• About Social Innovation+

    Social Innovation+ aims to unleash students' creativity in solving social problems with viable business models. University students from Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and ASEAN countries are invited to submit simple proposals to tackle social issues with innovative ideas.

  • Entry Process


    First Round

    Teams are required to submit a 2-page Executive Summary describing the social innovation idea with the application of design thinking, finance and technology.


    Semi-Final Round

    Semi-final teams are required to submit a renewed 2-page Executive Summary and 12-slide PowerPoint based on the Executive Summary.


    Final Round

    Finalists teams will be invited to do a 10-min oral presentation to pitch before the full panels of judges, followed by a Q&A session.


    Awards & Prizes

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    Cash Rewards



    Cash Prize of HK$30,000


    1st Runner-up

    Cash Prize of HK$20,000


    2nd Runner-up

    Cash Prize of HK$10,000

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    Internship Opportunities


    Winning teams will be rewarded with summer global internship opportunities in Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, or one of the following branches of Bank of China's entities, including Chengdu, Shanghai in the mainland of China, and Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Singapore in the ASEAN region, with basic monthly salary >HK$10,000. Flight ticket, accommodation and insurance will be subsidized for overseas internships.

  • Team Eligibility


    Students receiving any tertiary education in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and ASEAN member states are welcome to join, regardless of their educational backgrounds.

    Team Formation

    Each team should consist of 2 to 3 members from tertiary education institutes.

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    Learning Resources

    Learn More About Design Thinking, Sustainability and Finance & Technology and be prepared for the challenge!

  • Award Presentation Ceremony

    The Award Presentation Ceremony of the Social Innovation+ 2019 has been successfully held on 27 April 2019. Congratulations to all winning teams!

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