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B4B CHALLENGE 2023 - 2024
Tech for ESG 
Carbon Tech for Real Estate AND Virtual Tech for Imagination

ABOUT THE TWO STREAMS

The streams of B4B Challenge 2023/24 are

 Carbon Tech for Real Estate and Virtual Tech for Imagination   

 

B4B Challenge continues to focus on how the value chain of Real Estate, ranging from new building material, energy management, design & planning, construction & demolishment, and facility management, can become more sustainable through the empowerment of technology. One may relate the real estate business mostly to buildings and bricks, but in fact, the property sector is closely related to a wide range of other sectors including many of our daily activities from workplaces to retail shopping outlets,

transport stations and of course our homes.   

 

B4B Challenge focuses on resolving specific social pain points through an emphasis on highly innovative propositions. One of the experimental initiatives introduced this year is Virtual Tech for Imagination.  Virtual Technology will play a crucial role in transforming traditional practices. Virtual technology faces hurdles in hardware advancement, affordability, and user comfort. The need for powerful computing systems and potential motion sickness limits its adoption. Data also poses challenges, requiring high-resolution 3D models, textures, and authentic datasets for immersive experiences. Real-time data transmission and processing present further obstacles. Overcoming these hurdles is crucial for making virtual technology more accessible, user-friendly, and cost-effective. Advancements in hardware, reducing costs, improving comfort, and addressing motion sickness can enhance adoption. Additionally, curating and processing data, improving data transmission, and expanding dataset availability will contribute to the growth

and potential of virtual technology in various industries.

 

Rather than defining the scope and application by us, we invite contestants to present their vision and propose bold and innovative solutions to address the problem.   

WHO CAN JOIN Virtual Tech for Imagination  ?

If your project is about emerging possibilities relating to Virtual Tech and looking for resources, industry experts and tech support, then you must join the B4B Challenge 2023/24 Competition - Tech for ESG - Virtual Tech for Imagination

 

Examples of innovative Virtual Tech solutions that we are looking for (but not limited to):   Application & Ecology Application,  Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain including NFT, Creativity & Interactive Platform, Development Tools, Infrastructure & Facilities, Networking & Computation,  XR Interface

WHO CAN JOIN Carbon Tech for Real Estate  ?

If your project is about designing data driven ESG solutions in one or more of the following disciplines and looking for resources and industry experts, then you must join the B4B Challenge 2023/24 competition

Tech for ESG - Carbon Tech for Real Estate

where you will be flooded with resources. Building Material, Energy Management,

Design & Planning, Construction & Demolishment, Facility Management.

 

Examples of innovative Carbon Tech solutions for Real Estate that we are looking for (but not limited to): Communication, Construction/Demolishment Process & Management, Continuity Planning, Customer Service, Energy Sources & Management, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, Fire Safety, HR Management, Indoor/Outdoor Planning,

Maintenance/Testing & Inspections, New Material Application, Operational Management,

Project Management, Quality Control, Security, Supply Chain Management.

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Your solution will be evaluated by industry experts & advices will be given.

  • Finalists from Hong Kong, Mainland China & Oversea will share & compete for the " Best Solutions".

  • All  teams will be invited to Shanghai, to talk directly with ESG Experts, Carbon Exchange, as well as Real Estate and Virtual Tech players.

  • Advisory team will help polish your project from tech, commercial & financial aspects. 

  • Your solution will be introduced to Government Departments and Industry Experts which would be your anchor user.

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO JOIN THE CONTEST?

You have a solid & innovative solution with at least one commercial client.

Your solution falls into either one or multiple disciplines as follows:

Carbon Tech for Real Estate

  • Building Material

  • Energy Management

  • Design & Planning

  • Construction & Demolishment

  • Facility Management

Virtual Tech for Imagination

  • Infrastructure & facilities

  • Development tools

  • Application and ecology application

 

There is NO limitation of gender, age, size and history of company.

We VALUE the actual innovative capacity in enhancing carbon efficiency.

The only enrollment cost is a precise & concise presentation deck of your project.

APPLY NOW

Application Deadline:  11:59pm 31 Jan 2024 (Hong Kong Time)

APPLICATION FORM

PROSPECTUS

COMPETITION TIMELINE

NOW - 31 JAN 2024
RECRUITMENT
22-23 FEB 2024
FINAL ASSESSMENT

 
13-16 APRIL  2024
 INNOEX AT HKCEC (SHOWCASE & PRESENTATION)
MAR - AUGUST 2024
ADVISORY PROGRAMME
- SHA / HK ENERGISEWEEK
- ADVISORY SESSIONS 
- USERS SHARING
 SESSIONS (WITH HK GOV, INDUSTRIES EXPERTS, AND MORE)

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Selection of finalist teams and champion teams for each stream will be based on the following assessment criteria:​

INNOVATION
&
CREATIVIVTY

FUCTIONALITY
&
QUALITY

IMPLEMENTATION,
MARKETING POTENTIAL
& RETURN ON INVESTMENT

PROFESSIONALISM
&
PRESENTATION 

Should there be any dispute as to the results of the assessment, the decision of the Judging Panel shall be final.

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