Introduction of Organiser
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) was set up in 1947 as Engineering Society of Hong Kong with the aim of bringing together engineers of different disciplines for their common good. In 1975, the HKIE was incorporated by the Government under Ordinance, and continues to develop and expand. The Institution now has around 32,000 members of which over 14,000 are in the grade of Corporate membership. The Institution sets standards for the training and admission of engineers. As a Learned Society, the HKIE encourages the exchange of technical information and ideas among members and the industry.

The Information Technology Division (ITD) was established in 1990 and is one of the largest divisions amongst the 19 divisions in the HKIE. The Division has representatives sitting in the advisory committees of the HKSAR Government and tertiary institutions, providing advice from a professional's point of view. The Division has over 3,000 members with about 2,000 professional engineers.

Supporting Organizations
Hong Kong Computer Society
Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Internet Society Hong Kong
Hong Kong Information Technology Federation
Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association
GS1 Hong Kong
Information and Software Industry Association
Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association

Background
The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs. 

The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, and organised by 10 Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the Awards aims at building a locally espoused and internationally acclaimed brand of ICT awards. There are 10 categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the ten Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel.

Objective
With an aim to raise awareness of the importance of ICT innovation and research, the awards under this category are presented to the most innovative and quality ICT researches and invention.