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COMP undergraduate won a Champion Award at the HKGCC Business Case Competition 2020

Congratulations to our undergraduate, Mr Romeo Ng, and his team members on winning the Champion Award at the Business Case Competition 2020 organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC). A total of 900 tertiary students in Hong Kong submitted proposals to crack the real-life business cases developed by five Chamber member companies including Citibank, Great Eagle Group, NEC, NWS Holdings Limited and Sino Group.

Romeo teamed up with four other university students of diverse disciplines to join the “Sino Group” track. Under the theme of “Wellness Living for the Community”, the team had to figure out how the real estate industry could shape a positive environment that keeps the community happy, healthy and safe with the use of technology. With increasing attention on human well-being under COVID-19, the team proposed a residential project named “The Halcyon” which aimed to cultivate a sustainable lifestyle and culture that promoting both the physical and mental wellness of the residents, as well as helping them to build genuine connections within the neighbourhood through Property Technology (PropTech).

Leveraging the IoT devices and beacons, the team designed a mobile app that provided different essential analysis and AI-driven automation for the residents. They also introduced various countermeasures to minimize the risks and concerns towards PropTech, preventing discomfort from the end-users and increasing their acceptance. Romeo’s team ultimately won the Champion of the track with their outstanding performance in the areas of innovativeness, feasibility, impact and presentation skills.

“Winning the HKGCC Business Case Competition has been an exciting and remarkable experience for me,” said Romeo. “As a COMP student, I did feel the challenge of competing with other business-major students. A case competition like this was a rare opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone and had a glimpse of the business world”.