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Thursday, April 14, 2016, 09:42

Trailblazing startups shine at China Daily tech awards

By Deng Yanzi and Wang Yuke in Hong Kong

Trailblazing startups shine at China Daily tech awards
Zhou Li (fourth from left, back row), publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily Asia Pacific and Spenser Au (fifth from left, back row), CEO of Global Sources, with the recipients of the China Daily Innovation Awards at AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition center, Hong Kong, on April 13, 2016. (Photo / Edmond Tang, China Daily)

Technology may sometimes be seen as a sophisticated field only for adults, but Shenzhen tech company Weistek begs to differ. It decided to develop Mini Toy, aiming to bring 3D printing technology to children.

Its child-friendly 3D printer, with a bright yellow color and rounded edges, was rather easy to spot among the multifarious tech gears in the Global Sources shows.

“There should be some wow-factor with innovative products,” said Ken Kwok, vice-president of sales and marketing for the company.

Weistek was among the seven innovative tech companies which received the inaugural China Daily Innovation Awards at the Global Sources Electronics Show in Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition center on Wednesday.

China Daily’s debut awards for innovative tech companies come amid a push by the Chinese government to transform China into a smart and innovative world manufacturing power.

Trailblazing startups shine at China Daily tech awards

Awards for the five Most Promising Electronic Gadgets went to Loop, a family drone developed by XenoSky; Move It, a mobile-connected fitness set by Eggplant Technologies; Mini Toy, a 3D printer for children by Weistek; Microbatt, a micro rechargeable battery by Shenzhen Lianguang Communication Technology; and VR Walker, a virtual reality (VR) device by Shenzhen Virtual Reality Technology.

Shenzhen Macrotellect Tech, Eggplant Technology and RotorX Racing were named the Three Most Promising Startups.

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