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Innovation for Change – EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon

Innovation for Change – EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon

2019-01-03

In its dedication to advancing knowledge frontiers, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is committed to sharing the output of its multi-disciplinary innovative research projects for the betterment of society. In 2018, the University shined at numerous international invention exhibitions, winning 11 awards. To showcase these achievements, the Knowledge Transfer Sub-office of Research and Development Office (KT Sub-Office) held the “EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon” today (3 Jan), in the hope of inspiring more scholars to focus on research projects whose focus is applicability.

Among the attendees were Professor Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development), and Ms Annie Choi Suk-han, Commissioner of Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR. Eight winning entries were showcased in the event, all awardees at The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018, The International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada 2018, or The iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas-Inventions-New Products” in Germany 2018. The innovations cover a wide spectrum of applications, including educational technology, special education, environmental sustainability, interactive media, music, and even new material technology.  The “Interactive Chinese Characters as a New Learning Method” project, devised by Dr Hung Keung, in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, was the only award-winning project developed solely by a local university in the iENA exhibition.

Professor Lui said, “This international recognition of EdUHK projects is a result of the dedication and hard work of our colleagues, as well as the support and contribution from difference sectors of the community. EdUHK will continue to forge collaboration between the Government, industry, academia and the research sector to use new knowledge and technology in innovative applications, so that we can contribute to the advancement of education and beyond.”

Dr Stephen Chow Cheuk-fai, Director of Knowledge Transfer, echoed Professor Liu’s view, adding “The KT Sub-Office will continue to proactively pitch our research to our collaboration partners. In parallel, the Education and Social Entrepreneurs Funding Scheme was launched earlier to foster the establishment of start-ups by students, alumni and researchers. By cultivating creation, innovation and entrepreneurship, we intend to develop new approaches to transferring knowledge to social applications.”

The list of projects showcased in the ‘EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon’ were as follows:

iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas-Inventions-New Products” in Germany 2018
Interactive Chinese Characters as a New Learning MethodDr Hung Keung Department of Cultural and Creative ArtsSilver Medal
International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada 2018
An Innovative Method for Easy and Rapid Development of Online Experiments to Facilitate Effective STEM EducationProfessor Yeung Yau-yuen 
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Gold Medal,
Special Prize
Innovative Grid Score for Electronic Orchestra (e-Orch)Dr Michael Leung Chi-hin 
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Gold Medal,
Special Prize
Novel Air Purifiers Using New LED Activated Graphitic Carbon Nitride PhotocatalystDr Keith Ho Wing-kei 
Department of Science and Environmental Studies

Gold Medal

Aerobic Exercise Teaching Manual for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Dr Clare Yu Chung-wah 
Department of Health and Physical Education 
External partners: Dr Dorothy Chan Fung-ying, Dr Simpso Wong Wai-lap
Silver Medal
International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018
Play Based AR Training Kit for ADHD ChildrenDr Leung Chi-hung Department of Special Education and CounsellingSilver Medal,
Special Award
Mobile Logger for Self-Regulated STEM EducationProfessor Yeung Yau-yuen Department of Science and Environmental StudiesSilver Medal
Plastic Resources Education: 3Rs & 3CsDr Stephen Chow Cheuk-fai 
Professor Winnie So Wing-mui 
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Silver Medal

 

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For media enquiries, please contact Dr Stephen Chow Cheuk-fai, Director of Knowledge Transfer (Tel: 2948 7671 or email: cfchow@eduhk.hk).

Professor Lui Tai-lok (right center) and Ms Annie Choi Suk-han (left center) pose for a photo with the awardees.

Dr Hung Keung
Interactive Chinese Characters as a New Learning Method

Professor Yeung Yau-yuen (right)
An Innovative Method for Easy and Rapid Development of Online Experiments to Facilitate Effective STEM Education;
Mobile Logger for Self-Regulated STEM Education

Dr Michael Leung Chi-hin (left)
Innovative Grid Score for Electronic Orchestra (e-Orch)

Dr Keith Ho Wing-kei (left)
Novel Air Purifiers Using New LED Activated Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst

Dr Clare Yu Chung-wah (right)
Aerobic Exercise Teaching Manual for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dr Leung Chi-hung
Play Based AR Training Kit for ADHD Children

Dr Stephen Chow Cheuk-fai (right); Professor Winnie So Wing-mui (left)
Plastic Resources Education: 3Rs & 3Cs


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