A unique incubation programme in Hong Kong with a sustainability focus

Participants could jam ideas and build their dream team during “CarbonCare InnoFest”, test their product/service with a trial grant and pitch for a kick-start fund at the end of the programme.

This programme is designed to equip the passionate climate innovators with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop high-impact solutions to tackle climate change.

Click to see all the benefits you can get from this programme

Application Method

1. Sign up as JC COIL's member.

2.  Join CarbonCare InnoFest events: to understand our incubation programme, to exchange ideas with people having the same passion for the environment and let us know more about you.

3 Attend “Hack 4 Sustainability” (highly recommended) to form a team; OR fill in the Cycle 4 incubation programme application form (registration)

Those teams selected will join JC COIL incubation programme, received professional coaching and HK$8000 project trial grant and participate at the final pitch in September to compete for award funding.

For more details of the incubation programme, please call us on 3568 2244 or email us via info@ccinnolab.org

CarbonCare InnoFest
January 2019
CarbonCare InnoFest - Ideas Jamming & get Inspired
A wide range of activities / events will take place during the CarbonCare InnoFest, including outing, workshop, seminars and others. Get inspired by green innovators who will demonstrate possible ways of tackling climate change, or jam ideas with fellow participants who might become your important partners on the way to low carbon innovation.

Events of CarbonCare InnoFest:
Before the Flood Screening and Discussion (Details)
Hack 4 Sustainability (Details)


Team Screening
February 2019
Team Screening - Compete for Project Trial Grant

From participants of Hack 4 Sustainability and open applications, those teams which best fit our criteria will be shortlisted to form 4 InnoTeams. These selected teams will proceed to the next stage. They will get trained in a series of startup training workshops, which helps them to enhance their project ideas.

Application method:

1. Register for ack 4 Sustainability (26 January) (Registration), OR

2. Fill in the open application form (Registration)
Coaching and Project Idea Testing
March 2019
August 2019
Coaching and Project Idea Testing – Idea Development with Professional Guidance

Each Inno Team will receive professional coaching and receive a grant of HK$8,000 to test the feasibility of their project ideas and to study the users' response to their project. After refining their project based on empirical data, these teams are ready to enter the final pitch.

Final Pitch
September 2019
Final Pitch – Up to HK$50,000 cash award to kick-start your project

Four InnoTeams will compete for the kick-start fund to launch their project and present their ideas in front of a judging panel made up of corporate representatives, environmental experts, as well as members of the public.

Apart from the InnoTeams incubated by JC COIL, we also recruit teams from an Open Group category. General public with zero-carbon innovative solutions are welcomed to team up and apply for the awards; up to four teams which are deemed best fit the objectives of JC COIL will be shortlisted to participate in the Final Pitch.  

Open Group category application period: application details and link wouldl be available later
Final Pitch event date: to be confirmed

Please visit our website for announcement. Welcome to register as our member and receive our latest event updates.

2019 Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab Zero Carbon Pitch (Cycle 4) Public Attendance Registration
Date: 7th September 2019 (Sat) 10:00am - 6:00pm
Speakers: /
Read More
  • Participants should be 18 years old or above
  • Have the passion to develop and engage in climate innovative projects
  • Willing to team up with people from a diverse background in order to maximize the power of collaboration
  • Willing to learn with an open mind different skills and knowledge from partner organizations and teammates
  • Willing to commit for the entire period of the programme (6 months) and will not pull out before it ends 
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Can produce an initial plan for carbon reduction project(s)
  • Carbon reduction project(s) that make use of technology
  • Relevant skills and/or background