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OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition

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OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition
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OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition

2024-05-18 17:00 Last Updated At:17:08

Join the excitement: ofca's 5g campus application competition returns!

In view of the overwhelming responses received from the inaugural 5G Campus Application Competition under the theme of "5G Campus for Smart Life" last year, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) organises the Competition again this year under the theme of "5G x AI - Smart Living and Learning Anytime Anywhere" to enhance students' understanding of the enormous potentials of the fifth generation mobile (5G) technology and its extensive innovative applications, as well as to inspire them to apply both 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in creating smart living experiences.

Speaking at the Kick-off Ceremony cum Seminar of the Competition today (May 18), the Director-General of Communications, Mr Chaucer Leung, said, "The first 5G Campus Application Competition organised by OFCA last year was well received with active participation from dozens of schools. We are therefore motivated to organise the second Competition this year focusing on 5G technology and AI, with a view to keeping abreast with the latest technological development.

"Innovative applications riding on 5G and AI technologies can provide faster response, richer content and higher quality user experience, which will bring profound impacts to the development of society. Taking the education sector as an example, AI can help students learn more effectively by developing personalised study plans based on their learning data and behaviour analysis. In addition, AI can transform a community into a smart and sustainable ecosystem with 5G connectivity, fostering a more environmental friendly living environment in the neighbourhood," Mr Leung added.

Through the Competition, OFCA hopes to encourage participating students to further unleash their creativity by applying technologies in their learning environment, local community and daily life, so as to transform the community into a platform for learning, experimenting, and showcasing new ideas. The Competition is now open for registration and OFCA encourages all local secondary school students to actively participate to exhibit their talents.

This year's 5G Campus Application Competition, co-organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), will be held in stages, comprising the 5G and AI Knowledge Inspiration Training Workshop, the first round assessment, the Mobile App Development Training Workshop, the final round assessment and an award presentation ceremony. Participating teams are required to design an innovative mobile application and/or relevant prototype incorporating 5G with AI technologies, in order to achieve the objectives of enriching campus life, improving learning experience, enhancing teaching resources, improving the environment or facilities of their schools' neighbourhood and/or realising smart living.

The General Manager of the Smart City Division of the HKPC, Mr Samson Suen, also officiated at the event today. Senior practitioners of the innovative technology and education sectors were invited to share with students and other participants about 5G and AI applications and the future development trends. A representative from the HKPC also briefed the audience about the requirements and points to note of the Competition.

The Competition is supported by the communications sector as well as various educational organisations, including the Communications Association of Hong Kong, the Association of I.T. Leaders in Education, the Hong Kong Association for Computer Education, the Hong Kong Competence Education Research Institute, the Association of Hong Kong Chinese Middle Schools, the Hong Kong Computer Society, the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers and the Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance.

Application for the Competition is open until May 31. Participants should take part as a school team consisting of three to five students and one teacher as team leader. To enrol in and learn more about the Competition, please visit OFCA's website (www.ofca.gov.hk/5gcompetition/en/home/index.html).

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

OFCA organises second 5G Campus Application Competition Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Investhk reception celebrates hong kong's global business advantages with over 400 industry leaders - chief executive calls for continued growth and investment.

The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (June 20) welcomed over 400 senior representatives from Mainland and foreign companies at an Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) reception, thanking them for their lasting confidence in Hong Kong's business environment and calling upon them to continue using the city's global advantages to expand their business worldwide.

Speaking at the reception, Mr Lee said that under the "one country, two systems" principle, Hong Kong has the distinctive advantage of enjoying strong support of the country and being closely connected to the world. The city is one of the most liberal and easiest places to do business in the world. In the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook 2024, Hong Kong's ranking jumped two places to fifth globally, and topped the world in "international trade" and "business legislation". Mr Lee said that Hong Kong plays important roles as a "super-connector" and a "super value-adder" between the Mainland and the rest of the world, serving as a two-way springboard for attracting overseas enterprises and for Mainland enterprises to "go global". Mr Lee said that Hong Kong warmly welcomes enterprises, talent, and investment to seize the unlimited opportunities offered by this vibrant international city.

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, also attended and joined Mr Lee to offer a toast to the guests.

The Director-General of Investment Promotion, Ms Alpha Lau, thanked the guests for their confidence in Hong Kong by setting up businesses in the city. She said that InvestHK and the Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises (OASES) will offer the best support for helping Mainland and foreign companies tap business opportunities and thrive in Hong Kong.

The guests who attended the reception are company representatives from various sectors around the world and had been assisted by InvestHK and the OASES over the past year in setting up or expanding their business in Hong Kong.

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to attract foreign direct investment and support Mainland and overseas businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It has nine sector teams catering to the needs of different companies, and in recent years has expanded with new pillars, namely, the fintech and family office units to attract companies in these areas to set up in Hong Kong and develop a comprehensive ecosystem.

For photos of the reception, please visit: www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72177720318075925.

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Chief Executive thanks Mainland and foreign investors for setting up businesses in Hong Kong Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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