The team, led by Professor Reynold Cheng of Computer Science (also Associate Director of Institute of Data Science and Associate Dean of Engineering) was awarded for providing digital intelligent timebanking and AI-based volunteering services to NGOs, volunteers, and people in need. Currently, the app and the platform is used by 7,000 users from 14 NGOs that practise elderly, teenager, and foreign worker services.
The Judging Panel of HKICT gave encouraging comments to the team:
“The (HINCare) platform enhances the operational efficiency. This included centralizing the coordination works for both NGOs and volunteer. The user interface was designed to be user-friendly for elderly individuals. Notably, the platform consolidated multiple functions into a single platform, streamlining access to various services.”
The project submitted for the HKICT Awards is "HINCare: A Multi-NGO Platform for AI-based Elder-Volunteer Matching Time Bank". The HKICT Awards is one of the largest annual software competitions in Hong Kong steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. The Smart People Award category is organized by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.