THE OSCARS OF IT
Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards
The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program organised by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.
Biggest Welcome to the World
Hong Kong serves as a gateway to Mainland China and other booming Asian markets due to its central geographical position.
Hong Kong has a free market economy, low taxes, and transparent regulations, which makes it easy to do business. It also upholds strong intellectual property rights.
Hong Kong welcomes international talents. We offer very open working visa policies and a diverse, multicultural environment that encourages innovation and exchange of ideas.
With numerous incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms, Hong Kong provides a supportive environment for tech startups to grow and thrive.
Published in December 2022, Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint outlines a strategic plan for the Hong Kong innovation and technology (I&T) progression over the next 5-10 years. It aims to transform Hong Kong into an international I&T hub, focusing on four key areas: enhancing the I&T ecosystem, enlarging the I&T talent pool, promoting digital economy and smart city development, and integrating into the national development. The plan also introduces eight strategies, from strengthening research to deepening cooperation with Mainland China, and sets macro I&T development targets. A new advisory committee on I&T Industry Development has been established to oversee the plan's implementation.
|1 August 2023
|Judges’ nomination opens
|22 August 2023
|Judges’ nomination closes
|25-26 August 2023
|80th APICTA EXCO meeting in Hong Kong
|1 September 2023
|Entries’ nomination opens
|31 October 2023
|Entries’ nomination closes
|30 November 2023
|Announcement of selected judges
|30 November 2023
|Announcement of judging panels/presentation schedules
|4 December 2023
|Arrival of APICTA entries, judges, EXCO
|5 December 2023
|APICTA week commences
APICTA 2023 in Hong Kong is hosted by Office of Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) with the generous support of Cyberport.
Mondays – Fridays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays Closed