HKETA STEM Competition: Innovate for Future 2019


Innovate for Future 2019 (IFF2019)



Our Award Ceremony & Tech Showcase@Industry Connect of IFF2019 will be at Hong Kong Science Park on 17 JAN 2020 (17:30 - 21:30)


Our top3 winners will receive award presentation by our industry guest as well as show up their project cases at Industry Connect Tech Showcase at Hong Kong Science Park in our HKETA annual dinner.


Our Pitch Day (16 Nov 2019) of IFF2019 has been re-scheduled to 4 Jan 2020 (Sat Morning)


Our Final Pitch & Demonstation Day of IFF2019 has successfully been completed on 4 Jan 2020 at Hong Kong Science Park.  All the information and details of the winners have been announced and posted in our IFF website.  Thanks for all industry supporters and students of secondary school joined our competition event.   See you all again in our next IFF2020.


HKETA Youth’s STEM Club is organizing an annual STEM competition: “Innovate for Future” (IFF2019) on 16th Nov, this year.  Innovate for Future is an open competition to inspire young secondary school students in Hong Kong to build products to solve real life problems through idea to prototype development.  Our theme of this competition is “Society” – Smarter Living, Smarter Schools, and Smarter City.  In this competition, students will demonstrate an innovative idea and build a product prototype to solve problems in the society.  Competition will provide mentorship coaching and support during hardware and software prototype development before final pitch. 


This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS).  The final champion will have the opportunity to submit the project for a SJSU global program, such as Summer in Silicon Valley.


(a) Global STEM submission: Winner and final champion (if selected) will showcase their projects through SJSU global program.

(b) SJSU is also the home of Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge and Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge.

(c) Summer 2020 : Final champion to participate at a Silicon Valley innovation showcase through SJSU global program.


IFF2019 Organizing Committee (OC)

Ms Monica Leung, IFF2019 OC Chair, Youth Member, STEM Club Chairman, HKETA


OC Team Members (our Youth Members)

Mr Calvin Kam, Computer Science PhD Candidates, CUHK, Webmaster

Mr Benny Cheung, Student from HKU/EEE, Program & Workshop

Ms Rachel Lam, Student from HKUST/Biotech, Event & Logistics

Ms Emma Yeung, Student from HKU/Finance, Event & Logistics

Ms Yoyo Wong, Student from PolyU/School of Design, Graphic Designer

Ms Jennifier Leung, MC

Mr Trevor Chiu, Video Production


IFF2019 Important Dates

Information Day : 29 JUN, 2019 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Completed

At LT15, City University of Hong Kong


Idea Generation Workshop : 13 JUL, 2019 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Completed

At LT15, City University of Hong Kong


Training Workshop 1 : 3 AUG, 2019 (10:30am - 13:00pm) - Completed

(Content : Micro:bit, Sphero BOLT, cybersecurity)

At LT15, City University of Hong Kong


Training Workshop 2 : 21 SEP, 2019 (10:30am - 13:00pm) - Completed

(Content : Arduino)

At VTC STEM Centre, Kowloon Bay


Final Proposal Submission : 28 SEP, 2019 - Completed

Proposal to be submitted by idea video.  Mentor panel will select the top 10 of submitted proposals and the top 5 teams will join the mentorship programme.

The result will be announced in our IFF2019 website.


Mentorship Programme : 12 OCT, 2019 (9:00 am - 11:00 am) - Completed

The top 5 school teams will join the mentorship service programme and lead by our Mentor Panel. Mentorship program will be conducted at Arrow Facility Lab at Hong Kong Science Park




Arrow Open Lab tour visit and facility introduction

Top 5 school teams with students and teachers attend

Mentors and mentees meet up and introduction

Mentor program introduction and project discussion


Mentor Panel :

Mr Wiko Leung, Senior Application Engineer, Arrow Electronics

Ms Maria Li, Program Manager, Educator & Biologist, Makerbay

Dr Charles Cheung, PhD, Deep Learning Solution Architect/Data Scientist, Nvidia AI Technology Centre, Nvidia

Mr Mike Li, Co- Founder, Hong Kong Maker Club

Dr Johnny Kwong, Senior Project Officer, Vocational Training Council (VTC) STEM Education Centre



Final Pitch & Demonstration Day : 04 JAN, 2020 (9:15 am - 12:15 pm) - Completed


Judge Panel :


Dr Roy Law, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr Martin Choy, Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University

Mr Theodoric Chan, Chief Commercial Officer, NTT Communications Asia

Mr Nelson Woo, Regional Sales Engineer Manager, North Asia of AXIS Communications



Award Ceremony & Showcase : 17 JAN, 2020

At HKETA Annual Dinner at Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (HKSTP)

Tech Showcase at HKETA with IndustryConnect HKSTP



Global STEM Submission for Champion at Silicon Valley : Summer 2020

Winner and final champion (if selected) will participate at a Silicon Valley innovation showcase through our international partner,  San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). 


Please click the following event website for the competition event details and registration:    

Innovate For Future 2019