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PolyU Innovation Challenge is a start-up ideation competition in which PolyU students and young graduates can meet like-minded teammates, come up with new tech ideas and determine the business model. The competition aims to:

(1) source innovations for market pain-points

(2) encourage PolyU students and young graduates to form inter-disciplinary teams and gain initial entrepreneurship experience


Strategic Partners:

Chinachem Esri China (Hong Kong) HKT

Calling for Smart City Innovations!


We are looking for solutions harnessing the power of

problem statements 


5G Technology


(Slides shared by HKT in Pre-mixer)

1) Harnessing the power of 5G and Internet of Things ( IoT) to advance the goal of sustainability and decarbonization

5G and IoT can help businesses become smarter and more efficient by collecting and analyzing data in real-time to optimize processes and decision making, thus reducing the consumption of energy and resources.


2) Taking virtual healthcare consultation into mainstream

The development of 5G communication technology has provided the possibility of remote diagnosis and treatment. Pioneer telemedicine app platforms such as DrGo prove to be appealing to early adopters and what measures can be taken to move it into mainstream?


3) Applying 5G to smart mobility

Cellular? Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology is expected to revolutionize road safety and efficiency in future. In near term, innovations in smart mobility can also be boosted by 5G technology.


Geographic Information System (GIS)


(Slides shared by Esri China (Hong Kong) in Pre-mixer)

1) How might a construction site manager make use of location intelligence to manage sites and enhance workers’ safety?


2) How might a construction company reform the traditional waste management practices on its sites and optimize the routing for waste transportation using spatial data in order to minimize the impact on the surroundings and maximize efficiency?


3) How might a construction site manager leverage spatial visualisation and analysis tools to perform asset tracking and analysis so as to ultimately achieve a holistic view of their assets on sites?


Property Technology (PropTech)


(Slides and video shared by Chinachem in Pre-mixer)

1) Automation for property cleaning

This includes cleaning of interior space and outer wall of buildings, including vertically curved outer wall.


2) Solutions for better energy usage of facilities and buildings

Interest areas include new materials that save energy consumptions, better energy management, chiller optimisation system, etc.



  • 20% Innovation
  • 20% Relevancy
  • 20% Feasibility
  • 20% Impact
  • 20% Team Competence




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