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NEXXZERO,  previoulys called NEXXINSPIRE which is an initiative under NEXX, has always been committed to promote technology innovation for sustainability and grow the ecosystem. We believe that an effective end-to-end sustainability transformation could be accelerated, delivered and measured by implementing innovative strategies and solutions. 


NEXXI is grateful and excited to announce the partnership with CItyU Global EMBA for a joint-promotion campaign of sustainability & innovation this year. The collaboration will facilitate the sharing among leaders in technology innovation commercial & NGOs spaces to create business value and social impact together. Furthermore, a unique sustainable community formed from various stakeholders will strengthen technology commercialisation through various corporations with topics covering ESG, Green Finance, Carbon Emission Reduction, Zero Waste and Up-cycling.


We hope to see you all to participate in the upcoming NEXX Social Leader Conference cum awards ceremony which will tentatively be held at CityU by Q2 of 2024. 

Catergories :

- Top Ten Sustainability & ESG Awards (Enterprise)

- Sustainability Strategy Award:
o    Description: Honoring exceptional companies that drive sustainable practices and guide organizations toward a more sustainable future.

- ESG Programme Award:
o    Description: Celebrates remarkable organizations that incorporate ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles into their corporate values and actions.

- Sustainable Finance Award:
o    Description: Recognizing companies encouraging sustainable finance, integrating ESG, and reshaping the future of investments.

- Diversity Award:
o    Description: Recognizing companies/organisations that champion diversity, fostering equity and inclusivity in the workplace.

- ESG Innovation Project Award: 
    Description: Commends companies/organisations that integrate innovative elements (e.g. technology) into their ESG commitments and operations through social and environmental projects, resulting in significant impact.


- Circular Economy and Community Engagement Award: 
o    Description: Recognizes companies that demonstrate excellence in implementing circular economy principles, promoting resource efficiency, and minimizing waste as well as faciliating the development and support to local community with public participation.

1.    Applicant Recruitment:
o    Start Date:April  7, 2024
o    End Date: May 20, 2024
o    Details: During this period, interested applicants (enterprise and start-ups)  can either apply directly to submit  applications via the official website with other relevant info.


2.    Application Review and Judging:
o    Dates: End of May 
o    Process: A panel of industry experts will evaluate the applications based on criteria such as innovation and business impact.


3.    Result Announcement:
o    Date: Early June, 2024
o    Details: The winners of all categories will be publicly announced, recognizing their outstanding contributions to e-tailing.

4.    Award Ceremony:
o    Date: Mid of June, 2024 (tbc)
o    Location: City University of Hong Kong
o    Highlights: Winners in various categories will be honored during the virtual award ceremony

Please email to for application form or enquiries.

We are honoured to have Wong kam-sing, former Secretary of The Environment as VIP guest for Ep 1 of Master series - NEXX x CityU Global EMBA 

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Allen Zeman,  Chairman at lan Kwai Fong Group as VIP guests for Ep 2 of Master series - NEXX x CityU Global EMBA 

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Stephen Wong, Head, Chief Executive's Policy Unit at HKSAR  as VIP guests for Ep 3 of Master series - NEXX x CityU Global EMBA 

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Felix Chung, former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and Angie Chung, Deputy GM at Central Market as VIP guests for Ep 4 of Master series - NEXX x CityU Global EMBA 

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NEXXZERO, an initiative of Tech + Sustainability under NEXX, would collaborate with Slowood to roll out a series of Tech + Sustainability promotion program to the public including Zero Waste, Up-cycling and start-up innovation. NEXXINSPIRE is proud to be one of the two major strategic partners (another partner : DBS) this year.

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Art Tech + Sustainability Workshop at Central Market
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Presentation Ceremony of NEXX Social Leader Awards 2020

NEXX Social Leader Award aims to recognise the contributions and dedication from the outstanding leaders of corporate/organisations and individuals in different sectors who are creating a SMART and SUSTAINABLE Community through Social Innovation, Creativity, Design Thinking, Shared Value and Technology Innovation.
We are honoured to have the support form Mr Wong kam-sing, Secretary of The Environment at the ceremony on 16 March, 2021. He was the keynote and award presenter of our 2nd edition NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards which aims to recognise the dedication and contribution to create a Sustainable community through Social Innovation. 
Winners of NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2020 (Corporate/Organisation) :
Chicks  (雞仔嘜), Culture Homes, Eaton HK, Eco Marine, HGC Global Communications, Lee Kum Kee, Nature Discovery Park, Ocean Park, Slowood

Winners of NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2020 (Individuals) :

Keilem Ng, Co-founder, Eco Marine

And, thanks for the venue partner : Eation hK and disinfection partner : SoftBank Robotics

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NEXXINSPIRE is a new initiative of Network of EdTech Hong Kong (NEXX). NEXXINSPIRE Social Innovation Award aims to inspire students connecting our community through creative ideas and technology innovation. They would be encouraged to make use of their creative ideas to solve social issues for creating a Smart and Sustainable Community. Students can also gain different knowledge in the latest technologies in terms of STEAM & Design Thinking supported by our mentors & guest speakers through a series of workshops and site visits.

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NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2020
NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Award seeks to honor exceptional leaders from various sectors, including corporate organizations and individuals, for their significant contributions and unwavering commitment to building a smart and sustainable community through the application of social innovation, creativity, design thinking, shared value, and technological innovation. The award aims to recognize those who are driving positive change and making a meaningful impact towards creating a better future for all.
Winners of NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2020 (Corporate/Organisation) :

Chicks  (雞仔嘜)

Culture Homes

Eaton HK

Eco Marine

HGC Global Communications

Lee Kum Kee

Nature Discovery Park

Ocean Park


Winners of NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2020 (Individuals) :

Keilem Ng, Co-founder, Eco Marine

Judging Panel in 2020 :


Alice So

Head of Entrepreneurship, Cyberport

ATung Lee

GM - IT, Asiaray Media Group

Deric Wong

CEO, Omnicom Media Group

Leo Lee

Managing Partner. Benington Capital and President (2017 -2018), ACCA Global

Lui Tong

Director, Direct to Customer, Swire Coca-Cola

Ronald Wong

Business Director, Very Large Enterprises, Central Asia Pacific Region, Lenovo

Ryan Chan

Sales Director, SoftBank Robotics

Mann Yim

Chairman of Committee, NEXXINSPIRE

Vanessa Ko
Head of Presales & Customer Success,
SAP Hong Kong & Macau


Judging Criteria :

Corporate's Philosophy and Commitment of Sustainability

Benefitting Community through Engagement

Promoting Education of Sustainability to the Community and Cultivation for New Generation

Achievements and/or Innovation of Sustainability, Environmental Protection and/or Conservation in Daily Business Operation/New Product Development

NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2019
Presentation ceremony was held at DesignInspire organzied by HKTDC at HKCEC, 5 Dec 2019
Winners of Corporate and Organisations (2019) :

Asia Art Hong Kong
HTC Hong Kong
Lenovo Hong Kong
Eagle Group Holdings
Omnicom Media Group
S.F. Express (Hong Hong)
Swire Coca Cola
Stan Group

Winners of Individuals (2019):

Eddy Hui
Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Design Association 
Alexandra Lo

Head of Digital & Consumer Engagement of Nestle Hong Kong
NEXXINSPIRE Social Innovation Awards

Program update (NEXXINSPIRE Social Innovation Awards):

In view of the recent development of the novel coronavirus outbreak, we have to postpone the "NEXXINSPIRE Social Innovation Awards", so as to do our part in preventing the spread of the pandemic. The revised program of the Competition will tentatively be postponed to late Sept/Early Oct, 2020. Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.


We hope our decision would have your understanding.   

According to the latest covid-19 situation and Hong Kong govenrment's gathering restriction arrangement, the programme will be relaunched with further notice.

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Eco system partners 

Supporting Organisations

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Kick-off Ceremony cum Awards Briefing

- Cyberport on 29 Nov, 10:30am to 1230pm

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Leader Awards



NEXXINSPIRE would collaborate with DESIGNINSPIRE which is an international expo and  organized by HKTDC this year. Tours would be arranged for students to DESIGNINSPIRE 5 to 7 Dec.

Details of DesignInspire :


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We would also collaborate with our partners for different topics of workshops to students.  e.g. We would arrange to experience the latest VR technology and applications at HTC VIVE VR Lab in Jan, 2020

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Besides the Social Innovation Awards for students, NEXXINSPIRE would also hold a ceremony of NEXXINSPIRE Social Leader Awards 2019 partnering with HKTDC this year. The awards aims to recognise the contributions and dedication from the outstanding leaders of corporate/organisations and individuals in different sectors who are promoting  and supporting Social Innovation through Creativity, Design Thinking, Shared Value and Technology Innovation for creating a SMART and SUSTAINABLE Community.

The Awards ceremony would be held at DESIGNISPIRE organised by HKTDC at HKCEC  on 5 Dec, 6pm to 7pm.


More to come

Eligibility & Judging Criteria

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Our Judges

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 Mann Yim 
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 Akina Ho 
Digital Transformation & 
Great Eagle Holdings Company
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 Deric Wong 
Omnicom Group
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 Jennifer Tam 
Director of Marketing
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 Lui Tong 
Direct to Customer
Swire Coca Cola
Hong Kong
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 Michelle Chan 
Alternative Distribution
FWD Insurance 
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 Ronald Wong 
General Manager
Hong Kong & Macau
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 Tony Tsang 
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 Wincy Chan 
IOT Enablement
Timezone Lead, Asia
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 Terence Leung 
Senior Manager
E-Sports & Youth Team
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 Brucemond Chan 
Assoc Marketing Director
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 Candice Lee 
Founding Founder
Asia Art Hong Kong
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 Jess Mak 
General Manager
HK, Macau & Singapore
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 Leo Lee 
Past President
ACCA Global
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 Rachel Ip 
Dept. of Creative Arts
The Open University
of Hong Kong 
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 Stephen Wong 
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 Vanessa Ko 
Head of Pre-Sales 
SAP Hong Kong
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 Alexandra Lo 
Digital & Consumer
Engagement Lead 
Wyeth Hong Kong
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 Eddy Hui 
Honorary Secretary
Hong Kong Designers Association 


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 Chun Yiu 
CY Photography
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