Technology Enabled by Voice


July 2021 - October 2021 


Application Deadline: 16 July 2021

​Contestant Briefing: 24 June 2021

Final Presentation: 29 October 2021


SciTech Challenge is HKSTP’s annual competition open for innovators to pitch and demonstrate their ideas, products and solutions to various industry end-users.


In 2021, the theme of SciTech Challenge is “Technology Enabled by Voice” with Cantonese as the language. With voice-assistants, users can now speak and interact with their appliances like mobile, home appliances, gaming, social networking, or even more. There are endless opportunities!

Open Group

  • Contestants can be enrolled either as an individual or a team.


Student Group

  • Contestants can be enrolled either as an individual or a team.

  • Contestants must be full-time students.

  • Open for all students from universities, community colleges or secondary schools.

Set of resources provided for participants

  • ~​100 hours Cantonese voice data, on Banking, Finance Service and Investment (BFSI) domain

  • Automatic speech recognition (ASR) API

  • Workshops

  • Mentorship (for the top 16 teams only)




*For USD awards, the exchange rate of USD 1 to HKD 7.8 is applied.


7 June 2021
Call For Application
24 June 2021
Contestant Briefing
16 July 2021
Application Deadline
Mid-July to Mid-August 2021
Phase 1 Workshops
22 August 2021
5-page Proposal Submission Deadline
End-August 2021
Announcement to Shortlisted Top 16
September 2021
Phase 2 Workshops 
Mid September to October 2021
17 October 2021
Phase 2 Proposal Submission Deadline
20 October 2021
Docker Container Submission
(Applicable to the teams who are joining the "Best Performance Award".)
29 October 2021
Top 10 Final presentation + 
Award Ceremony
(Will be held physically at Hong Kong Science Park if the epidemic situation allows.)

The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.