The 2019 Expo attracted more than 34,300 buyers, who established connections with more than 610 exhibitors that provided innovative IT solutions.




How to define POC stage?


For Hardware projects:the Hardware should be prototyping to minimal industrial production. For System projects: the system should have an official release of v1.0 or above. For Algorithm project: Completion of training data stage is expected.





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