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IFF2021 Webinar: Smarter and Safer world under “new normal” by Mr Nelson Woo, Industry Associations & Standards Manager APAC, and Mr Peter Ho, Technical Manager, Axis Communications

30/04/2022

Mr Nelson Woo and Mr Peter Ho and his team from Axis Communications, a major global network video and audio device manufacturer based in Sweden, for delivering a talk Smart and Safe World under “New Normal” for the Innovate For Future 2022 organized by HKETA, with a wonderful virtual onsite experience of how the cutting-edge technology helps build a smarter city and better life for all of us. 

IFF2021 Webinar: Introduction to AI By Dr. Charles Cheung, NVIDIA AI Technology Center Hong Kong

11/04/2022

Amazing talk by Dr. Charles Cheung from NVIDIA HK for the Innovate For Future 2022 organized by HKETA. Around 35 participants from the public joined the webinar. If you are interested to know more bout AI, please watch it!

IFF2020 Winner : Elderlive Received the Best Innovation from a Partner Institution Award in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2021 at SJSU

08/12/2021

One of the winners, the first runner up in tertiary stream of Innovate for Future 2020 (IFF2020) competition: Elderlive has been selected for Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist Showcase 2021 under San Jose State University (SJSU) global program. The Elderlive team has pitched their innovative idea and showcase in Dec 1, 2021.

Congratulations to the Elderlive Team who was among many international university teams submitted, won the Best Innovation from a Partner Institution Award in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2021. The project of Elderlive is a transparent and bilingual of elderly home comparison platform to improve elderly living condition in Hong Kong.  This project is developed by two undergraduate students of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) : Angel Woo, studying in Computer Science & Business and Phoebe Woo, studying in Law (PCLL), Cambridge LLM.  

Our Innovate For Future (IFF) is an open competition of innovation and technology to inspire Young Students in Hong Kong to build innovative products and/or services to solve real life problems. IFF2021 is currently undergoing the idea submission period, and the winners will be submitted to SVIC Final Showcase next year.

For Details:

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC)

IFF2021 Online Information session

20/11/2021

Innovate For Future 2021 (IFF2021) Online information session is held successfully on 20 NOV 2021 (SAT). The competition theme this year is Embracing the “New Normal” with Resilience: Sustainability, Well-being, and Connectivity. It is the third year for our Youth to organize this annual event. Besides the tertiary school stream and secondary school stream, we have added a “primary school” stream this year to scale up our competition event in Hong Kong. The final champion will have the opportunity to submit project ideas for the SJSU/SVIC global program.

The competition is started to open for school team formation on 1 NOV 2021 to 28 JAN 2022.

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) 2021

25/10/2021

Congratulations to one of our IFF2020 competition winners, First Runner Up in tertiary stream, Elderlive by two undergraduate students of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) : Angel Woo, studying in Computer Science & Business and Phoebe Woo, studying in Law (PCLL), Cambridge LLM.   They are invited to submit their project idea to the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) 2021 under San Jose University (SJSU)’s global program which is partnership with our HKETA Innovate for Future (IFF) competition.

The project of Elderlive is a transparent and bilingual of elderly home comparison platform to improve elderly living condition in Hong Kong.

IFF2020 Award Ceremony on Jul 03

03/07/2021

IFF2020 Award Ceremony was successfully held on Jul 3 at Innocentre, Kowloon Tong. 

Mr. Peter Yan, CEO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited was invited to give Keynote Speech. We also invited partners from Sponsors and Supporting Organisations. We will continue to organise IFF2021 with primary stream added.

Final Pitch cum demonstration day at Cyberport on Apr 17​

17/04/2021

IFF2020 (Innovate For Future) Final Pitch cum demonstration day, HKETA’s annual innovation and technology competition, was held successfully at Cyberport on Apr 17. We are so excited to have 10 final teams presenting their final idea and demonstrated their prototypes virtually. The competition theme this year is “Technology Shaping a Better Life: Health, Intelligence, Communication”. The final champion will have the opportunity to submit project ideas for the SJSU global program. Selected winners will also be nominated for Cyberport CCMF Fast Track*.


Awards as follow:

Secondary School Stream:

Champion: Laughter Catcher by St. Paul’s Convent School

1st Runner Up: Driver Drowsiness Detection System by Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

2nd Runner Up: Super Skin by Lai King Catholic Secondary School

Certificate Of Excellence: E-see Shopping by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College

Certificate Of Excellence: Parkinson’s Disease Tester by Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

Tertiary School Stream:

Champion: An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis by CLAIRE Clinical AI Research Limited

1st Runner up: Elderlive by 2Givers

2nd Runner up: Aero-Hydroponic Agriculture IoT System (AHAS) by AHAS

Certificate Of Excellence: Zippy by AA Technologies

Certificate Of Excellence: Flowclass by Flowclass

Thanks all our sponsors, Supporting Organizations, Mentors and Judges for supporting IFF.

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.


Mentorship Kickoff ​

24/03/2021

The 10 final teams attended the mentor-mentee online zoom meeting on 24 Mar, 2021 5:30PM – 6:30PM, and meet their mentors for advice.

10 Final Teams include:

Secondary School Stream

2020-SEC-0005 Laughter Catcher
2020-SEC-0007 E-see Shopping
2020-SEC-0008 Driver Drowsiness Detection System
2020-SEC-0009 Parkinson’s Disease Tester
2020-SEC-0041 Super Skin

Tertiary School Stream

2020-TER-0015 Elderlive
2020-TER-0017 Zippy
2020-TER-0018 An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis
2020-TER-0023 Aero-Hydroponic Agriculture IoT System (AHAS)
2020-TER-0027 Flowclass

IFF2020 Guest Talk: Gerontechnology Talk

30/01/2021

On 30 Jan, 2021, Ms. Chloe Siu from Lingan University (LU), shared more about LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project and we had a virtual visit on LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab.

HKETA Youth Joined NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference with SJSU

18/12/2020

Our HKETA Youth Member, Mr. Calvin Kam presented together with Dr. Alan Wong, Director, Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), San Jose State University, at NICE k12 cybersecurity education conference on Dec 8 3PM (US time).  Most attendants are from K12 education backgrounds and over 100 participants joined his session.  

SVCGS collaborates with HKETA to incorporate cybersecurity awareness concepts into “Innovate For Future”, a smart-city themed competition targeting K-12 students in this “FinTech Hub” city.  Participants are coached in cybersecurity awareness and incorporate such concepts into their innovative entries. Our IFF2020 competition will involve prototyping, such as computer vision and artificial intelligence applications.  The co-presenter described the incorporation of cyber awareness into the ideation and technical training workshops.

 

For Details: https://www.k12cybersecurityconference.org/2020-agenda

 

IFF2020 Guest Talk: Technologies Shaping a Better Life at Smart Offices and Smart Schools

02/12/2020

We are happy to invite Mr. Henry Leung, HID Global and Mr. George Wong, Armada International Limited to speak in IFF2020 Guest talk on 12 Dec, 2020.

Mr. Leung and Mr. Wong shared the latest technologies on Smart Cards usage and technologies at Smart Offices and Smart School. We wish to inspire youth on technology innovation through various workshops and webinars. 

IFF2019 Winner : ADHDreamer Received Two Innovation Awards in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2020 at SJSU

02/12/2020

One of the winners, Most Innovative Idea Award of Innovate For Future 2019 Competition (IFF2019) : ADHDreamer has been invited to be the finalist of Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Showcase 2020 through San Jose State University (SJSU) global program. The school team has pitched their innovative idea and showcase their creativity to industry leaders, investors and recruiters in Dec 1, 2020

Congratulations to the ADHDreamer Team from St. Paul’s Convent School, who was among hundreds of submitted university teams, won the Best Overall Innovation #2, and Best Healthcare Innovation Award in SVIC Finalist Showcase 2020. The ADHDreamer team developed a mobile app which helps ADHD kids to improve their focus / attention through playing games.

Our Innovate For Future (IFF) is an open competition of innovation and technology to inspire Young Students from Secondary Schools and Higher Educational Institutes/Universities in Hong Kong to build innovative products and/or services to solve real life problems. IFF2020 is currently undergoing the idea submission period, and the winners will be submitted to SVIC Final Showcase next year.

For Details:


Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC): https://www.sjsu.edu/svic/

Innovate For Future 2020: http://innovateforfuture.com

Innovate For Future (IFF) Competition Featured in SmartVision Magazine of SCC

27/11/2020

Innovate For Future (IFF) innovate & technology competition is featured in SmartVision Magazine of Smart City Consortium (SCC). The details can be found in Smart Vision, Issue 14, P.7, published in Nov 2020.

We believe our competition can inspire more school students to innovate for our smart future.

Read the Smart Vision Issue 14

Congratulation to Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist

24/11/2020

Congratulations to one of our IFF2019 winners,  ADHDreamer by St. Paul’s Convent School , who received the Most Innovative Idea Award in IFF2019. The team is invited to be the finalist of the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist Showcase 2020.  They will pitch their idea and present the innovation at the SVIC Finalist Showcase on Dec 1. 

The project case of ADHDreamer is targeted to help ADHD children to improve mental conditions and raise public awareness of ADHD kids.

Team Formation Closed

31/10/2020

We received 50 team applications.

secondary – 21 teams
tertiary – 29 teams

We are looking forward to your project submission

Training Videos Released

19/10/2020

Training Video for Cybersecurity and Social innovation is released. 

Learn More (Jumps to Training Session)

Hackathon & Training Workshops

05/09/2020

Hackathon and Training Workshops was held on 05 Sept, 2020. I am glad to have Mr. Calvin Lau from Lingnan University to deploy an interesting workshop on design thinking. We received a lot of feedbacks and interactions with our participants. 

Mr. Calvin Kam, HKETA Youth Member, also shared the latest AI tools, and cybersecurity knowledges.

Around 45 participants joined this workshop.

Online Information Session

01/08/2020

Our information session was held online on 01 Aug 2020. This briefing session aims to provide information about the competition details, theme and  schedule.

Innovate For Future 2020 is open for registration!

25/07/2020

HKETA Youth Team is glad to announce that Innovate For Future will be held again in 2020. 

There will be 2 streams: Secondary school stream and Tertiary stream. The competition theme is Technology Shaping a Better Life: Health, Intelligence, Communication. This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU). 

It is now open for registration!

Award Presentation & IndustryConnect Tech Showcase

17/01/2020

The 3 teams – Champion, Most Innovative Idea Award, and Best Presentation Award received awards presented by Dr. Alan Wong, Director of Silicon Valley Center For Global Studies, San Jose State University on Jan 17, 2020.

The teams also showcased their winning projects at IndustryConnect Tech Showcase at Hong Kong Science Park during HKETA annual dinner. They received a lot of feedback from the guests for their projects, and will continue further research & development with IFF mentorship support.

The winning team will join SJSU Global Program for further development and showcases.

Final Pitch & Demonstation Day of IFF2019

04/01/2020

Our Final Pitch & Demonstation Day of IFF2019 has successfully been completed on 4 Jan 2020 at Hong Kong Science Park. Thanks all industry supporters and secondary school teams for joining our competition. See you all again in IFF2020.

Champion: Team 23 – SusTRAINability – Smart Hong Kong for Tomorrow by St. Paul’s Convent School

Most Innovative Idea Award: Team 22 – ADHDreamer by St. Paul’s Convent School

Best Presentation Award: Team 18 – Smart Toilet by Lai King Catholic Secondary School

Mentorship Kickoff session

12/10/2019

Top 5 school teams are selected by our mentor panel, and will undergo the mentorship session. 

School teams are invited to HKSTP Arrow Lab for Mentorship Kickoff meeting. Students visit the lab and meet their mentors and have Prototype Coaching. 

Training Workshop #2: Coding with Arduino ​

21/09/2019

Students leaned Arduino Coding on Sep 21, 2019 in VTC STEM Education Centre. Ms Monica Leung, OC Chairperson, offered a training session for students to build prototypes with Arduino. 

Students asked questions related to project proposal, and we are looking for proposal submissions for the STEM Competition.

Training Workshop #1 on Aug 03

03/08/2019

Training Workshop to learn coding are held successfully on 03 Aug, 2019 in City University. Students learn coding with micro:bit and Sphero BOLT with the support of our sponsor REVOLT IT. 

Students enjoy a lot on the coding project, and build up the problem solving skills, which is essential for proposal submission. 

 

 

 

Innovate For Future School Teams Application Received

03/08/2019

We are so excited to receive school teams’ application for HKETA STEM Competition – Innovate For Future. 27 teams submitted their applications. We are looking forward to see their proposal submission.

Idea Generation & Cybersecurity Workshop​

13/07/2019

Idea Generation & Cybersecurity Workshop is held on 13 July, 2019 at City University. We are glad to invite Mr Calvin Lau, Senior Project Officer (Research), Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University, Hong Kong to coach students for idea generation. Mr. Calvin Kam, OC Team of Innovate For Future also talk about cybersecurity in the training workshop, to ensure school teams adding the cybersecurity elements to their project proposal.
HKETA STEM Competition Innovate For Future Information Day

29/06/2019

Information day of HKETA competition is held on Jun 29, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm at LT15, City University of Hong Kong.

We are recruiting secondary school teams to join our competition.

HKETA Youth's STEM Club Plan a STEM Competition in Hong Kong

22/05/2019

HKETA Youth Subcommittee is proud to announce that our STEM Club has been well established in Jan this year in which the platform is developed and operated by a group of young members and professionals.  We target to develop and deliver STEM activity, and workshop programs that could promote interest in STEM technology among young students and talents into the local community in Hong Kong.   We also fully support a lot of STEM events and activities including technical workshops and STEM sharing programs in industry sectors, academic institutes and local universities in Hong Kong. 

Our STEM Club will plan to organize an annual STEM competition: Innovate for Future on 16th Nov, this year.  Innovate for Future is an open competition to inspire young secondary school students in Hong Kong to build products to solve real life problems through idea to prototype development.  Our theme of this competition is Society – Smarter Living, Smarter Schools, and Smarter City.  

In this competition, students will demonstrate an innovative idea and build a product prototype to solve problems in the society.  Competition will provide mentorship coaching and support during hardware and software prototype development before final pitch. This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) and her Silicon Valley Centre for Global Studies (SVCG).  The final champion will have opportunity to connect to an international STEM submit and showcase the project under SJSU.  With the partnership and support by SJSU, we encourage to explore join programs and collaboration in the areas of STEM training program, cyber-security and smart city applications. 

“We are very exciting to organize this event in Hong Kong by our HKETA Youth team.  This STEM competition may have good opportunity for our young students to understand better about our real life by using technology.  Students can participate how to create new application or improve real life problem based on their innovative ideas”, said Ms Monica Leung, our HKETA Youth Member, STEM Club Chair and Organizing Committee Chair of this STEM Competition.   “Our STEM Club will continue to support STEM activity to local schools in Hong Kong and foster STEM technology in the local community.”