Youth Matters
What drives innovation?
It is said that innovation comes from a shift in perspective. It is the ability to see something that is not quite there yet. It also requires curiosity, flexibility, adaptation and, most important, the strength to fail.

Do Hong Kong young people have these attributes? Are they something that can be learnt or are they innate? Why not find out! The Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme Presentation Ceremony will take place at the end of the month. This is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn from today's innovative talents!

Date 25 April 2017
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jointly supported and sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
25 outstanding local undergraduates in science-related disciplines will receive funding of $150,000 each for attachment programmes overseas, local internships, and mentorship or community service projects

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Enquiries Kam Ng 2561 6149
Winners 2017 HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest Grand Final
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this annual competition.
Champions Jackalyn So from Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (Junior Division) & Janis Mok from St. Paul's Co-Educational College (Senior Division)
Janis will compete at the International English Speaking Competition in London on May 8-13. Good luck to her!
Partners Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Chartered Community Foundation, English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong)
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Enquiries Jacky Yeung 2169 0255

Congratulations to the winners at "Wanted: Your Pitch For Our Funds" - pitching competition
Well done the startups which were awarded on this platform of seeking seed capital and upgrading businesses on 1 April.
Professional Judging Panel Ms Joelle Woo, Microsoft Hong Kong; Ms Carman Chan, Click Ventures; Mr Keith Wu, Tsit Wing International Holdings Limited; Mr Kenneth She, Uber Hong Kong; Mr Raymond Chan, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mr Kevin Shee, SC Storage; Mr Rono Kwong, Chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs
VC Investors Matching Section Over 20 potential investors
Winners Acquaintance Enterprises Ltd., FeedMe Limited and R-Guardian Limited (Professional Awards); Zunosaki Limited (Innovative Technology Award); Lobster Technologies Ltd (Investor's Choice Award)
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Enquiries Samuel Szeto 3956 8001
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
2016/17 Hong Kong GreenMech Contest
Goals Promoting STEM and applying knowledge to green energy concepts
Sponsors Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Supported by Babyboom Learning Co. Ltd & Gigo Industrial Co Ltd
Date Saturday 6 May 2017
Venue Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3
Target Senior Primary 4-6, Junior & Senior Secondary S1-S3; S4-S6
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Enquiries Benny Cheng 2561 6149

HSBC Financial Dialogue Series March-April 2017: local and global financial trends
Aim Interaction between business, finance & economics students with business leaders and finance experts, providing knowledge, business ethics and CSR plus exclusive training opportunities
Speakers include
Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, GBS, JP, Non-executive Chairman, MTR Corporation Ltd
Mr Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, HSBC
Prof KC Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSARG
The Hon Mrs Laura Cha Shih May-lung, GBS, JP, HK Financial Services Development Council
Mr David Liao, President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC China
Prof Ming-kang Liu, Institute of Global Economics and Finance, CUHK
The Hon Mr Ronald Arculli, GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP, King & Wood Mallesons
Ms Diana Cesar, Chief Executive, Hong Kong, HSBC
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Enquiries Sharyn Ng 2169 0255

Sports x Innovation Sportovation Community Service Scheme for 15-25 year-old volunteers
Aim To encourage young volunteers to form teams and create change-making service projects as part of the HKFYG Jockey Club Community Team Sports programme
Duration April to August 2017
Includes Lectures and social lab workshops for young volunteers
Sponsorship HK$3,000-10,000 will be given to 20 projects selected for their original ideas and Finale Exhibition
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Enquiries Terrence Zee, Sports Manager 3468 8059

The Hong Kong Melody Makers - Viva la Vida in the HKFYG Jockey Club Hong Kong a cappella Festival March-June 2017
Major Sponsor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Date & time 23 April 8pm
Venue Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Tickets HK$220 /HK$150 on sale now at
Reservation enquiries 761 6661
Credit card telephone booking 2111 5999
Programme enquiries 2395 5753
Mobile booking app My URBTIX (Android and iPhone/iPad versions)

Working Reality 2.0: multi-session role-play for running a business, team-work, interviewing skills, sales and marketing sponsored by Home Affairs Bureau
Goal To promote the concept of career planning and offer basic skills acquisition
Participants Senior secondary schools students
Date till August 2018
Partners 16 secondary schools
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Enquiries Crystal Lau 3113 7999

Run for Wellness kicks off 5-Year Project STEP of youth emotion wellness education
Goals To encourage the community to take a step forward in promoting emotional wellness of young people, and to raise funds for youth emotional health education
Supported by HSBC
Sponsors full list here
Date Sunday 9 April 2017
Venue Hong Kong Science Park
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Enquiries Christa 2788 3444

"Start-up Mixer" at The Entrepreneur Day (E Day) co-organized with The Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Aim To enable startups and SMEs to accelerate business contacts and exchange information through a speed dating-style networking activity
Date Saturday 20 May 2017
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Application deadline 5 May 2017
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Samuel Szeto 3956 8001
Just published
Youth IDEAS think tank report on survey of primary pupils' views on STEM education
Respondents 520 pupils in Primary 4-6 and 15 STEM experts and educators
Youth Matters 40% were unfamiliar with STEM education
Youth Matters 50% did not participate in any STEM-related learning activities
Too much homework, high fees for activities and lack of interest in STEM subjects were cited as reasons.
Report No. 20 from HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. Education & Innovation group
Full details [in Chinese]
Contact Constance Chan 3755 7022