The awards presentation ceremony of the 2023 BOC STEM Talent Challenge, organised by the Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion and the Alumni and Development Office of the University of Macau (UM) and supported by the Macao Science Center, was held. The competition attracted the participation of more than 220 students and teachers from 15 local schools. A team from Pui Ching Middle School won the first prize for their project on a drone that uses the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System to assist with construction site management.

The competition was supported by the BOC Macau for the third consecutive year. This year’s competition centred around the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System technology, with the aim of promoting technological innovation among young people in Macao and deepening their understanding of the country’s development in aerospace technologies. Participating students were required to integrate the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System with applications suitable for Macao’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and propose innovative technological solutions. Based on their theme, use of technology, innovation, scientific rigour and practicality, a total of 58 projects were selected to enter the second round of the competition. One first prize, one second prize, eight third prizes, and teacher awards were presented at the ceremony. In addition, the winning projects were exhibited at the ceremony venue to showcase the students’ learning outcomes and allow them to present their innovative work to guests.