What is the "Create Smart District in Hong Kong" Project?

The "Create Smart District in Hong Kong" Project is co-organized by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Vocational Training Council (VTC) to enhance public awareness of smart city development in Hong Kong through conferences, technology workshops, competition and roadshows. The objective of this Project is to identify and resolve district-specific issues by engaging young people in the development of innovative and technology-based solutions for developing Hong Kong into a smart city as mapped out in the Government’s "Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint 2017" and the ensuing "Hong Kong Smart City Blue Print 2.0" released in December 2020.

To participate in the competition of this project, VTC students would form teams and submit their proposals on how to use innovative ideas to transform and enhance public services by 24 December 2021.

The Project is funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) provided by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Examples of areas of Smart District Development

Internet of Things (IoT)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Immersive Technology

Personal Robot App

Timeline

Selection Criteria

Novelty (40%)

Come up with innovative solutions to address the identified issue at hand

Benefit & Impact (30%)

Solutions bring benefits to the public

Feasibility (20%)

Solutions can be reasonably implemented

Sustainability (10%)

Solutions can be implemented in the long run

Proposals must be original, and should achieve at least one of the below objectives:
1. Raise public awareness on the issue at hand
2. Optimize the use of resources
3. Improve the quality of living

The judging panel, comprises representatives from the Government, academia and industry experts, will select a total of 10 winning projects according to the aforementioned criteria.

Awards and Prizes

Award

Prize

Grand Award (x 1)

Certificate and a HK$3,000 cash coupon

1st Runner Up Award (x1)

Certificate and a HK$2,000 cash coupon

2nd Runner Up Award (x1)

Certificate and a HK$1,000 cash coupon

Merit Awards (x7)

Certificate

All winning teams will have the opportunity to take up traineeship in renowned companies, and all project deliverables will be showcased in the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the VTC Innovation & Technology Co-creation Centre.