The 13th National Challenge Cup

A team of two EEE MSc. students (Mr. Ray Zhi-xi LI and Mr. Vincent Ying-da JIANG) as supervised by Dr. Vincent TAM won two prizes including the Second Prize (二等獎) and the First Inter-discipline/Cross Innovation Prize (交叉創新一等獎) in the 13th National Challenge Cup with their project entitled as “Financial Investment Decisions System based on Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing” (基于人工智能及云计算的金融投资决策系统).

The 13th Challenge Cup is a national competition on starting an enterprise among Chinese university students. Organized by the Central Committee of China Communist Youth League, the China Association of Sciences, the Ministry of Education, the National Academic Association, and the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province and co-organized by the Soochow University, the Challenge Cup is aimed to encourage students to develop a new technology, product or service with market outlook and strategic thinking of the risks involved.

The EEE team is one of the two teams selected from various faculties to represent HKU in the 13th National Challenge Cup. And the Inter-discipline/Cross Innovation Prize (交叉創新獎) is one of the two new prizes introduced this year, for which the EEE team is the only team that won this prize among all universities from Hong Kong and Macau. On top of the students’ hard work, they are much grateful to Dr. FOK who generously shared his valuable experience & tips to coach them in their preparation for this important competition.

Mr. Ray LI and Mr. Vincent JIANG [middle] with Prof. Victor LI (Head of the EEE Dept.), Dr. Wilton FOK (The Coach) [left] and Dr. Vincent TAM (Project Supervisor) [right]

Mr. Ray LI and Mr. Vincent JIANG in the project exhibition venue of the 13th National Challenge Cup, Suzhou, PRC.