The Sustainable Smart Campus initiative has invited HKUST students to challenge their creative minds to come up with innovative and people-centric solutions by integrating technologies and sustainable concepts that can help us improve our campus.

We are proud of the excellent entries in this year’s SSC Student Competition. Thank you for those who voted for your favorite entries. We are grateful to announce that after consolidating the votes from UST members and SSC Committee members for the top 10 entries in each category, the winning awards go to the following students:

Campus Project Competition

Circular Vertical Campus Farming
Jean-Baptiste Marie Grassin, Leung Cheuk Yau Yoyo, Leslie Anne Yasis 

Mask but not the least
Kavya Geetha Balaji, Inika Kandwal

Tiffany Yang, Simar Gangar, Minjin Gu, Kyu Suk Cho

Precious Plastic to Art 
Jacky, Chung Jin Teng, Bengi Agcal, Lee Hsuan Yi

Hygiene, with Lighting
Zhao Jing, Lee Ting Hsi 

The top five successful group proposals will be provided a budget of up to $25,000 to implement their project on campus during the 2020/21 academic year.

Innovative Solution Competition

Water is the New Electricity
Anhad Singh Chawla

Anushka Purohit, Deevansh Gupta, Naman Tekriwal, Suyash Mohan

Zero Waste Events - the Use of Beacons and Augmented/Mixed Reality
Or Ka Lai, Yip Wun Yan 

Revitalizing One-World-Fountain Park
Leo Agung Panggagas Darminto, Kevin Kent, Quintina Maura, Amrita Saraswati Sutedja 

Anhad Singh Chawla

The top five most innovative ideas will receive cash awards of $2,000 each.      

We hope this is just the beginning! To make this a reality, we’ll need active support. If you are interested in getting involved to further develop one of these project ideas, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know at If you are a faculty member, please consider creating a UROP or USEL or take an idea for a class project. If you are a staff, consider becoming a student mentor to help them move the project forward. If you are a fellow student, please volunteer to join a project team. Together we can make this a cutting edge, Sustainable, Smart Campus!

Campus Project Competition
Innovative Solution Competition