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COMPUTEX 2017: All about the COMPUTEX d&i awards

By John Law - on 25 May 2017, 11:00am

COMPUTEX 2017: All about the COMPUTEX d&i awards

Every year, scores of companies at the annual COMPUTEX ICT tradeshow vie for the coveted d&i award. <br>Image source: COMPUTEX Taipei.

Every year, hundreds of ICT brands strive to have their products crowned with the prestigious and coveted COMPUTEX d&i awards.

Like previous incarnations, the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2017 is revered as the event’s prestigious awards, bestowed only on products that possess design that are truly outstanding, as well as being innovative. It is organized by the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and iF, the International Forum Design.

"In response to changes in the high-tech industry, COMPUTEX d&i awards is adding three new categories: AI, IoT and AR/VR this year. And judging from the entries we have received so far, these topics have proven to be key players among emerging technologies. COMPUTEX hopes to make the d&i Awards a world-leading platform of product design where cross-industry integration of new applications can be achieved to keep fueling innovation in the global technology ecosystem and to speed up momentum for emerging technologies’ application in various industries," said TAITRA President & CEO Walter Yeh.

During the convention, exhibitors will be chosen and judged based on the following five standards:

  • Innovation and Elaboration
  • Functionality
  • Aesthetics
  • Responsibility
  • Positioning

Products entries are then categorized into the following groups:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • IoT
  • AR/VR Devices and Content
  • Gaming Devices & Content of Games
  • Cloud Communication and Storage
  • Systems and Mobile Communication
  • (Computer) Hardware and Components
  • Audio and Video (A/V)
  • Peripherals and Accessories

Six judges from different countries will select a total of 77 winner from 255 products of 8 countries, with that list including five gold award winners. Once the winners are selected, an announcement will be made in a pre-show press conference a day before COMPUTEX Taipei 2017 begins (May 29), followed by an award ceremony on May 30 to honor the winners of its gold awards, innovation award, and distinguished contribution awards.

COMPUTEX Taipei 2017 is set to commence from May 30 till June 3, 2017.

Image source: COMPUTEX.

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