2019 LITE-ON Award: Working with suppliers in support of advanced technology innovation and application



The "LITE-ON Award" was founded in 2001 as part of the company's corporate social responsibility to nurture technological talent in the Chinese-speaking world and encourage young innovators and industrial designers to make market value and entrepreneurship feasibility two essential factors in their assessments and to develop technologies or techniques in the areas of optoelectronic, eco-friendly and intelligent technologies. For 19 years, the award has attracted Chinese-speaking industrial designers and tech innovators from more than 20 countries to participate in capturing the industry's latest visions and trends. The 2019 LITE-ON Award received more than 1,140 entries from around the world.

2019 LITE-ON Award encouraged the spirit of "I'm Possible"

LITE-ON teamed up with other companies on the supply chain, including Merck Taiwan and Infineon Technologies, to support innovation in digital health, smart living, and other areas of application. The Gold Award in the Technical Innovation category went to the "C-reactive protein basic tester to be used with mobile identification app" developed by a team from National Tsing Hua University. The Gold Award in the Design Innovation category went to the "RESEW'S: Sustainable Textile Bank" developed by a team from the Ming Chi University of Technology. The two teams won NT$400,000 each in prize money. Entries to the LITE-ON Award this year mostly included digital healthcare, smart living, and smart city applications. The solutions addressed existing issues in modern life and they embraced the spirit of "I'm Possible and Anything is Possible" of the contest to help power human advancement.

The LITE-ON Award Forum explored the most avant-garde field in design innovation - "experience design"

Each year, LITE-ON Award invites world class design masters from around the world to be judges and LITE-ON Award Forum speakers. This year, it invited guests to speak on the topic "Experience Design: Creating the future of technology together". Speakers included Dr. Sheng-Ying Pao of MIT, Executive Creative Director Chi Huang Lu of Frog Design, and Principal Designer Moni Wolf of Microsoft Research. The speakers spoke on the endless possibilities in "Technology x Experience Design" to a packed house. The event provided a venue for design lovers in the country to learn more about the latest international trends.

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For more information, please visit the LITE-ON Award website, and 2019 LITE-ON Award Year Book Collection

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