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“Gerontech Youth Challenge” 2018

Innovation and Technology for Ageing – News      2018/07/04

  

Organized by              The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

       Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

Sponsored by              The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Co- organized by        Hong Kong Productivity Council - InnoSpace,

       The Hong Kong Institution of Enginners (Biomedical Division), WebOrganic

Supporting Partners   MOTHERAPP, Motive Force, OPTICAL SENSING, SuiRich

 

The Gerontech Youth Challenge 2018 is one of the associated events of the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018. This competition aims to encourage students to apply their creativity, technology, mechanical and electrical knowledge in innovative designs that help seniors and their caregivers to have a better living, while ageing population ageing is a global phenomenon.

 

Theme of the competition: Gerontechnology – connecting youth and seniors in the community  

 

1        Eligibility

This competition consists of the Primary (P1-6), Junior Secondary (S1-3) and Senior Secondary (S4-6) division. Students studying in Hong Kong are eligible to be nominated by their schools to form a team of no more than five students. While each school may nominate more than one team and each student can only join one team. Only one written report should be submitted by each team.  

 

2        Competition schedule

3 October 2018

Application Deadline

6 October 2018

Briefing Session*

October- November 2018

Innotech workshop ^(1) – STEM X Gerontech Education Award Scheme

Free Technical Consultation

22- 25 November 2018

 

The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018

-             Kick-off Ceremony*

-             Innotech workshop ^(2) – Intergeneration workshops

-             Exhibition of 2017 winning projects

30 November 2018

Report Submission Deadline

12 & 19 January 2019

Adjudication*

Late January 2019

Announcement of result

Award Presentation Ceremony cum Exhibition

^ Optional      * Compulsory

 

3        Awards

 

Primary

Junior Secondary

Senior Secondary

Gold Award (1 team)

Trophy and $5000 book coupon

Trophy and $6,000 book coupon

Trophy and $8,000 book coupon

Silver award (1 team)

Trophy and $3,000 book coupon

Trophy and $4,000 book coupon

Trophy and $6,000 book coupon

Bronze Award (1 team)

Trophy and $2,000 book coupon

Trophy and $3,000 book coupon

Trophy and $5,000 book coupon

Merit Award (2 team)

Trophy and $1,000 book coupon

Trophy and $1,000 book coupon

Trophy and $2,000 book coupon

Certificates will be awarded to all winning teams and teams entered adjudication.

 

4        Enquiry

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department               3757 6162/ [email protected]

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service                          3705 5276

 

For more details please refer to Chinese Version. If there is any conflict or difference between the Chinese version of the challenge details and its English version, the Chinese version prevails.

 

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