The HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2018 - Call For Papers
 

The HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2018


Purposes
  • To encourage the HKIE young members to develop their creativity through innovative application of engineering knowledge.
  • To further inspire the HKIE young members’ intellectual and career interests in engineering.

Scope
The entry should focus on any areas of engineering disciplines within the context of the HKIE. There are two main categories, namely Category I – An Invention and Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories. Details of which are set out below.

1) Category I - An Invention
A new and original engineering invention created by an individual or a team. Credits will be given to the practicability and applicability to real life situation of the entry, which should be in workable order and demonstrated as such.

2) Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories
An innovative application focuses on the advance of theory or practice of engineering. The entry should be well supported by detailed analysis justifying the feasibility of the innovation. For instance, an innovative design to tackle current engineering problems in an advisory project or an innovative proposal with the aim to save construction cost. The engineering problems should be clearly defined and the engineering theories applied should be well explained.

Eligibility
  • Contestant(s) should either enter the competition in his/her individual capacity or in a team consisting of no more than FOUR members.
  • Contestant(s) should be a current member of the HKIE upon submission of their application and be of age 35 or below at the closing submission deadline of the competition.
  • Each contestant/team can only submit ONE design for each category.
  • All designs must be nominated by a Corporate Member of the HKIE or a public/private organisation. Each nominator or nominating organisation shall nominate no more than two entries. Self-nomination will not be accepted.

Judging Criteria
1) Category I - An Invention 
The innovativeness of the design will be assessed based on its originality and creativity. Credits will be given to the invention which is practical and applicable to real life situation.

2) Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories
The innovativeness of the design will be assessed based on its originality and creativeness. Relevance of engineering theories to tackle the problems will also be assessed. Credits will be given to innovative idea which results in cost saving.

Submission
Submission must be comprised of:
  • A completed Application Form
  • Supporting material is welcome, but the relevant parts should be clearly identified and cross referenced to the main elements being claimed in the submission itself.


Deadline
All submissions must reach the HKIE Secretariat no later than 5:00pm (Hong Kong time) on 3 November 2017 and address to:

Chairman of Panel of Judges
The HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2018
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
9/F Island Beverley
1 Great George Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Prizes

  • One Grand Prize will be given to each category. The winning individual or team will receive a cash prize of HK$15,000, a trophy and Award certificate(s). Certificate of Merits will also be given at the discretion of the Panel of Judges. The Panel of Judges reserves the right to withhold any or all of the Awards at their absolute discretion. The prizes of the Awards are sponsored by the family of the late Ir Kenneth Au-yeung.
  • Presentation of the Awards will be made at the HKIE Annual Dinner on 16 March 2018.

Enquiries
For further information and enquiries, please contact 
Manager – Corporate Communications
The HKIE Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2895 4446 
Fax: (852) 2882 6825
Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk
Website: http://www.hkie.org.hk

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Poster
Application Form