KE Newsletter Issue 20 (April 2021)
News in Brief
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 Dingle, Dr David Baker, Dr Timothy Bonebrake, and Professor David Dudgeon, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
‘Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through Novel Conservation Forensics Research’
Watch the KE video on their project: https://www.ke.hku.hk/story/video/keea
HKU Innovator Award 2020
Watch the KE video on Professor Tang’s project: https://www.ke.hku.hk/story/video/hkuia
HKU Young Innovator Award 2020
Watch the KE video on Dr Kwok’s project: https://www.ke.hku.hk/story/video/hkuyia