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Inspire young people to develop creativity and support Hong Kong’s development into an international technology hub

, / PRNewswire / – The Hong Kong Innovation Foundation (‘HKIF’) encourages the younger generation to cultivate innovative thinking. It presented the first Hong Kong Science Fair on June 25-26, 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, where young innovators from 120 shortlisted teams showcased their creative ideas and innovations. At the award ceremony, the work of 10 award-winning teams was announced as Ms. Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr. Alfred Sit, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology; Members of the Hong Kong Science Fair Judging Panel Dr George Lam, BBS, former President of Hong Kong Cyberport, and Professor Wei Shyy, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Dr Daryl Ng, SBS, JP, President of HKIF; and Mrs. Nikki Ng, Deputy President of HKIF, along with other guests, celebrated the creativity and industrial research of the youth and their achievements.

Innovation and technology (I&T) are key for the future. The Hong Kong Government is committed to promoting I&T development as Hong Kong grows into an international technology research and development center. Themed ‘Think Big Be Innovative’, the first Hong Kong Science Fair encourages young people to unleash their creativity and helps nurture I&T talents from a young age. The Science Fair enjoys strong support from Hong Kong Cyberport, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, and over 40 partners from various sectors.

Ms Carrie Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Haong Kong Special Administrative Region, GBM, GBS, said: ‘The government has actively promoted the development of Innovation and Technology (I&T) in Hong Kong, and the I&T ecosystem is always more vibrant as a result. I would like to thank the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation for its zeal to provide opportunities for the younger generation to cultivate a love for science and technology and to sharpen their innovative thinking skills. The first Hong Kong Science Fair was a valuable experience for students. It is inspiring to see how they exploit their creative sparks and apply the knowledge and passion they have for science and technology to their innovative projects, with the opportunity to exchange ideas and insights from scientists and experts in the field of I & amp to get. ; T. I hope that industry players, schoolchildren and teachers, continue to work hand in hand with the government to cultivate the ideas of our young people and equip the young inventors of today with the skills to their potential and I&T and scientific research to improve society and the development of Hong Kong as an international I&T hub. ‘

Mr Alfred Sit, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, said: ‘As the COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation around the world, there has been a huge demand for I&T talent in various sectors. To ride on the wave of digital transformation and seize opportunities, we must nurture I&T talent in its early years. The current-term government has implemented a number of measures in the last five years to nurture I&T talent and give students more opportunities to learn and practice I&T at different stages. With such opportunities, they can gain experience and lay a solid foundation for excellence in the I&T sector. With the strong support of our country, strong promotion of the HKSAR Government, participation of the sector, public trust and youth passion, I am confident that the I&T development of Hong Kong can reach even higher heights. ‘

Dr Daryl Ng, SBS, JP, President of the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, said: “We are honored to have the opportunity to present the first Hong Kong Science Fair. This holds special significance for us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Celebrating the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region this year, attracting innovation and technology talent from an early age is vital to the personal and professional growth of our young generations to help them prepare for the future. This is crucial for growth from Hong Kong as an International I&T Hub. The students came together because of their love for science and technology, and the passion and commitment they have shown in recent months, in the pandemic, is truly inspiring. Thank you very much students for their participation, parents, teachers and teachers in supporting our young innovators, and encouraging them to pursue their dream pursue, enable them to present their creative ideas and inventions today. ‘

The first Hong Kong Science Fair has received more than 400 projects from over 1,200 primary 4 to secondary 6 students and teachers across 140 local schools. Participating teams have designed innovations on a range of thematic topics, from ‘Smart City & amp; Smart Home ‘and’ Physicians & amp; Healthcare “on” Sustainability “and” Life Full of Surprise “The parents attended the Science Fair with their children, while the 120 shortlisted teams shared their creative ideas and research processes with visitors in an exchange of I&T experiences. Teams also actively enlisted the support of visitors for the ‘Most Popular Award’ as they drew them into the world of creative I&T. The winners of the ‘Primary’, ‘Junior Secondary’ and ‘Senior Secondary’ divisions , selected by the professional judging panel, were unveiled and the PLK Fung Ching Memorial Primary School (Team 54), Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College (Team 103) and Heung To Middle School (Team 404) received the Gold Awards. ‘Ying Wa Primary School (Team 545) also received the’ Most Popular Award ‘by voting on the participants’ spot, the details of the winning projects can be found in the closed appendix.

The Science Fair features three specially curated thematic interactive zones to encourage the younger generation to discover the beauty of science and foster innovative thinking. The three interactive zones are: the Sticky Elf Workshop, a Flight Simulation Experience from the aerospace technology company Aerosim, and an AR Drawing installation with the theme ‘Space Odyssey’, which attracted many young innovators who have a strong interest in innovation and technology to z ‘eat. in a variety of fun AR and VR interactive games and experimental activities.

Dr Daryl Ng, SBS, JP, President of the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation believes that educating innovation and technology talents from an early age is vital to the personal and professional growth of our young generations to help them prepare for the future . This is crucial to Hong Kong’s growth as an international I&T hub.

PLK Fung Ching Memorial Primary School (Team 54), Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College (Team 103) and Heung To Middle School (Team 404) have won the Gold Awards of ‘Primary’, ‘Junior Secondary’ and ‘Senior Secondary’ won divisions.

Ying Wa Primary School (Team 545) received the ‘Most Popular Award’ by voting on the spot of the participants.

Gold Winner (Junior Secondary Division) – Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College (Team 103)

The participating students introduced their creative ideas and innovations to Ms. Kao May Wan, President of the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease, and Ms. Nikki Ng, Vice President of the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation.

SOURCE Hong Kong Innovation Foundation

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