Zero Carbon Pitch (Cycle 3, 2018) – Open Groups Recruitment
15th December 2018 (Sat) 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dream Impact - Unit C, 4/F, Phase 5, Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (Lai Chi Kok MTR station Exit B1)
Free of charge
Cantonese, English


This summer, Hong Kong was attacked by super-typhoon Mangkhut, and the “Very Hot Weather Warning” was in force for 15 days consecutively. Many regions around the world suffered from heat wave and both Japan and Taiwan were affected by serious flooding. Under the influence of climate change, extreme weather events happen more and more frequently, exposing us to various risks and threats. We have to act faster!   

Zero Carbon Pitch is a pitching event organized by Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab (JC COIL). It serves as a platform for innovative low-carbon ideas and allows these ideas to grow into feasible plans that bring change to our society. 

Join Zero Carbon Pitch to unleash your innovative potentials, pursue your zero-carbon dreams, and become a social innovator to make the world a more sustainable place!



Event Details

Zero Carbon Pitch will offer awards to two categories of teams -- the InnoTeams nurtured by Jockey Club CarbonCare Innovation Lab, and teams recruited from an Open Group category.  Members of the public with zero-carbon innovative solutions are welcomed to form teams to apply for the awards.

Open Groups recruitment



3rd October

Application opens & interviews

31st October (by 11:59pm)

Application deadline

27th November

Announcement of shortlisted teams

Application Procedures

Interested parties please fill in the application form (click here to download: Chinese version, English version) and email it to gigi.lam@ccinnolab.org by 11:59 pm, 31st October 2018. Please call 3568 2244 for any queries.


Zero Carbon Pitch

The Zero Carbon Pitch is to be held on 15th December 2018. Teams from the two categories, InnoTeams Group and Open Group, will pitch their ideas to a multi-sector judging panel to win the funding awards. There will also be sharing sessions by outstanding social entrepreneurs engaged in sustainability projects. 

Date: 15th December 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 1-5 pm

Venue: Dream Impact - Unit C, 4/F, Phase 5, Hong Kong Spinners Industrial Building, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (Lai Chi Kok MTR station Exit B1, map)


Funding Awards

Best of Open Group Award : HK$40,000
Best Climate Innovation Award : HK$20,000
Audience Popularity Award :


All sums awarded are to be used ONLY in project development. Teams winning the awards must present record of all relevant receipts to prove their usage of the fund.


Judging Criteria

Criterion 1: Climate-focused

Criterion 2: Innovative

Criterion 3: High-impact

Criterion 4: Financially sustainable

Remark: Registration  for   public   audience  will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Please find the application procedures above
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