What made SOCIF today
We are grateful that our minibus Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) system was well recognized by the Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology (HKICT) Awards 2019 - Student Innovation Award, reminding us of our initial passion. We still remember the days studying at HKUST when we often have to take a minibus back to school. During the waiting for the minibus, we were well trained with our patience, while we also thought: What is the key solution to improve the present inconvenience waiting for a minibus?
Three students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) felt uncomfortable because of the inconvenience caused by the unstable minibus schedules. Therefore, they set up a student research team, and approach the university, minibus operators and other stakeholders to negotiate. Completed the Proof-of-Concept (PoC), they actively participated in technology and information industry competitions, media interviews, thus having established a start-up, and officially launched minibus Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) services at HKUST... founding SOCIF today.