Resilient HK Challenge

Help Hong Kong adapt, overcome and grow beyond its challenges as a resilient city.

This Challenge is now over, find out about the results here!

Create A More Resilient Hong Kong

Resilient HK Challenge is an initiative that brings together a coalition of innovators and corporates working together to help Hong Kong adapt, overcome and grow beyond its challenges as a resilient city. It is a space for different stakeholders to meet and collaborate in a fun, interactive and transparent setting to have productive dialogues, and an opportunity to envision solutions for the future of our beloved city.

Pillars to Urban Resilience

In times of crisis, what can we do to build urban resilience?
Health & Wellbeing

Ensuring public health needs and supporting livelihoods.

Infrastructure & Environment

 Providing reliable communication and maintaining continuity of critical services.

Economy & Society

Fostering economic prosperity and cohesive social stability.

Open Category

Any ideas that are applicable to building a resilient Hong Kong.

Key Stages


    APR 2 - MAY 17, 2020

    Collaborate with others or apply individually. Share YOUR idea to envision your resilient HK.

    Online Voting (MAY 18 - 29)


    JUN 1 - 21, 2020

    Opportunity to connect with industry experts to turn your idea into a realizable solution.


    JUN 24, 2020

    Pitch your idea to our jury panel consisting of industry leaders and major decision makers.

Our goal is to bring your ideas to the real world.

That's why we are honored to have the support from our partners in offering their ways to help you achieve that.

Consideration for admission or fast-tracking to one of the various Cyberport nurturing programmes.

Opportunity for private consultation and potential partnership with Dream Impact
(Only for selected startup teams with their businesses registered in Hong Kong, assessed by DI)

Opportunities to apprenticeship
Design Thinking Workshop tailored to the 10 Finalists

A three-month incubation sponsorship for the winner (Professional team)
A two-month incubation sponsorship for one of the finalist student teams at wavespace.
The winners will be able to make use of the wavespace facilities and its collaborative technology set as well as have access to a variety of Subject Matter Experts to conclude the development of a prototype/MVP, leading to a business pitch to key EY constituents and members of the wavespace eco-system and clients.
*Subject to terms & conditions and compliance and governance.

Admission to the annual Founder Institute Accelerator Program (worth $899 USD)

6-month full trial of the Happyer platform

Up to US$60,000 of Cloud credits to the winners
(Winner #1 - US$5,000 x 12
Winner #2 - US$3,000 x 12
Winner #3 - US$2,000 x 12)

Consideration to incubation program admission
(1 month intensive engagement including consultation, guidelines to boost the startup)

The top 2 teams will be awarded with full access to SCMP's 2020 China AI Report,
available exclusively from SCMP Research. The Report unveils the latest developments in China AI, showcasing how it can be leveraged to support your business with in-depth case studies

Be a Part of HK's Future

A strong, resilient Hong Kong matters to all of us. Every organisation and every person can play a role in achieving this for now and the future.
By participating, you have the opportunity to win prizes, connect with industry experts and possibly bring your ideas into reality!

Supporting Organizations

Strategic Partner


Enterprise Sponsor


Media Partner


Community Partners

  • Arup
  • Brinc
  • Dream Impact
  • Education for Good
  • enactus
  • Explorium Hong Kong
  • EY Wavespace
  • FastLane
  • Founder Institute
  • Garage Society
  • Gööp
  • Invotech
  • LimeHK
  • Necessiti
  • Nest
  • PolyU IfE
  • Shopify
  • Social Entrepreneurs Meetup
  • The Wave
  • Thei Innov8 Enterprise Start-up Centre

Become a Sponsor

We are looking for YOU to join us in building a community of problem solvers.
This is the opportunity for industry leaders to take the lead in driving progress towards more sustainable forms of business, economic prosperity and the well-being of Hong Kong citizens.