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About New World Innovation Challenge 2021

New World Innovation Challenge 2021 is an open competition designed to elevate solutions provided by the next generation of promising startups, students and intrapreneurs. To better equip our teams, participants are given exclusive access to mentorship from established startup founders, industry expertise from New World Group mentors and in-person site visits on the case studies they will tackle.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED
Why Should I join?
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Mentorship

Participants will be able to receive invaluable advice and guidance from established startup founders in Hong Kong. 

Subject Matter Experts

Learn directly from the case study owners at New World Group and understand how business decisions are decided on the usage of technology.

Opportunity 

 

Finalist will have the chance to pilot and commercialize their solutions with New World Group.  

Networking
 

Your network is your net worth. Grow your network by expanding your connections with talented and like minded individuals across Hong Kong.

Cash Prizes

The top 3 winning teams in the Startup and Student streams will receive cash prizes for their innovative efforts. Be prepared to bring your A game for a chance to win!

Problem Statements

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS IN....

RETAIL

RETAIL

Retail and property are our core businesses at the New World Group. In Hong Kong, the Group operates K11 MUSEA, K11 Art Mall, DPARK and the upcoming 11 SKIES project with cultural retail as the focus. The retail and mall industry are faced with the challenge to innovate at its fastest pace ever, with rapid changing customer behaviours and patterns.

COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL

During the coronavirus pandemic, enhanced sterilization against COVID19  in commercial buildings is an important factor. From WFH to now Hybrid working in a “New Normal” environment, it is paramount to create a safe environment for our tenants, customers and employees, New World Group needs to strengthen our already stringent hygiene and anti-epidemic measures.

RESIDENTIAL

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

As a real estate developer, we have many properties under our portfolio, including residential properties like Mount Pavilia, Atrium House, FLEUR Pavilia, retail properties like K11 MUSEA, K11 Art Mall and Commercial buildings like K11 ATELIER KINGS ROAD, K11 ATELIER VICTORIA DOCKSIDE. Our Property Management team aims to look for solution that can improve the user experience and operational efficiency in a sustainable way.

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Who Should Join?

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Startup Stream

Eligibility:

  • Any Hong Kong registered company/ startup in Series A or before 

  • Companies with existing prototypes or demos with live use cases 

  • Startups with traction - i.e. revenue, clients (preferred)

  • Have 3-4 representatives to participate in the competition

  • Preferably available for on-site visits to designated NWD locations

  • Availability to attend the competition finale on 27-Nov for the entirety of the New World Innovation Challenge 2021 Finale Event (only applicable to finalist teams).

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Open Stream

Eligibility:
 

  • University students staying in Hong Kong during the competition period

  • Anyone with an interest in innovation or has big ideas to change the Hong Kong landscape

    • Preferably at least one team member has a technical background (e.g. computer science, information system, UI/UX, computer engineering etc.)

  • Form a team of 3-4 participants** before applying

  • Preferably available for on-site visits to designated NWD locations

  • Availability to attend onsite on 27-Nov for the entirety of the New World Innovation Challenge 2021 Finale Event (only applicable to finalist teams)​

* New World Group employees are eligible to join the "Open Stream"

**Majority of team members should be students (for example: 2 students + 1 alumni)

What Would Happen After I Apply?

Application is now closed.

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Prize
Location of Finale

HACC,  L2, K11 ATELIER King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

(note that we will be watching Covid-19 protocols closely and will inform participants if anything changes)

Supporting Organization

Venue Sponsor
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Supporting Business Units
K11 ARTUS
Sourcing Partner
HK TECH 300
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CUHK Pi Centre
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HKUST TTC
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The Mills Fabrica
Polyu KTEO
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