The Hong Kong Prize and BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prizes

HK prize is an award that honors individuals who embody the true spirit of humanity through their deeds. These deeds include protecting human life, caring for vulnerable health needs and respecting human dignity. Previously, this unique award has honored over 90 people, including non-profit shelters that provide housing for homeless adults and professors who developed liquid biopsy technology to help doctors quickly detect cancer. In addition to a monetary prize, recipients also have access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities and can present their work at an awards ceremony to gain international exposure.

The hongkong prize scholarship contest is a highly competitive writing competition that rewards top ten finalists with monetary prizes as well as shopping vouchers and F&B perks. Thousands of students apply to compete for this award each year, so it is important to carefully review the rules and regulations before applying.

To win the hongkong prize, students must submit an original research paper in any discipline of medicine. The article must be the first author and should have made a significant contribution to clinical practice or scientific development, with tangible societal benefits. It may be a clinical study (including prospective and retrospective clinical trials), observational or epidemiological, or a basic science investigation. However, reviews and letters to the editor are ineligible. The hongkong prize is open to all Fellows of the Academy.

The Hong Kong Prize celebrates individuals whose contributions have furthered world civilisation and encouraged others to work towards building a more harmonious society. Its logo features two precious elements — a pearl and jade amulet, symbolizing the spirit of peace and harmony in human civilization. The first of its kind worldwide, this unique award has already honored over 90 people, including the founder of a non-profit shelter for homeless adults and a professor who invented liquid biopsy technology that helps doctors diagnose cancer faster. It also awarded a film star and a nonprofit that helps refugees this year.

The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize was established to support scientific and technological innovation in Hong Kong. It is a merit-based, fully remunerated award sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The judging panel will make independent judgments and objective evaluations of candidates’ scientific and technological innovation achievements, the transformation of those innovations and their social or economic value. The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize will not be awarded to more than 5 persons or groups per year. One person or group will receive the award for each of the five awards field: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and FinTech. The winner of each award will be presented with a cash prize of HK$2,000,000, a certificate and a trophe. Nominated individuals or groups are expected to visit Hong Kong for the award ceremony.