Inno Teams

The JC COIL Programme has incubated a total of 20 InnoTeams since its launch in 2015. Check out what these teams are passionate about and what they have gone through!

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(Phase II: Cycle 4)
Flexiture develops reusable flexible modular furniture for exhibitions and promotional events. The furniture can be reassembled into new furniture after the events for use by institutions in need.

Flexiture won “Best of InnoTeam Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch in September 2019.

One Pair Straw
(Phase II: Cycle 4)
Combining environmental protection and creativity, One Pair Straw is a reusable drinking tube which could be dismantled for cleaning. All compartments are clearly visible and washable, solving the difficult-to-clean problem of traditional straws.

One Pair Straw won “Audience Popularity Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch in September 2019.

(Phase II: Cycle 4)
Agreenman is a social media platform that integrates environmental protection, education, promotion and public relations. It aims to provide creative marketing strategies for environmental sustainability, targeting local SMEs or green organisations and hopes to drive the trend of environmental protection in Hong Kong.

Golden Enzyme
(Phase II: Cycle 4)
Golden Enzyme's "Hong Kong-style Diner Lemon Head Recycling Programme" proposes to make non-toxic and carbon-reducing cleaning products with discarded lemon ends.

(Phase II: Cycle 3)
Reconnect (previously known as Re.Connect) aims to provide shared network and electricity in rural area at affordable prices, by using ultralight, highly flexible and heavy metal-free novel solar panels and wireless technology. The purposes are to reduce the environmental problem of laying lanes, encourage the use of renewable energy and the norm of reciprocity.

Reconnect won “Best of InnoTeam Award” and “Best Climate Innovation Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch in December 2018.
We Share
(Phase II: Cycle 3)
We Share has launched a platform called WeShare Eco Hub, which focuses on sustainable fashion, sustainable consumption by education and sharing. It encourages slow fashion consumption through clothes donation and exchange, 2nd hand clothes consumption, repairing or upcycling. The purposes are to promote sustainable fashion and reduce the heavy load of landfill.

We Share won “Audience Popularity Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch in December 2018.
Solar Hero
(Phase II: Cycle 3)
Solar Hero initiates a FiT community solar project which develops a community-owned solar energy system through cloud funding. The purposes are to encourage the use of renewable energy and foster win-win relationships for communities, rooftop owners and the environment.
(Phase II: Cycle 3)
JL CUP aims to replace disposable cups with biodegradable cups for outdoor running event, in order to solve plastic waste problem and alleviate environmental pollution.
(Phase II: Cycle 2)
WeFill aims to provide convenient and caring “Zero Waste Daily Essential Kits” to shared-flat or hostel residents. Its project idea was tested at a university dormitory and the co-living space “Bibliotheque”.

WeFill won “Best of InnoTeam Award” and “Best Climate Innovation Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch 2018.
(Phase II: Cycle 2)
Utentials aims to provide utensils renting services to restaurants in malls, with a view to reduce the use of disposable utensils. When the team tested its project idea at Kwai Chung Plaza by setting up a rental service station there, it attracted great media attention.

Utentials won “Audience Popularity Award” in Zero Carbon Pitch 2018.
How Gaming saves the Earth
(Phase II: Cycle 2)
How Gaming saves the Earth wishes to raise environmental awareness through specially designed board games. They plan to launch a board game that teaches children to treasure food and lead them to reflect on the resource issue.
(Phase 2: Cycle 2)
Plantogether targets to co-create high quality planting services with schools and educate the younger generation about recycling. They plan to sell compost products made of recycled food waste, and provide green campus services to schools.
(Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
GoodRun hopes to set up a mobile app which can both motivate the public to do more exercising and encourage business corporations to make contributions to our environment. The team wishes to further develop the app into an air quality sensor to allow greater public participation in monitoring the air quality of our city. 

GoodRun won Best Climate Innovation Award in Zero Carbon Pitch 2017.
Solar Living (Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
(Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
Solar Living hopes to open a new market for renewable energy in Hong Kong and contribute to the development and enhancement of renewable energy in our city. The promotion of solar chargers is the team's pilot project and it hopes to build a more comfortable and relaxed living environment for everyone in Hong Kong.
Upcycling Team (Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
(Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
Surplus resource is a major concern to the Upcycling Team and it hopes to extend the life cycle of useful resources through upcycling to reduce city waste. The team's vision is to operate upcycling workshops and green souvenir shops, offering a unique, one-stop and affordable solution to green consumers. It also hopes to help supporting organisations build up a good CSR image.

(Incubation programme Phase II: Cycle 1)
Earthworms can consume food waste of up to 50% -- 100% of their body weight every day. Their manure, nicknamed 'black gold', is a natural and rich fertilizer for plants. Wormderland hopes to mitigate Hong Kong's food waste problem by promoting vermicomposting, a waste reduction and composting method suitable for the urban environment.

Wormderland won Best InnoTeam Award and Audience Popularity Award in Zero Carbon Pitch 2017.
Eco-Riders HK (Incubation programme Phase 1)
A bike-friendly city benefits all

Eco-Riders HK has launched a bike rental system to encourage more working people to cycle to work. Eco-Riders HK won Best InnoTeam Award and Audience Popularity Award in Zero Carbon Pitch 2017.

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My Trees My City (Incubation programme Phase 1)
Engaging school students to value and protect trees

The objective of My Trees My City is to create a bond between trees and community. It aims to engage school students in tree surveys and its vision is to build a Hong Kong Tree Map. My Trees My City won Best Climate Innovation Award in Zero Carbon Pitch 2016.

Farmunion City ( Incubation programme Phase 1)
Utilizes idle space to develop urban farming

Farmunion City aims at fully utilizing idle space (e.g.rooftops and terraces) in Hong Kong for urban farming. It hopes to reduce the carbon emissions of transportation incurred by imported vegetables by encouraging the public to grow edible food.
Green Co-living (Incubation programme  Phase 1)
Practises green-living values through co-living

Green Co-living aims at promoting sustainable living in Hong Kong. By providing a green co-living space with a network of green devices and green house rules, the team matches up like-minded tenants and helps them to practise green living.

Hear what our Alumni say ….
Kit Yeung
founding member of My Tree My City
"The Inno Team "My Tree My City" was founded in September 2015. It aims to build a public participation platform and launch a citizen science plan to promote tree conservation within communities. JC COIL has provided generous hardware and software support to our team, which included a passionate and dedicated "team nanny", coaching and high-impact meetings conducted by "Education for Good". What benefited us most were the inspirational exchanges with other Inno Teams, as well as the low carbon innovative social network made possible by COIL."
founding member of Eco-Riders HK
"Cycling is an efficient means to help reduce carbon emissions, and cycling is also good for your emotional and physical health. "Eco-Riders HK" was founded in 2015. Thanks to the all-embracing support, inspiration, stimulation and help from JC COIL, we were able to develop the prototype of a bike rental system . With the kick-start fund we got from the Zero Carbon Pitch, we have already started our bike rental program, and planning to start a cycling school to let more citizens learn how to cycle in our city. Our team aims to encourage Hong Kong citizens to consider cycling as an alternative means of transport, thereby building a cycling community that could strengthen community cohesion, and turn Hong Kong into a bike friendly city."
Mark Mak
founding member of Farmunion City, now working in a non-profit organization
"Before I knew it, I have joined the rooftop farming team "Farmunion City" for more than a year. When I first attended the JC COIL talk, I just wished to learn something out of it. Then I joined this Inno Team. It's all by chance. COIL has provided a good platform for like-minded people to meet and know one another. As time goes by, our team members work closer together and learn from one another. Through COIL, we also received training and guidance provided by "Education for Good" and our team has grown rapidly. We will soon reach another important milestone. Therefore, I am glad that I have joined this Inno Team, which allows me to learn a lot and to contribute to our Planet Earth."