Hong Kong

Cisco Innovation Challenge

Global Problem Solver

Competition Process


a) on line application: https://goo.gl/forms/d8jJZLe5kIKf6My82

b) Deadline: November 4th, 2018

2.Phase 1

1.The innovative solution idea must be expressed in writing (2 pages) accompany with a YouTube video (3 minutes) and it must be submitted on or before 6th Jan 2019

2.Every member of the participating team must take the Introduction to IoT (Chapter 1) & PT Foundation (Introduction to Packet Tracer) complete its related test/quiz.

3.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

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

5.The list of teams going thru to Phase 2 will be announced by 29th Jan 2019 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 team can use a variety of hardware / Cisco NetAcad Packet Tracer software to create the IoT devices for implementing the proposed solution. The solution will need to be working hardware and/or simulation running on Packet Tracer software.

d)Teams will bear all the costs incurred by the hardware purchased to build their solution. Total expenses from each team should not exceed HK$3,000.

e)Mentors from Cisco, Telstra, Hong Kong Broadband Network and other companies will provided to each team with technical advice.

f)The team should submit a written report before 5:00 pm on 14th April 2019 Concept Notes & Submission link

4.Solution Exhibition:

Teams will showcase their solutions in the exhibition held on 4th May, 2019.

a)Teams entering phase 2 will be invited to showcase their solution at the exhibition day.

b)The judge panel members will visit each team to understand their solution.

c)4-min presentation followed by 3-min Q & A.

d)Judge panel will nominate 10 x teams to the final.


a)Teams entering the final will present the design concept behind their solution, implementation and other information.

b)4-min presentation followed by 5-min Q & A.

c)75% marks from judge panel, 25% marks from audience.

d)Champion,1st runner up, 2nd runner up and other award winners announced.