Smart City Consortium Signs MOU with IngDan To Promote Innovative Technology for Better Living in Future

 

Hong Kong, 21 June 2016 – Smart City Consortium (SCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China's largest one-stop intelligent hardware innovation business platform – IngDan. Under the witness of Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology and Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr. Eric Yeung, Convener of Smart City Consortium and Ms. Wang Wei, General Manager of IngDan Hong Kong formally signed the MOU. The signing of the MOU marked a new chapter of the two parties’ cooperation in the innovative technology.

 

The scope of Smart City is very broad, it involves smart mobility, smart security, smart energy, smart environmental technology, smart information and communication technology infrastructure, etc. They all relate to IoT (Internet of Things) intelligent hardware, and thus, the alliance of SCC and IngDan is a result of such relations. Currently, IngDan attracted more than 10,000 intelligent hardware companies, 80% of them come from China, while 20% are innovative start-ups from around the world, bringing together over 12,000 projects, more than 8,000 supply chain manufacturers and over 8 million fans. IngDan adopts the "shared economy" business model, it consolidates and matches the huge resources of Chinese manufacturing supply chain, promotes IoT intelligent hardware manufacturing, and contributes to the building of smart city, achieving a better living in our future.

 

Mr. Eric Yeung, Convener of Smart City Consortium said, "We are pleased to sign the MOU with IngDan, it is our goal to build Hong Kong as a smart city. As a platform, we hope to bring together different opinions and exchange experiences among various stakeholders in the society. IngDan is an innovative platform that plays a key role in supporting start-ups to develop IoT (internet of things) intelligent hardware, we have the same goal in building a smart city; this is definitely a win-win cooperation."

 

Ms. Wang Wei, General Manager of IngDan Hong Kong said, "We are glad to sign the MOU with Smart City Consortium in Hong Kong. Together, we build Hong Kong as a smart city. The five intelligent hardware ecosystem strategies undertaken by IngDan follow closely the IoT development trend, including smart cities, robots, e-health, new materials and smart automobiles. They are important elements in our construction of a smart city. Through the signing of the MOU, we hope to strengthen the exchange between SCC and IngDan, and to exhibit our respective advantages so as to enjoy mutual benefits, while pushing the society to move forward."

 

The content of the MOU includes but not limited to: SCC Members can enjoy the IngDan services and access to the latest hardware innovation information, supply chain knowledge, supply chain demand matching and marketing services, etc. SCC Members can exhibit their products in the IngDan Experience Centre in China, Hong Kong and the United States. They can book the meeting rooms and event venues of the Experience Centre. Besides, they can participate in the IngDan “Start-up Activity” around the world, so that more clients know about their brand.

 

About IngDan

 

IngDan was established in September 2013, it is a subsidiary of Cogobuy (HKEx stock code: 400). IngDan focuses on hardware innovation of O2O platform, its core business is "supply chain"; it is China’s largest one-stop hardware platform for innovation and start-ups. IngDan has set up IngDan Experience Center which open to public free of charge in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shunde, and Hong Kong, providing a multi-functional exchange platform to the public, while displaying innovative intelligent hardware projects, supporting young entrepreneurs in realizing their dreams. In view of the impressive response, IngDan plans to set up overseas Experience Hall in Japan, South Korea, the US Silicon Valley and Israel.

 

About Smart City Consortium

 

Smart City Consortium (SCC) is formed by a group of professionals from different corporations and organizations to provide opinions and suggestions to the Government for formulating related policies and standards in the development of Hong Kong as a world-class smart city. We encourage worldwide collaboration with different stakeholders to create the right ecosystem which fosters innovation and sustainable economic growth for Hong Kong.

 

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香港智慧城市聯盟與硬蛋簽署合作協議 共同推動創新科技以實現美好生活的未來


香港智慧城市聯盟於今日與全國最大的智能硬件創新創業平台—硬蛋昨與簽署諒解備忘錄,在創新及科技局局長楊偉雄先生、副局長鍾偉強博士的見證下,由香港智慧城市聯盟召集人楊全盛先生及硬蛋香港總經理王巍女士正式簽約,打開雙方在創新科技領域合作的新一頁。

智慧城市所涉及的範疇廣泛,智慧流動、智慧安全、智慧能源、智慧環保科技、智慧資訊及通訊科技基礎設施等,均與IoT(物聯網)智能硬件息息相關,因此促成聯盟與硬蛋的合作。硬蛋平台目前已吸引了超過10,000家智能硬件的企業,當中80%來自中國,其餘20%來自全球的創新創業企業,聚集12,000多個項目、8,000多家供應鏈廠商及800多萬名粉絲,以「共享經濟」的商業模式,透過整合和對接中國製造業供應鏈的龐大資源,為推動IoT智能硬件製造,邁向智慧城市,實現美好生活的未來出一分力。

香港智慧城市聯盟召集人楊全盛表示:「很高興與硬蛋簽署這份諒解備忘錄,聯盟一直以將香港建設成一個智慧城市爲目標,此外,作爲一個平台,希望匯聚社會各界對建設智慧城市的意見及交流經驗與心得。硬蛋作爲一個創新平台,在協助初創企業開展IoT(物聯網)智能硬件方面不遺餘力,與聯盟的宗旨不謀而合,可以説,這次是一個雙贏的合作。」

硬蛋香港總經理王巍表示:「很高興與香港智慧城市聯盟簽訂諒解備忘錄,共同為香港建設智慧城市,硬蛋開展的五大智能硬件生態戰略,緊貼物聯網發展大趨勢,包括智慧城市、機械人、大健康、新材料和智能汽車,均是邁向智慧城市的重要元素。我們期望透過簽訂合作協議,加強雙方之間的交流,發揮各自優勢,達到互利共贏的效果,為社會帶來更大進步。」

今次香港智慧城市聯盟與硬蛋簽訂的協議,內容包括聯盟成員可享用硬蛋平台上的服務,獲取最新的硬件創新資訊、供應鏈知識、供應鏈需求對接至營銷等上游至下游的服務,甚至將產品帶到中國、香港及美國等硬蛋體驗館作交流展示,更可免費借用場館內的會議室和活動場地等各項設施,以及參加硬蛋在全球各地舉行的創客活動,讓更多客戶認識。

關於硬蛋平台

 

硬蛋平台成立於 2013 年 9月,是科通芯城(香港聯合交易所股份編號: 400)旗下一個專注於硬件創新領域的 O2O 平台,硬蛋以「供應鏈」為業務核心,是中國目前最大的一站式硬件創新創業平台。硬蛋已先後在北京、深圳、順德、香港開設體驗館,免費開放予公眾參觀,提供多功能的交流平台,向公眾展示具創意的智能硬件項目,這亦有助扶持年青人創業,讓他們實現創業夢想。有見成效,硬蛋計劃到海外如日本、南韓、美國矽谷和以色列等開設體驗館。



有關智慧城市聯盟 (SCC)

 

智慧城市聯盟(SCC)匯聚一群來自不同公司和機構的專業人士,為香港發展成為一個世界級的智慧城市制定相關政策和標準,提供專業意見和建議。我們鼓勵與全世界不同的持份者合作以創造合適的生態系統,為香港促進創新及實現可持續經濟增長。