Innovate For Future 2019

Society - Smarter Living, Smarter Schools, Smarter City

The evolution of technology has dramatically changed society. Technology and human life cannot be separated. Technology is helping to build a better city, while people are enjoying a smarter living and students are having smarter schools. In this competition, participants are going to demonstrate an innovative idea, and build a prototype that can solve problems in the society.

Competition Schedule for IFF2019

Open For Team Registration
Information Day
Idea Generation & Cybersecurity Workshop
Team Formation submission deadline
Training Workshop #1

Coding with BOLT 
Coding with Micro:bit

Training Workshop #2

Coding with Arduino

Idea Submission deadline
Mentorship Kickoff: Top 5 into Mentorship service and Prototype Coaching at HKSTP Arrow Lab
Mentorship Period
Award Presentation & IndustryConnect Tech Showcase, Winner showcase at Industry Connect with HKETA at HKSTP

Final Pitch cum Demonstration Day

Date : 4 Jan 2020 (Saturday)

Time : 9:15 am to 12:15 pm

Venue: Conference Hall 01-02, Convention Centre 1, G/F, Core Building 1 (1E), Phase 1, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin

Language : in English

Award Ceremony for IFF2019

HKETA Annual Dinner on 17 JAN 2020 at HKSTP

– Over 400+ VIP, guests and industry professionals join from technology enterprises, business & technology associations, local universities & academic institutes and government sectors.

– Champion and Awards will be presented.


HKETA Tech Showcase with HKSTP IndustryConnect

– With joint HKSTP IndustryConnect showcases for innovative products by HKETA corporate members and technology startups from HKSTP.

– Tech Showcase will be held at Exhibition Hall (Core Building G/F Foyer) during dinner’s cocktail session (17:30 – 19:15). Winners will be demonstrated.

Announcement for IFF2019

Total Cash Awards : HK$30,000
Award & Prizes for each stream
  • Champion – Cash HK$10,000
  • Most Innovative Idea Award – Cash HK$8,000
  • Best Presentation Award – Cash HK$6,000
  • Certificate Of Excellence (2 teams) – Cash HK$3,000 for each team
  • Certificate Of Merit (5 teams) – Education Toys Worth HK$5,000 for all
  • Certification Of Participation (All Participants)
– This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). The final champion will have the opportunity to submit the project for a SJSU global program, such as Summer in Silicon Valley.

– Summer 2020 : Final champion to participate at a Silicon Valley innovation showcase through SJSU global program

– Global STEM submission: Winners and final champion (if selected) will showcase their projects through SJSU global program. 

– SJSU is also the home of Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge and Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge.

Judge Panel

  • Dr Roy LAW, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr Martin CHOY, Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Mr Theodoric CHAN, Chief Commercial Officer, NTT Communications Asia
  • Mr Nelson WOO, Regional Sales Engineer Manager, North Asia of AXIS Communications

Mentor Panel

  • Mr Wiko Leung, Senior Application Engineer, Arrow Electronics
  • Ms Maria Li, Program Manager, Educator & Biologist, Makerbay
  • Dr Charles Cheung, PhD, Deep Learning Solution Architect/Data Scientist, Nvidia AI Technology Centre, Nvidia
  • Mr Mike Li, Co- Founder, Hong Kong Maker Club
  • Dr Johnny Kwong, Senior Project Officer, Vocational Training Council (VTC) STEM Education Centre


Champion: Team 23 – SusTRAINability – Smart Hong Kong for Tomorrow by St. Paul’s Convent School

Most Innovative Idea Award: Team 22 – ADHDreamer by St. Paul’s Convent School

Best Presentation Award: Team 18 – Smart Toilet by Lai King Catholic Secondary School

Certificate of Excellence: 

Team 13 – Intelligent Minibus and Minibus Station 2.0, Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

Team 8 – Elesafer, Diocesan Girls’ School

Certificate of Merit: (Team order is arranged in ascending order according to the team number.)

Team 3 – VOSL (Vonoix-Overview-Smart-Living) System — VonoKit, Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School

Team 9 – HOF Snap API, Diocesan Girls’ School

Team 11 – Gas Stove Reminder 2.0, Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

Team 16 – The Brain Booster, La Salle College

Team 20 – Smart School-Intelligent Classroom, Queen Elizabeth School