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Social Innovation Apps Hackathon 2

Design an app to relieve the elderly’s sarcopenia and dementia.


Individuals or Groups competition

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HKBU students only

4 Steps

1. Define a Social issue

Choose a social issue that you considered the most and Find out what they need

2. Research and Ideation

Check out some existed social innovation apps and Start sketching on paper

3. Design an app

Make a prototype with at least 4 screens (It could be a game or useful tool)
Finish your draft by drawing/ online design/ Photoshop/ PowerPoint/ video

4. Upload your design

Upload your design to the submission form below.

Upload Requirements

Short description of your design

Describe your ideas and what it is for

Design 4 screens

Make at least 4 screenshots of your apps (See design format)

Design Format (Choose One)

Short video clip

Paper Prototype

Online Prototype resources

PowerPoint Slides


Lecture of Elderly Health Issues

Social Innovation Apps

Education Apps Database


Material Design



Judging Criteria

Visual Design

UI design and graphic design, for example, color usage, spacing, etc.


Is it interactive? Is it fluent?


Can it identify social problems? Can it respond to target needs? Is it useful for our target groups?



Randomly distribute one of the following gift cards ($200)


Start-up support

Winning designs will be fully supported to

    • Apps making and design tutorials (one-on-one)

    • Outreach and networking

    • Join social entrepreneurship challenge

    • Join start-up competitions

*In case of any dispute, Apps Resource Centre reserves the right of final decision.



Can I join this event with no coding background?

Answer 1

Students from any discipline are welcome! We offer one-on-one mentorship to teach you apps making skills from the begining!

Question 2

Can I participate in Hackathon with teammates?

Answer 2

Sure you can! However we would only distribute one gift card per design.

Question 3

Will it be time consuming?

Answer 3

No! Our follow up activities are so flexible. You can even learn by using ZOOM too!

Question 4

Can I also use it as a final year project?

Answer 4

Of course! We will guide you through this important work.

For more enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. William KWOK.

TEL: 3411 7711

EMAIL: kalimkwok@hkbu.edu.hk