Zero Carbon Pitch – Open Groups Recruitment
12th February 2018 (Mon) 12:00pm - 8th March 2018 (Thu) 12:00pm
Dream Impact - Unit C, 4/F, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (Lai Chi Kok MTR station Exit B1)
Cantonese, supported by English

At the beginning of this year, scientists moved the Doomsday Clock forward by 30 seconds, putting humanity's extinction at 2 minutes before midnight (doomsday). Climate change is one of the major reasons for this move, as climate disasters are now affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people. As world citizens, we all have to work even harder to combat climate change.

Zero Carbon Pitch is a pitching event organized by Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab (JC COIL). It serves as a platform for innovative low-carbon ideas and allows these ideas to grow into feasible plans that bring change to our society.

Join Zero Carbon Pitch to unleash your innovative potentials, pursue your zero-carbon dreams, and become a social innovator to make the world a more sustainable place!


Event Details

Zero Carbon Pitch will offer awards to two categories of teams -- the InnoTeams nurtured by Jockey Club CarbonCare Innovation Lab, and teams recruited from an Open Group category.  Members of the public with zero-carbon innovative solutions are welcomed to form teams to apply for the awards.

Open Groups recruitment



12th February

Application opens & interviews

7th March (by 11:59pm)

Application deadline

21st March

Announcement of shortlisted teams

Application Procedures

Interested parties please fill in the application form here: English version or Chinese version and email it to gigi.lam@ccinnolab.org no later than 11:59 pm, 7th March, 2018. Please call 3568 2244 for any queries. 

Zero Carbon Pitch

The Zero Carbon Pitch is to be held on 7th April, 2018. Teams from the two categories, InnoTeams Group and Open Group, will pitch their ideas to a multi-sector judging panel to win the funding awards. There will also be sharing sessions by outstanding social entrepreneurs engaged in sustainability projects. 

Date: 7th April, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1-5 pm
Venue: Dream Impact - Unit C, 4/F, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (Lai Chi Kok MTR station Exit B1, map)

Funding Awards

Best of Open Group Award : HK40,000
Best of InnoTeams Group Award : HK$50,000
Best Climate Innovation Award : HK$20,000
Audience Popularity Award : HK5,000

Remarks: All sums awarded are to be used ONLY in project development. Teams winning the awards must present record of all relevant receipts to prove their usage of the fund.

Judging Criteria

Criterion 1: Climate-focused
Criterion 2: Innovative
Criterion 3: High-impact
Criterion 4: Financially sustainable

Remark: Registration for public audience will be available soon. Stay tuned!

The button below is not the registration button, please follow the Application Procedures section above to register as an Open Group.

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