Turn "How Come" into "Outcome" with I&T

During your explorations of local communities and the countryside, have you encountered situations that spark your curiosity and make you wonder "why"? Let's leverage innovation and technology to turn our "how come?" questions into tangible outcomes! We are calling innovative minds to unleash your grand visions and bring substantial and lasting positive impact to our community. The City I&T Grand Challenge empowers and supports innovators to contribute to the city through the power of innovation and technology.

The inclination to ask "why" resides within us all, an inherent part of our DNA. To progress beyond questions and effectively tackle challenges, we must foster a dynamic innovation and technology movement. The City I&T Grand Challenge is more than a competition. It is a journey of co-creation with innovators like you, shaping the future of Hong Kong. By participating in the 2nd City I&T Grand Challenge, you will engage in a competition with like-minded fellow innovators, collectively bringing forth innovative ideas that drive positive change in Hong Kong. We want your innovative solutions to address the challenges and help elevate Hong Kong's reputation as a global pioneer in innovation and technology.

Your Innovation Journey

We accompany you every step of the journey. Begin by seizing this opportunity. Submit your innovative solution by May 16th!

5 Apr – 16 May 2024

Submit your innovative idea as individuals or teams on the City I&T Grand Challenge website under any of the 4 groups:

  • Open Group
  • University/Tertiary Institute Group
  • Secondary School Group (Lower: F1-3 (Year 7-9) and Upper: F4-6 (Year 10-13))
  • Primary School Group - P1-6 (Year 1-6)

 

Mid-Jul 2024

Shortlisted participants will pitch their ideas to the judges

 

Mid-Aug 2024

Finalists of each group will compete for championship to receive attractive cash prizes/coupons, trophies and certificates.

 

After Grand Pitch

Winners from Open Group and University / Tertiary Institute Group will have the opportunity to receive a co-creation fund of up to HK$1,000,000 and other support to further develop the winning solutions for trial and adoption by government departments or public organisations.

 

Winners will participate in public events and promotion campaigns to showcase their solutions/prototypes and share trial outcomes.

Idea Submission

5 Apr – 16 May 2024

Submit your innovative idea as individuals or teams on the City I&T Grand Challenge website under any of the 4 groups:

  • Open Group
  • University/Tertiary Institute Group
  • Secondary School Group (Lower: F1-3 (Year 7-9) and Upper: F4-6 (Year 10-13))
  • Primary School Group - P1-6 (Year 1-6)

 

Semi-Pitch

Mid-Jul 2024

Shortlisted participants will pitch their ideas to the judges

 

Grand Pitch

Mid-Aug 2024

Finalists of each group will compete for championship to receive attractive cash prizes/coupons, trophies and certificates.

 

Trial and Adoption

After Grand Pitch

Winners from Open Group and University / Tertiary Institute Group will have the opportunity to receive a co-creation fund of up to HK$1,000,000 and other support to further develop the winning solutions for trial and adoption by government departments or public organisations.

 

Showcase

Winners will participate in public events and promotion campaigns to showcase their solutions/prototypes and share trial outcomes.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

Training

Secondary School Group and Primary School Group

Info Session (for Primary School Group)

Date: 13 Apr / 17 Apr / 19 Apr

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Zoom

Target Participants: Primary school teachers and students

Info Session (for Secondary School Group)

Date: 13 Apr / 17 Apr / 19 Apr / 20 Apr / 23 Apr

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Zoom

Target Participants: Secondary school teachers and students

Train-the-trainer: Innovation & Creativity Mindset

Date: 13 Apr / 16 Apr / 18 Apr

Duration: 3 hours

Format: Online

Target Participants: Secondary and Primary school teachers

Train-the-trainer: STEAM Student Team Incubation & Project Guiding

Date: 20 Apr / 24 Apr / 27 Apr

Duration:  3 hours

Format: Online

Target Participants: Secondary and Primary school teachers

Design Thinking Workshop (for Primary School Group)

Date: 27 Apr / 30 Apr / 6 May / 9 May

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Online

Target Participants: Primary school students

Design Thinking Workshop (for Secondary School Group - Lower)

Date: 27 Apr / 30 Apr / 6 May / 9 May

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Online

Target Participants: Secondary school students (F1-3)

Design Thinking Workshop (for Secondary School Group - Upper)

Date: 27 Apr / 30 Apr / 6 May / 9 May

Duration:  1 hour

Format: Online

Target Participants: Secondary school students (F4-6)

Success Case Sharing (for Primary School Group)

Date: 3 May / 8 May / 10 May

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Online

Target Participants: Primary school students

Success Case Sharing (for Secondary School Group)

Date: 3 May / 8 May / 10 May

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Online

Target Participants: Secondary school students

Open Group and University/Tertiary Institute Group

Info Session A

Date: 21st March 2024 (Thu)

Time: 15:00-17:00

Venue: Webinar (Link to be shared via registered email)

Host: HKSTP Representative

Speakers: Representatives from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and Social Welfare Department (SWD)

Target Participants: All groups are welcome

Info Session B

Date: 15th April 2024 (Mon)

Time: 15:00-17:00

Venue: Webinar (Link to be shared via registered email)

Host: HKSTP Representative

Speakers: Representatives from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and Social Welfare Department (SWD)

Target Participants: All groups are welcome

Pitching Training for Semi-pitch

Date: Jun 2024

No. of Sessions: 3

Format: In-person

Venue: TBD 

Target Participants: By invitation only for shortlisted Semi-pitch  representatives

Pitching Training for Grand Pitch

Date: Jul 2024

No. of Sessions: 2

Format: In-person 

Venue: TBD 

Target Participants: By invitation only for shortlisted Grand Pitch  representatives

Advisory Committee

Membership

Chairperson

  • Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

Ex-officio Member

  • Permanent Secretary for Education (or his/her representative)
  • Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (or his/her representative)
  • Director of Social Welfare (or his/her representative)
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (or his/her representative)

Non-official Member

  • Ms CHAN Hiu-yuen, Angie
  • Ms HO Chun-yin, Justina
  • Ir Prof LAM Hiu-fung, Alan, JP
  • Professor LAW Kam-tuen, Vic
  • Ms LEE Yi-ying
  • Mr LO Pui-lam
  • Professor TSE Hoi-fat, Calvin
  • Mr WONG Kin-wai, Albert
  • Mr WONG Tat-tung, Dennis, MH, JP

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Strategic Partners

Supporting Organisations

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