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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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-0018 An AI-based Progression Risk Assessment System for Knee Osteoarthritis
2020-TER-0023 Aero-Hydroponic Agriculture IoT System (AHAS)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC): https://www.sjsu.edu/svic/
Innovate For Future 2020: http://innovateforfuture.com
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.
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.
We received 50 team applications.
secondary – 21 teams
tertiary – 29 teams
We are looking forward to your project submission
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.
Our information session was held online on 01 Aug 2020. This briefing session aims to provide information about the competition details, theme and schedule.
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!