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League & Eligibility

1. Theme

We welcome any potential and valuable solutions that may make an effort in combating climate change effects and enhancing climate resilience in Hong Kong. The eligible ideas should focus on achieving UN SDG 13: Climate Action.



2. Eligibility

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be winners of an entrepreneurship or incubation programme. OR
  • Applicants are start-ups incorporated under Hong Kong’s Companies Ordinance for not more than three years as of 28 February 2021.
  • Each application should consist of one to four core team members (including team leader) who are between aged 18 and 40
  • All members can only join ONE league, join ONE team under that league and submit ONE application during the application period
  • Teams may comprise of members from different participating institutions
  • Each application should submit a Hong Kong-based climate change solution
  • All teams should acquire endorsement from one tertiary institution/ youth entrepreneurship organisation by filling in the CARS Endorsement Form or by submitting a formal Reference Letter
  • Applications without endorsement or references will not be accepted
  • At least one representative of the team is required to attend a compulsory webinar on 30 Jan 2021
  • Climate Action
  • Acceleration award



image Prize:


Quota: 3 teams

3. Endorsement

Interested applicants should get an endorsement from a department or a unit under any higher education institutions or youth entrepreneurship organisations in Hong Kong. The Endorsement Form can be downloaded here. In order to ensure a smooth verification process of endorsement, applicants are highly recommended to get an endorsement from the units (these units have partnerships with CARS) listed below. However, teams can also seek endorsement from other reputable units. The organisation will screen applications endorsed by other reputable units on a case-by-case basis.

Download supporting departments and organization list (Just for reference)