TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, today announced last call for companies to submit their newest ICT products for the tenth annual d&i (design and innovation) awards. The awards are organized by the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) and Germany’s International Forum Design (iF).
Submission is open to all companies globally, not only COMPUTEX TAIPEI exhibitors or attendees. The award submission deadline is March 25.
This year’s d&i awards competition includes three new categories recognizing new ICT trends: Robots and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and AR/VR Devices + Content. The remaining six categories are: Gaming Devices & Content of Games, Cloud Communication and Storage, Systems + Mobile Communication, (Computer) Hardware + Components, Audio/Video, and Peripherals + Accessories.
COMPUTEX d&i awards provide a major stage to showcase the latest innovative capabilities relevant to global ICT companies and startups. First, the d&i awards will be presented at the COMPUTEX TAIPEI trade show opening ceremony to increase exposure for the winning companies, to help them find investors and establish partnerships. Also, winning products will display at COMPUTEX and at other major global ICT shows, including IFA, CES, MWC, Indocomtech, and COM-IT to create business opportunities in local markets.
The purpose of the d&i awards is to encourage integration of innovative applications and industrial technology development. Each year, COMPUTEX TAIPEI receives hundreds of entries, with hot new ICT products selected by a jury of top global industrial designers. Selections are based on the following five standards: innovation and elaboration, functionality, aesthetics, responsibility and positioning.
Throughout its decade-long history, the d&i awards have emerged as an index of ICT excellence. Participants include major Asian, European and North American tech companies.
The 37th annual COMPUTEX TAIPEI is scheduled from May 30th to June 3rd, 2017.
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About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (known as COMPUTEX):
Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, in the heart of Taiwan’s ICT cluster, covers the whole spectrum of ICT from upstream components-manufacturing all the way to system assembly and IoT applications. With over a third of the world’s computing devices made by Taiwanese companies, Taiwan is a strategic destination for buyers looking for partners in Internet computing ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX TAIPEI on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw and on Twitter @computex_taipei using the hashtag #COMPUTEX.
TAITRA, Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, organized 36 exhibitions in 2016. A total of 11,128 international and local exhibitors participated, occupying 31,069 booth spaces and visited by 83,807 international visitors.