Open Data Hackathon 2022

Event Name: Open Data Hackathon 2022 – Smart Property
Leading Organiser: Hong Kong Technology Advancement Group (HKtag)

General Eligibility Requirements

  1. We welcome all talents from all walks of life to share their innovations and contribute to a better living in Hong Kong. There are three streams for the candidates to choose from: –
    – Secondary Stream: Current secondary students from Form 1 to 6 or Grade 7 to 12
    – College Stream: Current full-time college or university students, including freshman-to-be at time of enrolment
    – Public Stream: Age at 18 or above, non-full time students
  2. Each team needs to choose their streams appropriately with their current status.  If the team is a combination of full-time students and non-student status people, they should go for “Public Stream”.
  3. Each team can be formed up to 4 teammates, in which none of the teammate can be replaced by other(s) if their proposal is chosen to go for screening presentation or hackathon final.  Any violation will lead to disqualification.
  4. Each teammate is expected to show up at designated venue to present their proposal for the hackathon screening and final.
  5. It must be a data-driven approach project with use of datasets from DATA.GOV.HK
    (, Hong Kong GeoData Store (  and/ or any other relevant and reliable source of data.
  6. The applicant should demonstrate significant value-add by the Hong Kong resources contributing to the success of their solutions in the target market with a sustainable plan for the coming 3-5 years to reach our goals for living optimization in different aspects and implementing effective technology application and even green measures.
  7. A significant part to their innovation and design cannot be a full copy from their previous product/ services or other one’s intellectual property.  Any application found to have similar solution available in market will be disqualified.
  8. Upon commitment of the chosen finalists participating the final round, none of the teammate can be replaced by others.
  9. In order to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, we are taking precautionary measures for all contestants:
    – All shortlisted contestants must have valid vaccine passes (with three vaccine doses) by time of presenting
    their solutions at screening stage.
    – All shortlisted contestants must wear masks at all times during presence at our activities, e.g. presentation,
    training and conference.
    – “LeaveHomeSafe” scanning is required at entrance of our designated event venue.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Applicants are advised to be aware of the best practice and case-based experience as promulgated by the Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.
  2. Applicants are reminded that any person who, without the permission of the Leading Organiser of this event, offers an advantage to parties involved in the Hackathon as a reward or inducement for doing any act or showing favour in relation to the Hackathon commits an offence of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).
  3. To avoid conflicts of interest and the perception as such, applications for the Hackathon from sponsors will not be accepted.
  4. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Leading Organiser will be final and binding on all parties concerned.

Application/ Enrolment submission:

  • Deadline submission on 19 September 2022.
  • All information submitted must be true and valid.

Entry (Proposal) submission:

  • Submitted team registration at online enrolment form by 19 September 2022.
  • English written proposal in ppt/ pdf format together with any supplement for all streams. Chinese written proposal is allowed for applicants from Secondary Streams.
  • Indication of datasets/ source used for the proposed solutions.
  • For all College and Public Streams – 1-2 pages CV of each teammate to be submitted
  • Deadline submission on 19 September 2022

Screening presentation (shortlisted):

  • To be scheduled in September with email notification
  • 5 mins verbal presentation of solutions and planning with ppt (saved in usb drive), in either English or Chinese with additional 3-5 mins questions from judges

Judging Criteria

1) Innovation and Creativity (20%)

  • The innovation in solving a specific problem with ICT
  • Creative problem solving with new form of application and use of effective technologies
  • Cost-effective deployment and integration of resources (including with list of datasets) or technologies

2) Functionality with relevant use of open data sets (25%)

  • Understanding and effectively addressing user (customers, citizens, stakeholders) requirements per study of relative data to solve the issue
  • Empowering users to accomplish their functions efficiently (customer-centric, citizen-centric)
  • Regulatory compliance, industry/sector best practice compliance
  • Ease of implementation
  • Providing scalability and interoperability
  • Enhancement planning for foreseeable market/sector/community needs

3) Market Potential/ Performance, Internal User Buy-in or Public Acceptance (20%)

  • Current market share/user base and rolling take-up rate
  • Realistic/justifiable market growth projections for local
  • Future diversification into new industries/sectors/communities

4) Benefits and Impact (20%)

  • Creating a new operational model for business and public sector enterprises
  • The extent of new and enhanced revenue/profits and/or tangible cost savings, (monetary, efficiency and productivity)
  • Creating impact: industry-impact, sectoral-impact, social-impact, on accessibility and reach, quality and satisfaction, for customers/citizens
  • Enhancing public/market/sectoral community awareness of the use and benefits
  • Including ESG factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of this project

5) Quality (15%)

  • Reliability and stability
  • Quality standards as reflected by external quality marks/certs
  • User-friendly interface (if applicable)
  • Good presentation skills

The confirmation of finalist teams will be announced upon double screening and final review of their total score by the chief screening panel judge and HKtag.

Assessment Process

In the course of evaluation, HKtag and chief of screening judge panel may require access to relevant information in the applicant’s possession. The applicant will be notified in advance if such access is required. Any information supplied by the applicant for the purpose of the Open Data Hackathon will be treated as confidential and will not be released by HKtag and related parties without the applicant’s permission.

Prize and awards for winners at Final on 14 November 2022

The remarkable accomplishments of the Hackathon Winners (Champion / First runner-up / Second runner-up) will be recognized by our IT and property industries, government departments and all other stakeholders.

1. 𝗧𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗵𝘆🏆 :

𝙋𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢:




𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢:








𝙎𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢:







2. 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲💰

𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢:

Champion team will receive $3000

First Runner-up team will receive $2000

Second Runner-up team will receive $1000

𝙋𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢:

Champion team will receive $5000

First Runner-up team will receive $3000

Second Runner-up team will receive $2000

Cash sponsorship by Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited

✳️ In addition,

– Champion, First Runner-up, and Second Runner-up teammates of Public Streams will receive a Google Cloud Full-Day Fundamental Course from Master Concept!

– Champion, First Runner-up, and Second Runner-up teammates of College and Secondary Streams will receive a bluetooth speaker from Master Concept!

– Champion, First Runner-up, and Second Runner-up teammates of College and Public Streams will receive a one-year ArcGIS Online (Creator) software from Esri China (Hong Kong)!

Application Procedures for first screening:

  • Each team should submit the completed application form on or before 19 September 2022.
  • All registered teams should submit all proposal materials to [email protected] by 19 September 2022, with subject line: Open Data Hackathon 2022 – Proposal by ‘name of your team’.
    Please visit for the application form and other details.


Open Data Seminars      2022.07.09, 2022.07.12 and 2022.07.25
Deadline for enrolment and proposal submission2022.09.19
Presentation screening for finalists       2022.09.24
Announcement- Finalists       2022.10.01 – 04
Trainings on Cloud, GIS and BIM toolsOctober (to be announced to finalists)
Pre-final briefing for finalists 2022.10.24 – 31 (format to be advised)
Hackathon       2022.11.01 – 2022.11.12
Hackathon final (Secondary Stream)2022.11.12
Conference cum Final    2022.11.14


Contact Person : Mr. Cheung
Tel : (852) 6394 7099
Email : [email protected]
Website :

Hong Kong Technology Advancement Group (HKtag), as the Leading Organiser of Open Data Hackathon, has all rights reserved in regard of this initiative and is the final decision maker to all results and revision made according to different arrangements for this Open Data Hackathon event.