Hong Kong

Cisco Innovation Challenge

Global Problem Solver

Competition Process


a) It will be announce during the briefing session on 25th of November 2020.

b) Deadline: January 14th, 2022

2.Phase 1

1.The innovative solution idea must be expressed in writing (2 pages) accompany with a YouTube video (3 minutes) Concept Notes

2.The written proposal can be referred to the relevant guidelines provided by the conference, and the relevant guidelines will be announced later through the conference website.

3. Every member of the participating team must take the Introduction to IoT (Chapter 1).

4. It must be submitted on or before 4th Mar 2022 at 5:00 PM

5.Upon the submission of the proposal, the teams will be issue a Certificate of Participation.

6.The list of teams going thru to Phase 2 will be announced by 21st Mar 2022 on our website.

3. Phase 2

a)The Maximum number of teams entering the second phase is up to 50, and it’s limited to maximum 2 team per school.

b)Short-listed students must complete a 2-hr CISCO course (Chapter 1, 2 & 3) it’s relevant online assessments and obtain at 70% marks to qualify into the next round.

c) The teams are encouraged to take the 3-hr Packet Tracer course to help with their design.

d)The team can use a variety of hardware / Cisco NetAcad Packet Tracer software to create the IoT devices for implementing the proposed solution.

e)The participating teams must provide the purchased hardware costs and the total cost expenditure of each participating team cannot exceed HK $ 3,000.

f)Cisco and other companies will provide mentorship program to assist each team with the intention to provide additional business and technical insight in connection to the project. Also to helping students to understand STEM's connections with different career options.

g)The team should submit a written report no later than 5:00 pm on 8th July 2022 please refer to the relevant guidelines Concept Notes & Submission link provided by the organizing committee.

h) The participating teams will be required to display their solution at the competition exhibition venue held in online video conference mode on on 16th JULY, 2022 (Sat)

i) The Finalist of 9 Teams will be required to display their solution in person at the Final Round on 16th JULY, 2022 (Sat).

4.Exhibitions :

The teams entering the second phase will be invited to demonstrate their solutions at the final competition venue.

a)The judges panel (about 3 people) will inquire the different teams during the competition date to find out about their solution.

b)Each team has 4 minutes presentation time, follows with 3 minute Q&A session. Each team will be provided a table to exhibit their prototype and other presentation materials.

c)The judges panel will select 9 teams entering the final competition.

5.Finals Competition

a)Finalists must present on the stage the design concept, practical solution scenario and other details of their solution on the day of the competition.

b)Presentation is limited in 4 minutes time, follows with a 5 minutes Q&A session.

c)Judges panel shall evaluate each finalist team based on their design concept, use application, Go-To-Market information, practicality, team work and presentation, etc.

d)The winning teams will be selected according to the performance of each team including the winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up and other awards.