Phase 1:
September 2020
Concept Brainstorming
Phase 2:
October to December 2020
Proposal Development
Phase 3:
January 2021
Project Pitch
Phase 4:
February 2022 and after
Project Implementation

August 20, 2020: Information Session

Students will be able to learn about the details of the competition with a chance to ask PILnet questions. PILnet will also provide training on basic research and problem analysis skills to get students started to prepare for the submission of Executive Summaries.

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 12:30-14:00
*Those who have registered for the information session will receive a link to attend the session in the week of 20 August. 

If you have missed the live session, you can watch the recording here.

October 04, 2020: Submission of Concept Note

To enter the competition, the Executive Summary must be submitted to competition@pilnet.org by midnight (23:59 HKT) on October 4, 2020.

It should include a short narrative of no more than two pages explaining and describing the project. It should demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired from the learning materials that PILnet provided. The Executive Summary can also be supplemented by an appendix of no more than two pages to demonstrate that  problem analysis has been performed. For details, please refer to Requirement.

October 16, 2020 (evening): Opening Event

Finalist teams and legal mentors will first meeting in this opening event.

October 24, 2020: 1st Workshop

The selected eight finalist teams must attend the workshops held by PILnet.

October 31, 2020: 2nd Workshop

The selected eight finalist teams must attend the workshops held by PILnet.

November 21, 2020: 3rd Workshop

The selected eight finalist teams must attend the workshops held by PILnet.

December 20, 2020: Submission of Proposal

The selected eight finalist teams must submit the Full Proposal to competition@pilnet.org by midnight (23:59 HKT) on December 20, 2020.

The Full Proposal should be no more than 10 pages. For details, please refer to Requirement.

January 23, 2021: Pitching & Awards Ceremony

A half-day pitching event will be held in January 2021 where the eight finalist teams will have an opportunity to present their project proposals to the judges.

The winner and two runner-up teams will be awarded a seed grant of HK$50,000 and HK$25,000, respectively, to implement their projects within 6 to 12 months with the support of mentorship from PILnet.