20 September, 2017

Digital China & BDI Cup "Smart City in Hong Kong" open for enrollment

Challenge yourself on using the latest cool data mining and analysis technologies to change the city. Act now and enroll at the event website before November 1!

Digital China, HKUST-BDI and Energizing Kowloon east office are joining hands to hold this competition on “Smart City in Hong Kong”, which is now accepting application for entry.

Witnessing the growth of entrepreneurial activities and big data technology in our region and encouraging HKUST and surrounding community members as well as Hong Kong citizens has an integrative learning experience to create and evaluate new data analysis technology to fulfill and improve the city service in Hong Kong, the Digital China and HKUST-BDI Cup “Smart City in Hong Kong” Competition will be held in September 10, 2017. The preliminary round of this competition will be end in November 10, 2017 and the top 10 - 20 teams will enter the final and be invited to join the Exhibition and Elevator Pitch Session on December 10, 2017 followed by a Business Plan Evaluation.

Digital China & BDI Cup Smart City in Hong Kong Poster

Winners of the Competition can use the cash prize as seed money to further the commercialization of their techniques and inventions and get the internship of Digital China. To encourage teams with plans utilizing HKUST-BDI technologies and/or having members from different professional areas from Hong Kong, they will be eligible for additional cash awards, if they are winners of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prizes at the Final Round of judging. Outstanding projects in the competition will have the opportunity to receive further investment. Further to encourage students to participate in this competition and putting their idea into action to realize their dreams, this year we are introducing the Students Awards, which will be selected among all Round 1 entries. We will work with different professionals in the industries to sponsor this award in different areas of interest, e.g. Healthcare, Traffic, Environment & Sustainability, Finance and Social Hot topics, etc. We will select among all the Round 1 entries the awardees to receive the award and keep developing their ideas.

Competition projects are encouraged to focus on (but not limited to) the following areas: Traffic and Transportation, Weather and Environment, Stock and Company, Social Media Hot topics, etc. Participants are strongly encouraged to use the API tools and interfaces provided by Digital China to implement your hot ideas. The Digital China API team will offer necessary technical support. This competition is cooperated with Kowloon east, therefore, smart city application focus on Kowloon east region will be encouraged. For the participating teams, we will give the access right to the data of the Hong Kong weather, environment, transportation, finance and other aspects.

Participants should visit to enroll and submit your proposed idea/project before November 1, 2017. Active participation from capable students like yourselves are welcomed and anticipated!

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