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KE Newsletter Issue 20 (April 2021)

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KE Excellence Award, HKU Innovator Award and HKU Young Innovator Award 2020

The Knowledge Exchange (KE) Excellence Award is a university-level award to recognise outstanding KE accomplishment that has made significant economic, social, environmental or cultural impacts to benefit the society.

Recognising innovations is equally important to spur sharing of innovations with the broader community. The new HKU Innovator Award and the HKU Young Innovator Award have been established to recognise outstanding Faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. In contrast with the KE Excellence Award which requires evidence that the impact already exists, evidence of potential impact is also considered for these awards. Research-led innovation may take many forms, including the creation of distinctive and new products or models; commercialisation activity; entrepreneurial activity; social enterprise; or policy change.

Warm congratulations are extended to the following colleagues who have won the awards:

KE Excellence Award 2020

Dr Caroline DingleDr David BakerDr Timothy Bonebrake, and Professor David DudgeonSchool of Biological SciencesFaculty of Science
Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through Novel Conservation Forensics Research

KE Excellence Award 2020

(From left) Professor David Dudgeon, Dr Timothy Bonebrake, Dr David Baker, Dr Caroline Dingle, and Professor Richard Wong, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Watch the KE video on their project:

HKU Innovator Award 2020 

Professor Chuyang TangDepartment of Civil EngineeringFaculty of Engineering 

HKU Innovator Award 2020

Professor Chuyang Tang (left) and Dr Yiwu He, Chief Innovation Officer

Watch the KE video on Professor Tang’s project:

HKU Young Innovator Award 2020

Dr Ka Wai KwokDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering

HKU Young Innovator Award 2020

Dr Ka Wai Kwok (right) and Dr Yiwu He, Chief Innovation Officer

Watch the KE video on Dr Kwok’s project: