Competition Introduction
Competition Topic

Students are encouraged to focus on hot topics and specific pain points in financial industry, work as a team to propose practical FinTech solutions with commercial prospects, on either:

1. Any Financial IT related topics, or

2. One of the ’Citi Challenges’ (see ‘Citi Challenges’ section), with the opportunity to win the special prize.

Competition Theme
Innovate and Improve. To guide students to focus on technology application in finance, and to resolve current challenges confronted during the development of the financial industry with knowledge acquired through innovative approaches.

Competition Participants
University students.

Major
No restriction, including but not limited to Software Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Information Management, or Language professionals etc.

Citi Challenges
1. Project Area-ESG Category:ESG Platform
Citi Challenges Sponsored by
How do you design a new Citi platform for ESG conscious investors that would highlight the most important ESG factors to understand about the Asian ESG ecosystem and landscape, and how they could best get involved?

Asia has been gaining pace in its progress within the realm of ESG and Sustainability, albeit slower than other geographies. Investors want to know that companies are thinking about the appropriate material ESG risks and opportunities and they want to understand how to invest in ESG opportunities. There are now many new sustainability focused government agencies, sustainable investing principles and frameworks, new private sector ESG teams, and aligned investment funds for investors to learn about in Asia, however, all of this information is very fragmented and difficult to for investors to comprehend. (Resource: https://www.pwc.com/sg/en/asset-management/assets/environmental-social-and-governance-in-asia-awm.pdf).
Citi Venture
(https://www.citi.com/ventures/)

2. Project Area-ESG Category:Financial Inclusion
Citi Challenges Sponsored by
We sincerely invite you to take up any listed ‘Financial Inclusion’ challenge to propose an innovative FinTech solution.

Citi’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Through our core business and philanthropy, Citi addresses some of society’s greatest challenges – an imperative stated Citi's mission and an idea that shapes Citi's decisions every day. One of the social challenges is ‘Financial Inclusion’, which spanning from diversity & equity, social finance and workforce development. Financial inclusion strives to remove the barriers that exclude people from participating in the financial sector and using these services to improve their lives.

1. One key characteristic that banks look for when reviewing a loan application is applicant's credibility. Could you suggest refining the measurements and allow more people to get access to loans/ transactions/ payments/ savings/ credit or insurance services? Explanation: Find other ways to demonstrate someone is a responsible and ethical person that will reimburse whatever they receive – we have seen companies that use psychometric evaluations, companies that track the way you pay other services (such as subscriptions etc..) to understand whether you are trustworthy, others also assess microloans from family and relatives for the same purpose.

2. For investors who are interest in investing in companies that align with environmental/social/governance strategy, can you help them identify the more inclusive and diverse companies? Explanation: we have seen companies like Matter, Doconomy, Normative etc. which try to evaluate companies or individuals from a Carbon footprint point of view and provide them with feedback to try to either self-improve or to help decide who you would like to invest in/ offer financial services to etc.

3. Technology is growing so fast. While we are enjoying the convenience brought by technology, for the elder generation, they might not able to catch up with what is going on in the tech world. It is not an easy job for them to accept this transition nor could they fully benefit from it. Do you have ways to help elder generation embrace the digital transformation so they can enjoy access to financial services? Explanation: this can go in many directions: making technology more accessible (bigger buttons, voice control, larger writing etc.) or maybe having a “self-service and concierge option so if someone gets stuck they can immediately go to a human operator etc. Also, as people become older, they both want to retain their independence and increasingly need help. How can you help them add their kids to the account as “helpers” not “controllers”, etc.?

4. Any solution that solves other financial inclusion challenges.
Citi Innovation Lab ( https://www.citibank.com/tts/sa/videos/innovation-lab-digital-banking.html)
3. Project Area-Commercial Bank Category:Customer Intelligence
Citi Challenges Sponsored by
We sincerely invite you to take up any listed 'Customer Intelligence' challenge to propose an innovative FinTech solution.

Fast economic growth motivated the emergence and development of Chinese enterprises. While embracing many opportunities, commercial banks are facing various challenges as well. In order to achieve a win-win situation, relationship managers need to monitor the impact of changes in the industries over companies, to identify the characteristics of potential clients, to target and focus on the right clients that best fit us, and to purposefully consider how we can provide financial solution. It is necessary for relationship managers to understand clients’ needs in a timely manner and design solutions accordingly, so that the communications with clients are highly effective and efficient, leading to a successful cooperation. Although there are abundant digital platforms and channels that provide database of company names and their information in the market, the information they provide is often too general and irrelevant. Moreover, it remains difficult to accurately identify the appropriate way to pitch to help relationship managers reduce customer acquisition cost and enhance customer acquisition efficiency.

1. Could you please develop a solution to optimize company names screening process and identify matching clients through public resources and digital platform? More specifically, could we use data science and apply criteria, such as business features, company size, financial indicators, etc., to obtain potential client names fit for Citi?

2. Clients today have access to increasingly sophisticated in-house finance teams and similar solution offering from multiple banks. To differentiate ourselves, it is crucial to shift from traditional, product-focused pitching to a tailored, insight-focused sales engagement model. Using data, predictive models and automation methods etc., could you please design a customer intelligence platform that goes beyond news and noise and allows relationship managers to obtain a sales strategy based on client’s demand and Citi’s expertise?
Citi Commercial Bank
(WeChat "花旗商业银行")
Competition Agenda

Competition Evaluation Rules
1. Registration
Deadline:Dec.31, 2021.
Website: http://citicup.whu.edu.cn or WeChat QR code.
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Notes:
1. Each team shall include no less than 3 students who are highly recommend from cross major (Finance, IT, etc.).
2. Each team can invite no more than two teachers/professors as Instructor.

2. First Round (Online)
  • During ‘Mid-term project report submission’, only a Project Report (suggest no more than two pages) is required to be submitted for the judging panel’s reference. This won’t be considered in the final score.
  • In ‘Final project report submission’, all required qualified documents should be submitted by the deadline.
  • To encourage active participation in ‘Citi Challenge’, for 20 seats in the Finals, firstly 6 seats will be reserved for the best ‘Citi Challenge’ related project teams (if any). The rest will be evaluated regardless their topics.
3. Finals(Onsite + Online)
  •   The contest will be arrange online through video in case the onsite arrangement is not feasible due to the pandemic.
  •   Each team will have 15 minutes for presentation (by no more than two students), and another 15 minutes for Q&A (by no more than five students).
  •   During the Q&A session, students should introduce their roles and responsibilities on the project team; Judges can ask anyone on the team to answer. The last five minutes will be reserved for commentary by the judging panel.
  •   The prizes are applicable to all teams regardless the topic only except for the ‘Citi Challenge’ Special Prize which is only applicable to teams that take up the challenges.

4. Evaluation Items, Required Submission (in both Chinese and English; no format restriction) & Key Criteria

Prize
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Awards

Content

Team(s)

Top 20 teams Grand Prize Certificate + $10,000 equivalent in RMB / team 1 team
1st Prize Certificate + $3,000 equivalent in RMB / team 2 teams
2nd Prize Certificate + $1,500 equivalent in RMB / team 7 teams
3rd Prize Certificate 10 teams
‘Citi Challenge’ Special Prize – ESG (If any) Certificate + $5,000 equivalent in RMB / team 1 team
‘Citi Challenge’ Special Prize – Commercial Bank Customer Intelligence (If any) Certificate + $5,000 equivalent in RMB / team 1 team
Instructor Prize Grand Prize: Certificate + $2,000 equivalent in RMB / team 1 team
1st prize: Certificate + $500 equivalent in RMB /team 2 teams
2nd prize: Certificate + $300 equivalent in RMB /team 7 teams
3rd prize: Certificate 10 teams
‘Citi Challenge’ Special Prize:Certificate + $1,000 equivalent in RMB / team (If any) 2 teams
Best Investment Potential Award Post EFG review, RMB 500,000 interest-free loan or RMB 500,000 in equity + entrepreneurial services provided by EFG (More details on the Foundation’s website www.stefg.org) Several teams
Teams that completed qualified projects Participation Certificate Certificate All qualified teams
Participating universities Best Collaboration University Plaque 5 universities
(Reference exchange rate to be USDCNY central parity rate on the date of the awards ceremony)
  • Top 20 teams’ students and teachers will be granted the relevant awards (certificate + prize if any), as well as have the opportunity to receive the angel fund offered by EFG.

  • All students who complete qualified project will receive “Participation Certificate”.

  • Five “Best Collaboration University” will be selected based on several criteria, including number of teams registered, number of teams that completed qualified projects, number of teams entering the finals etc.

  • Additionally, Citi will provide fast-track internship or job opportunities to the top 20 students. Winners must indicate awards won in the competition in their resumes when applying for positions.

    Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited – students majored in computer science, software and Information management related will have interview opportunities for:

    Full-time Job:Fresh graduates in 2022(both undergraduate and graduate students)

    Summer Intern:Fresh graduates in 2023(both undergraduate and graduate students)

    Details available on https://www.nowcoder.com/careers/CSTC2021/68204 or WeChat QR code:
    Citibank (China) Co., Ltd. – in 2022, all relevant majored students will have interview opportunities for 2023 summer intern (Online application will be open in the summer of 2022, please follow the ‘花旗职程’ WeChat official account).

    Summer Intern:Fresh graduates in 2024(both undergraduate and graduate students)
Competition Introduction

With the continuous reform and opening up of China’s financial sector, Information Technology (IT) has increasingly become the fundamental driving force for the continuous innovation and healthy development of the financial service industry. At the same time, the majority of college students haven’t fully grasped the importance of IT to the financial industry, and lack the channels to acquire relevant practical knowledge and practical experience.

Aiming to support the development of China’s education and financial technology innovation through the cultivation of Financial IT interdisciplinary talents, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited (hereinafter referred to as “CSTC”) formally established Citi Financial IT Education Fund Program in April 2004. Citi Financial Innovation Application Competition (formerly known as “Citi Financial IT Application Competition”, hereinafter referred to as “Citi Cup”) is an important part of the program, which aims to guide students to combine what they have learned with the development of the financial industry as well as social progress. Stimulate students' passion for science & technology as well as the financial industry, encourage teamwork, comprehensively use the knowledge they have learned, burst out financial innovations, and propose solutions with commercial prospects.

Since its establishment in 2005, Citi Cup has been recognized as a benchmark event in China's financial information technology sector, and has been supported by the Chinese government, education and industry for many years. More than 17,800 students and more than 1,800 teachers have participated in the competition, and over 550,000 teachers and students were exposed to the competition through various means. At the same time, through the accumulation of knowledge and experience in the competition, participants over the years have enjoyed positive development in their career in related industries such as Finance and IT after graduation.

Competition Influence
  • Winning team’s relevant information will be announced in the national mainstream media.
Advisory Committee

Citi Financial IT Education Program Council Committee

Judging Committee

Citi Financial Innovation Application Competition Judging Committee

About Citi Cup

Feel free to contact the Organizing Committee through website, email or call to understand more about the competition e.g. evaluation rules and progress. CSTC reserves all rights of interpretation.

Sponsor : Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
Government Co-sponsor : Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization
Host :
Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
Organizer : Wuhan University
Co-Organizer: Shanghai Technology Entrepreneurship Foundation for Graduates
Co-Organizer: Wuhan Computer & Software Engineering Institution
Contacts of Organizing Committee Contacts
Contact Person: Alice Xu/ Brad Chen/Jianzhong Huang
Telephone: 021-28960965/28960898/027-68775201
E-mail: citi.cup.alumni@citi.com
Dos and Don’ts
  • Each team should independently complete one entry of original software work.
  • Entries must have practical value and no computer viruses.
  • The team should comply with the relevant laws and regulations, must own the intellectual property of the work at the time of the competition and must not have any infringements of copyrights. Any violation will lead to disqualification immediately and all awards will be revoked accordingly.
  • The work must provide a declaration of intellectual property rights.

Copyright Statement:
Citi Cup complies with the copyright law of People’s Republic of China and related intellectual property law. All submissions must use author’s real name. Copyright of a submission belongs to the project team. Citi Cup Organizing Committee reserves rights to cite, post contents of the projects with project team’s permission. Citi Cup Organizing Committee does NOT take responsibility (and will not be held liable) for any copyright disputes or actions that may result from copyright infringement issues. Copying, reproduction, reprinting of the content of any project in/for any media must consult the project team and Citi Cup Organizing Committee first.

List of Winning Projects
  • 2020-2021 Award Winners
  • Special Prize
    Nanjing University- NJU Analyst

    1st Prize
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications – Broker++
    Wuhan University; Pekin University- Finance-Chain

    2nd Prize
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- SWUFE
    Zhejiang University- Serendipity
    Sichuan University-Jackdaw youth team
    Nanjing University- FinClaw8
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- Ray Dalio Team
    Central South University- CSUBigData
    Hunan university- The birds lined up in the three

    3rd Prize
    Wuhan University - Xtokens
    Nanjing University- IM Credie
    Nanjing University- T-Bank
    Wuhan University -The needle does not poke
    Wuhan University - PUPOP
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics-Golden Hind
    Fudan University; Sanda University-Fudan Sanda
    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics; Beihang University; Dalian University of Technology; Beijing Jiaotong University----Count the money to buy a fleet of planes
    Wuhan University -learning
    Wuhan University -Luojia Hill flag guard team

  • 2019 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    ShanghaiTech University – Praise the sun

    2nd Prize
    Nanjing University -Networker
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-CitiCoin Hut

    3rd Prize
    Wu Han University--- PBChain
    Nanjing University – NJU Dove
    Wuhan University – HelloWorld
    Nanjing University – A-Riose
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - TickPicker

    Best Mobile Open Banking Innovation Application
    Dalian University of Technology, Peking University - Breakers

  • 2018 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nan Jing University – A+QUANT

    2nd Prize
    Wu Han University - Points League
    Nan Jing University - OptAdvisor

    3rd Prize
    Wu Han University--- Parknology
    Nanjing University – Machine Insight
    Nanjing University– Chain up
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - The ECDS system of Shanghai Bill Exchange
    Nanjing University- IPNET

    Best Open Bank
    Wu Han University - Points League

  • 2017 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nan Jing University - FOF Navigator Multi-Strategy Fund Investment System Based on Omnibearing Evaluation

    2nd Prize
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-Linkers —— Account Conversion System Based on Blockchain
    Wu Han University- Smart Hedge Consulting Company

    3rd Prize
    Wu Han University--- IP Assessment and Prediction System of Network Literature
    Wu Han University- Ignition—— Commercial bank credit risk management system covering shadow banking
    Nanjing University– ABS cloud platform
    Sichuan University- CTA automated trading system
    Wu Han University- U Hui - C2C coupons trading platform

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Nan Jing University - FOF Navigator Multi-Strategy Fund Investment System Based on Omnibearing Evaluation

    Best Investment Potential Award
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics-Linkers —— Account Conversion System Based on Blockchain

    Best Mobile Application Award
    Wu Han University- U Hui - C2C coupons trading platform

  • 2016 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wu Han University - Gugu

    2nd Prize
    Nanjing University - FOF quantitative asset management system
    Nanjing University - Futures and insurance portfolio management system

    3rd Prize
    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics - Yirong
    Nanjing University - Q-Executor
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University – Location Based Intelligent Insurance Service
    Sichuan University - EaseCar
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Instant-International Remittance Platform

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Wu Han University - Gugu

    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Nanjing University - Q-Executor

    Best Mobile Application Award
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics-Ting Coin

  • 2015 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Your Exchange Society
    2nd Prize
    Sichuan University - Yi Bang Ren
    Nanjing University - Advanced Derivative Dealer and Portfolio Management System
    3rd Prize
    Sun Yat-sen University & Tsinghua University - The bull
    Dalian University of Technology - Splendid Financing
    Nanjing University - Coprofii NDF Arbitrage decision support system
    Wuhan University - Maxwheat
    Nanjing University - SSE 50ETF

    Best Technology Realization Award
    Dalian University of Technology - Splendid Financing
    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Your Exchange Society

  • 2014 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Nanjing University - Arbitrage system for treasury futures
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - Money Master investment and financing service platform
    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - CRiUS intelligent risk control system
    3rd Prize
    Wuhan University - iBuffett
    Dalian University of Technology - U Chain Finance, risk quantification of big data and real-time automatic processing of the supply chain financing platform
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic Credit
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Cdream virtual currency trading system
    Sun Yat-sen University - Youcai
    Best Technology Realization Award
    Wuhan University - MetaOption
    Best Investment Potential Award
    Wuhan University – Hiwedo

  • 2013 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Shanghai Finance and Economics University- Luamatic program trading system
    2nd Prize
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Win-win Peer-to-peer Credit Platform(WPCP)
    Wuhan University- The Loan Era – the integrated loan trading platform for banks and small and micro enterprises
    3rd Prize
    Xiamen University- AutoHedger
    Dalian Technology University- WeGo
    Nanjing University- RESS Listed Company Credit Risk Evaluation Service System
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- SpeedPay-- QR code Mobile payment
    Southwestern Finance and Economics University- Shakepay--The P2P Currency Trading System Combined With Bitcoin And NFC
    Best Technology Realization Product Award
    Shanghai Finance and Economics University- Luamatic program trading system
    Best Future Payment Innovation Award
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- SpeedPay-- QR code Mobile payment

  • 2012 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University-E-loan Cluster Small and Micro Enterprises Smart Credit System
    2nd Prize
    Nanjing University- Lofarb LOF Arbitrage Decision Supporting System
    North East University- Wealth Home Optimization Platform
    3rd Prize
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Analytical Report of Financial Theory
    Sun Yat-Sen University- Foreign Exchange Link
    Chongqing Technology and Business University- Swing Self service and calling machine subsystem(SSC)
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- Intelligent ATM Monitoring System
    South China University of Technology- F.I.T. Chinese Metal Arbitrage Trading System
    Best Mainframe Project
    South China University of Technology- F.I.T.
    Best Digital Banking Project
    Xi'an Jiaotong University- Intelligent ATM Monitoring System

  • 2011 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - MetaFutures Quantitative Investment System
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - MetaFund Replication Software
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Sign-pay mobile payment system
    3rd Prize
    Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences- Twiker -- Prediction System of Shanghai Composite Index by Data Mining on Internet
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- iNews Internet News Based Securities Investment Decision Support
    Fudan University - Market Forecast Based on Social Networking
    Xiamen University-The Intelligent Portfolio Insurance recommend System:Lanrip
    Nanjing University-Brisk Stock Rating System

  • 2010 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - E-Razor Arbitrage Software
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - The Internet of Invoices in the Cloud
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Internet-of-things-based Commercial Bank Monetary Logistics Management System(BMLS)

    3rd Prize
    Peking University - Twiker -- the Personalized Consumption Recommendation System for Cardholders
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - Rural Loan Line:Rural loan service system based on industry chain
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - Money Chain Based Mining System for Eligible SMEs
    South China University of Technology - Consolidated Supervision Platform of Housing Loans
    Wuhan University - Integrated Management System of Rural Microcredit
    Best Mainframe project
    South China University of Technology - Consolidated Supervision Platform of Housing Loans
    Best Rural Finance project
    Wuhan University - Integrated Management System of Rural Microcredit
  • 2009 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - Financial Information Search Engine
    2nd Prize
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic credit authorization system---Innovations on credit card application
    Sun Yat-Sen University - Business Based Credit Rating System for SME Financing

    3rd Prize
    Fudan University - Logistics Finance Service System
    Wuhan University - Interest Rate Derivatives Related Economic Capital Management System
    Xi’an Jiao Tong University - VIP Client Churn Early Warning System of Commercial Banks
    Tongji university - MicroFinance Management System
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics - Credit Card Cash-out Recognition System

    Best Mainframe project

    Northeastern University - Mobile Bank with Anti-Money Laundering Warning
  • 2008 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Credit Card Risk Management System for Commercial Bank
    2nd Prize
    Wuhan University - Integrated Personal Credit Risk Management System for Commercial Bank
    Dalian University of Technology - I-Core Intelligent Decision Support System for Credit Card Service

    3rd Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - Autoservice based on the bank‘s portal sites
    Zhongshan University - Stock4Child System
    Dongbei University of Finance & Economics - Network Bank Based On RIA
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Bank Marketing Intelligent System(BMIS)
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - SME Development Supporting System
    Best Mainframe project
    Dalian University of Technology - I-Core Intelligent Decision Support System
  • 2007 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Wuhan University - Active Enterprise-wide Risk Managemen System
    2nd Prize
    Fudan University - Smart Assistant for Password Management
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Dynamic Enterprise Financial Planning
    3rd Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - CRM-based Personalization of Bank Portals
    Beijing University - Swift-Bank-Service
    Tsinghua University - The Third Party Online Payment Monitoring System
    Tongji University - Digital Era Bank
    Fudan University – SmartCash-Group Liquidity Solution
  • 2006 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Tongji University - Mini Bank System
    2nd Prize
    Shanghai Jiaotong University - Bank Paradise
    Xi’an Jiaotong University - Doctor of Personal Finance

    3rd Prize
    Dalian Marine University - Demand-Oriented Customer Data Mining
    Fudan University - Banking Information Centre
    Wuhan University - Bayesian Belief Networks
    Beihang University - Three-Dimensional Bar Code
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology - System for Analysis of Bank Outlets Queuing

    Best Mainframe project
    Tongji University - Mini Bank System
  • 2005 Award Winners
  • 1st Prize
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Bank – Mobile
    2nd Prize
    Beijing University – Lightweight Workflow Engine and its Financial Application Case
    Fudan University - Mobile Stock Assistant

    3rd Prize
    University of Science and Technology - Foreign Exchange Information System
    University of Science and Technology - The financial assistant system based on OpenGIS platform
    Wuhan University - Query tool for the bank Locator
    Tongji University - Bank Anywhere
    Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Secure Personal Net Bank
    Judging Committee (In alphabetic order)
  • 2021-2022 17th Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo Dean of Hundsun research insititute;Director,Dworld AI Tech
    2)Mr. Dai, Yao Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    3)Mr. Dang, Huarui SVP, GCT, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    4)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Finance Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    5)Mr. Liu, Chang Director of CCB, Deputy Manager of Shanghai Branch and Branch Manager of Shanghai Free Trade Zone Sub-branch, Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    6)Mr. Long Yonghong Deputy GM, Rongan China (Beijing) Limited
    7)Mr. Su, DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    8)Mr. Wang, Bing SVP, GFT, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    9)Mr. Yang, Yaojin Senior Program Manager, Core Commerce Platform, Microsoft
    10)Mr. Zheng, Hao Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG Advisory
  • 2020-2021 16th Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo Dean of Hundsun research insititute;Director,Dworld AI Tech
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Finance Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Li Weidong SVP, GCT Digital Site Head, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    4)Mr. Long Yonghong Deputy GM, Rongan China (Beijing) Limited
    5)Mr. Lu Jian Director, GFT, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    6)Mr. Pan, Jianyu CIO, Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    7)Mr. Su, DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    8)Mr. Yang, Yaojin Senior Program Manager,Core Commerce Platform, Microsoft
    9)Mr. Zheng Hao Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG Advisory
    10)Mr. Zheng Jun Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
  • 2019 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Shrivastava, Himanshu Managing Director, Head of Digital (APAC)
    4)Mr. Jiang Hong Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CEO, Credit Asset Exchange Center ,Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Ms Lim Mayda Head of Technology, Service Centre,Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong VP, Testin
    8)Mr. Pan, Jianyu CIO, Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    9)Mr. Su, DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    10)Mr. Xu, Yong Director, ICG China Development Center, Citigroup Services and Technology (China) Limited
    11)Mr. Yang, Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2018 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Shrivastava, Himanshu Managing Director, Head of Digital (APAC)
    4)Mr. Jiang Hong Director, ICG China Development Center,Applications Development Senior Group Manager
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CEO, Credit Asset Exchange Center ,Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Ms Lim Mayda Head of Technology, Service Centre,Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong VP, Testin
    8)Mr. Su DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    9)Mr. Wang Yun Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute
    10)Mr. Yang Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2017 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo CEO, Shanghai Chance-In Technology Ltd
    2)Mr. Dai Yao Director, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Group Manager
    3)Mr. Deng Xiao GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    4)Mr. Gao Ziqiang COO, SPD Silicon Valley Bank
    5)Mr. Li Dapeng CIO, Haier Financial Holding Group
    6)Mr. Li Weidong VP, GCT Digital Site Head
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong SVP, Westone Information Industry INC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin Director, Oracle Customer Success – PaaS
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin Senior Business Development Manager, Windows Business Development, Microsoft
  • 2016 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Former Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr Bradley Gao-COO,SPD Silicon Valley Bank
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-CIO, Haier Financial Holding Group
    5)Mr Ling Weibin- VP, GCT Customer Service Head
    6)Mr. Long Yonghong-SVP, Westone Information Industry INC.
    7)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    8)Mr. Su DongLin-Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Xu, Yong-Direct, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Group Manager
    10)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    11)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2015 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Cheng Tao-SVP, Head of CSTC GCT CoreBank
    3)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-Senior Advisor to CEO, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
    5)Mr. Long Yonghong-Managing director, Shanghai MIyork Information Technology Ltd.
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7)Ms. Lin, Qing-VP, ICG China Development Center, Apps Dev Sr. Manager, CSTC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin-Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2014 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo-Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao-GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Dang Huarui-SVP, Head of Regional Technology Asia Unit, CSTC
    4)Mr. Li Dapeng-Senior Advisor to CEO, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
    5)Mr. Long Yonghong-Managing director, Shanghai MIyork Information Technology Ltd.
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng-CEO, Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7)Mr. Pan Jianyu-SVP, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    8)Mr. Su DongLin -Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9)Mr. Yang Yaojin-Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10)Mr. Wang Yun-Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2013 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo—Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Deng Xiao—GM, Shanghai Industrial Finance Investment Co., Ltd.
    3)Mr. Li Dapeng—Consultant, Hong Kong Exchanges
    4) Mr. Long Yonghong—Executive director, Shanghai Miyue Information Technology Ltd
    5) Mr. Liu Shufeng—Vice Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    6)Mr. Lu Jian—VP, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    7)Mr. Ma Yunhai—VP, Asia Card Testing Head, CSTC GCT
    8)Mr. Su DongLin —Director, Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9) Mr. Yang Yaojin— Program Manager, Microsoft Asia- Pacific Research and Development Group
    10) Mr. Wang Yun-—Fellow, Tai Wan Industrial Technology Research Institute

  • 2012 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo—Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Cango He—Vice President, Head of GCT-WM, CSTC
    3)Mr. Eugene Huang—Senior Vice President, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    4) Mr. Hans Lu—Vice President, Head of GCT-eBT, CSTC
    5) Mr. Li Dapeng—Consultant, Hong Kong Exchanges
    6)Mr. Liu Shufeng—Vice Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    7)Mr. Long Yonghong—Vice President, Sure KAM Corporation
    8)Mr. Ratikant Sahu—Director of International eBusiness, Citi
    9) Mr. Steve Dai— Vice President, ICG China Development Center, CSTC
    10) Mr. Su Donglin-—Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    11) Mr. Wang Yun— Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    12)Ms. Xue Minmin—Senior Manager of Application Server Group, Microsoft

  • 2011 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo: Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2) Mr. Li Dapeng-- CEO OF Global Financial Technology Consulting Co., Ltd
    3) Mr. Liu Shufeng-- Vice - Chairman, Hundsun Technologies. Inc.
    4) Mr. Long Yonghong-- GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    5) Mr. Ren Yi-- VP of CSTC Testing Center
    6)Mr. Simon Kwok-Wei Chiang-- Director of International Cards, Citibank Global Consumer Technology
    7) Mr. Su Donglin-- Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    8) Ms. Wang Lei-- Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    9) Mr. Wang Yun-- Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    10) Ms. Wei Hopeman-- Managing Director, Citi Ventures of Citibank (China) Co., Ltd.
    11) Ms. Xue Minmin-- Senior Manager of Application Server Group, Microsoft

  • 2010 Judging Committee Members:
  • 1)Mr. Bai Shuo: Executive Assistant, Chief Engineer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
    2)Mr. Chandra Prakash Sharma, Director of Core Banking, ITO, Citi
    3) Mr. Li, Dapeng (David): CEO, Global Financial Technology (GFT)(Ex-CTO, Shanghai Future Exchange)
    4) Mr. Gardner Weekes: Vice President, Head of CSTC Testing Center
    5) Mr. Liu, Shufeng: President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    6) Mr. Long, Yonghong: GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    7)Mr. Pan, Xinping: Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    8)Mr. Su Donglin: Director of Oracle Partner Solution Center
    9) Ms. Wang, Lei: Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    10) Mr. Wang Xin: Assistant General Manager of Taiping Financial Services Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    11)Mr. Wang, Yun: Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    12) Mr. Xue Minmin: Manager, ASG project, Microsoft

  • 2009 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Mr. Ko, Alan: Manager of ASG project, Microsoft
    2)Mr. Li, Dapeng (David): Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Future Exchange
    3)Mr. Liang, Yansui: Vice President, Head of SD division, CSTC
    4)Mr. Liu, Shufeng: President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    5) Mr. Long, Yonghong: GM, e-banking biz of Bank of Shanghai
    6) Mr. Pan, Xinping: Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    7) Mr. Wang, Fanghua: Dean, Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    8) Ms. Wang, Lei: Senior Project Manager, KfW Beijing Office
    9) Mr. Wang, Yun: Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    10) Mr. Ye, Fei: Deputy General Manager, Taiping life insurance CO.,LDT.

  • 2008 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Mr. Pan Xinping, Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate School of CAS
    2)Mr. Wang Yun, Chief Architecture officer IBM office
    3) Mr. Horst Loechel, President of Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute
    4) Mr. Alan KO, Manager of CSD project, Microsoft
    5) Mr. David Chong, The Chief Representative of BOC Credit Card in Shanghai office
    6) Mr. Jiang Jiansheng, Executive President of Hundsun Technologies Inc.
    7) Mr. Jiang An, General Manger of Biz development department Shanghai HuaTeng Software Systems co; LTD
    8) Mr. Sun Chon Li, Vice Dean of Zhang Jiang Innovation Institute
    9) Mr. Richard Hosang, General Manager of CSTC, Citi
    10) Mr. Margam Sundararajan, Vice President of Citi

  • 2007 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Alex Chan, Director of Connected Systems Division, Microsoft
    2) Anup Das, Vice President, ITO, Citi
    3) Bhaskar Pant, Managing Director, ETS Asia Pacific
    4) Chen Fengji, Professor, People’s Bank of China
    5) Li Hengguang, Director, The Ministry of Science & Technology of PRC
    6) Pan Xinping, Vice Dean, CCCE, Graduate University of CAS
    7) Wang Yun, Chief Architecture officer, IBM Fellow
    8) Wilson Wong Kok Hee, Vice President, CSTC, Citi
    9) Zhang Yangqing, GM, CMB Software Center

  • 2006 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Arthur Chen, Vice President, CSTC
    2) Gong Jianping, Vice President, BearingPoint, Inc.
    3) Ian Cramb, CIO, Citigroup EMEA
    4) Pan Xinping, Dean of graduate school of Chinese Academy of Science
    5) TC Kong, VP, Unysis
    6) Wang Yun, Chief Architect of Information Management, IBM Fellow
    7) Wang Shenke, VP, China Construction Bank
    8) Xi Junwen, VP, WorkSoft Creative Software Technology, Ltd.
    9) Zang Bingyu, Dean, Fudan University
    10) Zhang Jiatian, Director, Hisoft

  • 2005 Judging Committee Members :
  • 1) Aaron Ho, GM of CSTC
    2) Huang Xiaotao, Director of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    3) Ian Cramb, CIO, Citigroup EMEA
    4) Karen Carrington, Senior VP, FDC North Asia Area
    5) Liu Yan, Technology Director of Dalian Haihui Software Company
    6) Mu Bin, Assistant Dean, Tongji University
    7) Pan Xinping, Dean of graduate school of CAS
    8) Wang Yun, Chief Architect of Information Management, IBM fellow
    9) Xi Liming, GM of Information Technology Department, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
    10) Zang Bingyu, Dean, Fudan University
    Special Prize
  • Nanjing University- NJU Analyst
  • With middle class developing quickly, a desire for investment increases. Due to their lack of professional knowledge in investment, our project developed a portfolio construction program based on analyst network to provide professional help. Also, we used the mental account theory to solve the common problem of the robo-advisors, which suppose the investors to be homogeneous and could not meet the customized needs of users. In this way, we provides customized service for every user with the help of professional analysts and the support of the mental account theory.

    First Prize
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications – Broker++
  • KRSecurity evaluates the code defects and vulnerabilities of mobile financial app, and provides a complete set of security evaluation and analysis system. Relying on the national "242" information security special plan, the system has been built for four years and has four technical patents, providing security solutions and system deployment for more than two banks.

  • Wuhan University Pekin University- Finance-Chain
  • “Finance Chain” is an online intelligent supply chain lending platform, which based on a supply chain financing service software system applying AI techniques. The platform realizes the online loan business, originally creates the risk control system based on the Trust Rank algorithm, and develops the double-stream video interview fraud detection system. It successfully builds a efficient, convenient and intelligent lending channel to assist banks effectively selecting outstanding small and medium-sized enterprises and reducing the cost and risk of loan business.

    Second Prize
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- SWUFE
  • GB Bridge is a PPP service system designed to reshape the trust mechanism between the government and social capital participants,based on the smart contract technology and the status quo of the development of the PPP model. GB Bridge fully records the certification, confirmation of rights, transactions and supervision of PPP projects and also realize the function of early locking of funds and automatic payment.

  • Zhejiang University- Serendipity
  • Ada-KMV-odds scoring model was innovatively proposed by our project "Shimmer Time Loan", and we use the Adaptive Gradient Boosting Regression to solve the problem of lacking market value data of small and micro companies in China. We build a WeChat mini program containing "information record, credit scores and lending platform", which realizes the visualization of default rate, the precision of credit line and reduces the credit risk by using Group Pressure Effect.

  • Sichuan University-Jackdaw youth team
  • Based on the new retail development concept and deep learning technology, our system depicts the customer portrait in multiple dimensions and optimizes the shopping guide service. In the whole scene, multimodally track customers in real time and intelligently analyze customer behavior. With the combination of edge computing and cloud technology, historical big data is integrated to guide the long-term analysis and decision-making of the mall, and feeds back the development of online retail.

  • Nanjing University- FinClaw8
  • This project is a federal learning-based credit risk management system for MSMEs. The core objective is to provide financial institution clients with a decentralized federal learning data encryption sharing framework, efficient and advanced MSME credit rating algorithm prediction, integrated credit rating services and optimal credit strategies; and to provide borrowing services based on Citi API for lending MSMEs.

  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics- Ray Dalio Team
  • The AI-Fund mutual fund system is based on deep learning algorithms integrating customer risk assessment, fund return prediction, investment portfolio recommendation, fund sentiment index monitoring, managers’ confidence measurement, novice investment guidance and personal investment advisory services in one comprehensive fund purchasing platform.

  • Central South University- CSUBigData
  • Financial analysis and forecasting platform based on graph neural network is dedicated to solving the problem of real-time extraction and mining of financial data, and provides accurate quantitative investment forecasting and recommendation models. This work implements the real-time financial information push function firstly; based on that, the price-limit-hitting stock classification prediction model based on graph neural network is proposed for the first time. The platform provides investors with a complete set of real-time data analysis and quantitative investment solutions.

  • Hunan university- The birds lined up in the three
  • “Do sports” is an application that digitizes people's movement behavior and then finalizes the output data. It mainly focuses on three products :sports management fund, sports appointment and PK deal. It integrates financial management, sports testing, e - commerce and other functions.The core objective of “Do sports”APP is to takes yield as the incentive factor to stimulate people's enthusiasm for sports and exercise.
    3rd Prize
  • Wuhan University- Xtokens
  • Our program is based on the logic of token issuance. Sponsors, such as governments or other investors, issue tokens to companies for the support of a particular technology, with the aim of screening out companies with innovative or R&D capabilities. This project can provide a new way for sponsors to incentivize technological progress and reduce the waste of sponsors’ funds.

  • Nanjing University- IM Credit
  • IntellStorm, a credit evaluation platform for manufacturing enterprises which combines the traditional credit evaluation methods and the indicators for the integration of industrialization and informatization, aims to alleviate enterprise financing constraints as well as to promote the development of intelligent manufacturing industry, so as to push increasingly more investors to see the great prospects of manufacturing industry through more advanced evaluation models and more efficient and transparent intelligent presentation forms.

  • Nanjing University-T Bank
  • Science and technology serve the public good, and finance benefits society. We build the "Cun Shi Guan" APP, build the points system, design the talent valuation system, and on the basis of blockchain and big data credit investigation, help enterprises to accurately attract talents, build a communication bridge, and focus on rural revitalization.

  • Wuhan University- Wuhan-The needle does not poke

  • Based on the post-epidemic era, this credit rating management system is dynamically updated in the form of social networks and knowledge maps with the support of Citi API, quantifies corporate intangible assets, comprehensively evaluates corporate lending qualifications, and helps banks and enterprises to achieve a win-win situation. We provide the warmest solution for small and micro enterprises to solve their financing problems.

  • Wuhan University- PUPOP
  • Based on big data and machine learning technology, this project collects relevant data such as business status of the whiteboard enterprise, such as human flow, industrial economic index, etc., infers the business status and repayment capacity of the enterprise, and compares the results with the actual indicators to optimize our calculation indexes and calculation methods.

  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics- Golden Hind
  • The project is an AI-based system supposed to reduce the direct contact between financial managers and customers and to assist managers in their daily work. By providing recommendation report, the system standardizes the product recommendation service of financial managers, so it is a feasible solution in the post-epidemic period for Citibank in expanding the financial service scene and balancing supply and demand of financial professional services.

  • Fudan University, Sanda University--Fudan Sanda
  • Citi-Space is an online life service platform based on wechat app and in the mode of "digital + Finance + n". It aims to create a top brand collection platform for users' life scenes. Based on the unique attributes of points and financial payment, it helps users achieve high-quality, one-stop life, shopping and financial payment experience.

  • Dongbei University of Finance and Economics; Beihang University; Dalian University of Technology; and
  • Beijing Jiaoting University----Count the money to buy a fleet of planes
  • Clearline is a liquidity management platform specially designed for high-net-worth customers. With the help of blockchain smart contract and private chain tracking and other technologies, the clearline adopts models of on-chain liquidity delay settlement, multi-level constraint optimization and external payment interface. Equipped with the models designed, the platform is capable of improving the efficiency and risk control of asset and liability for the target customers, and releasing the occupation of capital on liquidity at the same time.

  • Wuhan University-learning
  • Community Contract is a financial services platform APP based on community economy with blockchain smart contracts as the technical core. Community Contract, helping the trend of community in the post-epidemic era, uses distributed bookkeeping technology to help the development of community economy, aiming to use smart contracts to establish safe and effective digital trust for users within the same community, while serving the development of the real economy.

  • Wuhan University-Luojia Hill flag guard team
  • In order to break the information asymmetry of the live e-commerce industry, the project uses big data and neural network technology to estimate the host and establish the host market. The supplier can directly connect with the host and the host in the market, and help the supplier reasonably allocate the demand for goods with risk parity model to reduce the commodity backlog risk caused by the insufficient number of goods.

    We notice ‘Citi Challenge’ special prizes have been added to the competition since 17th Citi Cup.
    Why? How does this impact participants (on topic selection, evaluation, prize etc.)?

    A: In order to guide students to focus on hot topics such as ESG (Environment, Society and Corporate Governance) etc. the organizing committee launched ’Citi Challenges’ to encourage students to propose practical FinTech solutions to tackle the specific problems of financial industry. It is a positive supplement to this FinTech competition, which has remained open on themes. More details about the adjustments (e.g. topic selection, evaluation rule and awards, etc.) are available in the competition introduction.
    Q:Why has the competition schedule has been adjusted since 16th Citi Cup?

    A: Because of the pandemic, and based on suggestions from partner universities including Citi Financial IT Education Program Council Committee universities, the organizing committee has adjusted the overall schedule from calendar year basis to academic year basis since 16th Citi Cup.

    Q: What are the qualifications for the participants?
    Can I register again if I participated in previous competitions? Can participant students come from different majors or schools?

    A: Citi Cup is open to all undergraduate and graduate students nationwide and overseas regardless of their majors. We welcome and encourage all students (including alumni) to build a cross-majors (especially finance and IT related), cross-schools and even multinational teams. Since prizes will be distributed through the winning schools, for cross-school/multinational teams, it is highly recommended that students clarify the future prize distribution school when forming teams.

    Q: Does the final presentation need to be bilingual (Chinese and English)?

    A: All documents need to be bilingual. Final presentations and Q&A have no rigid language requirements. As long as the judges including foreign judges can fully understand the content, the teams can speak in Chinese or English.

    Q: On top of the prize money, will the top 20 team also receive accreditation for their achievements?
    Will the rest of the teams will be awarded ‘participation certificate’?

    A: Yes. The top 20 teams will receive the corresponding certificate awarded by CSTC and the organizing committee. Other teams that successfully complete qualified projects will also receive participation certificates.

    Q: Who owns the intellectual property of the project?

    A: The participating teams will own the intellectual property of the project. Projects must be original. Teams that have participated previously are permitted to make innovation and improvement based on their original works. Citi has the privilege to buy the product, should another buyer bid for the product after the competition.