“Innothon 10KM 2018” Successfully Concluded

Innothon 10KM 2018 Successfully Concluded

Showcasing the latest sports technologies, demonstrating a smart future

 

Hong Kong, 4 November 2018 – Innothon 10KM, one of the events held during the InnoCarnival 2018, which is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, co-organised by Sportsoho and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), was held successfully this morning.

 

The Innothon 10KM 2018 garnered huge support from runners. Nearly 2,000 athletes gathered in Hong Kong Science Park this morning to compete for the glory of a championship through a series of heats, including the 3KM and 10KM Individual, the 3 x 1KM Relay, and the 1KM Family Run. The Innothon route falls within Hong Kong Science Park, starting at Science Park E Avenue. Runners were able to enjoy the view of the futuristic green and technological architectures throughout the eco-friendly site. The organiser also arranged exhibition booths which showcased technology innovations, so runners could have first-hand experience of the latest technologies applied in sports, offering a glimpse of a smart future.

 

Innothon 10KM 2018 provided participants with personal experience of the latest sports technologies, allowing them to understand the integration of technologies and daily lives, thereby promoting the benefits brought by I&T to everyday life.

 

All InnoCarnival 2018 activities are free of charge. Members of the public are welcome to join the activities, some of which require advance registration. ITC will provide free shuttle bus services between Hong Kong Science Park and University MTR station / Sha Tin during the InnoCarnival. Free shuttle bus services will also be available between Admiralty / Kowloon Tong MTR stations and the venue on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

For details of the programme and enrolment for activities, please visit www.itm.gov.hk or contact the organiser at 2561 6149 or via email (itmonth@hkfyg.org.hk),  or scan the QR code below.

About The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC)

Established in 2000, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR Government is charged with the mission of spearheading Hong Kong’s drive to become a world-class, knowledge-based economy. The ITC strives to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness through providing infrastructure and developing human capital, supporting applied R&D and technology ventures, fostering an innovation and technology culture and supporting the development of Hong Kong’s Testing and Certification Industry.

 

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Ms Annie Choi, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (6th Right), Mr Duncan Chiu, President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (5th Right), and other guests participate in the Innothon 10KM 2018 kick-off ceremony.Ms Annie Choi, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (6th Right), Mr Duncan Chiu, President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (5th Right), and other guests participate in the Innothon 10KM 2018 kick-off ceremony.

 

The Innothon 10KM 2018 route falls within the Hong Kong Science Park, where the runners can enjoy the view of the futuristic green architectures throughout the eco-friendly site.The Innothon 10KM 2018 route falls within the Hong Kong Science Park, where the runners can enjoy the view of the futuristic green architectures throughout the eco-friendly site.

 

The Innothon 10KM 2018 Overall Male Champions Yip Tung Hoi (right) together with the Guests of Honour.The Innothon 10KM 2018 Overall Male Champions Yip Tung Hoi (right) together with the Guests of Honour.

 

The Innothon 10KM 2018 Overall Female Champions Lai Sophia (right) together with the Guests of Honour. The Innothon 10KM 2018 Overall Female Champions Lai Sophia (right) together with the Guests of Honour.