WINNERS OF 2018 IFA PRODUCT TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD REVEALED

23 companies secure 28 prizes at world-leading awards event

The IFA Product Technical Innovation Award gives a panoramic view of some of the leading global brands, 23 of which have accumulatively been granted 28 awards. Winners included Bosch, Siemens, Haier, LG, Samsung, TCL, Midea, Hisense, BOE and Changhong, and cover a multitude of categories such as smart home solutions, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, air- conditioners, ovens, water purifiers. With an audience that featured more than 300 media representatives, those winners were awarded in presence of IFA ambassador Miss IFA and top management of the event organisers.

In the competition, Chinese enterprises get recognised globally for their innovative technologies in all aspects, displaying of China’s strength in consumer electronics technology innovation. This year, Haier was granted AI +loT Brand Gold Award and Intelligent loT Technology Gold Award for its U+ Smart Home and refrigerator (BCD-611WDIEU1). TCL won the Display Technology Gold Award for its QLED TV (X8) and the Full DC Inverter Technology Gold Award for its Inverter No-Frost Refrigerator (BCD-490WBEPF2).

Midea won the Indoor Air Environment System Solution Gold Award for its microclimate regulator (KFR-72LW/BP3DN8Y-Air100 B1) and Healthy Water Puri cation and Drinking Technology Gold Award for the BEVERLY JL1852S-RO and MRC1985-700G.

Hisense won the User Experience Gold Award for its 4K Laser TV L5; BOE won the loT Application Innovation Gold Award for its SES- imagotag VUSION tag; Skyworth won the AI Interaction Innovation Gold Award for its Metz TV (65S9A) and Changhong won the Design Innovation Gold Award for its CHiQ Smart LED TV 65Q5R, while Letv won the Design and Technology Integration Innovation Gold Award for its Zero65 series.

The winner of Smart Interconnected Platform Innovation Award was Tuya Smart an IoT Platform And the winner of Interactive Innovation Award Puppy Cube S.

According to Orient Zhu, vice president of IDG Asia “IFA Product Technical Innovation Award offers a lot of space to grow to innovative enterprises and promotes more and more smart innovative products flooding into the market.

In the future, the IFA Product Technical Innovation Award will further integrate upstream and downstream enterprises in the consumer electronics industry by displaying leading products, innovative technology and development trends. The award promotes strategic and innovative upgrades of smart products by strengthening research and development of related products, market applications and other aspects.”

For the near future, Zhu sees exponential growth in the smart home segment. He said: “Think about it. If everything around us in our houses can be automatically regulated and set up, rather than controlled with mobile phones, what kind of experience would it be? We can picture a beautiful future at IFA based on all of those innovative technologies and products”.