The University of Macau (UM) Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion and Alumni and Development Office recently jointly held an award presentation ceremony for the BOC STEM Talent Challenge. The competition was sponsored by the Bank of China (BOC) Macau Branch. The organisers hope to inspire secondary school students to develop innovative projects for the community, mostly notably micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), as well as to establish a sustainable training platform through the cooperation of all sectors of the community to promote the development of science education in Macao. The competition is an important part of the Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion’s ‘STEM-40’ programme and also the first joint project between the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary STEM Education and the Macao Science Center. The competition was based on the technical aspects. In their projects, students were required to incorporate the characteristics of MSMEs in Macao, investigate the development of the main categories of MSMEs, and develop creative and intelligent technical solutions for them. Ten out of 73 projects from 11 secondary schools were awarded this year.