Every member of HKUST can contribute in creating a net-zero carbon campus and community. There are plentiful ways to engage with SSC through different events and activities.


Here’s how you can get involved.


Call for Proposals

SSC Full Proposal Submission

If you have a project idea that can demonstrate a smart approach to making our campus more sustainable; one where the campus itself is a platform for learning, experimenting, and showcasing new ideas, form a team and submit your project proposal for SSC funding application. All staff, faculty and alumni are welcome. Each team should have a full-time HKUST staff.

The full proposal submission deadline is 7 January 2022. The SSC committee will review all the proposals and selected teams will have to present on the pitch day in April 2022.   Please click here to download the full proposal form. 

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Project Champions

Projects must have at least one champion who is a full time staff or faculty serving as team leader.

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Educational Potential

Projects must demonstrate an ability to provide a visible educational or learning outcome for the community

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Stage of development

Projects must already be sufficiently developed and ready to be implemented on campus.

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Projects will be evaluated on certain value for money metrics, such as life-cycle costs, benefits and impact.

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Sustainable and Smart

Projects must demonstrate that they can satisfy our definitions of being sustainable and smart.

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Student Competition

Compete for a Better World

Do you have great ideas for ways to improve our campus to be smarter AND more sustainable? Have you identified areas where new technologies or innovative approaches can improve our campus? SSC Student competition was organized since 2020 to collect creative ideas from our students. 

You can now check out the winning entries of 2021. For competition details, you may read more details by clicking here.


Our Campus, Our Living Lab

The booklet is a celebration of some of the outstanding work that is making our campus smarter and more sustainable. The work is a combined effort of teams, where the mixture of ideas of people from different disciplines and backgrounds germinate the seeds of innovation.

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