[Call for Applications] BU Ideas Galore! |ArtTech x Innovation|

Present Your Great Idea in 180 Seconds!
Kickstart Your Pathway to Impact or Business Venture!



The Knowledge Transfer Office is organising a brand-new competition –  BU Ideas Galore!  HKBU researchers and students who are working on ideas that are ArtTech or Innovation related may take this opportunity to showcase the world your research findings and solutions to real-world problems in a 3-minute video!


Winning individuals/teams will not be only entitled to cash prizes but also opportunities to be fast-tracked to incubation programmes and various funding schemes!



The competition welcomes ideas that fall into these two themes (1) ArtTech and (2) Innovation. Participating individual/team with proven track records are welcome to join the competition. 


Competition Structure


All participants are required to go through a semi-final. Shortlisted individuals/teams will advance to the final competition. Participants are required to submit a 1-minute video in English for the semi-final; and a 3-minute video for the final competition. Only one presenter is allowed in the presentation. 


Relevant video submissions should at least cover the following questions – 


ArtTech – 
1.    What is your project about?
2.    What is the value of your ArtTech project?
3.    What do you expect audience to experience in your ArtTech project?


Innovation – 
1.    What problem are you solving?
2.    What impacts does your project bring to the society?
3.    Commercialisation value




1. Individual/Team with proven track records may apply 
2. For team application i.e. two members or above, at least one member is a BU student (Undergraduate/Postgraduate) or staff (Researcher/Professor); other members outside the institution are also welcomed



Cash Prizes – 

Champion: HK$8,000
1st Runner-up: HK$5,000
2nd Runner-up: HK$3,000

Other Prizes - 

  • Consideration to be fast-tracked to HKSTP Ideation Programme / Cyberport CCMF / TSSSU
  • Bonus scores in KTP / RISE / MPCF application vetting
  • Free promotion and exhibition opportunities at University & public events



Interested HKBU parties may apply HERE.


Important Dates (HKT)

13th Mar 2022     Application Deadline  + Submission for Semi-final
Late Mar 2022    Announcement of Finalists
Mid-Apr 2022     Submission for Final Competition 
Late Apr 2022    Announcement of Results


If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email to best-hkbu@hkbu.edu.hk 
Hope to see your submission!