If I hold two projects of Innovation and Entrepreneurship respectively, can I register the competition in both categories?
Yes, you are warmly welcomed! Please be reminded that each of the project is required to be under rules of particular category.
答：參賽作品實物毋須於初評展示或於截止交件日期遞交。如參賽作品能成功進入總評，參賽者須自行於指定時間運送作品實物至總評場地。If my project is an actual invention, should I submit it on or before 25th April 2017 (the deadline)?
You need not submit it in the phase of Initial Judging. You are only required to submit the actual invention once it successfully entries the Final Judging.
When it comes to “registered and have been operating for at least 3 months” in the category of Start Up, how can I count the days?
The accurate days should be counted on or before 7th April 2017 (the registration deadline date). That is, the enterprise which was registered and started operating on or before 6th Jan 2017 (and not yet operated over 3 years) is eligible to participate in the category.
答：參賽者須提交最終學歷之畢業證明，並以當中所載之頒發日期計算。How can I prove that I am “graduates within 3 years” and eligible to the category of Start Up?
The awarded date stated in your latest graduation certificate can serve the purpose. Therefore, you are required to submit the certificate copy upon registration.
When will I be informed whether I am listed to the Final Judge and the National Competition or not?
The listed applicants will receive an email sent by The Association during 8th to 12th May, within 1 week after the Initial Judging (6th May) while the National Competition entries (Innovation Category) will be informed after 1 week of the Award Ceremony.
Since the theme of the National Competition this year in 2017 is Innovation, will my Entrepreneurship project be reserved to the National Competition in Entrepreneurship categories the coming year in 2018?
The two categories - Innovation and Entrepreneurship - of “Challenge Cup” National Competition are respectively held every other two years in cross and never overlapped. The awarded Entrepreneurship projects will be reserved to the Hong Kong regional competition held in 2018 and compete with other projects by that time. The final winners will be listed to participate in the National Competition. So as to the Innovation categories.
My partners and I are from different institutes, can we register the competition?
According to the rules of the competition, all of the members in a team should come from the same institute (for Innovation projects) in order to take part in the National Competition on behalf of a single institute while the Entrepreneurship projects are not bounded by this rule (The institution of the team leader will represent the whole team when taking part in the National Competition).