Congratulations to the Smart City Datathon 2018 Winners!

Champion: Cat Eye Siblings from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
1st Runner-up: HyperLinks Ltd (HLL) from Zhejiang University
2nd Runner-up: Alpha from The University of Hong Kong

Thank you again for participating in the Smart City Datathon 2018!

Smart City

Technology is changing our lives. How a city embraces the innovation and technology determines the quality of living. The vast amount of data collected in different authorities can be converted into valuable driving forces if data analytics is properly applied. Selected teams will be given a set of air flight schedule and actual aircraft movement data, together with the open data published by HKSAR Government, and 36 hours to develop innovative models, services or systems with a particular focus that can bring values to the cities. Don’t miss out the opportunity to meet talents from other Asian countries and win a prize!!

Who should participate

Full-time university students (undergraduate & post-graduate included) in Asia
Team of 2 to 3 members
We encourage cross disciplinary collaborations, members from different disciplines preferred


Registration is FREE!

What do you get?

An excellent opportunity to show off your skills on analytic, conflict resolution, time management, public speaking and creativity
A chance to meet and network with elites from other cities
Overseas teams will have partial airfare subsidy and one-night hotel accommodation on 11-Oct
Full-day industry seminar and technology workshop to get the inspiration on the theme
Winning presentations will be exhibited in the HKIA Technovation Conference and Exhibition 2018
Food, beverage and refreshments will be served during the competition


Attend the dinner talk on 11-Oct to mingle with other teams
Put into the 36 hours non-stop competition
Present your great works to the judge panel
(The official language of the competition is English)


Champion: HK$50,000
1st Runner-up: HK$30,000
2nd Runner-up: HK$20,000

Winning team can enter the final round of selection to the Cyberport Incubation Programme or Cyberport Creative Micro Fund!

AWS Educate

Each team will receive $100 promotional credits to use on AWS during the competition, every participant is required to register for an AWS Educate Account


11-Oct 15:00 – 18:00 Arrival and hotel check-in (for overseas participants)
18:30 – 21:30 Welcome Speech and Dinner Talks
12-Oct 09:00 – 10:15 Opening
10:15 – 17:30 Briefing, Seminars, AWS workshops
20:00 Beginning of 35-hour Datathon
13-Oct Whole day Datathon in progress
14-Oct 07:00 End of Datathon
09:00 – 12:45 Presentation (10 mins per team)
12:45 – 13:00 Award Ceremony


Amazon Web Services Hong Kong Limited
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company
Hong Kong International Airport
HGC Global Communications Limited
Juniper Networks
Sino-US Global Logistics Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
SiS International Limited
Smart City Consortium

Registration Deadline

Please submit your application by 7 Sep 2018.

Event Date

12 - 14 Oct 2018

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Cyberport, Hong Kong

Important Dates

Registration Deadline 7 Sep 2018
Competition 12 - 14 Oct 2018
Award Ceremony 14 Oct 2018



Email: aiscl@cuhk.edu.hk