FYP+ Supporting Scheme to promote Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Stimulate and facilitate future startups for all HK Students

The FYP+ Supporting Scheme is a charity program organized by Hong Kong X Foundation, to promote Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 40 excellent FYP projects will be selected from all local universities, with an award of HK$20,000 each, and 3 projects can win an additional HKD $50,000 grants in the final pitch.

What is new for 2019?

FYP+ Supporting Scheme 2018-2019 now welcome all students in universities of Hong Kong to apply! All student projects in various fields are welcomed!

Smart Building

The building and construction industry plays an important role in Hong Kong. However, Hong Kong is one of the most expensive city
for its labours, and there is serious aging labour problem in this industry. The traditional way of building produces more than 50% of the solid waste, and is with low efficiency and long cycle time. How can we find innovative smart building solutions with new technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things?

New Retail

Consumers habits and behaviours are changing. How can innovation and technologies help retailers deliver an better shopping experience? Particularly, in the supply chain for fresh fruits and vegetables, what can we do with innovation and technologies to enhance the consumer experience, with improvement on food safety, quality and cost in Hong Kong? Can data science, vertical farming and other solutions help improving the supply chain for fresh fruits and vegetables?

What do the scheme offers?

FINANCIAL AWARD
  • HK$20-80 grants
  • Chance of HK$500k seed investment to start your startup
TAILOR-MADE START UP TRAINING
  • FYP+ assessment and Mentor Committee
  • Entrepreneur skills workshops
X CLUB MEMBERSHIP
  • Join the family of FYP+ alumni.
  • Networking with other young talents and industry experts
  • Company visits
  • HKXF start-up community activities
ACCESS TO ECOSYSTEM
  • Connect with start-ups, tech companies and investors

Who can apply?

The main applicant is an university student in Hong Kong. All university students are eligible, including undergraduate, master, MPhil and PhD students. Can apply as an individual or a team.

Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2019

More information: http://www.hkxfoundation.org/fyp