2023/24 Virtual Entrepreneurship and Digital Economy with AI in HKU Campusland Metaverse Innovation Competition 2022/23 AI in Metaverse and Innovation Challenge Competition 2021/22 AI Robotics Vision and Automation Technology Challenges Competition

2023/24 Virtual Entrepreneurship and Digital Economy with AI in HKU Campusland Metaverse Innovation Competition

HKU SAAS Data Science Lab of the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong is organizing a Virtual Entrepreneurship in HKU Campusland Metaverse Innovation Competition for secondary school/undergraduate/graduated students, and companies. HKU Campusland in Metaverse has already been implemented since 2022 with some AI tools such as AI chatbot, social media analytics, video analytics and mixed reality. The current users of HKU Campusland include HKU students and students of 10 secondary schools, and the upcoming target users are HKU alumni, communities, and companies. The aim of this competition is to promote innovation and digital economy in Hong Kong and worldwide. Participants can use our existing AI Chatbot, social media analytics, video analytics, and mixed analytics tools to develop your virtual entrepreneurship and digital economy with AI in the Enterprise Building of HKU Campusland. A short course of virtual entrepreneurship is available for participants with a small individual or institutional fee to nurture entrepreneurship theories and methods in HKU Campusland metaverse environment, and to provide hands‐on experience to develop a virtual entrepreneurship for this competition. This competition encourages students and companies to develop new business idea in metaverse for driving next century’s metaverse business experience for companies, and shopping experience for metaverse shoppers, which aims to boost up the innovative digital economy in Hong Kong and worldwide to echo HKSAR Government’s Digital Economy Development in 2022. The competition also serves as a platform for local secondary schools, institutions, and industries to share knowledge, innovation and experience on the application of AI and mixed reality technologies in metaverse for social science, smart city, healthcare, education, and Internet of Things (IoT)’s business.

For details, please download the competition flyer here.

For newsletter of the last year's competition, please download here.

Please submit the competition application by Nov 26, 2023 and Jun 30, 2024 respectively via the link of register. If you have questions, please email to Dr Adela Lau at email adelalau@hku.hk.

Requirement of Submission and Schedule

Number of Participates in Each Team2‐4 people
Format of Project Report

Number of words:
The business case writing should have minimum 2000 words (around 5 pages) and not more than 4000 words (around 8 pages).

Case Writing Format:
Chapter 1 Project Background (200-400 words)
Chapter 2 Problems (100-200 words)
Chapter 3 Current solutions and its limitations and why AI robotics vision and automation technology that can solve the problems and limitations (400 – 800 words)
Chapter 4 Your proposed solutions (800 – 1600 words)
Chapter 5 Conclusions (100 – 200 words)
Chapter 6 Future work (400 – 800 words)
Chapter 7 References and Acknowledgement (not count as the word count limits)

Prototype Format:
The python program and an AI robotic demonstration in YouTube (set as unlisted)

Pre‐registration DeadlineDate: Sep 30, 2023
Webinar on Introduction of HKU Campusland MetaverseDate: Oct 7, 2023
Venue: Lecture Theatre (TBA) and Zoom
Workshop for students/companies to pitch ideaDate: Dec 1, 2023
Venue: Zoom (TBA)
Competition Application DeadlineDate: Jun 30, 2024
Project presentation video record in YouTube (unlisted), and report submissionDate: Aug 31, 2024
Submission: Email URL to Dr Adela Lau at adelalau@hku.hk

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