Upcoming Competitions


Huawei ICT Competition Hong Kong SAR 2021-2022

Huawei ICT Competition is a competitive ICT talent exchange event developed by Huawei for global college students. To promote the healthy and healthy development of the ICT talent ecosystem and support the integration of industry and education, Huawei invites Huawei ICT Academy and universities with relevant majors to participate in the Huawei ICT Competition 2021.

Event details:
Registration: Sep – Oct 29, 2021
Hong Kong Preliminary: Nov 19, 2021
Hong Kong Final: Dec 10, 2021
Region Final: Dec 2021 – Feb 2022
Global Final: May 2022
Details: https://www.heysuccess.com/opportunity/Huawei-ICT-Competition-2021-2022-(Asia-Pacific)-56954


Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation Capture the Flag Challenge 2021

Co-oganised by 6 education and cyber security experts, this online contest is one of the exciting and challenging cyber security game of its kinds. This year we relaxed the rule to allow single members team! Even more, international teams will be invited to attend the Invitation Group and you may have chance to compare your achievement with them.

The CTF Challenge aims to arouse the cyber security awareness of the student, and to encourage problem solving with teamwork, cyber security skills and creative thinking via a fun game. Students can learn web security, cryptography, forensic, binary analysis and reverse engineering, etc. All these are the required knowledge cyber security roles such as security analyst, penetration tester, developer, system engineer or even bug hunter! Students who would like to start a career within cyber security are welcome to join. Gold, Silver and Bronze award 🥇🥈🥉will be presented in a Webinar and Award Presentation Ceremony. An online workshop by top Hong Kong CTF players will be held to show you the strategy, skills and tips 👍🏻👍🏻.

Join Now to win fabulous electronic products: https://ctf.hkcert.org !

Event details:

  1. Learning outcome: Web security, cryptography, forensic, binary analysis and reverse engineering and more
  2. Online workshops: 22 Oct 2021
    Video playback of 1st workshop: https://ctf.hkcert.org/ctf-key-events/index.html
  3. Challenge Days: 12 - 14 Nov 2021
  4. Award Presentation Ceremony: 10 Dec 2021
  5. Free of charge

If you have enquiry, please contact Tracy Choy by Email: or Phone: 2788 5884.


HKHS Gerontech Competition 2021/22
「創科樂『耆』中」樂齡科技設計比賽 2021/22

In light of an ageing population in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) has embarked on different elderly housing projects for over 20 years and rolled out the Aging-in-Place (AIP) Scheme in rental estates to advocate the concept of “Ageing in Place”. To help elderly live an independent and self-reliant life in their retirement life, HKHS is sparing no effort to promote gerontechnology.

This year, HKHS is organizing the Competition again where the scope of tertiary students has been expanded, both tertiary and university students are welcome to join, thereby encouraging more younger generation to invent elderly friendly products through creative ideas and the application of technology and gerontology. The Competition also aims to promote an age-friendly community and inject new impetus into gerontechnology industry.

The Competition consists of two rounds. Participating teams will first understand the theme of the Competition by taking part in various activities and submit preliminary design. Shortlisted teams from round one will proceed to round two where they will receive advice from professionals and take part in elderly visits to learn more about the needs of the elderly for enhancing their entries’ practicality.

Event details:
First Round
3 - 6 November 2021: Touring the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit
13 November 2021 (Saturday): Application deadline
20 November 2021 (Saturday): Briefing session cum workshop
3 December 2021 (Friday): Visiting Housing Society Elderly Resources Centre
Mid-December 2021: Workshop
31 January 2021 (Monday): Submission of proposal and video to introduce preliminary design

Second Round
Mid-February 2022: Announcement of shortlisted teams
February – March 2022: Sharing from professionals with shortlisted teams and elderly visit activities
1 April 2022 (Friday): Deadline for submission of final design
8 April 2022 (Friday): Announcement of the Results and Award Presentation Ceremony
May 2022: Exhibition showcases winning design

Details: https://hsec.hkhs.com/event-detail/6TPohN3oAG4/
Registration link: https://www.hsgerontech.com/


Cathay Hackathon 2021

Cathay Hackathon welcomes all students to participate. This year, they are reinventing the hackathon with power sessions, workshops and activities. With a range of problem statements related to travel lifestyle, participants will showcase their talents by brainstorming, developing, and presenting their innovative technology solutions to a panel of industry experts. Participants will also gain the opportunity to kickstart an exciting career in aviation by receiving an IT internship or fast-tracked application to our IT Graduate Trainee Programme.

Event details:
Date: 13-14 November 2021 (Virtual Hackathon), 20 November 2021 (Final Pitch) 
Registration deadline: 27 September 2021
Official website: https://hackathon.cathaypacific.com/
Cathay Hackathon 2021 promotion leaflet:
https://intraweb.hku.hk/local/careers/news/2122/091310.pdf

Briefing session (via Zoom):
Date: 24 September 2021
Registration site: http://apps.cedars.hku.hk/registration/ (Register for Educational Session, Industry / Career Seminar, CEO Talk, Experience Sharing)
Note: Registrants will be notified by email. Please show up to join the Zoom session.


Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation CAPTURE THE PLAG Challenge 2021

Continuous innovation in Internet technology development and applications has enhanced quality of life and work efficiency but at the same time has created various new cyber security challenges. It only serves to fuel the demand for cyber security professionals. To cope with the challenges, the training of local cyber security practitioners and nurturing of new generations are indispensable.

For the new generation, Technology Education (TechEd) could foster and enhance their knowledge and interest in cyber security, train up their creative thinking as well as learn skills such as cryptography, programming concept, network forensics to cope with new challenges.

For existing cyber security practitioners, regular update of latest trends and enhancement of cyber security skills can help organizations to reduce the risk and improve incident response capability.

In light of this, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will jointly host the “Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge 2021” (The Contest) to strengthen the cyber security skills and awareness of the industry and students and encourage problem solving through teamwork, creative thinking and cyber security skills.

Workshops by cyber security experts will be organized to help the participants understand the format and type of questions of the Contest and get prepared for it.

Event details:
Date: 12 November 2021 (Friday), 6:00PM – 14 November 2021 (Sunday), 6:00PM (HKT)
Format: Jeopardy-style online CTF Contest. Participant will get a score after solving the challenges during the Contest.
Registration deadline: 31 October 2021
Webinar cum Award Presentation Ceremony: 10 December 2021, 9:30AM – 5:00PM at HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Pre-workshops (Webinar):
Date & Time: 8 October 2021, 2:30PM – 5:00PM, 22 October 2021, 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Registration link: https://form.jotform.com/hkcert/ctf2021-workshops-registration


Competition Results

Monday, 08 June 2020 15:30

A PhD candidate of the Department of Computer Science, Andy Kong and two taught postgraduate students from the EEE Department, Chen Wei and Jiang Yanqing, won the first prize in the "Innovation...

Friday, 22 May 2020 15:35

Congratulations! HKU Team "Hollo", which comprised of Piyush JHA and Ajit Krishna NAMAKKAL RAGHAVENDRAN, both BEng(CompSc) final year students, and Cameron Xavier VAN BREDA from...

Monday, 11 May 2020 14:04

A video produced by Nelson S.Y. FUNG, a MSc(CompSc) student, won in the "Engineering and You" Video Contest 2019 organized by the Faculty of Engineering, HKU and was selected to represent HKU...