2021「創客中國」國際中小企業創新創業大賽(下稱「創客中國」)全球總決賽上周五 (9 月 17 日) 於廣州順利舉行，最終由兩個香港區項目分別獲得冠亞軍，數碼港初創 MAD Gaze 更憑智能眼鏡技術勇奪總冠軍，是繼 2018 年由香港代表獲得全球總冠軍後，再次由香港的項目獲得冠軍，賽果令人鼓舞。
「創客中國」是一年一度國家級面向世界的全球性創新創業大賽，由國家工信部中國中小企業發展促進中心主辦，在全球各地徵集有意進軍中國市場的創新科技企業參加，並在各個賽區進行分站賽選拔代表出戰。今年全球三個分站賽區共有 18 個國家及地區共 236 個隊伍參賽，最後選出九間入圍總決賽，當中包括三個香港項目。最後由專營 AR 智能眼鏡的數碼港初創 MAD Gaze 奪冠，香港城市大學 HKTech300 項目之一 I2Cool(創冷科技)則以用於建築的新型節能環保制冷塗層技術奪得亞軍、季軍由韓國 OmmoTechnologies 憑藉新型定位跟蹤技術拿下。
MAD Gaze 品牌總監繆卓羚表示: 「是次參與全球總決賽的企業高手如雲，能從中脫穎而出，我們感到十分興奮及榮幸。我們一直十分看好大灣區市場，深信國家政策將有利 AR 技術普及化及智能眼鏡的落地應用，而國內公司亦有豐富資源及跨渠道平台，有助我們建構更蓬勃生態圈及產業鏈。勝出『創客中國』比賽為我們打了一支強心針，單於 8 月中旬舉行的香港分站賽已助我們促成了近 10 個意向融資的對接洽談，相信勝出總決賽帶來的支援將進一步助力我們於大灣區的發展，以及推進 5G 及 XR 項目的創新及應用。」
i2Cool 創冷科技有限公司共同創辦人朱毅豪亦感激比賽讓更多人認識創冷技術於樓宇的應用，同時推動實現碳中和，他表示:「大會更安排了我們和一家從事製冷空調的內地企業會面，他們主要是從事冷氣機設置程序優化，為樓宇冷氣機空調節能， 與我們有着相近目標客群，期望能開展資源共享的合作關係。我們亦透過比賽了解到大灣區市場特別是樓宇節能的動向，有助促進我們今年內落戶南沙區的目標。」他指公司正與內地化工企業洽談量產，期望可以在未來一至兩年內實現大規模量產，全力進軍大灣區市場。
Hong Kong Chapter Final Review
2021 "Maker in China" SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest - Hong Kong ChapterThe final was held at Cyberport on August 18. More than 100 Team, It is the most in history and the response has been enthusiastic. Entries have a total of 100Patents and more than70%Contestant have also won other well-known international innovation and technology competitions, which contributed to 50Investors and corporate representatives met to carry out intentional financing matchmaking, introduce start-up innovative ideas into the Greater Bay Area, and promote the overall industrial development of the Greater Bay Area as an international innovation and technology center.The Champion, runners-up and third runners-up representatives will be held in mainland cities in the middle of next month in the finals of the "Maker in China" SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest. Together with Middle and East Euro Chapter and The ASEAN, Japan and Korean Chapter strives for support for entering the Greater Bay Area market, including Mainland investors’ matching, entry into the Mainland’s entrepreneurial parks, and guidance on the transformation of results.
Deputy Director of China Centre for Promotion of SME Development
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
Mr. Zhou Jian
Director Zhou said : "Today, we use the "Maker China" competition as a link to stimulate innovation potential, gather entrepreneurial resources, and create a good atmosphere for "innovation and entrepreneurship", providing SMEs and makers with a platform for exchanges and exhibitions, industry-finance docking, and project incubation. We believe that Hong Kong, as the Pearl of the Orient, with outstanding talents, will emerge more and more outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship projects. We hope that through the competition, we will work together to build a bridge between Hong Kong and the mainland for cooperation and docking of dual innovation projects. The innovation-driven development strategy and the upgrading of the dry port industry inject more innovation momentum to jointly help small and medium-sized enterprises grow and grow."
Deputy Director General
Department of Youth Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR
Prof. Song Lai
Prof Song said: "The construction of an international innovation and technology center is the consensus of the country and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is an important part of the national development strategy of "Science and Technology Self-reliance". The only way. I hope that more and more young Hong Kong entrepreneurs will use the "Maker China" competition to more closely connect with the mainland market and resources, and participate in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, help Hong Kong build an international innovation and technology center, and help the country realize "technology" Self-reliance"."
Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr. Victor Lam
Victor Said :"The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has brought unlimited opportunities for Hong Kong’s innovation and technology sector, and the country’s "14th Five-Year Plan" also further supports Hong Kong’s development as an international innovation and technology center. Innovation and technology is a way to open a door to the future. The key to the world’s development will bring you opportunities to create wealth and quality jobs, drive the upgrading and transformation of the overall economic structure, and improve the quality of life of citizens. I encourage everyone to continue to actively participate in various types of innovation and technology competitions, and to continue to pursue innovation and excellence, research and development For creative works, make good use of the vast platform of the Greater Bay Area to strive for opportunities to connect with companies and investors in the Greater Bay Area and contribute to the development of Hong Kong's innovation and technology."
Mr. Peter Yan
Peter Said : I am happy to see a record high number of participating teams this time, which proves that local start-ups are eager to enter the Greater Bay Area market. Among them, members of the Cyberport community performed well in the competition. Together with other participating teams, more than 100 teams were generated. Patents. This Contest matched 50 intentional financing brings endless innovative ideas to all walks of life and accelerates the pace of social digital transformation. As more Hong Kong start-up projects connect with mainland funds and land in the Greater Bay Area, it is believed that stronger synergies can be exerted to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area into an international technological innovation center. "
An Energy-free and Low-cost Daytime Passive Radiative Cooling Paint for Energy Saving in Buildings and Decarbonization
This project aims to promote a novel energy-free and environment-friendly passive radiative cooling paint (patented in Hong Kong) for energy-saving and decarbonization. The self-developed and high-performance paint features the edge in solar reflection and thermal emission, resulting its significant sub-ambient cooling effect, without consuming electricity and ozone-depleting refrigerants. We have demonstrated its high effectiveness and wide applicability in various scenarios. Most notably, in a site-building use case (supported by the HKSAR), by applying the cooling paint, the roof surface and the indoor air temperature could be reduced by 20-30 ⁰C and 5-6⁰C, respectively, leading to the 8-10% cooling energy saving potential. Empowered by the remarkable R&D outcomes and the vibrant market environment, the related market potential can be exploited in this project and a promising business prospect is anticipated. We will collaborate with different parties and organizations in building, energy and paint industries to effectively demonstrate and promote our paint product. Continuous product and business upgrade will also be conducted to maintain our technical competence and business sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to achieve remarkable environmental and social impacts, mitigating the energy shortage and climate change, while facilitating overall sustainable development and economic growth in Hong Kong.
Co-Founder, Martin Zhu (Right 1), Co-Founder , William LEE (Right 2), Co-Founder, Johnny LIN (Left 2)
Mr. Victor Lam, Government Chief Information Officer, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Left 1)
MAD Gaze Smart Glasses
MAD GAZE LIMITED
MAD Gaze is a world's top-notch augmented reality (AR) smart glasses company founded in 2013 who has captured 14.3% global market share in 2020 and won over 50 awards in the industry.
With a team of experts over 20 years’ experience in AR Hardware and Software R&D, MAD Gaze dedicates in developing high-end software and hardware for customers. Its core technologies include AR algorithm, hand gesture recognition, optical technology and won nearly 50 patents.
The Company's objective is to accelerate the world’s adoption of AR by offering highly innovative and economical AR/MR smart glasses. 7 years in the market, MAD Gaze has successfully launched 7 AR smart glasses, including monocular and binocular glasses in both standalone and hybrid versions, and a bone-conduction smartwatch which delivered to over 50 countries and become the bestseller in APAC. MAD Gaze has collaborated with 400 giant enterprises such as Nespresso, Cathay Pacific, IBM, Sony, etc; it is devoted to building innovative smart glasses solutions for both enterprises and consumers to promote digital transformation and accelerate AR deployment in medical, security, education, and other industries.
Brand Director of MAD Gaze, Cheslea Miu (Right)
Mr. Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport (Left)
2nd Runner Up
Functional Hyaluronic Acid and Innovative Microneedle with wide applications in medicine and cosmetics
Greater Bay Biotechnology Limited
Greater Bay Biotechnology focuses on developing innovative technologies in intradermal and transdermal drug delivery, including the frontier technology for cell delivery. With our patented cryomicroneedles (CMNs) platforms, we have developed a new administration route for therapeutic cells.
Cell therapy is booming in regenerative medicine and immuno-oncology and brings hope to patients of life-threatening diseases, however its usage is limited by the storage, transportation and delivery method. Our CMNs could benefit patients of cell therapies as it allows the storage, transportation, and in situ delivery of living cells. In addition to the CMNs platform, we have expertise in other microneedle platforms, providing reliable dissolvable microneedles (dMNs) for drug delivery. The dMN is based on hyaluronic acid, which is beneficial for providing controlled drug release, preservation of bioactivity for biomacromolecules, and precise penetration depths. We have developed dMNs with applications in scar treatment, anti-obesity treatment, anti-aging treatment and can extend to cancer treatment, and cosmetic applications should demand arises. .
We partner with medical institutions, universities, pharmaceutical companies, cosmetic companies, and healthcare professionals to invent, develop and validate our platform technologies in cell therapy, medical and cosmetic applications.
Founder and CEO of Greater Bay Biotechnology Limited, Colin Ng (Right)
Chairman of Angel Investment Foundation, Ivan Shum (Left)
China Centre for Promotion of SME Development,
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China
Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Department of Youth Affairs, Liaison Office of
the Central People's Government in the
China International Cooperation Association of SMEs