beNovelty “OpenAPIHub” Wins the 2020 Hong Kong ICT Awards

beNovelty Limited, a leading API technology company, is proud to be awarded ICT Startup (Software and Apps) Silver Award in the 2020 Hong Kong ICT Awards by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). The award ceremony was held online on 18 Nov 2020.

The one-stop open API platform “OpenAPIHub” launched by beNovelty in 2018 was the awarded solution. Open API is still a new concept in Hong Kong, which developers face different problems when trying to adopt it, e.g., the construction of a compliant API platform is hardly affordable and companies might need to spend over millions on developing a platform. Moreover, API platforms have to support the continuous transmission of confidential data, so it must equip with high quality and compliant security system. All these factors discourage start-ups and SMEs to develop a API platform. Despite the monetary cost and technical requirements on developing the platforms, the lack of API network also creates an information gap between the enterprises and developers, which they cannot partner up easily. beNovelty aims to solve the above problems by developing the “OpenAPIHub“.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by OGCIO and the judging panel of the 2020 Hong Kong ICT Awards. I believe this award can increase the confidence for public and industries to adopt open API.” said Patrick Fan, CEO of beNovelty. “beNovelty is committed to assist third-party service providers to use API to develop digital business, integrate and automate the working procedure. We help large enterprises, SMEs, and start-ups to tackle their pain points with different approaches. For example, we provide consulting services for large enterprises, including API enhancing and employee training. For SMEs and start-ups, we focus on using the OpenAPIHub platform to help them find more business opportunities, build an API ecosystem, and encourage all stakeholders to make digital connections.”

beNovelty has partnered with more than 50 companies across 6 industries, including financial institutions, healthcare, education and catering service. Featured partners include the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Hong Kong Science Park and Jardine Catering Group, etc.

beNovelty is currently developing OpenAPIHub version 2.0, with new features like API self-service management and business matching system, etc. API vendors and users are welcomed to join the pilot scheme of the platform. beNovelty expects to attract more than 200 companies to join the platform in 2021, further expand the API ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific market, and promote digital transformation in all industries.

About beNovelty

Founded in 2015, beNovelty is an award-winning company facilitating business collaborations between enterprises & third party service providers (TSP) under API Economy.

beNovelty provides one-stop platform (including training, design, implementation & operation services) to enable enterprises & TSP co-creating new product and service models across industries. Our clients & partners include leading banks, insurance, F&B, tourism, healthcare, real estate and keep expanding.

beNovelty is a strategic partner of Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTP) in Open API initiatives and a featured company under HKSTP LEAP Programme right now.

beNovelty Official Website : https://www.benovelty.com/

OpenAPIHub Website : https://openapihub.com