Application Now Open – ‘Group Sense Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Award (GSSA)’ 2021-22

Application Now Open – ‘Group Sense Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Award (GSSA)’ 2021-22

‘Group Sense Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Award (GSSA)’ 2021-22 Briefing Session

The ‘Group Sense Innovation and Entrepreneurial Project Award’ is renamed as ‘Group Sense Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Award (GSSA)’ and will be launched in September 2021 with some brand new features.

If you wish to solve some social problems, to start working on your innovative ideas, or to challenge yourself, you should join the GSSA.

The revamped competition now contains elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are widely promoted by the United Nations. It also provides free and professional training for participants to refine their thinking, presentation and other practical skills, encourage them to executed their creative ideas, which may eventually be developed into some mature social enterprises. Last but not least, participants also get the chance to win a $10K cash prize and $20K seed fund for your project!

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Briefing Session (13 Sep 2021, 12:00 – 13:15)

Competition Application Period (13 Sep – 6 Oct 2021) – Submit your application form to kenchan@cuhk.edu.hk 

 

Competition Timeline

Activity

Date/ Deadline

2021-22 Briefing Session

13 September 2021 (Mon), 12pm–1pm

Phase One

 

Deadline of application

6 October 2021 (Wed)

Training (1) – Design Thinking *

21 October 2021 (Thu), 11am–1pm

Training (2) – Initial Hypothesis *

28 October 2021 (Thu), 11am–1pm

Training (3) – Social Impact Measurement *

4 November 2021 (Thu), 11am–1pm

Training (4) – Pitching and Proposal Writing Skills

11 November 2021 (Thu), 11am–1pm

Training (5) – Individual Coaching

15 November to 31 December 2021

Submission of Project Proposal

4 March 2022 (Fri)

Project Presentation*
(Winning teams will enter Phase Two of the competition)

14 – 18 March 2022 (to-be-confirmed)

Phase Two

 

Project Execution (2 – 6 months)

March – August 2022

Submission of Progress Report  & a 1-minute video

10 June 2022 (Fri)

Submission of Final Report

5 September 2022 (Mon)

Project Sharing cum 2022-23 Briefing Session

12 – 19 September 2022(to-be-confirmed)

*Mandatory (at least one team member to attend the activity)

Contact Information
Ms Memory Lau
3943 7584
Mr Ken Chan
3943 1288