The HK Prize and BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prizes

One of Asia’s premier high school contests, the hk prize rewards students who excel in academic achievement, extracurricular participation and leadership abilities. Winners will receive monetary prizes and access to Hong Kong’s premier facilities.

HK Prize has attracted thousands of applications each year, with winners advancing scientific research that will have global impact. This non-governmental merit-based award aims to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and celebrates scientific discoveries with real world impact.

The prize symbol – expressed both in the award logo and on the trophy conferred on winners – juxtaposes two precious elements, a pearl and a pierced jade amulet. The symmetry of the design brings to mind the notions of prosperity and success in both Chinese and Western cultures. The HKAI also represents Hong Kong’s cultural and geographical entanglement with the rest of the world, highlighting the unique cosmopolitanism in our city.

A group of professors from renowned universities in the United States submitted a letter nominating several Hong Kong activists fighting for freedom and democracy. Some of them have been arrested or face jail time for their activism, but their courage inspires the entire community. “We cannot allow these courageous individuals to be forgotten,” wrote the 15 scholars in their nomination letter. “They are worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Winners can expect international visibility, top-tier media coverage and access to world-class facilities at a leading university in the region. They will be able to work with a renowned team of researchers and gain valuable networking opportunities that can open doors in their career. They can also look forward to being mentored by leading scientists in the field and have the chance to publish their work.

BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, was launched in 2018. The awards are given to persons or research teams who have made significant contributions and influence on the transformation of R&D outcomes in Hong Kong. The award fields are Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech. No more than five persons or research teams are awarded in each award field in a year.

Winners will be awarded a HK$ 2 million grant, a certificate and a trophy. They will be invited to present their research at an awards ceremony and can benefit from a wealth of networking and professional development opportunities in a dynamic science environment. They will also be provided with support for their further scientific research in Hong Kong.