HKU at InnoCarnival 2014
The InnoCarnival 2014, organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) as a major event of the InnoTech Month 2014, was held from November 1-9, 2014 in the Hong Kong Science Park. The Technology Transfer Office coordinated the University's participation in the InnoCarnival 2014.
- An Integrated Platform for Analysis and Surgical Training of Aneurysms and Dissections in Major Arteries (Professor K W Chow, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
- Bendable Light-emitting Diodes (Dr H W Choi, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- Visualizing Chemical Images in Daily Life Samples (Dr Kwan-Ming Ng, Department of Chemistry)
- E-textbook Platform and E-contents for Primary Maths and Secondary Computer Literacy subjects (Dr Wilton Fok, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- Tumor Marker (Professor Kwan Man, Department of Surgery)
- New Hope for Oesophageal Cancer Patients (Dr Nikki Lee, Department of Surgery)
- New Generation of Antibiotics for Combating "Superbugs" (Dr Xuechen Li, Department of Chemistry)
The aforementioned project investigators and their teams used various exhibits, interactive demonstrations, specimens, videos and posters to demonstrate the application of their cutting-edge research and inventions to visitors. In addition, there were 2 computer games developed by summer interns of Versitech, one on the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes, and the other a game of self-examination for the visitors to see what they had learned from the HKU's exhibits. Visitors from all walks of life could gain hands-on experience of the convenience brought by these projects to everyday life and enjoy the fun. The HKU pavilion attracted a lot of visitors, from potential industry partners to school teachers and students as well as families.
According to the ITC, the InnoCarnival 2014 had attracted more than 230,000 visitors, raising public awareness of local inventions.