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IFF2024 Top 5 Finalists Selected for Pitching

25/06/2024

IFF2024 Organizing Committee is glad to announce that the top 5 finalists of Secondary and Tertiary streams have been selected by our mentor panel.  They will undergo our IFF coaching session and finally present their project ideas to our judge panel at the Pitch & Conference Day on 27 July 2024 at Cyberport.

IFF2024 Top 5 Finalists of Secondary for Showcase (by Project Ref# Order)

SchoolProject
Lai King Catholic Secondary SchoolAQUA Draw
St. Mary’s Canossian CollegeSmarty Puppy Mapper
St. Stephen’s Girls’ CollegePotential+
Diocesan Girls’ SchoolSignMaster: Bridging the Gap, One Sign at a Time
St. Paul’s Co-educational CollegeColourful Seniors


IFF2024 Top 5 Finalists of Tertiary for Showcase (by Project Ref# Order)

SchoolProject
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong)HealthNav: Advanced Hospital Asset Tracking and Streamlined Patient Pathfinding
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHear Inclusive
Hong Kong Metropolitan UniversityGyming HK
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin)Improving Forward Head Posture using Spatial Audio Technology
Lingnan UniversityA Real-Time Smart Traffic Allocation System

Besides, 5 school teams of Certificate of Merits are also selected.  They will be invited to join our afternoon program of Pitch & Conference Day including IFF Round-table Discussion, IFF Project Showcase tour and Awards Ceremony. 

The judging result information have been posted into IFF website. Please click : www.innovateforfuture.com/

IFF Partners & Winners Present at BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo in July 2024

08/06/2024

Innovate for Future (IFF), as a Conference Partner of Business GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2024, we will have several talks presentation by our IFF winners and partners in this expo and tech conference on 12 July 2024 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

“We are excited to witness our young students solving various real-life problems with feasible products and innovation.  Our IFF platform aims at fostering social innovation for a more sustainable future.  It is a good opportunity for our partners and students having public exposure and presenting their innovative ideas and products to industry people though this grand Expo & Conference event.” Said Mr. Stapler Li, Chairperson of IFF2024 Organizing Committee, and Deputy Chairman of HKETA.

IFF Presentation at Business GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2024 on 12 July 2024
Theme : Innovate for Future : Social Innovation & Sustainability for Future (In Collaboration with IFF)

  • 15:00 – 15:15 pm Presentation 1: The Cybersecurity Risk to Video Surveillance System (By Mr. Nelson Woo, Industry Associations and Standards Manager, Axis Communication)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 pm Presentation 2: Exploring the Application of Electronic Engineering Topics in K-12 STEAM Education in Hong Kong (By Mr. Leung Kwan Cheung, CEO and Co-founder, TURNED-E! Education)
  • 15:30 – 15:45 pm Presentation 3: Eat It All (By IFF2023 Secondary Champion: St. Stephen’s Girls’ College Team)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 pm Presentation 4: SEAT: A General Framework for Seat Management in Public Space (By IFF2023 Tertiary Champion: Mr. Zusheng Tan, PhD student, Lingnan University)


For IFF information, please click : www.innovateforfuture.com/
For Business GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2024 information, please click www.govirtualexpohk.com/

IFF2024 Host an IFF Round-table Discussion

05/06/2024

IFF2024 will organize an IFF Round-table Discussion in the afternoon of 27 July 2024 at Cyberport.   It is a part of activities in our IFF2024 Pitch & Conference Day.  The theme of this panel session is “Technology in Education” that targets on our IFF competition teams of secondary and tertiary, teachers, and guests. 

As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, its impact on education becomes increasingly profound.  The theme of ” Technology in Education: What’s next to our Youth in the Technology & AI World ” explores the next steps in the development of our youth in a world driven by technology and artificial intelligence (AI). This theme delves into the evolving landscape of education, where traditional teaching methods are being transformed by innovative technologies.  It examines how AI can enhance personalized learning experiences, promote critical thinking skills, foster digital literacy, and empower the young generation to become active learners in a technology-driven society of tomorrow.  It also considers the ethical implications and challenges associated with integrating technology into education, ensuring that our youth are prepared for their work and life in the future.

The panel will explore:

  • AI and the future of work
  • Future skills for next generation to fit into the world
  • Multi-disciplinary studies in university
  • Career development for college students
  • Opportunities & challenges in next few decades of tech world


We have invited professional panellists in-person as below to share and meet our students. 

Moderator:  Ms Grace SIU, Senior Learning & Development Trainer (Career Center), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Panellists:

  • Prof Nim CHEUNG, D., Fellow, IEEE, Our IFF Advisor
  • Dr Charles CHEUNG, D., Senior Data Scientist and Deputy Director, NVIDIA AI Technology Centre Hong Kong, NVIDIA, Our IFF Advisor
  • Ms Singmay CHOU, Adjunct Professor, SJSU Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
  • Mr Lawrence LI, General Manager, IT Services, Hongkong International Terminals Limited, Our IFF2024 Judge
  • Mr Perry TANG, Global Principal Training & Education Specialist, Medtronic, Our IFF2024 Judge


For more information for the IFF Round-table Discussion, please click : https://www.innovateforfuture.com/

IFF2024 is Open for Project Proposal Submission

01/05/2024

Project Proposal Submission Period : 1 May – 30 May 2024

For more IFF information, please click : https://www.innovateforfuture.com/

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to announce that our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2024 is now open for project proposal submission. 

Innovate for Future (IFF) 2024 is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real-life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including secondary, and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process. 

The Competition Theme of IFF2024 : Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development

This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). The final winners will have the opportunity to submit the project to a SJSU global program, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) competition and showcase.

This competition is also supported by our global technology partners and as well as other industry, exhibition, and training partners.  The final champion or winners will have opportunity to be nominated to join their industry support programs, internship programs and showcase in exhibition and sharing in technology conferences.

IFF Provided IFF2024 Information Session & Sharing at Life Science of HKUST

25/04/2024

Our HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship Subcommittee was invited by Life Science division of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to provide an information session of IFF2024 competition to their undergraduates of Life Science/School of Science at HKUST on 25 April, 2024. 

“It is a great opportunity for our IFF2024 extending to biotech students of Life Science division.  We have seen more biotechnology & health-care related projects presented in our past IFF competitions.  Students are passionate to solve and improve our real-life challenges through idea generation to prototype development.  Biotechnology is one of our technology areas to address.  We have invited few biotech technologists & professionals to join our IFF platform.  With their support of mentorship and practical guidance, I am sure that young students will have great opportunity to turn their innovative concepts into reality.” said Derek Lee, our IFF2024 Advisory Committee Chair. 

Our IFF2024 Organizing Committee Chairman, Stapler Li introduced our IFF platform and encouraged undergraduate students to join our competition event, mentorship program and other industry networking activities to widen their scope in current technology market for their career development.

Besides, our IFF2024 judge, Perry Tang, Global Principal Training & Education Specialist, Medtronic, who has a global & professional background in biotechnology, joined us to provide a good sharing with students for biotech development and market insight. 

Our mission of IFF Platform aims to cultivate a long-term goal of fostering social innovation and shaping a sustainable future. Social innovators play a crucial role in designing new principles and tools for sustainable development, and more importantly, putting them into practice. With this mission in mind, IFF’s competition event is specifically be designed for young people to create and design innovative products or services that can significantly improve our environment, health, and society as a whole.

IFF Provided Market Insight & Career Opportunity Sharing at HKMU

22/03/2024

Our HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship Subcommittee was invited by Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) to make a career development sharing to a final year class of Computer Science and Information Technology (CS/IT) undergraduates on 22 Mar 2024. Our Innovate for Future (IFF) provided a dedicated career sharing program which was hosted by our IFF partner, mentor and past champion.  The program shared with students latest technology & market insights, startup experience, local and global career opportunities of ICT and healthcare industry sectors. 

Our IFF2024 Organizing Committee (OC) Chairman also introduced our IFF platform and encouraged undergraduate students to join our competition event, mentorship program and other industry networking activities to widen their scope in current technology market for their career plan. 

Our IFF guests were included:

  1. Stapler Li, IFF2024 OC Chairman, Deputy Chairman of HKETA, specializing in micro-electronic and chip sector.
  2. Dennis Ho, Business Manager from a Large and Global Healthcare Corporation of USA, our IFF2024 mentor.
  3. Vincent Lam, VP, Commercial Operations, from WiseSpot, a Large Mission-Critical ICT Solution Provider in Hong Kong, our IFF partner.
  4. Justin Chan, Co-Founder & CTO from CLAIRE, a Healthcare Startup in Hong Kong, our Champion of IFF2020.


Our mission of IFF Platform aims to cultivate a long-term goal of fostering social innovation and shaping a sustainable future. Social innovators play a crucial role in designing new principles and tools for sustainable development, and more importantly, putting them into practice. With this mission in mind, IFF’s competition event is specifically be designed for young people to create and design innovative products or services that can significantly improve our environment, health, and society as a whole.

IFF Project Support Program by Axis Communications

05/03/2024

Our IFF2024 Gold Awards Sponsor, Axis Communications provided IFF’s secondary and tertiary school teams for their project extension and support.  This project support program is dedicated to those IFF students with video camera equipment, API development tools, lab facility support, and training.   Our IFF tutors are also assigned to support our winner teams and provide technical guidance for their project enhancement.  The IFF school teams, students and teachers enjoyed a wonderful on-site experience and practical training on network video solution with AI technologies at Axis Experience Centre on 2 Mar 2024. 

Axis Communications has also demonstrated real applications how to apply into a smart city by advanced features of real-time video data analytics, scene intelligence, thermal imaging, electronic image stabilization, radar technology and etc at the Axis laboratory during the visit.

IFF2024 is Open for Registration

03/02/2024

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to announce that our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2024 is now open for registration.  Innovate for Future (IFF) 2024 is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real-life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including secondary, and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process.

The Competition Theme of IFF2024 : Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development

This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). The final winners will have the opportunity to submit the project to a SJSU global program, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) competition and showcase. For more IFF information, please click: https://www.innovateforfuture.com/

This competition is also supported by our global technology partners and as well as other industry, exhibition, and training partners.  The final champion or winners will have opportunity to be nominated to join their industry support programs, internship programs and showcase in exhibition and sharing in technology conferences.

Innovate for Future Partnership with TURNED-E! Education

30/01/2024

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship Sub-committee have launched Innovate for Future (IFF) Platform since 2019.  It aims to cultivate a long-term goal of fostering social innovation and shaping a sustainable future. Social innovators play a crucial role in designing new principles and tools for sustainable development, and more importantly, putting them into practice. With this mission in mind, IFF’s competition event will specifically be designed for young people to create and design innovative products or services that can significantly improve our environment, health, and society as a whole.

Through IFF, students will be inspired to think outside the box and develop their ideas in an innovative way. They will be encouraged to address the pressing concerns of our society and learn to overcome real-life challenges through the competition. With the support of academic partners, industry mentorship, and various global programs, young participants will have the opportunity to turn their innovative concepts into reality.

TURNED-E! is an edu-tech incubatee of HKSTP’s Incubation Programme. We are committed to providing professional customised one-stop high-quality STEAM education services for academic and business clients and becoming the best educational partner for teachers.

Meeting the region’s STEAM education trends, we have developed our proprietary Semtron Micro-electronic Engineer Edu-tech Solution catering to STEAM education for students in grades K-12. Together with our learning kit, online programming learning platform and a comprehensive microelectronics engineer training curriculum with certification we help students develop an interest in STEM in preparation for career planning, thus creating a pipeline of micro-electronic talents.

TURNED-E! is proud to have successfully collaborated with industry leaders such as AMD and Avnet, which has led to the nomination of our first micro-e certification program for K-12 students. This recognition highlights our commitment to excellence in providing cutting-edge educational offerings.

Furthermore, TURNED-E! has also partnered with EasyEDA to promote PCB makers certification in Hong Kong. By joining forces with EasyEDA, we aim to empower students and enthusiasts in the realm of PCB design, further expanding their skill set and fostering creativity in the field.

Innovate for Future (IFF) has joined forces with TURNED-E! Education as “Micro-E in STEM Partner” for IFF2024. With a shared mission to foster micro-electronics in STEM, this collaboration holds immense potential for making a positive impact in Hong Kong SAR’s electronic industry.

Through an array of collaborative activities and a joint focus on micro-chip technology, IFF and TURNED-E! Education is poised to empower students and nurture their STEM talents. This partnership offers a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and practical application, bridging the gap between theory and practice.  By immersing students in the captivating world of micro-electronics, the partnership seeks to ignite curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.  Beyond education, this collaboration also aims to drive innovation and contribute to the growth of this dynamic sector.

IFF Article Published in our HKETA Annual e-Book 2024

17/01/2024

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to release an Innovate for Future (IFF) article published in our HKETA Annual e-Book 2024 for our members, academic and industry partners. The IFF article highlights the prospect of Innovate for Future platform and Competition event.

Our Innovate for Future (IFF) Platform aims to cultivate a long-term goal of fostering social innovation and shaping a sustainable future. Social innovators play a crucial role in designing new principles and tools for sustainable development, and more importantly, putting them into practice. With this mission in mind, IFF’s competition event will specifically be designed for young people to create and design innovative products or services that can significantly improve our environment, health, and society as a whole.

Through IFF, students will be inspired to think outside the box and develop their ideas in an innovative way. They will be encouraged to address the pressing concerns of our society and learn to overcome real-life challenges through the competition. With the support of academic partners, industry mentorship, and various global programs, young participants will have the opportunity to turn their innovative concepts into reality.

The IFF2024 Competition will provide a unique platform for young minds to showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, and passion for sustainable development. Participants will have the chance to collaborate, exchange ideas, and learn from industry experts, academic leaders, and fellow innovators. This multidimensional approach will foster a supportive and nurturing environment where young people can challenge existing norms, push boundaries, and contribute to a sustainable future.

IFF2023 Winners Selected for SVIC2023 Finalist Showcase in SJSU

20/11/2023

Our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2023 champion, St. Stephen’s Girls’ College (SSGC) of secondary stream and 1st Runner Up, of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Shatin has been selected for Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) 2023 Finalist Showcase under San Jose State University (SJSU) global program.  Their innovative projects will be presented in Nov 28, 2023.

“Eat At All” System is designed by SSGC for reducing food waste at the source. It consists of a smart menu, food shelf and cloud database. The smart menu is connected to the smart food shelf which automatically sends the required ingredients for each dish. The cloud database (storing data on ingredient quantities and expiry dates) is automatically updated whenever ingredients are added or used. The database also provides information on popular dishes and the ingredient purchase history for reference.

“ZeroVio”, a Software System is designed by IVE/Shatin for supporting human activities to provide a real-time video surveillance of violent events. The system provides monitoring and preventing violent incidents efficiently and effectively which is critical for ensuring public safety.

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.

IFF2023 and Past Winners Presented at Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival 2023 on 28 Aug 2023

31/08/2023

Our Innovate for Future 2023 (IFF2023) champions from secondary and tertiary streams as well as our IFF2020 champion from tertiary presented their innovative ideas with project showcases to industry people at Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival 2023 on 28 Aug 2023 at HKCEC.

Our IFF champions to present are :

  • IFF2023 : Eat it All by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
  • IFF2023 : SEAT/A General Framework for Seat Management in Public Space by Lingnan University
  • IFF2020 : An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis by CLAIRE Clinical AI Research

 

This public exposure allowed our young students to grow and improve our society through the practical experience in the community.  Our IFF platform is developed to foster social innovation for a sustainable future.

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.

IFF2023 Pitch & Conference Day at Cyberport on 5 Aug 2023

14/08/2023

Innovate for Future 2023 (IFF2023), an annual innovation and technology competition, have been held successfully on 5 Aug 2023 at Cyberport.  It was a wonderful one-day event that covered students pitch, conference talks, showcases and awards ceremony. All the students could be at present to share their innovative prototypes to our IFF mentors & judges, partners, and industry guests. 

We were excited to invite our honourable guests, Mr. Howard Cheng, COO of Cyberport to give us an opening remark in the morning and, Mr. Francis Wong, Executive Director of Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia to give us a opening remark in the awards ceremony. 

All the winners were selected by our judge panel during the pitch day and they will have opportunity to submit their project proposal for the SJSU global program.

Winners of Secondary School Stream as follow:

  • Champion: Eat it All by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
  • 1st Runner Up: Miss Pauline 2.0 by St. Paul’s Convent School
  • 2nd Runner Up: Care of you by Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)
  • Certificate of Excellence: Wearable Stress Tracker by Diocesan Girls’ School
  • Certificate of Excellence: CommunicateNow by Elsa High School

 

Winners of Tertiary School Stream as follow:

  • Champion: SEAT: A General Framework for Seat Management in Public Space by Lingnan University
  • 1st Runner up: ZeroVio by Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin)
  • 2nd Runner up: EcoQuest – Turn Gaming into Green Action by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Certificate of Excellence: SOWER by Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong)
  • Certificate of Excellence: Brain Computer Interface Feedback System for Dementia Patients by Hong Kong Metropolitan University

 

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.

Innovate for Future Partnership with MakerBay Foundation

20/07/2023

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship Sub-committee have launched Innovate for Future (IFF) platform since 2019. It is an open competition of innovation and technology to inspire young students in Hong Kong SAR to build innovative products and/or services to solve real life problems. Our IFF aims at fostering social innovation for a more sustainable future. It becomes a sustainable program for students to pursue their dreams and contribute to society through our technology coaching and mentorship.

MakerBay Foundation is a creative space and educational platform dedicated to helping youth make an impact through developing their maker skills and mindset. They believe in the potential of all youth to make a difference in the world, and they are committed to empowering and enabling them to do so. MakerBay operates makerspaces in Hong Kong SAR to provide people with the space, tools and training young people need to be innovators and serve the community through projects of maker education, impact innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Our partnership could extend our mission to foster science and technology culture by educational technology on our youth community though our collaborative activities and expertise in workforce development. We will joint force to explore and develop technology and other educational workshops in education sectors. Such programs could promote interest in latest technology education among young students and provide continuing training on career development. We also provide professional mentoring to young talents and early career engineers to cultivate their potential as future entrepreneurs.

IFF2023 Pitch Teams Visit Axis Experience Centre for Video Surveillance & AI Technology

19/07/2023

IFF2023 Awards and Technology & Support Sponsors, Axis Communications provided our IFF school teams with valuable insights training and real applications tour how video surveillance solutions applying into a smart and safe city at Axis Experience Centre on 15 July 2023.


Our school students have a wonderful onsite experience and practical training onnetwork video solution with AI technologies for video data analytics in real-time, scene intelligence, thermal imaging, electronic image stabilization, radar technology and etc into one system-on-chip feature demonstration at the Axis laboratory. Those iOT features and solutions revolutionize into smart cities in many ways such as traffic management and optimization, crowd monitoring, waste management and crisis management.

IFF Presented at Business GOVirtual EXPO & Conference in 12-14 July 2023

17/07/2023

Innovate for Future (IFF), as an Innovation Competition Partner of Business GOVirtual Expo & Conference in 2023, have talks presentation and showcases in the exhibition booth by our IFF partner and champions from secondary and tertiary streams.

  • Our IFF Awards Sponsor, Axis Communications presented a talk for Video surveillance for smarter and safer cities.
  • Our IFF Secondary Champion, by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College presented her Product : Care-E-Bot
  • Our IFF Tertiary Champion, by IVE (Shatin) presented her Product : PresentAR

It is a good opportunity for our partner and students to have public exposure and presenting their innovative ideas and products to industry people though this grand Expo & Conference event in 12-14 July 2023 at HKCEC.

Please CLICK the link for the event photos.

Innovate for Future 之傳承計劃

10/07/2023

最近我們再次探訪一間中學的S.3學生團隊,他們正繼續探究科技創新的新方案,主題是科技/AI如何改變教學模式,以增強學生的學習能力。團隊由物理科老師帶領,老師有熱誠,亦肯定科學對學生未來發展的重要,故利用課餘時間跟我們合作,與學生一起探索和分享。老師指學生對科學和未來科技充滿熱情,也喜歡探索和實踐。

新方案得到IFF科技夥伴的全力支持,提供硬件設備和培訓課程。而我們的年青會員會擔任導師,他們都是修讀電腦工程的大學生,也是學生團隊的同校師姐。他們將積極參與指導工作,以完成一個為期一年的軟硬件開發項目,這也是我們IFF發展中一個傳承的實驗計劃 (STEM@HKETA Platform) 。

Innovate for Future 是一項公開的創新科技比賽,旨在鼓勵本地年輕人發展創新產品或服務,以應對現實生活中的種種挑戰,並藉科技推動社會積極發展。 而IFF2021/22中學組別冠軍得主 (Care-E-Bot/智得耆樂) 將於灣仔會展「BUSINESS GOVirtual科技會議2023」中探討和分享她們在打造創新產品方面的動向。

IFF2023 Top 5 School Teams Selected for Final Pitching

18/06/2023

IFF2023 Organizing Committee is glad to announce that top 5 school teams of Secondary and Tertiary streams have been selected by our mentor panel.  Top 5 school teams will undergo our IFF mentorship session including industry visit, technology training and mentor advisory.  Finally, they will present their project ideas to our judging panel at the pitch day on 5 Aug 2023 at Cyberport. 

Besides, 5 teams of Certificate of Merits are also selected and they will be invited to join our conference talks and award ceremony. 

The information of those school teams has been posted into our website.

IFF Champions Exposure at BUSINESS GOVirtual Tech Conference Hong Kong in July 2023

09/06/2023

Innovate for Future (IFF), as an Innovation Competition Partner of Business GOVirtual Expo & Conference in 2023, our IFF partner : Axis Communications, and champions : Care-E-Bot by St. Stephen’s Girls’ College & PresentAR by IVE (Shatin) are invited to provide talks at her Tech Conference on July 14 2023 at HKCEC.  Our IFF winners have a good opportunity to exposing and presenting their innovative ideas and showcases to industry people though this grand Expo & Conference event. 

“We are excited to witness our young students solving various real-life problems with feasible products and innovation.  Our IFF platform aims at fostering social innovation for a more sustainable future.  It becomes a sustainable program for students to pursue their dreams and contribute to society through our technology coaching and mentorship.” Said Mr. Stapler Li, Chairperson of IFF2023 Organizing Committee and Chairman of Start-up & Mentorship, HKETA.

Innovate For Future 將與 BUSINESS GOVirtual科技會議2023於灣仔會展熱談未來科技動向和發展。

Innovate for Future (IFF) 是一項公開的創新科技競賽,旨在激發本地年輕人打造創新產品或服務,以改善和解決現實生活中的種種挑戰,藉科技推動社會向前向好發展。

IFF邀得競賽贊助代表及不同組別的冠軍得主探討和分享:視頻監控的安全和應用、科技如何改善老年人生活、互動簡報如何助力教育業等熱題,讓觀眾重新審視未來社會的需要,並認識年輕一代如何突破這些現實挑戰,助力企業/ 品牌實現企業責任。論壇詳情如下:

2023.7.14 | 14:15 – 15:15 | Innovate for Future

題目1:智慧和安全城市的視頻監控  by Mr. Nelson Woo, Industry Associations & Standards Manager, APAC, AXIS Communications Ltd.

題目2:Care-E-Bot/智得耆樂(IFF2021/22中學組別冠軍)By Ms. Ching Yan Ko, Student and Ms. Wing Kiu Som, Student, St. Stephen’s Girls’ College

題目3:PresentAR/全新互動簡報(IFF2021/22大專組別冠軍)By Mr. Po Hin Ma, Recent Graduate, IVE (Shatin)

IFF2021/22 Champion, PresentAR Team Received Outstanding Awards in World Genius Convention & Education Expo 2023 at Japan

01/06/2023

Congratulations to our IFF2021/22 PresentAR by tertiary team won the gold award for Hear Inclusive project and Silver award for PresentAR project.  At the same time, the team has also received International Special Award in the 37 World Genius Convention & Education Expo 2023 at Tokyo Japan on 18-19 May, 2023. 

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.  Our IFF aims at fostering social innovation and providing a sustainable program for students to purse their dreams and contribute to society through our technology coaching and mentorship. 

For details : http://w-g-c.org/wgc_contents/about/

IFF2023 is Open for Proposal Submission

03/05/2023

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to announce that our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2023 is now open for proposal submission.

IFF2023 is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including primary, secondary and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process. The competition theme of this year is Social Innovation & Sustainability For Future.

This competition is not only supported by our Technology & Support Sponsors of IFF2023 by industry and our international premium supporter, San Jose State University (SJSU), but also supported by our local universities as our supporting organizations of IFF2023. The final champion or winners will have opportunity to submit their projects to SJSU global program such as Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Competition and Showcase.

IFF2023 is Open for Registration

11/02/2023

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to announce that our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2023 is now open for registration.

IFF2023 is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including primary, secondary and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process.  The competition theme of this year is Social Innovation & Sustainable For Future.

This competition is supported by our Technology & Support Sponsors of IFF2023.  The final winners will have opportunity to be nominated to join their industry support programs.  This competition is also supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU).  The final champion or winners will have opportunity to submit their projects to SJSU global program such as Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Competition and Showcase.

IFF Partners Sharing Career Talk at HKMU

27/01/2023

Our HKETA’s startup & mentorship subcommittee was invited by Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) to make a career talk for a final year of Computer Science and Information Technology undergraduate lecture on 27 Jan 2023.   The career talk was including our mentorship program, Innovate for Future (IFF) platform introduction, career opportunity for startup and global tech market in Hong Kong.

Our Technology & Support Sponsors and Partners of IFF : Axis Communications and Armitage Technologies shared with the students the latest technology and IT/ICT industry, career opportunity and more specific smart city software applications such as sensor fusion, vehicle to everything, AI edge device on IOT, crowd management, intelligent traffic enforcement robot, surveillance system, and etc those have been deployed in Hong Kong.

Our IFF2021 Champion, 417 Technology was also invited to share her exciting experience for her young startup development though competition.

 

IFF Article Published in our HKETA Annual e-Book 2023

18/01/2023

HKETA’s Startup & Mentorship subcommittee is glad to release an Innovate for Future (IFF) article published in our HKETA Annual e-Book 2023 for our members, academic and industry partners.  The IFF article highlights the prospect of Innovate for Future platform, IFF2023 competition event and key messages addressing from our premium supporter and strategic partners. 

Innovate for Future (IFF) is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real-life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including primary, secondary, and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process. The competition theme of IFF2023 is Social Innovation & Sustainability For Future.

IFF2021 Champion Showcases at our HKETA Annual Dinner 2023

17/01/2023

Our IFF 2021 champion from Tertiary and Secondary streams, PresentAR from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Shatin and Care-E-Bot from St. Stephen’s Girls’ College presented and showcases their projects to our HKETA members & partners, industry guests and academic professionals in our annual dinner 2023 at Hong Kong Science Park on 17 Jan 2023.

IFF2021 Champion : PresentAR Team Selected for SVIC Finalist Showcase 2022 in SJSU

08/12/2022

Our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2021 champion, PresentAR from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Shatin has been selected for Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Finalist Showcase 2022 under San Jose State University (SJSU) global program.  The PresentAR team has presented their innovative project in Nov 19, 2022 with well recognition by judge panel.

PresentAR is a software application (APP), provides the best storytelling experience and allows users directly interact with the objects in the presentation with supporting by AR technology, hand gesture recognition and voice control.  It is targeted to use in the video conferencing, virtual presentation and online product unveiling events. 

Their teammates continue to further study in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology respectively.  At the same time, this project is under developed for commercialization and supported by our industry program.

IFF2021 Winners Exposure at Hong Kong Electronic Fair & Exhibition in Oct 2022

07/12/2022

Our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2021 winners from secondary and primary streams of HKETA Invitation and Technology Competition, have a good opportunity to expose and present their ideas with project showcases to industry people at Hong Kong Electronic Fair & Exhibition on 13 Oct 2022 at HKCEC.

This public exposure allowed our young students to grow and improve our society through the practical experience in the community.  Our IFF platform is developed to foster social innovation for a sustainable future.

IFF2021 Winners Exposure at Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival in Aug 2022

07/12/2022

Our Innovate for Future (IFF) 2021 winners from tertiary and primary streams of HKETA Invitation and Technology Competition, have a good opportunity to expose and present their ideas with project showcases to industry people at Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival on 20 Aug 2022 at HKCEC.

This public exposure allowed our young students to grow and improve our society through the practical experience in the community.  Our IFF platform is developed to foster social innovation for a sustainable future.

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.


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.

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.

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.