Hong Kong Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise 2021
Aurecon wins Hong Kong Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise (MIKE) Award 2021
“At Aurecon, our research and thought leadership challenge conventional thinking and deliver intelligent solutions that help clients with winning outcomes,” says Andrew Maher.
27 October 2021 – The company’s long-standing commitment to innovation has been recognised with this prestigious award that assesses how innovative enterprises are operating in a continually changing world.
International design, engineering and advisory company, Aurecon has won the Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise (MIKE) Award for its work in Asia Pacific. The 2021 HK MIKE program was administered by an international study group made up of global experts assessing the Hong Kong market.
The judging panel made the award to Aurecon after reviewing its innovative research, thought leadership and knowledge management, and assessing how those activities helped the company maximise business growth and add value to shareholders.
“At Aurecon, our research and thought leadership challenge conventional thinking and deliver intelligent solutions that help clients with winning outcomes,” said Andrew Maher, Group Managing Principal, Eminence, Digital & Innovation at Aurecon. “It is incredibly rewarding and exciting for Aurecon to be recognised as a leader in knowledge management and innovation by underlining our commitment to this crucial element of our business.”
Two years ago, the leadership of Aurecon set out a vision to be a leading, global organisation, recognised for delivering intelligent and relevant projects underpinned by a strong innovation culture. To meet this vision, Aurecon committed to a knowledge initiative that captures, shares, and builds upon the intellectual capital of the company’s people and projects across the globe.
“Aurecon is winning landmark projects and international awards because of its dedication to innovation and research – initiatives which are founded on the knowledge and ideas of our people,” continued Maher. “This process has been as much of a cultural change as it has been a knowledge agenda; and the business is committed to continuing our strategy by implementing knowledge tools and driving adoption in our communities over the coming year.”
Detailed judging criteria
For the judging of the MIKE Award, Aurecon’s innovation and knowledge initiative was analysed across eight key areas:
Empowering knowledge workers for innovation
Strategising, visioning and transformative leadership
Creating client and user expectations/needs/experiences
Developing internal and external networks and connectivity
Cultivating organisational innovation culture
Investing and delivering knowledge-based products/services/solutions
Enforcing knowledge practices and systems for knowledge creation
Implementing creative and virtual space to create stakeholder value
As part of its assessment work, the MIKE judging panel reviewed several of Aurecon’s bespoke innovation tools that it has developed to enhance its work, and initiatives including the design and build of a knowledge platform for Aurecon’s communities of practice, automation of knowledge capture and delivery.
Aurecon is also utilising chat bot technology to improve staff interaction, and trialling machine learning and AI to improve processes and to unearth hidden insights and innovation opportunities.
In addition to Aurecon, other recipients of the 2021 HK MIKE award included CLP Power (Hong Kong) Ltd, Ernst & Young HK, Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, Hong Kong Correctional Services Department, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Police Force, Water Supplies Department.
Having won the MIKE award from the Hong Kong panel, Aurecon will now move on to compete in the Global MIKE Award 2021.