The HKIE Grand Award 2024

The HKIE Grand Award, now in its second edition, is an award scheme that aims to champion the diverse contributions that the engineering profession has made to the development of Hong Kong. Comprising three major categories (Innovation, Industrial, Infrastructure), the HKIE Grand Award 2024 is now open for submission until 5:00pm (Hong Kong Time), 3 November 2023.


Award Categories

  1. Innovation Category
    • Sub-category I - An Invention
    • Sub-category II - An Innovative Application
  2. Industrial Category
  3. Infrastructure Category

Group (Applicable to Innovation Category only)

  • All Member Group
  • Young Member Group (ALL group members must be of age 35 or below at the closing submission deadline of the competition)



For the Innovation Category, one Grand Prize will be awarded to each group in each sub-category. One Grand Prize will be awarded to each of the other two Categories. Each such winning individual or team will receive a sum of HK$15,000. Any request for further conversion or transfer of the cash prize will not be accommodated.


A trophy and certificate will also be presented to Grand Prize winning individual or team. Merit Award winner(s) will be presented with certificate. There is no limit on how many Merit Award(s) could be conferred in each category. The Panel of Judges reserves the right to withhold any or all of the awards at their absolute discretion.

Presentation of the Award will be made at the HKIE Annual Dinner tentatively in March 2024.


Submission must consist of:

  • A completed and duly signed Application Form
  • Supporting material(s) is welcome, including but not limited to video(s), PowerPoint presentation(s) or research paper(s), which should be submitted together with the Application Form by email.





Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Tertiary Institution Innovation Project Invitational Competition


The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Tertiary Institution Innovation Project GBA Invitational Competition (GBA Invitation Competition) is one of the key activities of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Week 2024. We hope to inspire and nurture the innovation and teamwork skills of engineering students in higher education institutions in the Greater Bay Area.  


The purpose of the competition is to deepen the collaboration and coordination capabilities of engineering students from universities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and encourage them to solve various challenges through synergy. We want to highlight the importance of engineering to the public and provide an interactive platform for engineering participants to present their unique ideas and designs. This is a golden opportunity for participants to gain valuable exchange experience, broaden their horizons and have fun learning! 


Students from tertiary institutions in engineering disciplines in the Greater Bay Area, including Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland, are invited to form joint teams to participate in the competition, demonstrating the diversity and depth of the engineering field. Whether you're a participant in different engineering departments such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering/architectural engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering or hydraulic engineering, it is time to collaborate across institutions and disciplines to showcase exceptional skills and innovative thinking!


Competition Content 

Each institution is invited to form a small team to register, and the number of participants is 5. 


Each joint team will be composed of a local university in Hong Kong and a higher education institution in Macau/Mainland. Each joint team is limited to a maximum of 10 members. The total number of joint teams is tentatively determined to be 8 to 10, with a total of 16 to 20 schools. 


Participating institutions will participate in a hybrid Briefing Session held at the headquarters of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers on 18 December 2023, and draw lots to determine the partner institutions on the same day. 


The conference provides specific specifications before the GBA Invitational Competition. Each joint team can purchase a ready-made remote-control car online according to the specifications, and programme, modify and add a robotic arm, or assemble the entire remote-control car and robotic arm according to the specifications. Each joint team must prepare a total of two remote-control cars before the GBA Invitational Competition. One is the responsibility of the local institution in Hong Kong, and the other is the responsibility of the Macau/Mainland institution. In addition, each joint team must prepare a bridge. 


The two remote-control cars and the bridge must be completed before the GBA Invitational Competition and brought to the GBA Invitational Competition venue. In addition, each joint team must submit a "Progress Report" before 23 February 2024. 


The participating students from Macau and Mainland China stayed in the student dormitory of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi Campus) on 8 March 2024, and have dinner with their partnering Hong Kong team members for exchanges and final preparations before the competition. 


Venue Arrangement 

The GBA Invitational Competition will be held on 9 March 2024. Joint teams need to bring pre-prepared remote-control cars and bridges to the GBA Invitational Competition venue. On the day of the competition, each joint team will be allocated a beach area of approximately 4 metres by 8 metres. The beach area is divided into three parts, namely the Flag Area, the river area made of handmade paper, and the sandcastle area. 


Competition Process (sandcastle making) 

On the day of the GBA Invitational Competition, each joint team has 3 hours to make sandcastles in the assigned beach area. The joint team needs to build a Big Sandcastle no less than 1 metre high and an Outpost Sandcastle no less than 0.3 metres high. 


During the process of making sandcastles, the judges will go to each joint team to observe the process, and the joint team members will have 2 minutes to explain the creative concepts of remote-control cars, bridges and sandcastles to the judges. 


If the joint team encounters any difficulties during the sandcastle making process, they can seek assistance from the professional sandcastle coach. The coach will provide 10 minutes of support. However, each request for the coach's help will result in a deduction of points from the joint team's total score. As the number of coaches is limited, the joint team that raises their hand first will be given priority for assistance. After the 3-hour time limit for sandcastle construction expires, the joint teams must stop making their sandcastles. The event staff will then take photographs and measure the height of each sandcastle. 


Competition Process (flag relay transportation and timing) 

After the completion of the sandcastle construction, the flag relay and timing will take place simultaneously for every 4/5 joint teams in sequence. 


The joint team should place the pre-assembled bridge on a handmade paper river and position the two remote-control cars at the starting points on either side of the river. Once the bridges and remote-control cars are set, the event staff will announce the start of the timing. 


The joint teams use remote control to drive the remote-control car in the flag area, pick up a 200-gram flag decoration at the starting point, and then drive to the bridge to prepare to hand the flag to another remote-control car. At the same time, the joint team also used remote control to drive the remote-control car in the sandcastle area to the bridge to prepare to pick up the flag. 


The two remote-control cars must complete the flag handover in the river area. The remote-control car starting from the Flag Area must not extend any part beyond the Sandcastle Area, and the remote-control car starting from the Sandcastle Area must not extend any part beyond the Flag Area. 


After the remote-control car receives the flag, the joint team can choose to place the flag decoration at either the highest point of the Outpost Sandcastle or the highest point of the Big Sandcastle (only one option can be chosen). Placing the flag at the outpost will result in fewer points, while placing it at the main sandcastle will earn more points. 


Once the flag decoration is placed, the timing will stop. If during the process of transporting the flag decoration, the remote-control car overturns, the bridge collapses, or the sandcastle collapses, the joint team must reassemble the remote-control car, bridge, or sandcastle. The remote-control car should be placed back at the starting point, and the joint team can restart the process, and the timer will continue.  


If a joint team fails to complete the entire sandcastle construction or successfully transport the flag and place it at the highest point of the sandcastle within the competition time limit, it will have an impact on the scoring. 


Award Categories
Awards are divided into categories for the remote-controlled vehicle, bridge, sandcastle, and team collaboration, with an overall championship for the entire invitational competition.


Key Dates

6 November 2023: Registration opens
4 December 2023: Registration deadline and payment submission
18 December 2023: Online and physical Briefing Session and draw lots
31 January 2024: Deadline for submitting "Progress Report"
8 March 2024:

Dinner for participants from Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland.

Participants from Macau and Mainland check in the student dormitories of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi Campus)
9 March 2024: Competition Day

Registration Fee

A. The registration fee for each local team is HK$1,900.
The fee includes:
Meals: Dinner on 8 March and lunch on 9 March
Transportation: A shuttle bus will be arranged to pick up students to Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi) on 8 March 2024


B. The registration fee for each non-local team is HK$3,000.
The fee includes:
Accommodation: 1 night from 8 to 9 March
Meals: Dinner on 8 March, breakfast and lunch on 9 March
Transportation: A shuttle bus will be arranged on 8 March from the high-speed rail station/port/pier to the accommodation location, and on 9 March from the accommodation location to the competition venue, as well as from the competition venue to the high-speed rail station/port/pier.


For local teams, the registration fee should be paid by cheque, made payable to “Hong Kong Institution of Engineers”, and mailed to the Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 Secretariat Office (c/o Creative Consulting Group Inc. Ltd.) located at 4/F Lee Garden 3, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, HK.


For non-local teams, please pay the registration fee via telegraphic transfer.



All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Winning teams will receive trophies and gifts.
The winning team will receive a trophy and a scholarship of 10,000 Hong Kong dollars.

Judging Panel

The judging panel comprises the top management of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, renowned academics and distinguished industry leaders.



Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival



17:00 – 18:00

Carnival opens to Public



10:00 – 11:00

School Tour I

11:00 – 12:30  

Secondary School Back to School Competition and Award Presentation

11:00 – 13:30

School Tour II

12:30 – 13:30 

Engineer Alliance Quiz Competition

14:00 – 14:30 

Jump Rope Performance by Tong Sir Rope Skipping Academy Limited

14:30 – 15:00 

Q&A Session

15:00 – 15:30 

Freestyle Football Performance by Techni Freestyle Soccer Crew

15:30 – 16:00

Q&A Session

16:00 – 16:30 

Yoyo Performance by Let's Yo Crew

16:30 – 17:00 

Q&A Session

17:30 – 18:00 

Travis Wong 王鋒 Music Performance



10:00 – 12:00

School Tour

11:00 – 12:00 

Engineer Alliance Perfect Pitch Presentation 

12:00 – 13:30 

Primary School Back to School Presentation Competition

14:00 – 14:30

Magic Show by Lok Yin Cheung

14:30 – 15:00  

Kids Dance Performance by Bloom Dance Academy

15:45 – 16:30

per se Music Performance

16:30 – 17:10

Closing Ceremony

16:30 – 16:45

Award Presentation Ceremony of Primary School Back to School Competition

16:45 – 17:00

Award Presentation of Engineer Alliance

17:00 – 17:05 

Sponsor Souvenir Presentation

17:05 – 17:10

Closing Speech by Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi Hong, HKIE President


The Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival creatively showcases the daily professional work of engineers to the public. This year, under the theme "Be The Change.不一樣", we aim to dismantle the misconceptions about engineers and highlight their unique perspectives.



  • Over 40 booths from different companies divided in various zones to showcase engineering excellence from infrastructure to aircraft, and more! You may immerse yourself in the latest engineering technology via VR equipment.
  • Different game zones scattered around the venue, including using LEGO to build your living city, motor car making and small games.
  • Performance is a must in the carnival – throughout the day, different performances will be held on stage for you to enjoy the relaxing weekend with engineers. Yoyo, band show, and more for you to discover!
  • You may be curious about the daily life of engineers – different sharing sessions will be arranged to explain the myths surrounding engineers. Consultation areas will be set up to answer your questions on career paths of engineers.
  • Last but not least – abundant photo props for you to take selfies!


Date and Opening hours
1 March 2024 (Friday) : 5pm- 6pm
2 March 2024 (Saturday) : 10am- 6pm
3 March 2024 (Sunday): 10am- 6pm



Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District


Booth No.

Exhibitor Name


ATAL Engineering Group


Hip Hing Construction Co., Ltd.


HKIE Building Division


China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd.


Associated Engineers, Limited


China Road And Bridge Corporation


CLP Power Hong Kong Limited


The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd




MTR Corporation


HKIE Civil Division


Architectural Services Department


Civil Engineering and Development Department


Drainage Services Department


Electrical & Mechanical Services Department


Highways Department


Water Supplies Department


Cathay Pacific




Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited


Asian Institute of Built Environment Limited


HKIE Building Services Division


HKIE Electrical Division


SOCAM Development Limited


Wings & Associates Consulting Engineers Ltd.


SICK Optic-Electronic Co. Ltd.


Waste & Environmental Technologies Limited


The HKIE President's Protégés Club


HKIE Biomedical Division


HKIE Control, Automation& Instrumentation Division & HKIE Gas & Energy Division


HKIE Environmental Division


HKIE Logistics & Transportation Division


HKIE Manufacturing, Industrial & System Division


Build King Holdings Limited


Y Park (Ming Hing - AEL Joint Venture)


HKIE Electronics Division


HKIE Fire Division


Chun Wo Construction Holdings Company Limited


HKIE Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & HKIE Chemical Division


HKIE Structural Division


HKIE Nuclear Division



By Bus:

Museum Drive

Weekdays: 296D
Weekends and Public Holidays: 296D, 973


Austin Road West

Alight at Austin Road West, followed by a 5-minute walk to the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Routes: 215X, 261B, 281A


Nga Cheung Road
Alight at Nga Cheung Road, followed by a 10-minute walk to the West Kowloon Cultural District.
To Tsim Sha Tsui direction: 8, 11, 203E, 280X
To Kwun Tong direction: 8, 11, 215X, 281A


Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza (Cross harbour buses)
Alight at Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza, followed by a 5-minute walk to the West Kowloon Cultural District
Routes: 900, 904, 905, 914, 930, 930X, 934, 936, 948, 952, 960, 961, 962X, 967, 968, 968X, 969, 970, 970X, 971, 978, A10, A12, A17, E11, E11A, E11B, P960, P968



Kowloon Station – via Airport Express or Tung Chung Line
Exit C1 or D1: Take the escalator to 1/F and follow the signs through ELEMENTS to the Artist Square Bridge on 2/F, Metal Zone to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District (approximately 10 minutes)
Exit E4 or E5: Walk along Nga Cheung Road to Museum Drive  (approximately 10 minutes)


Austin Station – via Tuen Ma Line
Exit D: Walk along Austin Road West via the Green Plaza to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District (approximately 10 minutes)
Exit B4 or B5: Walk to the West Kowloon Cultural District via ELEMENTS (approximately 15 minutes)


Engineer Alliance


  • To cultivate a one-of-a-kind brand image for the HKIE and a diversified public perception of engineers that resonate with the young engineering talents in Hong Kong.
  • To showcase the diversity and professionalism of young engineers in Hong Kong to the public through two exciting rounds of tasks and challenges.
  • To demonstrate professionalism and sustained excellence in the engineering profession as the core values of the HKIE.



  • Young and energetic engineering professions with 2+ years working experiences AND a hold a valid HKIE Membership.
  • No age limit and welcome all HKIE members to join



  • Certificate
  • Include but not limited to the opportunities of joining a Delegation Trip with the HKIE President.


Submission Deadline

14 December 2023
(Late submission will NOT be considered)



Stage 1: First Screening

    • Submit application form (Download Application Form)
    • Submit Self-portrait (The photograph must be taken within the last six months and show your full-frontal face, The eyes should be clearly visible without any obstruction. File format: JPEG, 300 dpi, at least 1MB)
    • Submit a 1-min Elevator Pitch to introduce yourself, the topic is “How to become a “Be the Change” engineer” (accounting for 75% of the total score, 25% of total score will be judged in Stage 2). Details as below:

      Shortlisted Video
      Judging Criteria

      Achievement (40%)
      Innovation (30%)
      Leadership (30%)

      Video Format

      File: MP4
      Length: Within one minute
      Language: Cantonese / English


Stage 2: Shortlist

  • Shortlist Announcement Date: 21 December 2023
    • All shortlisted participants are required to participate a video and photo shooting on 3 and 5 January 2024 for promotional materials for public voting (accounting for 25% of total score, the remaining 75%is based on the 1-min Elevator Pitch submitted in Stage 1).  Public voting will be conducted on Facebook and Instagram, and each "Like" is equivalent to one public vote.


Stage 3: Finale

  • Finalist Announcement Date: 23 February 2024
  • The finalists are required to attend the activities at the Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 Carnival:
    1. 1 March 2024 - Finalists are required to attend the Opening Ceremony of The Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024
    2. 2 March 2024 - Finalists are required to participate the HKIE Knowledge Quiz Competition. There will be 10 Fixed Questions with multiple choice, Quick Answer Race (Unlimited questions for 3 minutes) and 5 Action questions. All account for 100% of total score.

      Score Weight

      100% Accuracy

      HKEW Quiz Judging Criteria

      10 Fixed Questions with Multiple Choice

      3-mins Quick Answer Race

      5 Action Questions

    3. 3 March 2024 - Finalists are required to conduct Pitch Perfect Challenge, a 10-min presentation on stage. Topic and Judging Criteria will be announced on the Finalist Announcement Date.

      Score Weight

      50% Jury Judging, 50% Public Voting

      Pitch Perfect Challenge Judging Criteria

      Achievement (30%)
      Contribution (20%)
      Professionalism (30%)
      Leadership and Collaboration (20%)

“Our Dream City” Primary Student Design Contest

The purpose of the event is to stimulate students’ creativity and cultivate a spirit of teamwork through the competition, enhance their interest in urban construction and engineering knowledge, and highlight the importance of sustainable social development.


Event Details

(1) Briefing and Sharing Session
Date: 14 November, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Sau Mau Ping Catholic Primary School, Po Tat Estate, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

  • Introduction to the design competition
  • Insights into the daily work of engineers, their roles in major Hong Kong projects, sharing their vision of an ideal city, and emphasising the importance of sustainable development in shaping such cities.
  • STEAM workshop


(2) Visit to a Global Built Environment Consultancy Firm
Date: 8 December, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Arup - 5th Floor, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

  • Workshop for Future Engineers at Arup - A great opportunity for students to explore and understand the work of engineers at Arup

“Our Future Engineers” Secondary Student Quiz Contest


As a member of the engineering community, we share the responsibility of cultivating students’ interest in engineering and enable them to be future leaders of the industry.


We sincerely invite you to assemble an exceptional team at your alma mater to partake in the “Our Future Engineers” Secondary Student Quiz Contest, a prominent programme of the Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024. Through engaging with students, you will have the opportunity to share your professional engineering knowledge with junior peers, assist them in discovering an interest in engineering, and contribute to shaping the next generation of engineering professionals, ensuring the perpetual growth and evolution of our esteemed expertise and its legacy.


Event Details
The team should consist of five members: four students and one reserve member.


The competition will be conducted in a group Q&A competition format, comprising of a preliminary round and a final round.

Preliminary Round: 23 February 2024 (Friday) and 24 February 2024 (Saturday)* at the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Headquarters 
Final Round: 2 March 2024 (Saturday) during the Hong Kong Engineer Week Carnival 
*The Preliminary Round Date will be announced later


Registration Deadline
31 January 2024 (Wednesday) 



We look forward to your active participation and invaluable support. Through our collective efforts, we can uncover the next generation of engineering prodigies.

Career Fair

To support tertiary students studying engineering in their career journey, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will organise career fairs at different tertiary institutions. These expos aim to facilitate career matching and provide valuable advice to students. We are pleased to announce that approximately 60 companies will participate.



The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: 29 February 2024
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi Campus): 4 March 2024
School of Professional Education and Executive Development,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
5 March 2024
City University of Hong Kong: 8 March 2024
The Chinese University of Hong Kong: 12 – 13 March 2024
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: 19 March 2024
The University of Hong Kong: 21 March 2024