Start it Up with TSSSU@HKU: From Student Club to Start-Up
Here's a golden opportunity for the entrepreneurial-minded to translate their new technologies and inventions into business opportunities. TSSSU@HKU is a new award programme with an annual budget of HK$4 million, and the HKU edition of the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) launched by the Innovation and Technology Commission in October 2014. It provides funding support to technology startup companies formed by HKU students, staff and alumni.
New App for a Healthy Voice
Anyone who has had to talk for a prolonged period will know the problem of voice fatigue, especially teachers and others whose voices are central to their professional life. A new app developed at HKU aims to help them prevent problems and develop a healthy voice.
Technology with a Social Purpose
Dr Vincent Lau of the Department of Computer Science has been developing new technology products for more than 20 years and he is enthusiastic about the possibilities of today's advances to change lives for the better, especially among the impaired people. At the same time, he has been puzzled that many young people do not have similar enthusiasm. His KE project has tried to change that.
Detecting Crime in Cyberspace
Criminal activities on the Internet are on the increase, presenting new challenges to law enforcement agencies. Not only must they find the people responsible, they also have to keep up in the technological game in order to have any hope of uncovering cybercrimes in the first place.
Interaction is the Key Word in iClass
A teacher asks her students to name the causes of global warming and 10 hands shoot up into the air. Who will be chosen to answer the question?
The Toxic Tale of Hong Kong's First Patented Drug
One man's poison is another man's cure. At least that's the case for arsenic. Best known as a favourite substance for killing off royalty and victims in murder mystery stories, arsenic has enjoyed a comeback in recent years as a medical treatment, in particular for leukaemia.
Track Goods and People on the Move
A shipment of valuable computer components makes its way from Hong Kong to New York. The owners want to track its progress at every step but the location updates are not in real time - the best information is that the shipment left San Francisco three hours earlier. But where, exactly, is it?