The Challenge aims to unleash the creativity of tertiary students by providing them with an opportunity to address environmental challenges with innovation and make a positive impact on the environment.
- Full-time / Part-time students (both undergraduate and post-graduate) in Hong Kong.
- Each team should consist of 3 to 5 students who are over the age of 18 and from local tertiary education institutes only.
- Each participant can only be associated with one team.
Rental service of custom-made reusable tableware sets
Reward scheme for using reusable and personally identifiable laundry bags
Interactive plastic bottle recycling robot offering cash rebates and boutique rewards in shopping malls
Best Presentation Team
Reusable packaging for transporting merchandise in supply chains
Best Application of Design Thinking Techniques
Reward scheme in partnership with Hong Kong Market that encourages shoppers to bring their own bag
All finalist teams will receive email notification on the final results of the Challenge separately.
*All finalist teams will receive an e-Certificate and eco gift set to recognise their active involvement.
Online Briefing Session
Guidelines and Regulations
Teams are required to submit a simple 2-page Executive Summary elaborating on the proposed idea.
Deadline: 25 AUG 2021
Finalist teams will be invited to do a 10-min online presentation, followed by a 5-min Q&A session.
Detailed Application Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Is the Innovation Bootcamp compulsory? Can we just send one representative from each team for the Bootcamp? -
A1: The Bootcamp is compulsory and all members in the team should join the camp. The Bootcamp will be held physically at the HKAYP Jockey Club Duke of Edinburgh Training Camp. For students who cannot attend the bootcamp, relevant proof will be required for exemption from attendance.
Q2. Can I join without teammates? Will you do the teaming-up for us? -
A2: Candidates are expected to form a team before registration. No pairing services would be provided by the organiser.
Q3. If a team member withdraws from the Challenge midway, will the team be allowed to continue with the Challenge? -
A3: No, the team will not be eligible to compete anymore. Changing the team formation in the second stage is also not allowed. All members who submitted the executive summary in the First Round should carry on with the project in the later round.
Q4. Can I form teams with students from other tertiary institutes? -
A4: Yes, students are free to form teams from different levels, disciplines and/or tertiary institutes.
Q5. I am a final year student now and I will have graduated in Sep 2021. Can I still join the competition? -
A5: Yes, you can join the competition.
Q6. I am an international/exchange student of a tertiary institute in Hong Kong. Can I still join the competition? -
A6: Yes, you are eligible to join. However, you should make sure that you can participate in all activities to be held during the period from Jul to Oct 2021. Any members who leave the team in the middle of the Challenge will lead to disqualification of the whole team.
Q7. Is there any entry fee for the competition? -
A7: No. All eligible participants are welcome to join.
Q8: Does the solution have to be technology-related or a long-term solution? -
A8: We welcome different kinds of ideas, ranging from products, services, processes, platforms, campaigns, events, etc, as long as they are practicable, innovative and impactful.
Q9: Can we include graphics in the executive summary? Does it count in the two-page limit? -
A9: You may include graphics or other multimedia separately in the appendix section to help illustrate your idea. The maximum number of pages for the appendix is three.
Q10: Do we need to include a prototype of our solution in the executive summary? -
A10: A prototype will be a plus for the first round submission. In the 1-day innovation bootcamp, finalist teams will learn more about creating a prototype to test and ensure the feasibility of their idea.
Q11: What role or perspective should we take when proposing an idea to reduce disposable plastics? -
A11: You may take the role as a member of the general public when proposing the idea.