In a new programme for the Chamber to help link university students and recent graduates with the business community in Hong Kong, we have teamed up with Agorize to launch the Business Case Competition.
Competitors will work on projects to come up with ways to solve problems and tap into the latest trends in the business world. The four corporate sponsors – CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Great Eagle Holdings Limited, LVMH Fashion Group Asia Pacific and Sino Land Company Limited – have each created a specific project for the entrants to work on.
“Participating in the Business Case Competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to really get stuck in to serious challenges facing businesses,” said Chamber CEO Shirley Yuen. “The competition also gives our sponsor companies access to the fresh thinking of Hong Kong’s brightest young people.”
The participants will be competing for an impressive range of prizes including overseas trips and cash awards, and the teams that qualify for the mentorship stage will all have the opportunity to work with professionals from the corporate sponsors.
The different projects put forward by the sponsor companies all include the environment as a significant factor. CLP has set the task of coming up with ideas to decarbonise the city’s transport system, while Sino’s project looks at ways to improve sustainability in the hotel sector. Green fashion is the focus for LVMH while Great Eagle is investigating mixed-use developments.
“It is fitting that the themes all touch on the area of sustainability,” said Yuen. “Businesses across all sectors need to become more sustainable – to comply with increasing global regulations and to satisfy the changing demands of customers, as well as to benefit the planet.”
The competition is open for entries until 13 October, and the final pitching session and awards will be held in November.