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Prof. Sir Charles K. Kao

Let’s follow his footsteps in dedicating time and efforts to advancing the technological frontiers and applications for the betterment of mankind.


As a biennial competition of technological innovation among full-time students in CUHK, Prof. Charles K. Kao Student Creativity Awards (PCKKSCA) aims:

  • to promote the culture of innovation on campus;

  • to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration among undergraduate and postgraduate students to innovate in technologies relating to engineering, medicine, science and social science; and

  • to promote entrepreneurship amongst students.



DEADLINE for submitting PCKKSCA application form: 25th February 2019.

Shortlisted entries for final contest will be announced via email around mid March 2019.

Full proposal will be presented to the judging panel on 13th April 2019 morning.

Prize presentation ceremony will be held in 20th May 2019.


Project Categories

Life Sciences
(including biology, agriculture, pharmacy, medicine, health, hygiene, food science, etc.)

Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering
(including energy, materials, petroleum, chemistry, ecology, environmental protection, etc.)

Information Technology

(including computing, telecommunication, communication, electronics, etc.)

Mathematics and Physics / Mechanics and Control Systems

(including mathematics, physics, earth and space science, mechanics, instrumentation, automation, engineering, transportation, building engineering, etc.)

Special Award