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!