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GSC: PolyU Pre-Challenge to groom student entrepreneurs
With the aim of grooming the business minds of students and encouraging them to explore their
entrepreneurial dreams, the GSC: PolyU Pre-Challenge was held on 16 April.
A total of 63 multi-disciplinary teams, comprised of 137 students, signed up for the contest. Under the
guidance and supervision of academic advisors as well as a series of training workshops and coaching
sessions offered by SAO, each team formulated a business plan related to products, management and/ or
services. After competitive selection, 29 qualifying teams were chosen to enter Round II, and three finalist
teams with the highest scores were invited to compete once again in the Final Round on 16 April.
During the Final Round, the three teams presented their business proposals to the panel of high-profile
judges to compete for the Gold, Platinum and Diamond Award of Innovation. Judges were impressed by
the contesting students’ collective talents, and initiatives that put their passion and knowledge into
practice, adding real value to our community while opening limitless opportunities for their own
development.
Two music enthusiasts, Francis To and Ramon Yuen both
studying double majors of ISE & AF, were the champions,
winning the Diamond Award of Innovation for a project
titled EasyMusic. The judges appraised EasyMusic because
it helps people create beautiful music, even those who do
not necessarily have much musical knowledge, from
composing the melody to decorating it with accompaniment
and writing lyrics without difficulties. Upon winning the
Diamond Award of Innovation, Francis and Ramon will
represent Hong Kong by participating in a world-wide
business plan competition, the Global Student Challenge
(GSC), which will be held in Hong Kong in June.
Francis and Ramon pose before the presentation
Four students from AF, LMS & MM won a Platinum Award of Innovation for their idea Roadtouch Pal,
which is a first-of-its-kind and user-friendly in-car fingerprint alcohol sensor, aimed at curbing drunk
driving. Last but not least, three students from ISE proposed a Greenvolution won a Gold Award of
Innovation. The 3rd generation recycling machine – Mr. Bin brings along a new recycling concept,
offering both Real and Virtual incentives to recyclers.
Roadtouch Pal team introduces the idea
to the panel of judges
The creators of Greenvolution
All prizes were awarded based on the following five criteria: innovation and creative concept, commercial
viability and market potential, technology novelty and uniqueness, soundness of business/ development
plan and presentation skills. Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards winning teams received trophies and a
cash prize of $25,000, $20,000 and $15,000 respectively, while teams that won Excellence Awards and
Merit Awards received cash prizes of $5,000 and $3,000 respectively.
In addition to the above-mentioned awards, a full list of all winning teams is as follows:Diamond Award of Innovation
EasyMusic
TSO Chi To, Francis & YUEN Hoi Man, Ramon (ISE + AF)
Platinum Award of Innovation
Roadtouch Pal
FUNG Hiu Ka, Olivia (AF), WONG Ching, Cally ( LMS), MAK Ka Leung, Bryan (MM) &
LEUNG Yuk Ling, Elaine (MM)
Gold Award of Innovation
Greenvolution
Cheung Ka Chun, Cardiff, Chung Ho Ting, Elton & Tong Ngai Hang, Leo (ISE)
Excellence Award of Innovation x 3 teams
Green your Health
HUI Ming Sum, LEE Nga Shan & CHIU Sai Hin (ME)
Wissen.com
SHUM Chiu Chun, GU Jie, Jessica & ZHAO Xin (ISE)
4D-PCCP
LIANG Xiong, DAI Fei & SHENG Nan (CSE)
Merit Award of Innovation x 3 teams
Sonic Wash
TSANG Chi Ching & WONG Yee Man (ME)
Green Flame
HO Ka Ho, Liu Ka Pui & Liu Ka Pui (ME)
Bin Revolution – Pressin
LAU Yiu Lun, LAU Kam Yuen & WONG Ka Yi (ME)

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