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The Computex d&I awards 2016 are calling companies and designers of technological innovations to register until the 31st of March of 2016, the established deadline. For the first time this year’s rising star award will be issued to encourage innovative designs from startups. The main event will be held at Computex 2016 and awarded products will also be presented at CES, IFA and MWC. Also for the first time, award-winning entries will also be displayed in emerging markets in India and Indonesia. 2016 marks the ninth year of Computex d&i awards, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and executed by the iF Design Asia Ltd. Exhibitors and non-exhibitors of Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade fair in Asia and the second largest in the world, are all invited to participate in the award until 31st of March 2016. The organizers are also pleased to introduce the Computex d&i rising star award, which will be granted for the first time in 2016 to honor young enterprises established after the 1st of January of 2011. The jury panel will select the most outstanding innovations and designs out of all awarded entries of new entrepreneurs. The jury session is scheduled for 7th of April of 2016. All entries will be assessed based on the following criteria: aesthetics, practicability, execution, innovation, usability and ergonomics, brand fit, safety, en-


vironmental impact and target group fit to determine the winners of the Computex d&i awards and the Computex d&i gold award. Registrations will be accepted in the following nine categories: Wearable Technology and Smart Applications / Products; Smart Home and Security; Gaming Hardware; Network and Communication Products; Computers and Systems; Computer Hardware and Components; Data Storage Products; Display and Audio / Video; Peripherals and Accessories The awards ceremony will take place during the Computex Taipei 2016 trade show (31st of May to 4th of June of 2016). All award-winning products will be presented at Computex Taipei, in the iF World Design Guide, on the Computex website and in the printed yearbook. Apart from being featured at the COMPUTEX TAIPEI, all award-winning products will also be showcased at the following exhibitions: IFA 2016 in Berlin/Germany (September 2016) COM-IT 2016 in Mumbai/India (October 2016) Indocomtech 2016 in Jakarta/Indonesia (October 2016) CES 2017 in Las Vegas/USA (January 2017) MWC 2017 in Barcelona/Spain (February 2017) Register online at: