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IOT Data Hackathon


Challenge Themes


Demonstrate the use of IoT alternative data to tackle business challenges in one of the below themes

Smart City

  • Create solutions to make a city more efficient, sustainable and livable, tackle challenges such as energy efficiency, transportation, waste management, air quality, public health and safety, and more…

Smart Supply Chain

  • Develop solutions to help create a smarter supply chain –inventory management, warehouse & logistics, demand forecasting, workflow, traceability & visibility, sustainability & circularity, risk & resilience, and more…

Participants will have access to technology tools and data sets to address challenges by:

  • uncovering patterns
  • identifying trends emerging opportunities
  • gaining insights on operational inefficiencies, consumer behavior, etc
  • driving positive ESG outcomes
  • and more

The goal is to develop innovative solutions that have a tangible impact on the business landscape and to shape a more sustainable future


Why join

  • Learn data and problem solving skills by working on real world problems
  • Enhance Experience: Harness mentorship and valuable feedback from industry & tech experts
  • Get Connected: Network and meet industry thought leaders tech experts to expand your network
  • Gain Exposure & Win Recognition
  • Showcase your expertise, build your professional profile, and win prizes
  • Foster Career Development
  • Fast track to incubation/internship programs, explore opportunities for future career advancement

  Apply Now (Professional Stream)          Apply Now (Student Stream)  

*Application deadline: 31 Dec 2023



  • Student Stream: Tertiary students in Hong Kong
  • Professional Stream: Startups, Entrepreneurs or Business Professionals


  • Each team can be formed up to 6 teammates.
  • To avoid conflicts of interest, applications from sponsors' companies will not be accepted.

Judging Criteria

Weight Description
25% Fit for Purpose Problem Solving
• Ability to solve the problem and meet user requirements
20%  Innovation Creativity
• Idea originality and innovativeness
20% Impact
• Social and market impact
• Benefits to users
15% Use of Data
• Appropriate use of data sets
• Data security and governance
10% Feasibility
• Business potential
• Affordability and scalability
10% Quality
• Completeness and ability to execute the solution
• Presentation quality


  • Champion Team HK$5000
  • First Runner Up Team HK$3000
  • Second Runner Up Team HK$2000
  • Best ESG Achievement Award HK$2000
  • Fast Track to incubation programs
  • Internship opportunities


Application Deadline 31 Dec 2023
Kick-off & Pre-hackathon Workshops Jan-Feb 2024
Initial Submission 29 Feb 2024
Announcement of Short-listed Teams Early Mar 2024
Tech Workshop & Mentorship Mar 2024


  • Hackathon Day
  • Final Pitch Day 

23 Mar 2024
24 Mar 2024

Award Ceremony Apr 2024





The resources provided by sponsors always leave a lasting impression on the participants. Join our sponsorship packages to enjoy extensive opportunities. 

Sponsorship Benefits:

1) Brand Awareness & Exposure

  • Reach students from 11 universities, startups and business professionals from Cyberport, HKSTP and GS1HK’s business network
  • Spotlight your brand at various activities, hackathon & award ceremony, and marketing materials

2) Idea Inspiration & Generation

  • Get inspired by inventive minds and fresh eyes
  • Gain innovative ideas
  • Connect start-ups and entrepreneurs for future business or project opportunities

3) Tackle Business Challenges

  • Provide data and challenge statement to solve your particular business issues
  • Facilitate workshops to educate participants about your business

4) Talent Acquisition & Mentorship

  • Meet and interact with talented students and entrepreneurs
  • Discover new talents for recruitment
  • Mentor & guide participants on their road to success

All sponsorships are negotiable, and we are more than happy to discuss details or work out a custom sponsorship opportunity for you, contact us now at / Tel: +852 2861 2819


Organising Committee



Mr Sean TAN
Information Technology Director, Jebsen Group, Jebsen Co Ltd

Ir Eric CHAN
Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

President, HK IoT Industry Advisory Council, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Ms Mignone CHENG
Chief Marketing Officer, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Country Manager, Hong Kong Macau, Check Point Software Technologies Limited

Dr Crystal FOK
Head of STP Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mr Michael FUNG
Chief Information Officer, CUHK Medical Centre

Ms Lily LAI
Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Dr. Stephen LAM
Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Hong Kong Limited

Mr Gene SOO
Head of Ecosystem Global Innovation, MTR Corporation Limited

Mr Patrick TSANG
Senior Director Information Communication Centre, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

Mr Pascal TSE
Chairman, HL7 Hong Kong

*by alphabetical order of Surname