Building on previous success, Schmidt-HKUST Corporate Project gets into third round

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has become one of the most important emerging information technologies with diverse business applications. Is there any way that would better promote and facilitate the adoption of this new technology? Students of UST’s Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) offered innovative and viable solutions that might help the industry generate new business opportunities. 

Four teams of four elite T&M-DDP students joined the Schmidt-HKUST Corporate Project on RFID and Business Applications in Fall 2010.  Over a three-month period, they analyzed and worked on research projects to advance their business understanding. They attended corporate seminars and conferences, conducted market analysis and screened  and refined market strategies.  By the end of the three months, each team offered an innovative and professionally prepared business development proposal for the company’s consideration. 

The students presented their proposals and findings to a Panel of judges composed of senior executives from Schmidt & Co (Hong Kong) Limited and corporate professionals at the presentation cum closing ceremony held on 2 December 2010. The Panel was impressed by a team that had recommended using short range wireless technology to connect to social network with physical location information and they were selected as the champion.

Schmidt & Co (Hong Kong) Limited is a member of the Schmidt Electronics Group -  a leading integrated technology and service provider with over 40 years of extensive experience in the electronics industry in the Asia-Pacific region.  The Company has been sponsoring HKUST’s T&M-DDP Corporate Project for three years.

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) ( is a world-class research university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science.  HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.  HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee, and is ranked as the world’s best young university in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2019.  Its graduates were ranked 16th worldwide and top in Greater China in Global University Employability Survey 2018.

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