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Final Pitch cum demonstration day at Cyberport on Apr 17​


IFF2020 (Innovate For Future) Final Pitch cum demonstration day, HKETA’s annual innovation and technology competition, was held successfully at Cyberport on Apr 17. We are so excited to have 10 final teams presenting their final idea and demonstrated their prototypes virtually. The competition theme this year is “Technology Shaping a Better Life: Health, Intelligence, Communication”. The final champion will have the opportunity to submit project ideas for the SJSU global program. Selected winners will also be nominated for Cyberport CCMF Fast Track*.

Awards as follow:

Secondary School Stream:

Champion: Laughter Catcher by St. Paul’s Convent School

1st Runner Up: Driver Drowsiness Detection System by Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

2nd Runner Up: Super Skin by Lai King Catholic Secondary School

Certificate Of Excellence: E-see Shopping by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College

Certificate Of Excellence: Parkinson’s Disease Tester by Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

Tertiary School Stream:

Champion: An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis by CLAIRE Clinical AI Research Limited

1st Runner up: Elderlive by 2Givers

2nd Runner up: Aero-Hydroponic Agriculture IoT System (AHAS) by AHAS

Certificate Of Excellence: Zippy by AA Technologies

Certificate Of Excellence: Flowclass by Flowclass

Thanks all our sponsors, Supporting Organizations, Mentors and Judges for supporting IFF.

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.

Mentorship Kickoff ​


The 10 final teams attended the mentor-mentee online zoom meeting on 24 Mar, 2021 5:30PM – 6:30PM, and meet their mentors for advice.

10 Final Teams include:

Secondary School Stream

2020-SEC-0005 Laughter Catcher
2020-SEC-0007 E-see Shopping
2020-SEC-0008 Driver Drowsiness Detection System
2020-SEC-0009 Parkinson’s Disease Tester
2020-SEC-0041 Super Skin

Tertiary School Stream

2020-TER-0015 Elderlive
2020-TER-0017 Zippy
2020-TER-0018 An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis
2020-TER-0023 Aero-Hydroponic Agriculture IoT System (AHAS)
2020-TER-0027 Flowclass

IFF2020 Guest Talk: Gerontechnology Talk


On 30 Jan, 2021, Ms. Chloe Siu from Lingan University (LU), shared more about LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project and we had a virtual visit on LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab.

HKETA Youth Joined NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference with SJSU


Our HKETA Youth Member, Mr. Calvin Kam presented together with Dr. Alan Wong, Director, Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), San Jose State University, at NICE k12 cybersecurity education conference on Dec 8 3PM (US time).  Most attendants are from K12 education backgrounds and over 100 participants joined his session.  

SVCGS collaborates with HKETA to incorporate cybersecurity awareness concepts into “Innovate For Future”, a smart-city themed competition targeting K-12 students in this “FinTech Hub” city.  Participants are coached in cybersecurity awareness and incorporate such concepts into their innovative entries. Our IFF2020 competition will involve prototyping, such as computer vision and artificial intelligence applications.  The co-presenter described the incorporation of cyber awareness into the ideation and technical training workshops.


For Details:


IFF2020 Guest Talk: Technologies Shaping a Better Life at Smart Offices and Smart Schools


We are happy to invite Mr. Henry Leung, HID Global and Mr. George Wong, Armada International Limited to speak in IFF2020 Guest talk on 12 Dec, 2020.

Mr. Leung and Mr. Wong shared the latest technologies on Smart Cards usage and technologies at Smart Offices and Smart School. We wish to inspire youth on technology innovation through various workshops and webinars. 

IFF2019 Winner : ADHDreamer Received Two Innovation Awards in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2020 at SJSU


One of the winners, Most Innovative Idea Award of Innovate For Future 2019 Competition (IFF2019) : ADHDreamer has been invited to be the finalist of Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Showcase 2020 through San Jose State University (SJSU) global program. The school team has pitched their innovative idea and showcase their creativity to industry leaders, investors and recruiters in Dec 1, 2020

Congratulations to the ADHDreamer Team from St. Paul’s Convent School, who was among hundreds of submitted university teams, won the Best Overall Innovation #2, and Best Healthcare Innovation Award in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2020. The ADHDreamer team developed a mobile app which helps ADHD kids to improve their focus / attention through playing games.

Our Innovate For Future (IFF) is an open competition of innovation and technology to inspire Young Students from Secondary Schools and Higher Educational Institutes/Universities in Hong Kong to build innovative products and/or services to solve real life problems. IFF2020 is currently undergoing the idea submission period, and the winners will be submitted to SVIC Final Showcase next year.

For Details:

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC):

Innovate For Future 2020:

Innovate For Future (IFF) Competition Featured in SmartVision Magazine of SCC


Innovate For Future (IFF) innovate & technology competition is featured in SmartVision Magazine of Smart City Consortium (SCC). The details can be found in Smart Vision, Issue 14, P.7, published in Nov 2020.

We believe our competition can inspire more school students to innovate for our smart future.

Read the Smart Vision Issue 14

Congratulation to Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist


Congratulations to one of our IFF2019 winners,  ADHDreamer by St. Paul’s Convent School , who received the Most Innovative Idea Award in IFF2019. The team is invited to be the finalist of the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist Showcase 2020.  They will pitch their idea and present the innovation at the SVIC Finalist Showcase on Dec 1. 

The project case of ADHDreamer is targeted to help ADHD children to improve mental conditions and raise public awareness of ADHD kids.

Team Formation Closed


We received 50 team applications.

secondary – 21 teams
tertiary – 29 teams

We are looking forward to your project submission

Training Videos Released


Training Video for Cybersecurity and Social innovation is released. 

Learn More (Jumps to Training Session)

Hackathon & Training Workshops


Hackathon and Training Workshops was held on 05 Sept, 2020. I am glad to have Mr. Calvin Lau from Lingnan University to deploy an interesting workshop on design thinking. We received a lot of feedbacks and interactions with our participants. 

Mr. Calvin Kam, HKETA Youth Member, also shared the latest AI tools, and cybersecurity knowledges.

Around 45 participants joined this workshop.

Online Information Session


Our information session was held online on 01 Aug 2020. This briefing session aims to provide information about the competition details, theme and  schedule.

Innovate For Future 2020 is open for registration!


HKETA Youth Team is glad to announce that Innovate For Future will be held again in 2020. 

There will be 2 streams: Secondary school stream and Tertiary stream. The competition theme is Technology Shaping a Better Life: Health, Intelligence, Communication. This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU). 

It is now open for registration!