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CSI! Inception 2017
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Computing Solved It! (CSI!) Inception is a team-based problem-solving competition founded and organized by the Department of Computing.

CSI! Inception challenges the Freshmen to innovate computing technologies and their applications. Dare to think the impossible is what this competition is about. This will be the fourth CSI! Inception competition, entitled with a new theme - iMental Health.


Each team should design a product utilizing computing technology to enhance mental health.

Team Formation

3 - 5 students per team in which every team member must be a Year 1 PolyU student and not a non-JUPAS local student.


3 stages in the competiton

Video and Proposal

Hand in a video and proposal to present your ideas, at most 10 groups will be advanced to the next stage.

Submit here.


This is the stage for you to impress your friends to the extent that they will vote for you for the Best Audiance Award.


In this final stage, you will present your idea and product to a panel of judges in 3 minutes. The judges will evaluate the presentation quality and other judging criteria.

Important dates

Dates you need to know

  • Briefing Session

    09 Feb 2017 (Thu)
    18:30 - 20:00
    At P507

    Come and know more about CSI! Inception

  • Registration deadline

    19 Feb 2017 (Sun)
    Before 23:59

    Register before this date

  • Stage 1 deadline

    12 Mar 2017 (Sun)
    Before 23:59

    Submit your proposal and video to us through this link

  • Consultation + Workshop

    21 Mar 2017 (Tue)
    18:30 - 20:00
    At P507

    Get some valuable feedback

  • Booth Preperation

    30 Mar 2017 (Thu)
    Before 10:00
    At P505 & P507

    Set up and prepare for your booth presentation

  • Stage 2: Polling

    30 Mar 2017 (Thu)
    10:00 - 17:00
    At P505 & P507

    Let students view your booth and vote for you

  • Stage 3: Final Presentation

    30 Mar 2017 (Thu)
    16:00 - 18:30
    At P504 & P505

    Present your innovative idea to our honorable judges


List of awards.

Award Name Desription Prize
Grand Award The team having the highest overall score HKD $5000
First Runner-Up The team having the second highest overall score HKD $3000
Most Dare-To-Think Award The team having best supported creativity HKD $2000
Best Demonstration Award The team having best performance in booth and presentation HKD $2000
Best Teamwork Award The team having best collaboration HKD $2000
Best Theme Award The team having the idea most relevent to the problem HKD $2000
Best Audience Award The team having the highest number of votes HKD $2000
Merit Award The team having the highest overall score but winning none of the prizes above HKD $2000

All awards will be announced at the end of presentation session. Prizes will be dispatched within a month after the competition.

Contact Us

if you have any enquiries

More information will be delivered by emails. For further enquiries, please contact us at csi_inception@comp.polyu.edu.hk
To register, please click here.