Yes, you are warmly welcomed! Please be reminded that each of the project is required to be under rules of particular category, and one shouldn't name as team leader in two teams simultaneously.
You need not submit it in the phase of Initial Judging. You are only required to submit the actual invention once it successfully entries the Final Judging.
The accurate days should be counted on or before the registration deadline date 23rd March 2018 (Now extend to 20th April 2018). That is, the enterprise which was registered and started operating on or before 22nd Dec 2017 (and not yet operated over 3 years) is eligible to participate in the category.
The awarded date stated in your latest graduation certificate can serve the purpose. Therefore, you are required to submit the certificate copy upon registration.
The listed applicants will receive an email sent by The Association during 6th to 12th May, within 1 week after the Initial Judging (5th May) while the National Competition entries (Entrepreneurship Category) will be informed after 1 week of the Award Ceremony.
The two categories - Innovation and Entrepreneurship - of “Challenge Cup” National Competition are respectively held every other two years in cross and never overlapped. The awarded Innovation projects will be reserved to the Hong Kong regional competition held in 2019 and compete with other projects by that time. The final winners will be listed to participate in the National Competition. So as to the Entrepreneurship categories.
According to the rules of the competition, all of the members in a team should come from the same institute (for Innovation projects) in order to take part in the National Competition on behalf of a single institute while the Entrepreneurship projects are not bounded by this rule (The institution of the team leader will represent the whole team when taking part in the National Competition).