Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge (HKSEC)
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Stages of Competition
All teams will summarise the social need and the social venture model to address it in a set of documents, including Executive Summary, Concept Deck, Lean Canvas and Appendices.
Semi-Final teams will be invited to write up their detailed social venture plans and pitch their ideas before a panel of judges.
8 Final teams will then be selected to compete for the 4 awards.
All Semi-Final teams will be eligible to compete for the Best Presentation (Semi-Final) award.
In the Grand Final, judges will select two Champion teams and two 1st Runner-ups teams. Other awards include Best Presentation, Most Innovative Idea and Timely Impact Award (one team each). Starting from 2020, the Timely Impact Award with a total amount of HK$50,000 will be given to the team with the business idea that is most relevant in addressing a current challenge of Hong Kong in the particular year.
The Champion and 1st Runner-up Teams will be awarded a startup prize money that will enable them to implement the first phase of their business plan for their social enterprise under mentorship. Each member of the two Champion Teams will receive a Startup Award of $75,000, while members of the 1st Runner-up Teams will receive $37,500 each.
In addition, the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government will sponsor the winning team of the Social Ambassador IP Award to join the Youth Co:Lab Summit which is co-led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Citi Foundation.
Our Established SEs
Good Health & Well-Being, 2022
Vivablee是一個遊戲化的靜觀手機應用程式，用家透過完成每日的靜觀小練習賺取程式中的「mindful bits」。用家可以「mindful bits」在香港不同地方換取與靜觀及個人生活相關的產品及服務，例如手沖咖啡或瑜伽體驗等。
CHIN Ho Yeung Felix (The University of Edinburgh)
CHEUNG Man Hin (CUHK)
CHOW Pui Yin Roy (HKU)
TSOI Wing Yan (CUHK)
Prof. ZHANG Dexing Daisy (CUHK)
Environmental Sustainability,Empowerment,Elderly, 2022
Founded in 2021 and incubated by Hong Kong Design Centre, Dress Green is a design-driven social enterprise that promotes sustainable development through creativity. One of Dress Green’s initiatives is UNI Green, of which the name “UNI” stands for “Uniform” and “Unique”. Believing in the uniqueness of uniforms, UNI Green is a programme that aims to lengthen the retail life cycles of overstock uniforms from schools and other uniformed corporates. After collecting unsold and/or unsaleable uniforms from the organisations, UNI Green hires job-seeking individuals - mostly from the disadvantaged community - to help give these uniforms a new life as souvenirs and stitched products. Unlike most graduation and corporate souvenirs that are mass-produced, UNI Green’s locally produced keepsakes are uniquely designed according to the motifs and colours specific to each supplying uniform. Some uniforms are also used in upcycling workshops that serve to educate students and staff members about upcycling. This initiative not only reduces uniform waste, but also creates meaningful employment opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and educates the community about sustainable fashion.
In 2022, Dress Green upcycled over 1,000 products and created over 1,000 hours of working opportunities for local elderly and housewives. Among these products, the ones designed with old uniforms through the project of UNI Green even won the DFA Design for Asia Award 2022 and Hong Kong Smart Design Award 2022. The story of UNI Green was also featured by RTHK, HK01, am730, Sing Tao, Yahoo!, Metro Broadcast, Metro Pop, and Parenting Headlines.
YU Sin Wan (PolyU)
PANG Siu Cheung Victor (HKUST)
Silvia CHOI (PolyU)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2022
Trilingcal is a training group that targets non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) youngsters, to whom we provide job-related education with trilingual learning materials. With an operation mode comparable to Inno330, a social enterprise cafe that offers workplace training for people in recovery of mental illness, we strive to equip NCS youngsters with job-related soft skills, as well as the common job etiquette in Hong Kong’s predominantly Chinese-speaking workplace. We also hire NCS mentors to help us with co-designing customised learning materials, and creating learning videos that could help improve the learning efficacy of NCS students. Our training programme offers:
- Internships and job opportunities for NCS youngsters to enhance their job readiness, with complementary courses taught by NCS mentors, as NCS youngsters lack pre-job training to accustom them to Hong Kong’s workplace culture;
- Affordable Chinese lessons for NCS learners, as a low Chinese level is evidently linked to academic and employment difficulties for NCS individuals in Hong Kong;
- Chinese learning materials that are specifically designed with the help of NCS tutors, using the languages that are commonly used among the NCS communities. These materials will be used in courses such as Chinese enhancement, Manner Training, Pre-P1, and Pre-S1 Preparation, etc., as most pre-existing Chinese learning materials are not effectively designed to fit NCS students’ needs
- A sense of solidarity within the NCS community with the contribution from parent volunteers.
By providing the NCS community with Chinese learning resources that are culturally customised, and career-related soft skills that can help them excel in Hong Kong’s workplace, Trilingcal endeavours to ultimately promote empowerment for NCS youngsters in Hong Kong.
LIN Yee Man (EdUHK)
AU Cheuk Ting (EdUHK)
LAI Sau Wing (CUHK)
LEUNG Yip Chow (CUHK)
Dr. Raymond KONG (EdUHK)
TIME TO GOLD
Social Inclusion,Empowerment, 2022
I am not old, I am GOLD”「吾是老餅」：香港糕點文化記錄
「糕點時光 Time To Gold」成立於2021年，是一間致力保存傳統糕點文化的社會企業，我們提供糕點銷售及寄賣、技能培訓、體驗工作坊及資訊分享等服務，期望在提供服務的同時，促進婦女充權及長者就業。
LEE Yan Kwan (HKU)
LI Ching Yee (HSUHK)
WU Siu Pik (HKSYU)
YEUNG Ming Chu (HKBU)
Dr. SIU Yan Ho (HKBU)
The Loops Hong Kong
Job Creation,Environmental Sustainability,Empowerment, 2022
Since its establishment in 2019, THE LOOPS has been known as a leading one-stop door-to-door recycling centre in Hong Kong.
Waste problems are the results of resource misallocation. Currently, there is no effective way that allows people to give away their unwanted items and take back what they needed. In the end, many of these items go to waste even though some people in society need them.
Accepting more than 40 types of recyclable materials, The Loops offers the smoothest and easiest recycling path to both households and offices. Recyclables are collected right at the doorstep, sorted through, and then delivered to recycling factories for recycling, or shops for reuse.
Our employees are unemployed homemakers who come from the disadvantaged community. We provide them with a very family-friendly work schedule, as well as the options to work in their neighbourhood; in some cases, they could even work in the same building they live in. We believe this is a process of empowerment as it enables them to contribute financially to their families, and also socially to their communities.
While disposable packaging brings immense convenience to our modern daily lifestyle, it also creates the pressing problems of waste and pollution. Here at The Loops, however, our belief is that, since everything is eventually disposable in a linear economy, the problem is never what materials we use, but how we treat them after using them. After all, it is the afterlife of these materials that defines a circular economy and, thus, completes the Loops.
#Invited team from Good Seed
WONG Ching Hei (HKSYU)
CHAN Wai Shan (CityU)
CHUNG Yee Wing (University of Tasmania)
YIU Ka Hei (CUHK)
Prof. WU Ka Ming (CUHK)
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
Tamee is an education and social networking platform that is established to connect corporates that are seeking to sponsor quality ESG activities with students who are in search of opportunities to materialise their ESG projects. By providing support to both parties using the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs), we aim to kickstart more structured ESG projects, influence personal values and foster interpersonal bonds, as well as, ultimately, promote the adoption and implementation of the UN-SDGs in Hong Kong.
While students in Hong Kong often devote themselves to projects that could help brush up their extracurricular activities profile, thus benefiting their applications to academic institutions, many of them are especially passionate about undertaking projects that involve potential social impact. Although such passion can be seen as their attempt to solve the world’s problems with creativity, they usually lack the necessary credentials that could help them attract sponsorships from companies, let alone making the projects happen.
Meanwhile, in recent years, companies are also observed to have become increasingly concerned about their social and environmental contributions. This is likely due to the fact that after ESG reporting was made mandatory in Hong Kong, a company’s efforts to make an impact in ESG have become an indicator of its success. However, recent ESG activities are often unstructured, lacking proper measurements or governance standards. This poses a challenge to impact assessment and resource allocation for companies, which in turn may obstruct the upscaling of impactful projects.
In light of this, Tamee aims to bridge the gap between Hong Kong’s young talents and companies by providing online and offline support.
We partnered with the UN Industrial Development Organisation Global Innovation Network Project (UNIDO GIN Project), a specialised agency in the UN, with whom we provide online and offline education for students aged 12-22 on the 17 UN-SDGs, project formations, and team formations. We assist teenagers in achieving their goals of co-creating social impact and enhancing their profiles with credible extra-curricular activities or certificates.
On the other end of the bridge, we also help listed companies in growing their social impact, thus polishing their ESG reports, by providing ESG reporting services which will specifically allow them to select their sponsorship recipients from various student-initiated projects that have verifiably incorporated UN-SDGs.
YAU Hon Kiu Edwin (HKU)
CHAK Man Ho (CUHK)
Shelby HO (CUHK)
KO Yan Kiu (University of South Australia)
Dr. LAW Chau Sing Rocky (HKU)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion,Education, 2022
SEN Technology strives to deliver solutions that can make things easier for professionals who work with children with special educational needs (SEN). These include SEN teachers, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and physical therapists, all of whom endeavour to provide students with quality education that corresponds to their unique needs. Currently, in Hong Kong, the shortage of SEN professionals not only lays a heavy workload on these professionals, but also delays the appropriate help for SEN families, such as individualised training and support, for up to 12 months.
Myotapps City is a gamified training tool that is developed to satisfy the needs of all parties. It supports SEN professionals in designing home training programmes for SEN students aged 3 to 17 years old, with the objectives of improving their academic, behaviourial, and functional performance. With this accessible, affordable, and interactive tool, professionals can easily perform independent training with each student by assigning the just-right challenges to them, as well as keep track of their progress. The tool is also designed to satisfy most, if not all, needs of various parties, thanks to its growing set of evidence-based training that targets executive functioning, handwriting, social, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills, all of which are designed and developed by a team of SEN professionals. With Myotapps City, students no longer have to wait for months until receiving suitable support, but be able to receive customised training anytime and anywhere, just with a touchscreen device.
LAI Angela On Kei (Imperial College London)
LEE Cheuk Ning (University of Derby)
LEE Yi Sum (Coventry University)
MA Chui Yee Natalie (Coventry University)
CHAN Tsz Man (PolyU)
Social Tech,Education, 2022
Re:learn is a digital learning platform that provides an enhanced hybrid learning experience with self-developed immersive Virtual Reality (VR) educational solutions for both remote and face-to-face learners. With this platform, both learners and tutors - regardless of physical abilities - can interact in VR conditions from anywhere without any physical constraints. Through a series of offline workshops designed for disabled tutors-to-be, especially those who are wheelchair-bound, Re:learn trains and hires them as the VR developers or coordinators of our VR workshops, so that classes can take place remotely. Some of the previous workshops were co-developed with other social enterprises, thus fitting the requirements for both the local STEAM and Value Education curricula. The expected outcomes include:
- Wheelchair-bound talents can receive better job opportunities after 1) being equipped with highly transferable Web 3.0 digital skills through on-the-job training, 2) being enabled a flexible working arrangement that allows for remote working thanks to the nature of VR, and 3) having their self-esteem and confidence been gradually developed through teaching and interacting with others without psychological barriers, as suggested by the Chief Accessibility Officer of Ruh Global Impact.
- Local schools can have more feasible hybrid learning solutions that engage with students both remotely and face to face, allowing them to learn and interact with one another through gamified and immersive VR content without physical constraints. Studies show that VR learning can achieve a knowledge retention rate of 75%, in contrast to lecture-style learning at 5%. More importantly, disabled tutors can even serve as positive role models to students by educating them about disability and diversity.
SO Kin Fung (CityU)
CHOW Wing Hung (CityU)
LAI Wing Yan (HKBU)
LEE Hoi Wah (HKBU)
Dr. CHEUNG Yu Ha (HKBU)
Social Inclusion, 2022
Pink Dolphin Academy Limited is Hong Kong’s first female-friendly, culturally inclusive swimming and hydrotherapy academy. We offer female-exclusive swimming classes and hydrotherapy for women, especially those with ethnic minority (EM) backgrounds.
Currently, there are no aquatic activities suitable for most women of EM backgrounds in Hong Kong. This is because swimming classes available, public and private, are either religiously inappropriate for women following the Islamic practices, as they are held in mixed-gender pools and mostly coached by male coaches, or they simply lack linguistic diversity. In addition, modest swimming outfits that are appropriate for Muslim women, i.e., Burkini, are widely inaccessible in Hong Kong. As a result, EM women are epidemiologically more susceptible to chronic diseases that often develop from a sedentary lifestyle. That includes a high prevalence of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, and joint degenerative diseases, namely osteoarthritis, amongst middle-aged EM women.
By providing an environment that is not only female-friendly but also culturally and linguistically diverse, Pink Dolphin Academy aims to inspire sportsmanship amongst ethnic minority women; promote physical, social, and emotional health; and more importantly, promote equity and inclusion in the arena of aquatic sports in Hong Kong - all at affordable prices.
In the last six months, we successfully trained 101 participants of nine different ethnicities, aged between 8 and 60. Soon, we will also offer hydrotherapy with live interpretation to middle-aged women suffering from metabolic diseases and joint degenerative diseases.
Tayyaba BIBI (University of Oxford)
LEUNG Ya Yuan Rachel (CUHK)
CHEUNG Leong (University of Oxford)
Good Health & Well-Being, 2022
Founded in 2021, OUTPSYCDER aims to create a better community by putting our effort into supporting, destigmatizing, and raising awareness of mental health issues; kickstarting open and honest conversations about mental illness (MI); and advocating for sustainable living. This year, we want to expand our brand from online advocacy to in-person community outreach by providing accessible, reliable, and affordable mental health (MH) care to any struggling individuals at our new studio: Ticket To Ataraxia by OUTPSYCDER. There will be peer support groups, 1-on-1 consultation services, as well as stress relief and self-care products available for sale, through which we hope to build a nonjudgmental safe space that allows people to wind down in this bustling city.
FOK Catalina Ka Man (CUHK)
LAM Cho Wai (HKU)
Andrea Lavinia LAU (University of Kent)
OR Kwan Yi (HKBU)
NOT ONLY POWDER
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
Every day, in Hong Kong, a significant quantity of food that looks less than perfect is directly sent to waste, despite being perfectly delicious and nutritious. This type of food is known as “ugly food”, which is often thrown away simply because they look misshapen, off-sized, or a little bruised and damaged. In light of this situation, it is NOT ONLY POWDER’s mission to rescue these ugly foods, specifically fruits, from being wasted. But instead of producing more food to meet people’s demands, our plan is to better utilise the food we already have.
NOT ONLY POWDER collaborates with local fruit stores to collect ugly fruits that were intended to be discarded. We then upcycle these fruits by slicing them into pieces, dehydrating them with freeze-drying technology, and blending them into powder form. Through this upcycling process, the products’ 2-week shelf life will be lengthened to 1 year. Our powdered products can be widely used in drinks, desserts, dishes, and pastries, to name a few. Furthermore, we also strive to leverage on technology to facilitate communication, foster collaboration, and improve business agility between our partners and us, which is why we will provide a channel for our partners to update their ugly fruits inventory. We are proud to announce that, after making various iterations, we are now ready with our first collection! What about you?
FONG Yuen Ying (The University of Göttingen)
CHAU Cheung Chung (PolyU)
CHEUNG Ngai Yik (HKUST)
LEE Tsz Ching (PolyU)
Dr. LEUNG Chun Sing (PolyU)
Never Too Late
Job Creation,Empowerment, 2022
For 20 years, Connie has served her loved ones wholeheartedly, and dedicated all her time and effort to providing the best nurturing environment for her kids and to creating the warmest and sweetest home for her family. As her children have grown up, she now enjoys more personal time, and she feels that it is finally time to strive for her own goals and pursue her own dreams. But after months of job seeking, there was no echo nor response, until she met Never Too Late (NTL).
It is Never Too Late to make a change for a better chance! NTL Recruitment is a human resources social enterprise tailored for ladies aged 45 or above, who have left the workplace for over 5 years, and are looking for an opportunity to open up a new chapter of their lives. By helping these women return to the workforce through training workshops and job-matching services, as well as our innovative Senior Internship Programme, we aspire to unearth their potential so as to rebuild their confidence, re-establish their self-image, and restore their self-esteem.
NG Sum Yin (HKUST)
CHAN Yu Shan (HKSYU)
LAI Nok Ching (HKUST)
Donny SIU (HKUST)
Good Health & Well-Being,Elderly, 2022
As the problem of ageing population continues to spread around the globe, swallowing disorders have also come under the spotlight as a more common medical condition in our society. Swallowing disorders have been a rising concern of the professionals working on elderly healthcare, since the associated diseases may not only lower people’s quality of life but even be fatal. Support is, therefore, the key to swallowing disorder prevention, which can ultimately safeguard quality of life, reduce medical expenses, and most importantly, ensure survival. However, the current system lacks the resources and manpower to provide regular rehabilitation services for people with swallowing disorders. Such services include swallowing exercises, which are known to be helpful in improving oral motor functions of at-risk older adults.
Besides, under the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few years, many clinical sessions have been switched from face-to-face to online mode. This suggests that the rehabilitation industry is becoming more adapted to the online approach under the new normal. Therefore, there is foreseeable trend of mobile applications being a more prevalent tool in assisting speech therapy.
Hence, the solution our team has created to minimise the impact swallowing disorders have on our elderly population is MotOral, a mobile application that assists speech therapists in providing at-risk older adults with preventive measures for swallowing disorders. Fun and engaging exercises are also included in the application, so that users could train their oral motor muscles without feeling overwhelmed.
With MotOral, life is made easier.
YUE Hang Chi (HKU)
LEE Hoi In (HKU)
LEUNG Sze Yu (HKUST)
Dr. NG Manwa Lawrence (HKU)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2022
Medtaverse is a comprehensive med-tech service platform specialised in B2B2C smart healthcare and digital therapy, spanning from telemedicine to rehabilitation. We hope to utilise gamified digital therapy to enable more engaging and motivating high-intensity therapy for people in recovery after strokes. What puts Medtaverse at the cutting edge of the market is our uniqueness as a reusable and rentable med-tech that is not only backed by professionals but also designed for professionals regardless of speciality, whose rehabilitation work can then be made more efficient with the help of our services. With our rentable solutions, Medtaverse aims to create the first metaverse of digital therapy, where readymade rehab services can be found all in one place.
Our readymade metaverse spaces (MEDtaverse) are offered in different monthly subscription options. For a more personalised experience, users can also select our Custom plan to make modification based on our available features.
Custom (Fees to be finalised depending on add-on features chosen by users): Customisation is available for features such as scenes, gamification settings, and data research analytics. Users can also opt for add-on features and localisation services.
Professional ($89.9): Made for rehabilitation professionals and businesses, who can utilise MEDtaverse to manage their patients after diagnosis. Each space has a limit for the number of users and patients; for a larger capacity, customers can select the Custom plan.
Patients/Individuals (Free): Registered users or patients can use MEDtaverse for free and keep track of their digital treatment records on the platform.
YIP Chi Hay (PolyU)
CHONG Ka Ying (PolyU)
CHOY Tsz Kwan (PolyU)
WU Chun Hung (PolyU)
Prof. Andy CHEUNG (PolyU)
Dr. Kenneth FONG (PolyU)
Dr. Peter NG (PolyU)
Meat the Next
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
Based in Hong Kong Science Park, Meat the Next is a social innovator enterprise that specialises in food technology and high-quality New Generation Food. By developing and producing delicious, nutritionally balanced, and affordable smart protein products and solutions, such as dairy-free ice cream, milk, plant-based meat, etc, our aim is to bring about diet change for the sake of individuals’ well-being, as well as global impact so as to combat climate change and alleviate food crisis. All the food technologies we utilised are also patented by ourselves, including non-GMO odourless soybean and the advanced fermentation technology.
We source our raw materials directly from green and clean-labelled suppliers. With our self-developed protein extrusion machine and advanced fermentation technology, we are also able to provide downstream food solutions and New Generation Food to adapt to the market’s needs.
Apart from developing New Generation Food products with food technology, we have also made effort to enlarge Meat the Next’s social impact by conducting talks and sharing at schools, elderly houses, and social enterprises to raise social awareness of how smart protein can help achieve sustainability. We offer DIY workshops where participants have the opportunity to produce future food by themselves, through which they could not only be equipped with related skills but may even gain interest in the sustainable lifestyle. Job and internship opportunities are also provided to educated rehabilitated persons, as an initiative to alleviate poverty issues as well as to foster purposefulness and confidence in these communities, all on top of our primary goal of environmental advocacy.
CHAN Ka Ming Edmund (CUHK)
CHE Hiu Suet Michelle (HKUST)
Prof. WONG Wing Tak Jack (CUHK)
Invisible Environmental Technology
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
Invisible Environmental Technology, also known as Invisible Tech, is a tech startup that focuses on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by transforming wood waste into sellable technology assets through a unique Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) Ecosystem. Invisible Tech produces educational and tech products, such as STEM Audio DIY Kit and solar-powered devices, with upcycled wood waste materials, through which the use of technology also gives them new lives in a more meaningful and impactful way in the tech education and lifestyle sectors. Additionally, Invisible Tech owns patents for various self-developed design and technologies which are also integrated into our ESG products. By applying leading technology to our innovative upcycled products, we aim to further create social impact. Besides hardware production, Invisible Tech also established the online ESG digital platform The Invisible Eco-Hub to track material flow from wood waste to upcycled products with the use of blockchain and NFT technologies. By enabling transparency of ownership transfers for parties ranging from wood waste generators to end customers through the omni-channel strategy, The Invisible Eco-Hub serves to eventually resolve the root cause of wood waste issue.
Invisible Tech has been recognised by various reputable organisations, including the Hong Kong Science Park Incubation Programme 2022 (awardee), HKU’s Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) 2022 (awardee), the Hong Kong Universities Student Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition 2021 (first runner-up), the HKTDC IP Hatch Innovation Challenge 2021 (awardee), the HKU MEICOM Tang Chui Wai Hing Project Prize 2020-21 (awardee), and the IDA Design Award (Bronze), to name a few.
LEE Pak Yu (HKU)
WAN Cheuk Kit (HKU)
Prof. CHEUNG Ying Sheung (HKU)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2022
Each year, there is an addition of approximately 45 million new chronic disease cases worldwide, and according to WHO’s 2020 study, 91% of these cases would lead to mental health conditions. Mental health conditions not only worsen chronic diseases, but also discourage patients from adhering to medical treatment. Unfortunately, Hong Kong people have considerably inadequate access to mental health resources, considering the psychiatrist-to-population ratio of 4.5:100,000. Determined to make a change, Hollo aims to reduce the inequality of mental healthcare accessibility in an increasingly decentralised healthcare system.
Hollo is an app-based, digital mental healthcare platform for chronic patients, providing them with precision psychiatry treatment through clinically graded Digital Therapeutics (DTx), which is powered by Multimodal Biomarker AI. The Multimodal Biomarker AI allows psychodiagnosis to be done via alternative media (such as using patient videos for facial, vocal, or semantic recognition of any unconscious emotional signals), while also considering the complexity of a patient’s profile, including one’s physical symptoms, mental health reported data, background behavioural data, etc.
Our treatments are digitised and gamified versions of evidence-based interventions, which consist of psychoeducational content, mindfulness activities, and psychological exercises; these would be prescribed to patients as a 5-week programme to work through. By leading them towards mindfulness and value-based goal setting, patients would become more accepting of their life conditions and focus more on the positive aspects of their lives, which would ultimately help them to return to communities and reconnect with others.
We are currently at the stage of validating our products through clinical studies, which are carried out in association with a university research partnership, with the aim to obtain FDA’s approval. For the next step, we hope to partner with insurance companies and pharma to distribute our products via hospitals, clinics, and telemedicine service providers, so that we can help achieve better patient outcomes and higher treatment adherence.
Cameron Xavier VAN BREDA (HKU)
CHONG Wing Lam (HKU)
LIM Tun Hoi Duncan (University College London)
YIH Yong Xin Imogen (Wellesley College)
Dr. JIN Jingwen Frances (HKU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
With global warming causing rapid increase in global temperature and an annual surge of 25-40% in electricity fees, Green Future thinks that it is time to strive for carbon neutrality in Hong Kong in a bid to combat this wider issue, Meanwhile, we also notice the way local sunset industries have been more vigorously urged to cease operation in recent years, not to mention the toll which the upcoming bills hike may further take on these businesses.
In light of this situation, our team at Green Future - which has extensive technical knowledge and working experience in the renewable sector - has figured out the ideal solution to all these problems - Agrivoltaics. By designing and installing agrivoltaics in Hong Kong’s farmland, we could enable simultaneous use of the land for both photovoltaic power generation and agricultural purposes; while the environment could be preserved through the generation of green energy, farmers’ businesses could also benefit from the extra source of income and the increase in their crop yield.
Our early study shows that with optimal spacing, temperature, and humidity level, not only would the system not impair crop growth, but it can even increase yield. We are excited to see more tremendous results from some of our early adopters as we continue to expand our network of partners to other jurisdictions.
LAU Wai Ho (University College London)
CHENG Yau Shing Christopher (Cornell University)
Wendy YAU (CityU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
Green Ashes is a green tech startup that focuses on producing sustainable activated carbon using agricultural and forestry waste. Our first prototype of activated carbon is made from dried pine tree leaves, considering that dried pine needles are known to be the main cause of wildfires. Yielding a high adsorption efficiency of over 90%, this new generation of activated carbon is not only more sustainable with reduced carbon footprints and emissions, but also more cost-effective as compared to conventional activated carbon, which is mainly made from coal. Moving forward, Green Ashes is determined to kill two birds with one stone by alleviating the problem of wildfires while also turning wastes into valuables at the same time.
The growing trend of activated carbon usage in different industries indicates the likelihood of more coal mines being exploited to meet the rising demand. Unless we come up with a new solution, the carbon footprint of the activated carbon production industry would continue to increase, eventually leading the industry to an unsustainable future.
Green Ashes is taking the first step to embrace a new approach, which is to transform the way of activated carbon production into a more sustainable one by fully utilising unwanted agricultural and forestry waste. We help the agricultural and forestry sectors to get rid of their waste and transform them into profitable resources; on one hand, we help activated carbon manufacturers save up carbon quota; on the other, we provide high-quality sustainable activated carbon to buyers. Our ultimate aim is to help these parties to achieve SDGs and fulfil carbon neutrality in the long run.
LAM Yik Hang (HKUST)
LAW Ho Ka (HKU)
Dr. Thiyagarajan VENGATESEN (HKU)
Social Tech,Environmental Sustainability, 2022
FlashGreen is a social enterprise that is dedicated to handling residual stock of products whose best-before dates are about to expire, by recycling and redistributing them to different communities through vending machines and online channels. Combining technology with sustainability, Flash Green aims to reduce unnecessary food waste, as well as to foster a smart and sustainable culture on campuses and in offices, through debunking the misconception about best-before dates and promoting responsible consumption behaviours.
CHAN Chun Kin (HKUST)
TING Kai Chung (HKUST)
Nicholas OOI (HKBU)
Environmental Sustainability Guardian Limited
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
ESGuardian is a green manufacturing enterprise that produces eco-friendly products using its self-invented silica capsule technology.
To advocate a low carbon lifestyle and the application of silica capsule technology to daily necessities.
Silica Capsule Technology
This technology enables products that typically come in concentrated liquid form, such as detergents, cosmetics, and body care solutions, to be stored conveniently as a compact silica capsule, which can also control the release of contents when it is in contact with water.
Gel Soap is ESGuardian’s first product that adopts our silica capsule technology. With this design, it is expected to perform more efficiently than liquid hand soap but with a lower carbon-footprint and cost - every 10g of gel soap is equivalent to 1 litre of liquid hand soap in terms of performance. Our gel soap currently comes in two different sizes, namely a 50g one for corporation use and a 10g one for household use.
Comparing with conventional liquid hand soap products, gel soap has a 99% reduction in weight which significantly reduces its CO2 emissions in logistics. Besides, the capsule form of the product encourages customers to reuse their eco-friendly dispensers instead of the disposable plastic ones, through which it could reduce the overall use of plastic bottles and, thus, minimise the threat of plastic waste to the environment.
The 10g-sized gel soap will be officially launched in 1Q2023, with its first sales starting at the Mills bazaar in mid-January 2023. We are also expanding our network of distribution partners and online shop channels - so far, we have approached several property management companies which manage over 100 shopping malls and offices, and discussed the possibility of conducting a trial for our product.
LUK Long Ting (HKUST)
CHENG Ka Kit (HKUST)
CHENG Ka Yan Susan (RMIT University)
CHOW Wai Lam (CUHK)
Dr. KU Kei Tat (CUHK)
NGAI Sze Ngo
Prof. YEUNG King Lun (HKUST)
Eco-friendly trash can cover
Environmental Sustainability, 2022
FAN Li (HKMU)
CHEN Wenxiong (HKMU)
Dr. CHEN Jianlin (HKMU)
Environmental Sustainability,Empowerment, 2022
HUANG Zirui (HKBU)
CHEN Yaran (HKBU)
LI Yuchen (HKBU)
XIE Jiewei (HKBU)
Prof. Howard LING (HKBU)
BehindTitles aims to disrupt the conventional way in which the youth plans for their future career. We are a 24/7 digital platform that offers exclusive insights and hands-on industry experience to students for their career exploration while empowering parents to become the best support to their children in career planning.
With BehindTitles, students can take the initiative in exploring their values, interests, and competencies using our online career development assessment tools. Our algorithm will analyse the individual’s answers and recommends a selection of cherry-picked experience sessions that are the most compatible with their interests and abilities. These sessions, offered online and offline, give students a quick taste of how different industries work, so as to give them career inspiration. Carefully curated by industry experts, all sessions are designed not only to familiarise students with the working world, but also to challenge them in solving real problems faced by the respective professions, and allow them to interact with the industry experts and get first-hand information.
BehindTitles have parents in mind – we help parents understand their parenting styles, career development theories, modern parenting techniques through our platform and our exclusive parent community so that they can better support their children.
Kristen Hungyee BRUNOLD (HKU)
CHEUNG Wing Kei Janet (CUHK)
FU York Yun Barbara (HKU)
Ishan Shugan JAIN (Quantic School of Business and Technology)
Dr. CHUNG Man Ting Marvin (HKU)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2022
Founded in 2020, AI Guided Limited is an award-winning technology start-up that has its roots in Hong Kong Science Park’s incubation programme. Our business specialises in AI, haptic actuation, as well as environmental visualisation, especially for smart cities, social connectivity, and social welfare applications. Our main business is to develop assistive platforms and portable devices that, by combining technology with innovation, suit everyone, including the visually impaired and the elderly.
Our team consists of a wide spectrum of talents, from PhDs who specialise in mechanical and biomedical engineering to leading experts in sensor and robotic development as well as computational analysis for biomedical applications.
Our invention is a light-weight smart wearable device, GUIDi. It comes along with an intelligence platform that provides assistance in navigation and independent mobility of the visually impaired, the elderly, and the cognitively impaired. Types of such assistance include (1) creating 3D virtual maps via environmental visualisation, (2) using AI programming to identify and analyse the obstacles and dangers; and to plan the obstacle-free path for the user, and (3) enabling an authentic experience of precise hand-free dynamic navigation with short response time for users through real-time 4D actuation.
CHAN Hiu Ling (CityU)
KONG Ka Wai (CityU)
Dr. LO Wing Cheong (CityU)
4U Inclusive Fitness
Social Inclusion,Good Health & Well-Being, 2022
4U Inclusive Fitness Ltd. is a social sporting enterprise in Hong Kong. Our aim is to promote inclusive gym culture, which then provides people with special needs, such as the disabled and the elderly, with the opportunities to join others in training in the scene of mainstream fitness. Considering the differences which the disabled and the elderly have in health conditions, physical abilities, and thus sporting requirements, we believe that by providing them with guidance from professional trainers, their specific needs can be met and they can eventually enjoy more desirable sporting experiences.
The income we obtain from mainstream users will partly be used for social support purposes, with the ultimate aim of allowing people with special needs to train in gyms at a lower cost. Besides, 4U Inclusive Fitness Ltd. intends to cooperate with related organisations to regularly hold different inclusion activities, such as talks and workshops, to raise public awareness of the importance of inclusive sport culture.
For the disabled and the aged, unfortunately, physical constraints are not the largest difficulties they face, but the lack of support from organisations and professional trainers who are equipped with specific knowledge of training the physically challenged. It upsets us to see the way this community’s interest in sports is often left unsatisfied simply because the regular fitness service providers are frightened by the risk of having to take responsibility for any potential injuries.
This is why 4U Inclusive Fitness was born - we believe everyone has equal rights to enjoy the sports they like because, just as our slogan says, “Everyone deserves better.”
TSANG Kam Hei (HKBU)
CHOW Hon Kwan (HKBU)
WONG Cheuk Yau (HKBU)
Dr. KWOK Hei Man Heather (HKBU)
Dr. TSE Sze Hei (CUHK)
WaysOut Hong Kong
Job Creation,Environmental Sustainability,Empowerment, 2021
"Turn Trash into Treasure" - WaysOut Hong Kong provides young underprivileged mothers with training and job opportunities through upcycling household food waste into sustainable jewelry.
We are building an ecosystem that comprises 3 spectrums – (1) creating opportunities for young underprivileged mothers, (2) upcycling waste fruit peel and veggies into sustainable jewelry, and (3) creatively educating the public on food waste.
We have already recruited 5 young underprivileged mothers onto our Marvel Mami talent-training development program with job and training opportunities with flexible working hours. We aim to enhance their capabilities to improve their financial situations and also becoming socially active with the community. In the course of 12 months, we have provided a remarkable 500+ hours of training and social engagement. During this time, our Marvel Mami have handcrafted a range of sustainable jewelry and also taken up leadership roles in facilitating our public educational workshops and markets! Our Marvel Mami are obviously fully satisfied with the talent-training development program!
WaysOut reduces food waste, reduces pressure on landfills, but fulfills the market demand for sustainable fashion items and locally made products. Amazingly, in the past year, we have hosted more than 37 educational #TrashyTreasure Workshops in partnership with secondary schools, universities and other organizations, for example, Unilever, CUHK, the Methodist Centre, Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School, TECM.
Our #TrashyTreasure workshops and markets are also reaching out into the community, with over 1,000 individuals promising to take individual action towards sustainability – turning more trash into more treasure!
^Invited team from Innovator Farm
LAM Lun Pik (HKU)
HO Ngai Yin (HKBU)
CHOW Tin Wai (University of Potsdam)
LAM Yik Ha (HKBU CIE)
Dr. Bernie WONG (HKU SPACE)
Youth,Social Tech, 2021
Hong Kong has been well-known for its burdensome housing cost. While public housing usually takes too long to process, an estimated 226K of citizens chose to cram into subdivided flats that brought their tenants high social alienation, depression and suicidal risks. Some youngsters know about co-living but feel concerned about the reliability, match of personality and lifestyle and the liaison with landlords.
In light of such health inequality from HK’s housing conditions, we hence created UKEI (Cantonese pronunciation of “Home”) - a geo-networking app that matches flatmates with flatmates, tenants with landlords, in dating-apps-like fun processes and with the aid of big data and psychology-backed Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis. On UKEI, tenant users can conveniently match with each other by borrowing the science of valid psychology tests that surround extraversion, conscientiousness and other attributes, all tested to be most relevant to co-living. Our deep-learning mechanism, via repeated exposure, will then learn each user’s preferences and deduce the best matches for them.
On one hand, we nurture the confidence in co-living among young working professionals, local tertiary education students and non-local students who seek for shared-living at lower cost, independent yet comfortable lifestyle or short-term living. On the other hand, UKEI equips landlords with versatility to rent to grouped tenants instead of entire families, as well as big data insights for retargeting. Through building trust among these parties, UKEI ultimately aims to promote a healthy co-living culture, ultimately helping the younger generations secure quality housing, with reliable buddies, at more bearable cost.
TO Shu Ying (HKU)
WONG Kwan Ching (HKU)
Muhammad Ali FAROOQI (HKU)
TSE Yuen (HKU)
Dr. HUANG Zhongqiang Tak (HKU)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2021
TalkTag is a low-cost NFC reader/writer designed for visually impaired persons (VIPs) to be used for audio reminders and identifying everyday objects. It allows VIPs to associate NFC stickers, which are cheap and can be stuck to many surfaces, with audio reminders set by the VIPs themselves. The reminder set will be played back when the device is simply placed in near proximity of the NFC sticker.
This has a wide variety of applications including assisting in the identification of sensitive personal items, especially those with similar shapes, such as cards in a wallet, to everyday items like books, CDs, and even medicine. This independent device has been developed with feedback from VIPs and so it includes accessibility features designed specifically for them. However, due to its simplicity, affordability and reliability, this idea has wider applications for other groups, including the elderly who may be suffering from age-related memory loss.
Interestingly, it is also easy to see how many existing devices can be improved by using NFC technology. This is because an NFC tag can be read/sensed from several centimetres away – a very similar process to using an “Octopus” card (a commonly used fast payment technology using in Hong Kong). This will bring a huge improvement in tag sensing performance, as it is easy to explain how to use our device. Finally, the concept of using NFC tags will become more widely used because they are rewritable and so new tags will be unnecessary for soundtrack modification.
CHUNG Wing Lam (HKU)
SZE Tsz Ho (CityU)
Dr. CHEUNG Chak Chung Ray(CityU)
Youth,Social Tech,Education, 2021
"SENtoR" network is a social innovative platform in training up, pairing up and following up the tutors and interest class teachers in serving the children with Special Education Need (SEN). The tutors and interest class teachers would be working together with Speech Therapist (ST), Occupational Therapist (OT), Social Worker (SW) and Special Child Care Worker (SCCW) to provide outreach services for the people with Special Education Need (SEN), such as Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The project adopted a hybrid model of "T (Therapist) plus T (tutor)" to develop the competency of the tutors or interest class teachers in serving the people with SEN.
The name of the project “SENtoR” refers to “SEN to R (R for Rehabilitation and Resources)” and “SEN-centered tutoring and mentoring” as the purpose and goal. The vision of the project aims to create a nurturing and supportive community for the children and youth with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their family. The mission of the project is to connect people with SEN and their family to the trained private SEN tutors and interest class teachers as the rehabilitation related resources in the community.
WONG Wai Yu (HKU)
TANG Suet Long (EdUHK)
WONG Man Yee (CUHK)
KAN Chun Ying (RMIT University)
YIP Kwan Kit Taurus (HKU)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2021
Seekr is a compact wearable for the visually impaired people (VIPs). We wish to transform the assistive device market by using modern technologies such as computer vision and natural language processing to elevate the quality of life for the VIPs.
How we make a difference:
1) Our sleek and minimal design blends in with fashion trends and eliminates stigma of using assistive device.
2) Our navigation, object and text detection features offer realtime and simultaneous feedback.
3) Seekr is easy to use and does not require VIPs to learn new technical knowledge to operate.
4) Seekr ensures that VIPs gain independence and explore new spaces with minimum intervention from others.
We are Seekr, your visual companion!
Turzo BOSE (HKUST)
Lamia Sreya RAHMAN (CUHK)
Kartikay SHARMA (HKUST)
Reno Adley PRAWOTO (HKUST)
Dr. Tristan Camille BRAUD (HKUST)
Job Creation,Environmental Sustainability,Empowerment, 2021
We already have enough good clothes. (Re)use them.
Retrovert是一間O2O二手衣物平台。在消費主義盛行和資源滿瀉的世代下，我們希望透過在地回收與重用（香港製造的）時裝垃圾，推動循環經濟，減輕時尚產業對環境造成的負擔。我們以「Recycle, Reuse, Recreate」為使命，回收二手衣物，並透過網上平台、旺角門市及各類體驗活動延續它們的生命，期望帶動本港二手衣尋寶文化。我們相信，理性消費和選擇不但能改變我們的生活，更能改變世界。
“The Retrolution is here.”
WONG Nga Yung Tiffany (CUHK)
TONG Pak Wei (Rice University)
TANG Pui Wong (CUHK)
CHOW Ting Yu (CUHK)
Prof. LAM Hiu Fung Alan (CUHK)
Environmental Sustainability, 2021
We at Planeteers envision replacing disposable cutlery with incrEDIBLE! - our 100% vegan, biodegradable, delicious and edible cutlery. If one is too full to eat it, it can be composted completely, enabling an end-to-end closed life cycle loop. Our beneficiaries include our well-known partner restaurants like Treehouse, Green Common, Swire group and Jardines, who are interested in replacing their cutlery with incrEDIBLE! So, diners will enjoy a better culinary experience, and central kitchens will be provided with an additional income source.
Technology has been the backbone for us to bring incrEDIBLE! to market. However, in order to replace single-use plastic and wooden cutlery, we had to offer restaurants an extremely competitive price of less than 50 cents/unit to entice them. We are only able to achieve this price by dramatically reducing the opportunity cost for our partner manufacturers to make incrEDIBLE! We achieved this by developing a proprietary mould design which cuts, moulds, and places 25 units of cutlery in the oven within one swift motion. Our design managed to slash production costs and allowed us to match the prices of single-use disposable cutlery!
The facts speak for themselves! incrEDIBLE!’s carbon footprint is 4.6 times less than bioplastic and 2.1 times less than wooden cutlery. By 2023, we project that we will be replacing 9 tonnes of disposable cutlery and in the process, manage to reduce emissions equivalent to planting 11,000 trees in Hong Kong! That’s incrEDIBLE!
Swapnil MISHRA (HKUST)
Aditi Parag DEODHAR (HKUST)
Srijan SAXENA (HKUST)
Prof. ZHANG Kun (HKUST)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
PanopticAI's award-winning camera-based health and wellness monitoring solution provides users with a holistic analysis of their health simply by using the camera of their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Users can learn about their physiological signs (e.g., heart rate, respiratory rate, heart rate variability, stress index, etc.) and get actionable insights from their own comfort and privacy within 30 seconds. By combining remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) techniques with AI computer vision and signal processing, our software algorithms extract a person’s vital signs by analyzing subtle changes in skin color due to blood flow. Accurate measurement of these core vitals enables further diagnostic capabilities such as fever, stress, cardiac and respiratory risks, and more.
PanopticAI’s unique value proposition is a contactless technology for the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of health information that would traditionally require the use of a contact-based sensor. Although contact-based health monitoring devices have risen in popularity, they suffer from everlasting complications (e.g., costs, upgrades, charging, shipping, etc.). Our camera-based monitoring solution offers a more efficient and affordable alternative that directly improves the user's quality of life.
The company was founded by a multidisciplinary team of researchers and scientists spun-out of HKUST and are currently incubated at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. The team is committed to powering the next era of high-performance solutions with innovative technologies that are backed by academic research expertise in AI algorithms, advanced data analytics, and cloud computing.
WONG Kwan Long (HKUST)
CHIN Jing Wei (HKUST)
CHAN Tsz Tai (HKUST)
Kunnipa PRAE-ARPORN (HKUST)
Prof. SO Hau Yue Richard (HKUST)
Neurodyssey Association 心腦歷情
Youth,Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
“Neurodyssey” (心腦歷情) is a social enterprise aiming to promote well-being and boost the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of SEN kids.
We developed the [友童感] Walk Along With the Kids program, a one-stop service platform for SEN families, especially for those in financial difficulties. The program starts with a neuropsychological assessment, then we customize the intervention program based on scientific data. We have developed a set of professional neuropsychological assessments and a tailor-made intervention program for SEN kids with expertise from Dr SIU (Team member: Dr SIU, PhD in Neuropsychology, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and intervention research on children with SEN for over 10 years). We are able to offer a wide variety of interventions supported by our registered therapist pool, including music, horticulture, brick-by-brick [formerly known as Lego Therapy]. We adopted a feedback mechanism to regularly monitor the progress on SEN kids and adjust the intervention program accordingly to ensure high effectiveness.
We have a good network of NGOs and corporates/financial institutions. We also keep a frequent dialogue with NGOs to fill their gap of services by offering our programs, then we pitch corporates/financial institutions for funding and leverage their financial resources to help SEN kids. Nowadays, many large corporate and financial institutions, all have a budget for Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) and Environment, Social, Governance (“ESG”). Our program offering at affordable costs will fit most budgets.
SIU Yat Fan (CUHK)
CHAN Hoi Man (PolyU)
LAM Ho Yi (EdUHK)
CHEUNG Wing Tung Vince (HKBU)
Dr. CHUI Chi Fai Raymond (HKSYU)
Dr. HUI Pui Hung Bryant (PolyU)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2021
HUEN Yin Fan Denis (Imperial College London)
CHENG Kwok Leung (VTC)
LI Chung Ling (HSUHK)
HUI Tin Ho (PolyU)
CHIU Lap Kee (CUHK)
Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
‘Without good mental health, people feel unable or less able to carry out activities of daily living, including self-care, education, employment and participation in social life.’ (SDG target 3.4)
90% occupants of inadequate housing suffer from mental health issues. An inadequate housing dwelling provides an average area of 6 sq.m little more than a bed, which may not even be enough for sleeping and is far from ideal to rest in. In fact, the lack of resting space is Hong Kong peoples’ daily life. Studies found that exposure to long term stress without sufficient rest may cause burn out. LAY designs space with multiple stress-relieving elements, such as sound, visuals and odour of nature, providing tranquility for users to relieve stress and in long term reduce risk of health issues. LAY focuses on early intervention to avoid the high costs of emotional therapy. With the previous prototype of designing a personal emotional haven, users’ subjective wellbeing has increased in 30% (from 6.3 to 8.2).
LAY Anywhere is being developed as a portable installation that can be easily deployed in different NGOs for the target beneficiaries, so that the service can be extended to benefit more people. It provides immersive, convenient breaks for the underprivileged that suit their availability. This is facilitated by using VR to break through the walls and immerse in a virtual and natural environment. Other technologies would also be applied to improve the effectiveness. LAY Anywhere would be deployed in the NGOs serving the occupants of inadequate housing. It is easy to install and demolish, without NGOs having to commit to assign a permanent space. It also reduces the costs of renovation.
Wellness should not be for those who can afford it only but for everyone. By providing the Personal Emotional Haven to users, the occupants of inadequate housing can relieve stress. As supported by studies this would reduce the medical cost to society due to long term stress of workers.
^Invited team from Innovator Farm
YAU Mei Ling (PolyU)
LEUNG Chun Ho (HKBU)
CHAN Wai Ki (PolyU)
WONG Sin Tung (CityU)
NG Mau Wai (PolyU)
Kinnectus: Connect Us
Youth,Social Tech,Empowerment,Education, 2021
Kinnectus is a matching platform that merges behavioral therapy with technology, to deliver a quality and affordable service for the special educational needs (SEN) community. Through Kinnectus, parents with SEN children can search and book assessments as well as find suitable Chartered Special Needs Tutors (CSNT) and community centres in real time for therapy sessions.
However, since the need for qualified CSNTs has often been greater than the resources available, the Chartered Special Needs Tutors Institute was established by Bridge AI to train parents and caregivers to become qualified Chartered Special Needs Tutors (CSNT) to conduct high quality behavioral therapy sessions.
To become qualified, prospective CSNTs will go through online training, practical role-play sessions, practicum training and computer system training. After attaining the qualification, CSNTs will be able to conduct therapy sessions for SEN children anytime, anywhere, further allowing them to reach their full potential.
The development of Kinnectus marks an important step as it connects qualified tutors and resources to create stronger communities and a support network. It does so by connecting the parents with SEN children, children with SEN, CSNTs and different community centres.
Kinnectus also increases job opportunities, income and allows a flexible schedule for people who are passionate in working with SEN children. Finally, Kinnectus increases the utilization of different community centres in order to serve the needs of the community. Through this support network, low income families with SEN children will be able to receive quality behavioral therapy at a much lower cost.
WONG Chun Man Victor (EdUHK)
CHAN Sze Ting (HKU)
WONG Hiu Fung Chris (University of Bath)
TO Chun Sze Jacqueline (The University of Sydney)
Prof. CHAN Yuen Yan Rosanna (CUHK)
Prof. SIN Kuen Fung Kenneth (EdUHK)
Youth,Social Inclusion,Job Creation,Empowerment, 2021
Hello, we are Homey Cafe! We are a social enterprise entrepreneurial team composed of a group of college students and we plan to open a social enterprise cat cafe within one year.
First, let us introduce what's behind our name. Homey - meaning a place that feels at home, comfortable and friendly. We hope to bring this feeling to all our customers, employees, and stray cats.
As a social enterprise, we would like to provide supported employment for young people with autism, so that they can have real work experience and improve their chances of employability. With proper training and the assistance of professional social workers, they will be equipped with different skills including making coffee, packing goods, as well as taking care of stray cats. This not only enhances their sense of competence, but also enables them to reintegrate into the free market and achieve self-reliance.
However, what makes us stand out from ordinary cat cafes is our social value. We would like to save stray cats from a tragic ending, so they can live a life with a happy ending. Through our business operation, we will provide the cats with temporary shelter and let more people have the opportunity to socialise with them. It is our ultimate desire to let people understand the story of each stray cat and help the right person find the right cat to live happily ever after!
LEE Sum Lon (CUHK)
SIT Hoi Lam (HKU)
CHENG Tsz Yan (CityU)
CHEUK Sze Lon (CUHK)
Dr. YEUNG Wai Keung Jerf (CityU)
Youth,Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
Exacerbated by the pandemic and social unrest in 2019, mental health issues are prevalent among university students and youths in Hong Kong. For low-income young people who have emotional distress, their needs for support fail to be addressed by current public services due to the long waiting lists for public sector care and the high cost of private sector care. Therefore, there is an inequality for those on low incomes to receive quality mental health services. In view of this inequality, we wish to create a free online de-stress platform for young people, to help them relieve stress.
In September, we launched HeartlineHK, a free, peer-to-peer, non-judgmental listening service that operates from 7pm to 5am every night, through an online texting platform and a hotline. We hope (1) to address the emotional issues among adolescents; (2) to achieve early intervention and prevention, and (3) to promote emotional wellbeing and awareness on campuses and at schools.
To sustain our service, we will launch a de-stress marketplace on our website that contains products such as candles, essential oils and fidget cubes. Users who wish to browse for products to relieve their stress can find them on our website. Also, 100% of the proceeds acquired by the sale of these products will go into the operation of our listening service.
Does it work? Yes! To date, our volunteers have served over 600 users, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 in our post-service survey.
LIN Wing Yan (CUHK)
IP Ho Ching (HKU)
CHEUNG Hoi Lam (HKU)
YIP Wing Hang Angus (HKU SPACE)
Environmental Sustainability, 2021
Forecastech – is a technology innovation and business strategy company. Our expertise is in Research & Development of tech products and business services.
Our clients are leaders in cutting-edge tech trends and innovative applications across the industry, enabling them to beat their competitors and achieve superior business results. In addition, we provide a professional advisory service in product assessment & enhancement, intellectual property, marketing strategy and distribution management – our services cover the full range of business areas, which will allow our clients to execute their strategy flawlessly. We focus on technology innovation projects related to ESG Technology, Smart Living, Supply Chain Enablement and Digital Entertainment.
Our recent ESG Technology Project is a powerful mobile App Platform - “BLOCKGISTIC”. This app links up Restaurants, Drivers, Consumers and Waste Food Recyclers, to facilitate Waste Food handling logistics and operations. We can optimise all resources and processes throughout the chain of operations. The benefits include:
1) Saving costs for restaurants: to reduce cost on handling waste food, storage, increase turnover time of waste food in shop
2) Optimising transportation usage: reduce the idle time in trucks to increase income and increase number of deliveries
3) Promoting sustainability: recycling waste food through regeneration into new energy
4) Increasing waste food recycling: maximizing capacity, increasing energy output and increasing the rate of waste recycling
With our innovative solutions, we aim to lift and showcase Hong Kong as a modern and sustainable waste food recycler!
LEE Pak Yu Patrick (HKU)
LEE Ming Alan (HKMU)
LAW Yau Loi Louisa (HKU)
KHAN Pik Lin Helen (EdUHK)
Prof. CHEUNG Ying Sheung Paul (HKU)
Vera – An AI Speech Therapist
Youth,Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being,Education, 2021
Due to the expensive cost of speech therapy in Hong Kong and limited speech therapy services by the government, many children with speech disorders fail to receive timely diagnosis and therapy. Vera’s vision is to provide these children with services that are accessible, affordable and convenient. We hope children can access the speech diagnosis and therapy they need regardless of their backgrounds.
Vera overcomes the temporal, spatial, and financial barriers faced by children with speech disorders, and also tackles the practical problems faced by speech therapists. This is because Vera is an AI-powered application that makes use of deep learning and big data to provide immediate diagnosis and personalized treatment for speech sound disorders. The app also provides speech therapists with rich resources that help children practice pronunciation, and provides progress reports that track their progress. Furthermore, the stress-free and interactive diagnostic process is facilitated by a speech-enabled chatbot. So, after providing a fast and accurate diagnosis, Vera then analyzes the results to provide personalized and gamified pronunciation exercises to encourage children to actively receive treatment.
Vera will pioneer the use of AI, deep learning and big data to diagnose and treat speech sound disorders in Hong Kong. Also, since a Cantonese database does not exist for our needs, we have initiated the creation of such a database that uses speech samples from Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong (with and without speech disorders).
CHAN Lee Yan (HKU)
CHEUNG So Yee (HKU)
Tratik DIXIT (HKU)
CHAN On Ying Angel (HKU)
Dr. CHOI Tsun Man William (HKU)
Social Inclusion,Job Creation, 2021
The pandemic has caused a paradigm shift in Hong Kongers' means of food consumption and patterns of gatherings with family and friends. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, Foodpanda recorded a 60% increase in their number of users. Clearly, there’s an increasing demand for catering services. At the same time, travel bans have increased many locals’ and expats’ interest in tasting and enjoying international cuisines in Hong Kong.
Ensemble! sees these new demands as important opportunities that should be capitalised on to help increase income opportunities for low-income ethnic minorities, many of whom are cooking talents!
Ensemble! is, first, an international cuisine provider that works with chefs from ethnic minorities and low income backgrounds in Hong Kong, set out to meet foodies and food photographers’ demand for authentic, delectable international cuisine that appeal as much to the stomachs as to the eyes, camera lenses and Instagram followers; and second, a cultural educator and social inclusion advocate, who creates opportunities for celebrating and promoting EMs’ food cultures, and giving everyone residing in Hong Kong more chances to interact closely and mingle with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
By drastically scaling promotional efforts to make these chefs’ amazing culinary skills and personal stories known to more potential customers, we hope to bring more businesses and income to them, to facilitate cultural understanding and social inclusion between different ethnic groups.
WONG Pui Ting (CUHK)
TO Wun Ling (University of Rochester)
CHAN Chun Hang (CUHK)
WONG Yat Ching Godfrey (CUHK)
Dr. YUEN Chi Lok Andrew (CUHK)
同行鳥 Companion HK
Social Inclusion,Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
CHAN Wai Man (CUHK)
IP Ming Yan Dora (CUHK)
YEUNG Lok Yin (HKU)
Prof. LI Wei (CUHK)
CLAIRE Clinical AI Research
Social Tech,Elderly, 2021
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common degenerative disease with no cure, but affects 10% of the Hong Kong population. KOA also jeopardises mental wellbeing, as patients with KOA are at a higher risk of dementia and depression. Besides this, it affects mobility for social interaction and self-care, causing isolation and reduced self-efficacy.
Unfortunately, KOA is a complex disease and an accurate prognostic model is lacking. Furthermore, delayed diagnosis means that KOA patients miss the golden period to reverse the progression of the disease and may suffer irreversible damage to their knee joints. Therefore, the current flawed approach leads to poor treatment outcomes for KOA patients and hefty annual health costs of HKD 1.4 billion, both of which are largely preventable.
In response to the foreseeable ageing population, we developed a state-of-the-art AI-based KOA prognostic system for better disease management and a mobile application for patient self-management. The prognostic system will be implemented in different healthcare settings, e.g. our basic version of AI could provide KOA risk assessment and screening at the community healthcare centers with simple checkup procedures.
Our advanced version of KOA prognostic AI system provides detailed analysis on medical images, biochemical markers and electronic health records of the patients at the secondary healthcare. This system not only serves as a triage system for surgical planning, but also generates results to construct optimal and personalised therapeutic plans.
We also develop a mobile application to allow KOA self-management on the palm for the general public. The app provides quick AI-based KOA risk assessment with a short questionnaire and a novel video gait analysis that examine the users’ walking pattern captured by their mobile devices. Following closely to international clinical guidelines, the app also provides personalized health education on exercise and lifestyle modification. Users could also find suitable clinicians for help via our platform.
CHAN Lok Chun (PolyU)
LI Ho Hin Toby (PolyU)
LI Pik Kei Tiffanie (PolyU)
CHAN Ho Lam (PolyU)
Dr. WEN Chunyi (PolyU)
Youth,Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2021
Care Bear is a mental health early detection service. We match students with mild to moderate levels of depression through a gamified app. Also, our service alleviates symptoms of depression by utilising an accountability peer-support model.
Under COVID-19, mental health problems have become more prevalent - with 50% of students suffering from early symptoms of depression.
We will target the negative triad of:
We will detect and alleviate early signs of symptoms of depression by:
1.Transforming negative cognitions into positive thoughts
2.Reinforcing and building habits to break inhibiting cycles
By connecting people going through similar experiences, we can enhance their sense of community and mutual comfort. Also, since we will target secondary school students, we can focus on strength-based approaches that facilitate a process of working on attainable tasks, and more importantly, highlight the preventive nature of the service prior to the onset and diagnosis of mental health disorders.
Throughout the process, we will conduct empirical and vigorous research. The results will help to prevent clinical depression and provide a buffer against the problems of long-waiting time and high therapy costs. Our distinctive hybrid methodology of incorporating technology with a human touch will facilitate the gamification of data collection and lead to providing a highly personalised and authentic experience.
Our package is designed to promote transferrable skills and personal reflection, including perspective-taking, empathy, altruism, grit, self-esteem & efficacy and artistic development. So Bear with Us as we redefine mental health in Hong Kong and beyond!
#Invited team from Good Seed
LEE Ching Yee (HKU)
WONG Tik Man (PolyU)
YUENG Kwan Yin Gladys (HKU)
CHU Choi Yin Simchah (CUHK)
Prof. HO Tin Hung Rainbow (HKU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2021
Coral reefs are at risk, and the ones we have in Hong Kong and the entire Greater Bay Area are no exception. The loss of this living ecosystem means a widespread decline of their associated marine biodiversity including commercial species.
archiREEF provides eco-engineering solutions for ocean ecosystem restoration. We aim to restore degraded ecosystems and mobilize Blue Carbon to achieve carbon neutrality. Our team designed the world’s first artificial reef structure 3D-printed in terracotta, being truly ocean-friendly, and integrates the biomimicry element to enhance coral survivorship and growth. The biomimetic pattern is aesthetically and being functional - with the function of enhancing coral’s survivorship and growth. Our reef tiles have been proven 4 times more effective in keeping the corals alive than the conventional methods.
The tiles were fabricated utilizing a six-axis industrial robot with a 3D clay-extruder attached that is based on a DIW method (direct ink writing). The project developed a unique fabrication method that balanced the tile's algorithmic design with the clay 3D printing strategy and the drying and firing procedures to minimize cracking and deformation. With the beauty of algorithm-based adaptiveness and 3D printer’s versatility, the design can be tweaked for different environments and even organisms like mangroves and oysters.
“We combat climate change by restoring degraded marine ecosystems using advanced eco-engineering technology - 3D printing.”
YU Pik Fan (HKU)
MAN Hiu Tung (HKU)
DOMINIC Co Lim (HKU)
Keiven LEUNG (HKU)
Dr. David BAKER (HKU)
Youth,Social Inclusion,Education, 2020
香港社會主流教育的學習模式以視覺為主，考試、理論、觀察實驗等，較為因循。而由香港口述影像協會研發的《SciTouch 觸聲一族》計劃以「多感官教學法」(Multisensory Teaching and Learning Approach, MTLA) 尋找教授知識的新路向，涵蓋科學、藝術、人文等跨學科題材，適合有不同學習需要的學生。
此教學法結合了口述影像(Audio Description, AD)及觸感道具(Tactile Props)製作，讓學生使用不同感官學習，更有效吸收知識。「口述影像」是一種專業描述技巧，屬於影視翻譯。口述影像員以簡潔和生動的語言，補充影像訊息。口述影像用途廣泛，其中一個重要功能是輔助視障人士理解。「觸感道具」則是通過觸摸模型和特製圖像等，輔助用家在腦海描繪相關事物的形象。
*Invited team from “Good Seed”
Dr. LEUNG Hoi Ching Dawning (University College London, UK)
HO Man Wai (EdUHK)
CHOI Tsz Kiu (HKBU)
TSANG Fan Chun (CityU)
Prof. Jorge DÍAZ-CINTAS (University College London, UK)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2020
In China, many people suffer from body posture problems, e.g. scoliosis, and teenagers are one of the high-risk groups. However, body posture problems are often ignored due to difficulties like detection and shortage of medical personnel - thus delaying treatment. However, the launch of Dr. Body provides the solution. Dr. Body is a 3D posture measurement and evaluation system to detect posture problems, e.g. in the spinal column and pelvis. This is achieved through conducting a harmless and high-precision comprehensive detection, evaluation and analysis of the body – and delivers the best prevention and treatment plans. Furthermore, the analysis is quick and scalable for conducting large-scale testing activities. Dr. Body is not just a product, it is a services provider of body posture data and posture problem solutions for different institutions. The instrument is of exquisite design, easy to carry, equip and maintain. From a technical perspective, the core algorithm system has unique advantages, which can be adjusted to provide different detection items and result display modes according to the needs of our partners. In addition, Dr. Body can be quickly modified based on cloud big data and real-time tracking of data and provide follow-up diagnosis and treatment programs. Through this system, we hope to provide teenagers with regular, accurate, fast, safe, and cost-effective posture health detection and diagnosis services and form a national network of body posture health database through huge test data, contributing to future health trends and medical technology development for its prediction and reference.
組長 Team Leader
許真達 XU Zhen Da (PolyU)
組員 Team Member
馬俊鴻 MA Chun Hung (CUHK)
鐘悅瑜 ZHONG Yueyu (HKU)
岑易燐 SUM Yik Lun (CityU)
院校顧問 Faculty Advisor
郭嵩教授 Prof. GUO Song (PolyU)
SNAILDY 致力建構緊密互聯的智能SEN服務生態，善用科技推動社區、家庭、學校三方的共融 。我們盼望SEN學生能擁有豐富的人生歷程，造就他們成為未來社會的寶貴資源。
LAW Wai Yip (CityU)
LAU Lok Kin (CityU)
MOK Jovy (HKU)
AU Ho Yi Holly (EdUHK)
Prof. SIN Kuen Fung (EdUHK)
Social Inclusion, 2020
LEE Long Yin (EdUHK)
TSOI Sin Man (PolyU)
MOK Ka Wai (CO1 School of Visual Arts)
TAI Ming Yeung (PolyU)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being,Elderly, 2020
WONG Kin Yi (CUHK)
U Mei Ran Abellona (Imperial College London)
CHUNG Sin Ying (CUHK)
CHEUNG Ka Wing (University of Cambridge)
Dr. Karen CHAN (HKU)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2020
CHU Tsz Kan Christopher (CUHK)
LI Chak Loi (CUHK)
WONG Yik Lam (CUHK)
LEE Ying Kin (CUHK)
Prof. TSOI Kam Fai (CUHK)
Job Creation,Empowerment, 2020
修築 REhome 致力為不同的社會階層營造更舒適的居住環境。有需要的家庭通過入息審查後，修葺的費用會調整成可負擔價格。與此同時，修築 REhome 會為因年齡或長期病患而「被迫退休」的裝修師傅提供工作機會。這群裝修師傅仍有力氣及良好技術和經驗，能繼續貢獻社會，我們希望可以透過這個機會重新定義他們在社會上的價值。
修築 REHOME目前已提供超過20項大大小小的裝修維修工程，為其中9個家庭提供優惠價，並與地區機機構合作，為超過 10個家庭提供義務維修服務，同時聘請了3名退休師傅。
TO Cheuk Lam (LU)
NG Sinlaam (LU)
NG Chung Hong (CityU)
LAM Wing Lam (LU)
Nicholas OOI (LU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2020
環保驟看像是件被動的事，但其實可以很主動。重新選擇，你和我都可以Re- Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Replace, Redefine（減少、重用、再造、代替、再定義）。
組長 Team Leader
陸衍杏 LUK Hin Hang Anisa (University of Hertfordshire)
組員 Team Member
趙美兒 CHIU Mei Yi (Keele University)
趙寶儀 CHIU Po Yee (HKU)
溫偉成 WAN Wai Shing (De Montfort University)
院校顧問 Faculty Advisor
黃雋溢 WONG Chun Yat (HKU)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2020
Kin's mission is to accelerate the safety and convenience in personal healthcare at home. Kin Technology was founded in late 2018 by a group with backgrounds in design, engineering and pharmacy, who wanted to improve drug-safety and reduce management inefficiency – so that monitoring, managing and taking medication can be as easy as a click of a button. We offer both B2B2C and B2C solutions in drug management, enabling exceptional service from healthcare providers, while also providing a more convenient way for anyone to continue their treatment at home.
Kin Technology offers an all-round drug management solution platform comprising of both hardware and software. We are developing an at-home pill dispenser, Kindo, that can automatically sort and dispense up to 12 different types of medication at the press of a button. The Kindo also includes a built-in light and sound reminder and the capability to sort medications into the Pillbox for takeaway. Our device simplifies the risky manual sorting and remembering of different dosages into one easy click.
Kindo also allows both users or caregivers to access the medication via the web/mobile app through IoT technology, anytime, anywhere. With just a few clicks, they can track adherence; and also modify or suspend medications. The five rights in drug management: right patient, right medicine, right dosage, right time and right administration is now made possible at home with the Kin platform.
楊灦 YEUNG Hin Oswin (HKU)
黃子亨 WONG Tsz Hang (CUHK)
譚家朗 TAM Ka Long (HKUST)
Shiven KAPUR (HKU)
黃楚瑩 WONG Cho Ying (HKU)
King's Phase Technologies
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being,Elderly, 2020
One of the keys to understanding dementia lies in knowing our daily diet. This is because there is a little-known link between dementia and eating disorders. Therefore, if we know the rate of how our bodies burn fat and the overall energy balance, we will have a better chance of early detection and early treatment of dementia.
The solution lies in sensing and knowing the amount of ketone bodies in our breath. Our semiconductor ketone gas sensor provides a ketone sensing capability in the range of parts per billion, which is over 1000X more sensitive than any currently available sensors.
The main problem with sufferers with early stage dementia is that they act as though they can handle all daily tasks independently. But then they begin to forget to eat. Caregivers might assume that people with minor signs of dementia simply have a poor memory, without considering the possibility of compromised ability to complete daily tasks such as eating and cooking.
Therefore, caregivers often neglect a dementia patient’s eating disorder until it has a serious health impact, such as a drastic decrease in body weight. Drastic decreases in body weight can then pose problems for health professionals to treat dementia patients with proper dosage of medication.
There are no existing products on the market that are tailored for eating disorder detection. However, King’s Phase Technologies is here to fill the gap make a change with our sensor “In The Know”.
LOU Kuan Wen (CUHK)
LEE Jak Lum Alson (CUHK)
OH Jiwon (CUHK)
WONG Jo (HKUST)
Prof. HO Yi Ping Magan (CUHK)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2020
InnoSpire Technology Limited is a social enterprise dedicated to using technology to provide visual assistance for elderly and visually impaired people. (We are also an incubatee under the Incu-App programme of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.) Currently, we are developing the FIRST smart glasses in the world that can provide human+AI visual support to visually impaired people/elderly.
Firstly, for our smart glasses, an elderly or visually impaired user can wear them like normal eyeglasses, and our backend staff combined with AI can see things from the viewpoint of the user and provide instant support.
For our second main product is a mobile app that connects visually impaired people and elderly people to volunteers. When the visually impaired person needs help, they can make a call and a group of volunteers will receive call notifications. Then, the first volunteer who takes the call will be connected to the visually impaired user and can provide real-time video call support to the users in need.
By using our smart glasses or mobile app, the user can be supported by backend staff and or volunteers. Furthermore, by providing visual assistance to users in their daily lives, it will improve social inclusion and their standard of living.
SHUM Chung Yan (The Hong Kong Management Association)
Dr. SIU Kai Wing (Hong Kong College of Engineering)
CHAN Che Cheung (PolyU)
NG Chi Hong (HKU)
TANG Laurence Yat Long (HKU)
Grand Blue AquaTech 菁出於灆
Environmental Sustainability,Cultural Preservation, 2020
TONG Ho Yi (OUHK)
CHUM Ka Wai (CUHK)
LEE Yuen Sung Sunny (LU)
LAW Shing Chiu (IVE)
Dr. David LIU (OUHK)
Youth,Job Creation, 2020
為了解決這個全球性的社會問題，福斯特環球在香港推出了首個虛擬全球實習計劃。年輕人將獲得在海外公司的實習機會，以及來自 Foster Worldwide 及其主管的在線職業培訓和職業指導。實習結束後，他們不僅會有推薦信，還會有工作績效評估報告。成績優異的貧困學生甚至可以獲得獎學金。
自 2014 年以來，我們已成功與來自 60 多個國家和城市的 170 多家公司合作，為全球 5000 名青年提供安置和培訓，以提高他們的就業能力。我們的合作夥伴包括企業（Wluper – 倫敦（福布斯 30 Under 30）、Strategy Sprints GmbH – 維也納（福布斯 30 Under 30）、大學和非政府組織 – One Young World 和聯合國全球契約。
為了更進一步，Foster Worldwide 致力於利用教育技術提供優質的職業教育和虛擬全球實習和指導機會。
MAK Wing Yan (CUHK)
Dr. MING Wai Kit (HKU)
OUYANG Shaoming (HKU)
CHENG Hui Kiu (HKU)
Prof. NG Wai Lung Billy (CUHK)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2020
As there is a growing population of people who regularly take drugs, with the elderly commonly taking 5 or more drugs at the same time (known as polypharmacy), drug adherence and compliance have become greatly concerning issues. Unfortunately, current medication labels are often too wordy for patients to read, use small fonts, and only written in Chinese or English. Therefore, this neglects the needs of those who are less able to see, illiterate, or unable to read Chinese or English. As a result, the elderly and ethnic minority groups have difficulty reading and understanding medication and dosage instructions clearly.
The failure to understand medication labels can lead to devastating consequences. People’s health may be affected by not achieving the optimal usage of drugs or inducing additional medical burden such as causing adverse drug reactions and prolonging hospitalisation.
DrugIconist aims to create visual icons for common medical instructions and warnings in different languages, including Chinese, English, Urdu and more. Our icons make medication instructions easier to read and will reduce the difficulty in explaining medication warnings. This will go a long way towards increasing safety and accuracy in medication use. Also, we offer consultancy services for drug label implementation and provide promotional materials to facilitate the use and explanation of our icons. We hope that through designing drug icons, people can know more about drug labels and take the right amount of medication, at the right time and in the right manner.
POON Sin Yiu Kirsty (HKU)
LO Pei Kwan (Univerisity College London)
CHAN Yan Sin (HKBU)
WONG Kit Ting (HKU)
Chow's Entertainment 呀周娛樂服務
呀周娛樂服務（Chow’ s Entertainment）可能是全港首個專為銀齡和年輕人而設的網上娛樂平台。我們以影片為主要媒介，目標為長者提供娛樂、發掘長者K.O.L.及創造就業機會，同時促進跨代共融。
為此，我們建立了「呀周金三角（Chow’ s Golden Triangle）」。作為一間社會製作公司（Social Production House），我們不但自家製作各類影片，亦為不同機構提供服務。此外我們建立了首個跨代YouTuber課程「MiniTuber」。課程會聘請長者教授各類課程，例如教授青少年及其他長者拍攝影片，促進彼此了解。影片和資訊最終會在自家平台「呀周電視ChowTV」及社交媒體上發佈，達至社會教育（Social Education）的目的。
CHOW Tsz Wing (CityU)
CHAN Kee Yan (PolyU)
CHOW Hiu Kwan (HKBU)
LEUNG Kar Wah (PolyU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2020
Carbonbase is a HK-based climate change software company that helps individuals and corporates to measure their environmental footprint, reduce CO2 emissions, and co-create a better planet together. Our vision is to help Hong Kong reach its Carbon Neutral by 2050 goal by helping connect and reward businesses and individuals for taking climate action.
Carbonbase is building a technology solution ecosystem to align business and consumers to more emission awareness with increased resources targeted at solving the climate crisis. This ecosystem includes:
- Carbon mapping and management software– building a platform to cheaply allow companies to understand the sources of their emissions and their responsibilities, and measure scope 1-3 carbon emissions to internal and external stakeholders, and connect with green-financing solutions to receive money
- Consumer engagement platform – Carbonbase.co website allows engage individuals to calculate their personal emissions, offset their own emissions to earn rewards, and connect with company's climate accomplishments.
Carbonbase's larger goal is to help empower SMEs and individuals in HK have affordable actions to climate change. We help companies calculate and reduce their emissions, and facilitate them to receive green finance funding, helping them pass on their savings and services to the end consumer. Our two initial verticals are real estate developers and maritime shipping companies. In the long run, we want to build more transparent supply chain, where every product in the future will display its end-to-end carbon emissions, enabling more conscious consumption by empowering the citizens to align their purchase with carbon neutral goals.
Max SONG (HKUST)
ZHANG Jiang (University of California, Berkeley)
Ashmita ROY (HKU)
Ali Sanzhar MUHAMEDZHANOV (HKU)
Prof. Kira MATUS (HKUST)
Social Inclusion,Environmental Sustainability, 2020
With Covid-19, all markets have been severely affected. The craft brewing industry, defined by innovation, has come to a standstill. Simultaneously, food wastage is rising due to a lack of sales. Breer is the one solution that solves both problems! We are a food upcycling start-up that uses surplus leftover bread from bakeries to brew premium craft beer.
Strongly believing in the motto that waste is not waste until you waste it, our initiative began when we learnt that all unsold bread in bakeries gets thrown away after closing. Shocked by the amount of food wastage, we decided to make a difference. In Hong Kong alone, 3600 tonnes of food is wasted every day. So, the experience of building a social enterprise that has a direct and tangible impact on solving a problem is very empowering. We have successfully developed the pilot batch ‘Responsibly’ and we got the opportunity to closely collaborate on getting the flavour profiles right, along with communicating our brand mission by designing a distinctive customer experience. After making various iterations, we are now ready with our first product – which we can’t wait to introduce to the market very soon!
This has only been made possible with the combined efforts of our team members, all of whom have a very unique personal background. Be it our academic or professional experiences, each of us lent a different perspective in terms of developing the venture, and that had made it a very enriching experience. This collaboration is a testament to the potential of today’s youth in making an impact.
Anushka PUROHIT (HKUST)
Deevansh GUPTA (HKUST)
Naman TEKRIWAL (HKUST)
Suyash MOHAN (HKUST)
Donny SIU (HKUST)
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2019
Visually impaired people, especially those of higher education and ability, do not want to be disconnected from the outside world or left behind. They want to live normal day to day lives as other people do, but need assistance from time to time. For example, they want to know whether the color of their shirt matches their jacket, identify the verification code on the computer screen when they need to sign in a webpage, or read the expiration date on food packages when they shop in supermarkets. In many circumstances, there is no one nearby to offer them help. They need help from people who are willing and available to support them.
There are many passionate people who want to be involved in volunteer activities, but they might not have enough time to do so. Conventional volunteer work requires people to devote half or even a whole day at a designated time and venue. As a result, these activities are not flexible. If there is a way that volunteers can help people at any time and place when they are available, it would make the activity much easier to join.
WeVoice+ aims to build a worldwide community consisting of volunteers and the visually impaired. In this project, a mobile app will be developed to allow visually impaired users to take pictures and send it to a group of volunteers, where available volunteers can describe the picture back to the user via voice message.
SIU Kai Wing (HKU)
NG Chi Hong (HKU)
CHAN Che Cheung (HKU)
TANG Laurence Yat Long (HKU)
Social Inclusion,Good Health & Well-Being,Empowerment, 2019
WeDerm provides integrated care for eczema patients: personalized, comprehensive, and guided with psychosocial support.
In June 2018, former CUHK nursing student, 23-year-old Pang Ching-yu, killed her parents and herself on Father’s Day. Her severe eczema and deep-rooted stress were the leading factors of the tragedy. Eczema is a painful skin condition which cascades from physical wounds to chronic mental stress. It affects 300 million people globally and Hong Kong is an infamous hotspot.
Today’s medical paradigm for eczema is problematic:
- Generic intervention leads to ineffective treatment
- Acute care mismatched for chronic conditions
- Lack of psychosocial support and health guidance
As a team of students with decades of experience suffering from eczema, we know best what it means to live each day to the fullest – and we want to bring this to everyone in the world. Our integrated care program combines first-hand patient experiences, professional evidence-based medicine, and a comprehensive network in medicine, pharmacology, psychotherapy, and nutrition.
Since no case is the same, WeDerm offers a comprehensive diagnosis for eczema, generating a multifactorial patient profile for personalized treatment. To drive sustained action, peer engagement is integrated for effective long-term recovery, highlighting that health is not merely the absence of disease, but a sustained and positive state of physical and psychosocial wellbeing.
Our motto naturally: for patients, by patients.
LI Kin Cheung Harrison (HKU)
LAM Hiu Ching Michelle (HKU)
KUNG Ling Kiu Keshia (HKU)
Judy LAW (HKU)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2019
NG Wing Sze (PolyU)
LI Hoi Tik (PolyU)
MAK Tsz Ching (OUHK)
NG Cheuk Yu (HKU)
YU Kai Ming (PolyU)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2019
To make healthcare better and safer for all, UVify aims to safeguard against cross-contamination of medical tools and devices. Developed through design thinking, we are solving a real-world issue at the core of a global problem. Leveraging simple technology compatible with the existing healthcare ecosystem, we are a medical device start-up that began with a simple mission: engineering, optimising, and transforming healthcare tools at the crux of it all: lowering incidences of infection and safeguarding devices for protection.
Infectious diseases, especially those which are hospital-acquired, are an alarming global problem threatening population health and healthcare systems. These problems lead to longer waiting times and higher hospital occupation rates. Stethoscopes used by doctors are a major source of pathogen transmission. They are often contaminated and teaming with infectious bacteria. Shockingly, contamination risks increase exponentially after each clinic visit and there are also no universal prescription guidelines for sanitising stethoscopes – except through labourious manual cleaning with alcohol swabs.
Therefore, we have designed an automatic and portable UV-C light-based disinfection device for the medical staff to actively cleanse stethoscope diaphragms.
Our safe and flexible design features:
- Compatibility with all dimensions of stethoscopes
- Non-disruptive mechanical System for smooth rollout of diaphragm
- Non-cytotoxic skin-friendly and non-carcinogenic – unlike other UV lights
- Multi-pathogen inactivation of H1N1, MRSA, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus faecalis
CHAN Sik Kwan (HKU)
Mashiat LAMISA (HKUST)
WEI Xue Lai (HKUST)
POON Jasmine Chi Man (HKUST)
Dr. Carrie LING (HKUST)
Youth,Job Creation,Empowerment,Education, 2019
可能大家會問，Who is Summer? 其實Summer曾經是一個失業失學的雙待青年，機緣巧合之下，她進入社企成為一個攝影學徒，攝影從此成為她的興趣，三年後學有所成，成為一名專業攝影師。
WONG Chun Ho (CUHK)
CHAN Suet Yi (EdUHK)
WONG Lok Yi (OUHK)
NG Cheuk Him (CUSCS)
Dr. Tracy NG (HKU SPACE)
Social Tech,Elderly, 2019
Elderly people in Hong Kong are facing social isolation and increasing loneliness, which is an important Risk Factor (RF) for a great many non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as cancer, dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes. The lack or delay of mental health treatment can have many negative effects on individuals suffering from mental illnesses.
With the integration of AI, our SMART app (Sustainable, Memorable, Affordable, Real-time Therapist) can provide personalized recommendations based on a patient’s preferences and habits. Patients can access user-friendly, evidence-based tools and different treatment methods. Also, when the assessment result approaches predefined cut-off degrees, they will receive timely automatic referrals to registered psychologists.
Furthermore, our AI-backed chatbot enables speedy diagnosis of a patient’s condition and assesses risk levels, thereby supporting health professionals or users to administer effective and efficient treatment protocols.
The goal of SMART is to provide more mental health resources for those in need. The intention is not to replace human therapists, but to divert more of the mental health professional’s time to the treatment of mental illness. The shortage of mental health professionals in Hong Kong has made it difficult for those suffering from a mental illness to receive the treatment they need. Approximately 80% of the HK elderly population live in situations without enough money, time, or capability to obtain professional mental health treatment. SMART is an example of how Big Data and AI technology application in the mental health industry can have a significant impact on community healthcare accessibility.
CHENG Lan (CUHK)
CHAN Wai Kin (CUHK)
JIANG Huaxing (HKUST)
Prof. Harry QIN (PolyU)
Good Health & Well-Being,Elderly, 2019
我們相信 every meal is meaningful (每一餐都是有意義的)。 進食並不僅是生理需求，更是人生樂趣的重要一環。然而，很多長者及吞嚥困難的患者只能進食不美觀的糊餐，或會出現情緒低落、食慾下降、營養不良等狀況。所謂「家有一老，如有一寶」，作為子孫以及照顧者，我們極為重視家中長者的飲食質素，希望長者能享用自己喜歡的食物，愉快地進食及。
LO Cheuk Yin (HKU)
CHAN Yin Tung (HKU)
SO Wing Tung (HKUST)
HO Kwan Lam (HKU)
Dr. Mathias BUEHLMAIER (HKU)
Social Tech,Environmental Sustainability, 2019
ZOOMIN 是個專門為源頭減廢而設的手機應用程式，一方面以遊戲模式呈現用戶消費習慣， 同時在程式內獎勵實踐可持續消費模式的用戶。ZOOMIN 一字有雙重意思。「ZOO」代表生物多樣性，而「MIN」代表廢物最少化。這個程式的名稱表達了我們想為社會帶來正面改變的決心及熱誠。
政府在 20 年前推出「藍廢紙、黃鋁罐、啡膠樽」的口號令回收廢物變得街知巷問。惟時至 2018年，即使我們希望回收更多其他類型的廢物，但由於地理空間及回收廢物種類所限，單靠回收箱或其他回收設施已經不能有效減廢。減廢要長遠見效的，就必須落實「源頭減廢」，ZOOMIN 以數碼應用程式，並以各類獎賞，鼓勵消費者採取環保購物。我們堅信，ZOOMIN 將會是我們的未來。
LUK Wing San (HKUST)
MAN Hei Yin (HKUST)
TSOI Ho Ching (PolyU)
LAM Fong Pui (HKU)
Dr. TAM Tat Chun Anthony (HKU)
JUST FEEL 感講
Youth,Good Health & Well-Being, 2019
JUST FEEL 感講的願景是為香港人帶來更好的精神健康。在這個目的下，我們的做法是改變學校和家庭的溝通方法。由於香港有不少學生未能認識自己的情緒，又不懂正確表達，導致他們容易與其他人發生磨擦，妨礙學習和社交，長遠影響精神健康。有見及此，JUST FEEL 感講以「善意溝通」為理論基礎，設計出一系列敎育產品和服務，包括感受需要咭、教材、學校佈置材料、影片和教師工作坊，以達至「先處理心情，再處理事情」 。
JUST FEEL 感講由香港特區政府社會創新及創業發展基金資助，主力與本地學校合作，營造善意溝通校園。JUST FEEL 感講曾獲得超過 20 篇媒體報導，包括有線電視﹑明報及信報等，並與 YMCA ﹑Ednovators 教育燃新﹑Teach For Hong Kong﹑The Good Lab 好單位等機構合作，至今已培訓超過 1500 名教師。
YANG Sze Ngai (CUHK)
KWOK Tsz Lok (CUHK)
CHEUNG Mei Yi (CUHK)
FOK Ching Yi (CUHK)
WONG Kon Chi (CUHK)
*Invited team from “Good Seed”
Heart to Heart 心•照
Youth,Good Health & Well-Being, 2019
When facing mental issues, we understand it can be difficult to pour your heart out to others. In fact, when encountering adversities and mental issues, only 1% teenagers are willing to express themselves.
“Heart to Heart” is a meaningful lifestyle brand that connects people who are aware of mental wellbeing and the opportunities for them to take the actual step to care about others’ mental health. It is a series of gifts designed by people who have battled through mental health issues.
We start the conversation by admitting and expressing our own mental state. With our product, we encourage people to talk about their mental health, to take the initiative to care about others, and to be part of us to drive a positive and powerful change to society. We aim to overcome the stigma and misunderstanding against mental illness.
Heart to Heart is a brand of products, but we also aim to become a mobilizer in mental health advocacy. We aspire to combat the current misunderstanding about mental wellbeing by providing a true understanding through our online and offline campaigns.
We understand that mental issues are always a taboo that is so hard to admit and discuss. However, at the same time, we understand you care about mental wellbeing as much as we do. We stand with you in the face of negative thoughts. Join us and from the bottom of your heart tell others. Let’s TALK about mental health!
CHENG Yat Hin (HKU)
MA Man Lok (HKU)
YIP Alvin Cheuk Sing (HKU)
LAI Tsz Yung (HKU)
WONG Paul Wai Ching (HKU)
Social Tech,Environmental Sustainability, 2019
GrinBean is a profit-sharing ecosystem built around clean recycling. Our ecosystem links citizens, property developers and management companies, recyclers, and retailers. We aim to promote recycling, and provide reliable technologies that enable an accurate sorting of recyclables and contamination control at the point of disposal, as a solution to the low recycling rate and low recovery rate in Hong Kong.
The GrinBean ecosystem consists of recycling machines powered by artificial intelligence. We apply the concept of reverse vending to incentivize people to recycle through our interactive mobile application. Our pioneering recycling solution has the potential to be applied citywide, as an effective method of recyclable collection and to encourage green living. This can transform Hong Kong into a smart city in the aspect of waste management and recycling.
LEUNG Ka Shing (HKU)
LAM Sum Cham (HKU)
LOONG Kam Chi (HKU)
Dr. WONG Wai Ling (HKU)
Free Periods HK
Good Health & Well-Being, 2019
Free Periods HK is the only group in Hong Kong providing support to low-income women through the supply of free sustainable menstrual products. The group is supported by experienced individuals from Happeriod, MenstruAction, MissMaMa and M Cup M Stuff, 4 groups that highlight the issue of menstrual stigma in Hong Kong since as early as 2014.
We realise that in Hong Kong, there are menstruators (especially low-income groups) who lack menstrual health knowledge. As a result, in order to save money, they sacrifice the quality of the menstrual products they use or even intentionally reduce the frequency of changing for clean menstrual products. Unfortunately, using menstrual products beyond the suggested time of use can lead to issues with menstrual hygiene and various potential health threats.
Free Periods HK advocates a unique Buy 1 Give 1 distribution model of free sustainable menstrual products. We also collect public donations of money and menstrual products, organise menstrual education workshops and train menstrual education ambassadors. Through connecting menstruators from different social backgrounds and supplying free menstrual products to those in need, we set out to relieve the mental, physical and financial burdens on low-income groups caused by period poverty and raise public awareness on period poverty.
CHAN Yuk Lam (PolyU)
FUNG Lok Hang (HKU)
LI Wang Kei (HKUST)
WONG Tin Yau (PolyU)
K.K. LING (PolyU)
*Invited team from “Good Seed”
Environmental Sustainability, 2019
DOSHA Woodcraft is a local wood upcycling company. Our team includes 5 product designers and we will offer different types of furniture and home products for customers.
Our story begins with an upcycling project after the Typhoon Mangkhut (颱風山竹). DOSHA members tried to collect and produce new products with disposed wood. This experience proved that wood disposal can provide the raw material for production. Unfortunately, the wood recycling rate in Hong Kong is less than 1%. However, disposed wood can be the raw material for furniture making, thus reducing the demand for cutting down more trees.
Currently, the public has an understanding of green life and carbon footprint. At the same time, Hong Kong is a high-density city and everyone needs to optimize the use of the floor space in their home. Therefore, by designing "Lego Furniture", a series of DIY concept wood furniture, customers can meet this need by offering specific units for customers to create the stylish furniture of their wishes.
Flexible, eco-friendly, stylish and meaningful furniture is a great idea for people and nature. All wood has their own life and own experience, and everyone can save wood from being disposed into landfills.
From a broader perspective, DOSHA Woodcraft’s aims to save trees and increase the wood recycling rate in Hong Kong. At the same time, we hope our products will lead users to share the story behind the furniture and let our lives influence thinking and save trees.
YU Yen Chu (THEi)
KAN Mei Mei (THEi)
CHAN Wai Lam (THEi)
JIANG Xiaoqiao (THEi)
CHAN Sze Long (THEi)
Youth,Social Tech,Education, 2019
卡牌大冒險是一個由Aco Studio Ltd策劃之EdTech社創計劃，成員來自理大的科研團隊及香港大學的教育團隊，旨在以自動化方式，減低教育、輔導及復康的成本，擴大其服務範圍，為有需要的學生及其家庭提供高效、有趣及平民化的解決方案。
首個項目「卡牌大冒險 - AR遊戲識字計劃」以冒險遊戲學習體驗啟發學生自主學習，同時採用正向教育元素，給予學生自我實現的可能，從而提高學生學習動機、語文能力及感知肌能，達至持續學習、永續發展。本計劃包含線上線下課程、應用程式、大數據分析平台，及客製化方案，家長、學校及機構可按其需要選擇個人化方案。
LAM Hiu Ching (PolyU)
POON Ka Wing (HKU)
CHAN Mei Yee (PolyU)
NG Chau Chuen (PolyU)
Dr. CHAN M.K. Karen (HKU)
Dr. LAU Man Lung Newman (PolyU)
Job Creation,Good Health & Well-Being, 2018
CHAN Ka Lung (HKU)
CHIANG Ryan (HKU)
TONG Woon (HKU)
CHAN Ka Yee (PolyU)
TANG Yat Long Laurence (HKU)
Good Health & Well-Being, 2018
WeCareBill 是一個開放的數據庫，供患者根據預算選擇醫療服務。它減少了患者因成本不確定性而對私有化的恐懼：這個簡單的步驟將重新安排 3-5% 的公共患者私有化，為有需要和緊急的患者留下更多資源。
在選擇醫療服務之前，提前了解費用是患者的基本權利。然而，由於醫務委員會實施的行為準則，醫生不得公佈手術價格，導致某些極端情況下手術費用成倍數變化。因此，大多數香港患者必須支付諮詢費用才能獲得價格估算 - 不像其他國家有統一定價或明確的價目表。
因此，很大一部分對價格敏感、沒有保險的老年人選擇不使用私人服務，即使他們有能力這樣做。這給我們的公共衛生系統帶來了負擔，導致公立醫院的輪候時間變長，直接影響我們的健康。這些不幸的結果也與保柏 2018 年的報告結果相呼應：數據透明度是提高香港醫療體係可持續性的關鍵。
- 公立醫院輪候時間更短： 為有需要的人提供更多公共資源
- 更高的開支節省： 來自香港更好地利用私家醫院和醫療保險。
HSIEH Chia Yen (CUHK)
BAI Yuin Ru (CUHK)
LEUNG Hei Tung (CUHK)
YEH Ting Hsuan (HKUST)
Prof. HUNG Chi Tim (CUHK)
OOI Tyan Chyi Nicholas (LU)
Good Health & Well-Being, 2018
有所作為 – TheraTalk 簡化心理健康諮詢中的溝通
TheraTalk 是一家 HealthTech 初創公司，它使有壓力和輕度心理健康問題的人能夠在一天中的任何時間通過文本與專業顧問進行交流。
LI Man Yee Isabel (HKU)
YAU Ming Hiu (CUHK)
MAK Ka Man Carmen (HKBU)
YEUNG Chi Ling Cindy (HKU)
Dr. Hildie LEUNG (PolyU)
AntzKnow 是一個思想家在線社區和一個分散的諮詢公司，它利用大眾智慧為客戶分析和預測未來的宏觀事件。AntzKnow 平台允許個人用戶分享各種預測問題的信息、意見和預測（例如，2018 年中國的出生率會增加嗎？）。之後，根據事件的真實結果，用戶根據他們的預測準確性進行評級和排名，並獲得準確預測的獎勵。在此過程中，我們的專有算法彙總個人的預測以生成實時集體預測，科學證明該預測比大多數個人更準確。
- 預測現實生活中的事件是一個學習過程，可以訓練高級信息搜索、批判性思維和解決問題的能力。AntzKnow 平台使人們能夠通過預測來學習，無論是在高中、大學還是公司。我們為此獨特的電子學習工具收取訂閱費 (SaaS)。
- 人群預測是一門經過驗證的科學。在建立起牽引力和可信度後，AntzKnow 將為需要準確預測的公司提供諮詢服務，並與貢獻預測者分享收入，以實現社區的有機發展。
AntzKnow 使個人能夠將他們以前分散、浪費的個人腦力貨幣化，並為客戶創造有價值的見解。此外，AntzKnow 培養批判性思維能力並提高學生和公眾的未來主義意識，從而產生巨大的社會影響。
LIU Yiwen (HKU)
YANG Liu (HKUST)
David BISHOP (HKU)
Minority Integration,Education, 2018
Before I tell you about our product, I would like to ask if any of you have visually impaired friends? The answer is probably ‘no’. And for visually impaired people, can you guess how many of their friends are sighted? You might guess ‘none’ or just one or two and you would be right.
Unfortunately, while we have around 40 friends throughout our life, the visually impaired may only have around 10.
Hopefully, you can now imagine just how much our Visual abilities can enhance or limit our social life. It is also important to note that almost 80% of what we have learnt is acquired through vision. So, you can easily see how difficult it is for the visually impaired to interact with sighted people. But, don’t we all deserve a social life? Someone should do something to change the situation!
That’s why we have developed Animomo – an interactive story telling app with physical toys, that helps visually impaired young children to learn social skills. Unlike existing toys in the market, visual ability won’t be a competitive necessity to enjoy the game. Children can role play animals in an adventure story and make decisions at key turning points in the story. With Animomo, all children can play together and build the necessary social skills for a fulfilling life!
LAU Yin Chi (PolyU)
YIP Wai Ping (LU)
FUNG Sze Man (HKUST)
LING Kar Kan (PolyU)
A.I. Sight for Visual Impairment
Social Tech,Social Inclusion, 2018
LI Ka Wai (CityU)
CHEUNG Tsz Hin (CUHK)
HUNG Ngai Fung (VTC)
LEE Lik Hang (HKUST)
LING Kar Kan (PolyU)
Javier PANG (CUHK)
CHAN Hiu Ching (HKU)
KWOK Siu Ying (CUHK)
LAM Kelvin Ka Wang (CUHK)
YIU Wai Tung (PolyU)
Dr. CHO Man Kit (CUHK)
Social Tech,Good Health & Well-Being, 2017
Void 提供負擔得起且可持續的 心理健康服務。但是，我們的不同之處在於多功能自助移動應用程序。這使得Void 可以隨時隨地提供心理健康服務——甚至在15分鐘內！
- 放鬆遊戲：基於太極中的“極”概念，遊戲引導用戶達到平靜。它具有4（吸氣）- 6（保持）- 6（呼氣）的呼吸節奏，已被證明可以讓人們達到放鬆狀態。此外，借助 3D 觸控技術，放鬆遊戲可以進行壓力優化。然後，用戶可以在聽到催眠錄音之前達到放鬆狀態。
我們以負擔得起且可持續的 心理健康服務填補了巨大的空白。隨時隨地- 甚至在15分鐘內！
CHAN Kai Ho Hercules (HKUST)
CHAN Chi Hin Samuel (HKUST)
LAM Chun Yu Iris (HKUST)
TSANG Ho Kwan Agnes (CityU)
CHOW Lok Hang Polly (HKUST)
Prof. CHAN Sheung Han Gary (HKUST)
Environmental Sustainability, 2017
YEUNG Tsz Chun (HKU)
NG Tan Ting (CUHK)
CHAU King Fung (HKU)
SI Fung Hoi (CUHK)
CHUNG Sum Yue (CUHK)
Prof. CHAN Chung Shing (CUHK)
遊沐 Nature Bathing
Youth,Good Health & Well-Being, 2017
Nature Bathing addresses the problem of stress faced by secondary students in Hong Kong. The surging number of youth suicide and students suffering from severe stress reflects a serious social issue. Unfortunately, stress is not well-managed and schools often lack the time and manpower to help students cope.
By engaging students in outdoor workshops and experiences, Nature Bathing offers a solution to help them relieve stress and enhance their stress management skills. Inspired by the Flow Learning TM model and experiential learning through nature, these activities provide immediate stress relief and stress management skills. As students participate in outdoor workshops, day camps and overnight camps, they can establish a new network of friends – friends they can connect with before a crisis occurs. It is also expected that students are more likely to continue to actively engage in nature in the long run, as a way to control their stress.
From a broader perspective, the project offers a solution for schools to alleviate stress by engaging students with nature. The promotion of Nature Bathing programs will also increase social awareness towards youth stress and the benefits of nature for stress relief and mental well-being.
Nature Bathing intends to cooperate with strategic partners like Gaia Association, Principal Chan Free Tutorial World, Social Entrepreneurship and School Education (SENSE), Tithe Ethical Consumption and different corporates. We hope to connect around 150 secondary schools and 24,000 secondary students with our network, and ultimately create a change in our leaders of tomorrow.
TSANG Chun Wai William (HKSYU)
TSE Sze Wai (HKU)
WONG Sze Wai (HKU)
LO Kam Yin (HKBU)
Sally LEE (HKBUCIE)
Dr. NG Chui Ha Tracy (HKU SPACE)
Mosi mosi - In:visible wallet
Social Inclusion, 2017
「無事無事研究所 Mosi mosi」是一所人性化的設計工作室， 其哲學理念源自於廣東話的「無事無事」，意思是生活上遇到什麼困難也好，也要抱緊不用擔心 “There is no worry” 的精神。對於設計的追求不停留於外在的美感上，更著重於如何透過設計，使社會和人之間有更好的連繫，希望以人性化的設計喚起人們對弱勢社群及社會的關注。
There is no worry
LEUNG Man Wai (PolyU)
LO Yun Faat (PolyU)
童創文化 Kiddy Imagination
教育工作者作為人類靈魂的構築師，應根據每位學童的需要，設計出符合他們個人的教學方式和內容，為他們提供優質的教育 服務，以促進他們的多元發展，讓他們發揮個人所長。「童創文化 Kiddy Imagination」由一個跨專業人員的團隊組成，當中包括 ：精神科學護、言語治療師、畫師和心理輔導員等，針對坊間SEN學童不同年紀之需要，創作不同的遊戲卡，供學校及家長為初小 至高中的SEN學童進行針對性訓練。遊戲卡共分為五大方向：識字、情緒認知、社交溝通、認識不同行業出路、反思人生方向及意 義，以涵蓋SEN學生成長過程中的不同需要。
– 鼓勵為理念和目標而牟利的概念(Profit for purpose)
KAI Sung Hei (PolyU)
SHAO Suet Yiu Shirley (HKU)
HO King Pui (OUHK)
WU Man To Patrick (PolyU)
WU San Yee (EdUHK)
Dr. LEE C.P. Terence (BUHK)
STEM is a hot topic, which will be an integral part of education curricula. However, most school teachers still lack the resources to begin teaching STEM. Fortunately, iSTEM has designed 30 different DIY kits to help them. These kits contain explanatory booklets and teaching materials to enhance students’ happy learning, design creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
iSTEM has created a movement in “flipped learning. Our environmentally-friendly solution provides a personalized hands-on experience through enhancing co-learning and co-creation.
Our mission is “Everyone can be a happy STEMer 全民科普 你我同行”
Our team experience and supportive advisors can empower all stakeholders. iSTEM offers effective STEM learning packages and tailor-made solutions to all stakeholders at very affordable costs. Our solutions include workshops, exhibitions and a “Train the Trainers Program”.
With the increased application of iSTEM, we expect enhanced sustainable experiential learning for everyone – even for the disabled (the Blind) and underprivileged groups. More and more people will enjoy STEM with iSTEM – a quadruple win for the education community, social harmony, vulnerable communities and the government.
CHAN Kai Chi Eagle (HKUST)
Tae Jun LEE (HKUST)
NI Wengze (HKUST)
David Solomon WEXLER (HKUST)
Prof. Terrence YEE (HKUST)
Prof. Erwin WONG (HKUST)
Immortality - 不朽傳耆
LEE Yuen Sing (LU)
MAK Shing Ho (PolyU)
CHONG Yan Kit (PolyU)
MOK Siu Mei (CIHE)
YIP Tak Yee (OUHK)
Prof. LAU Chi Pang (LU)
Environmental Sustainability, 2017
GreenPrice is a social supermarket based in Hong Kong with an objective to eliminate food waste. We resell safe and decent groceries that are getting close to, or have just passed, their “best before” dates. We will do this lawfully and at bottom prices through multiple distribution channels.
We are built on the mission to:
- Offer safe and decent food at the lowest market price to mitigate the cost of living
- Educate the public about the food waste problem and best before date concept
- Promote sustainable consumption and shape Hong Kong as a green economy
HON Chun Him (HKU)
SO Hon Wan (HKU)
HUNG Sze Ying (HKU)
CHAN Ling Yuk (HSMC)
CHAU Chun Yin (HKU)
Dr. Ernest LO (HKU)
Wearables,Social Tech,Minority Integration, 2017
Seventy million people in the world use sign language as their first language, with an estimate of up to 30 million in China alone. However, the deaf and mute population lack the means to communicate with non-sign language speakers in daily life, resulting in challenges in integral parts of life such as securing employment and social interactions.
What if we could develop a device to give them a voice to speak?
Gense is developing a real-time sign language to voice translator wristbands and smartwatches. By simply putting on two wristbands, users will be able to speak in sign language as normal and communicate with anyone through a wearable speaker.
How does Gense Labs technology work?
As your hand moves, the inner biological tissues including muscle groups, tenders of your wrist changes with different hand gestures. Gense wristbands contain multiple electrodes that contact your skin around the wrist. Through procedural stimulation and a back-projection process, a bio-signal web can be constructed to form a live dynamic bio-image. Gense detects hand gestures through bio-image reconstruction and recognition with machine learning algorithms.
Who are Gense Labs?
The technology is developed by a team of five entrepreneurs with academic backgrounds from Cambridge, Stanford, HKU and HKUST. The team consists of two Ph.Ds in bio-medical engineering specializing in human imaging, an electronics expert with experience working in Huawei, a software engineer in cloud computing and machine learning, and a dedicated entrepreneur.
CHAN Pak Heng Justin (University of Cambridge)
WONG Chung San (HKU)
TAM Yuk Hang (HKUST)
LEUNG Man Chun Wilson (PolyU)
WONG Siu Wai (HKU)
Dr. HUI Sai Kam (HKU)
Good Health & Well-Being,Elderly, 2017
Around 1.5 billion people worldwide are suffering from chronic pain and this imposes tremendous costs on patients, employers, and the health care system. People suffering from chronic pain are less able to exercise properly, to sleep normally or to master their daily life successfully. It leads to a vicious cycle of depression, helplessness, guilt, and increased preoccupation with pain and created multitude of negative behavioral responses like restricted activity, sleep deprivation, and social withdrawal. In Hong Kong, it is estimated that 35% of adults suffer from chronic pain and the highest prevalence are those in the lower income groups with monthly income below HK$ 15,000. Current treatments for chronic pain are simply ineffective (The Lancet) and painkillers proved to potentially cause toxicity, gastrointestinal bleeding, and renal failure.
With 5 years’ experience in practicing origin point medicine (OPM), Body Activation was developed to automate the proven OPM acupoint massage to relieve body pain using an effective, non-invasive and drug-free therapy. Body Activation is a service machine located in publicly accessible places using the affordable pay-per-use vending concept to provide hassle-free, easy and fast therapy to relieve body pain for users in private. All elderly people will get a special discount on their Octopus card to relieve pain and improve quality of life. As the main concern for a public machine is hygiene, the system will be maintained by elderly employees, who will also be Body Activation users. When your body feels good, so does your mind. Therefore, pain sufferers, especially the elderly, will be relieved of their pain and regain their dignity to continue doing what they like in life. Body Activation, the best way for you to relieve body pain.
*Invited team from “Startup Weekend Hong Kong Silver Society @ Lingnan University”
KOK Wai Hoong (PolyU)
CHEUNG Ka Hung (PolyU)
LAM Ho Yin (PolyU)
YUEN Ka Chun (University of Surrey)
Shiny LEUNG (University of Sussex)
Prof. JING Xingjian (PolyU)
In Hong Kong, there are over 300,000 secondary students. However, in order to earn better grades in public exams, over 90% of them go to tutorial classes every day after school.
The tutorial industry has emerged since the 1990s. Unfortunately, in these 20 years, tutorial centers with ever increasing class sizes and tuition fees have done little to improve students’ learning effectiveness and there are no alternatives in the market.
That’s why we founded AfterSchool, an online learning community designed for Hong Kong secondary students. Our mission is to create a new learning system that provides students with a “Ten Times More Effective & Ten Times Cheaper” learning experience.
By uniquely combining learning science, gamification and social elements, we provide students with a highly personalised, flexible, effective and interactive learning experience at just 40% of the market tuition fee. Our community also allows students to learn at their own pace, interact with other students and discuss problems in real time.
AfterSchool will also create a channel for qualified tutors to publish courses and build a passive income stream.
All they need to do is to produce high quality learning materials. AfterSchool will provide the rest, including marketing, packaging and sales. Revenue will be split between tutors and AfterSchool.
Education is essential. AfterSchool creates a smarter learning ecosystem with unlimited possibilities for our future generation.
TSE Chi Fung Ronald (HKU)
HO Pak Cheung (CityU)
LEUNG Man Hong (HKBU)
CHENG Tak Kin (HKU)
KWOK Cheuk Lum (HKU)
Dr. Timothy HEW (HKU)
Wearables,Social Tech,Public Health, 2016
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) causes over 15,000 deaths each year – the major causes being suffocation and strangulation. These cases are often associated with incorrect sleeping positions where the babies are found with their faces covered by a blanket or even found dead face down in the bedding.
Current prevention measures are basic. Parents need to wake up frequently through the night to check if their baby is breathing normally. However, as a result of frequent checking, over two thirds of parents report that they regularly lose 3 hours of sleep because of the stress and worries. However, we aim to provide a solution to relieve the pressure on parents and allow them to sleep better.
Peacify is an innovative wearable for babies. Our device brings medical grade sensing technologies into every household through an affordable and adorable baby sock. It is equipped with the most advanced biomedical sensors and algorithms to monitor a baby’s vital signs and then transmit the data to smart devices. By connecting to an app, parents or medical professionals can monitor a baby's heart rate, blood oxygen level, skin temperature and sleep habits at a glance. The device can also alert parents to abnormalities and rolling over.
Being a monitoring tool rather than a medical or diagnostic device, Peacify will alert parents to potential health-related danger signs so that they can take preemptive actions to safeguard their child.
LAW Wai Lun (HKU)
POON Chun Yi (HKU)
LEEHeung Pan (HKU)
Dr. CHUI Chun Kit (HKU)
Public Health,Elderly, 2016
WoONG Bing Kin Solomon (HKU SPACE)
CHAN Ching Ho (CUHK)
AU Yian Ting (CUHK)
LEE Lek Hang Nicholas (Cornell University)
KO Kin Man David (HKUST)
CHOW Wai Shun (HKU)
街坊帶路 Kaifong Tour
TAM Kin Lok (HKUST)
LAM Kam Ying (PolyU)
Dr. LO Chi HANG (PolyU)
iSEE MOBILE APPS
Social Tech,Mobile App,Minority Integration, 2016
「iSEE MOBILE APPS」的願景是透過資訊科技打破隔膜，以促進香港視障人士在生活上的平等參與。透過智能電話的科技，視障人士能衝破視力的障礙
「iSEE MOBILE APPS」是一間製作簡單易用手機程式的科技公司，透過製作多個不同種類的手機程式，提供充足社會資訊及支援，以便利視障人士的日
FUNG Kwong Chiu (OUHK)
LUI Kin Ching (OUHK)
PUN Chin Wang (LU)
TAM Ho Yuen (LU)
YEUNG Ching Ping (HKDI)
Dr. MA Hok Ka Carol (LU)
Social Tech, 2016
Coins have been in circulation since 1863 in Hong Kong. While making transactions more convenient, coins have caused some problems and inconvenience. For example, coins are not easy to be paid out after the public receive change in a transaction, since many retailers do not accept smaller bills and the denomination of coins vary. Also, coins are heavy and easy to lose. As a result, we store a
large amount of coins at home. In addition, retailers also need a store of coins for change. Unfortunately, over the past five years, this required the government to produce more than HK$30 billion worth of coins.
HEYCOINS is a chain kiosk that tackles the hassle and inconvenience created by the use of physical coins. HEYCOINS Kiosk collects coins from the public and then converts them into digital currency, including e-wallets recharge, transportation/cash cards top-up, e-cash coupons purchase and charitable donations.
HEYCOINS will bring direct economic benefits and positive social impacts by recycling coins and removing coins from unwanted circulation. Also, by controlling the return of the stored coins back into circulation, HEYCOINS will greatly reduce the massive cost of manufacturing coins for future use.
HEYCOINS is positioning itself to be the gateway to FinTech for the masses. Our B2B2C business model takes the advantage of coins for attracting people to continually use our product and service. We will accumulate HEYCOINS users, build brand trust and build greater acceptance of FinTech solutions like e-wallets/cross-border settlements.
LAU Kong Shing (CityU)
HUANG Ruo Cao (CUHK)
LAM Chun Wai (CUHK)
RONG Nan (LU)
Prof. GAO Jin (LU)
Upcycling,Minority Integration,Environmental Friendly, 2015
Work,Sheet. aims to promote the concept of Permaculture and putting the whole system into daily life. We cooperate with St. James Settlement (NGO) and sheltered workshops to collect food waste with HK local features in the community. We use 100% biodegradable ingredients and sustainable procedures from start to end. We have also developed a new innovative Fiber-material, share profits from
the goods sold as a return to reward workers and introduced a whole system to serve the community.
After a series of experiments and testing, we successfully developed an efficient system for processing local food waste into commercially viable products (Fiber-Material: 2D.FiberSheet, 3D.FiberBlock). Our Fiber-Material can be used in industrial manufacturing as well as custom-made production. The material can be used as a semi-final material to produce daily products, range from large objects like furniture, lighting and installations, to small products like stationery, containers, utensils and any paper product. We specifically chose food waste that is rich in HK local characteristics, which made our Fiber material more representative of Hong Kong. At present stage we focus on 1. tea leaves from tea-houses; 2. fruit from local fruit markets; 3. plants from The Flower Market at
Prince Edward; 4. Chinese medicine herbs from Chinese pharmacies.
Besides the character of the material supplier, Work,Sheet. also builds social responsibility through educating the public on the concept of permaculture by holding workshops and exhibitions; as well as producing designer products and services, which will be targeted mainly at the corporate sector. With our current corporate work experience and up-coming projects, we have the confidence to launch our unique HK material to the global market in the near future.
YEUNG Sze Nga (PolyU)
WONG Yuk Ling (PolyU)
Michael LEUNG (PolyU)
UNlimited Institute 無涯學院
Minority Integration,Education,Culture, 2015
UNlimited Institute (UNi) is a social business established in April 2014. We design experiential learning programs for university students in Hong Kong and Southeast Asian countries. Our programs include elements of international cultural experience and community engagement. With our visions “Learning without Borders, Travel beyond Limits”, we create unique cultural exposure and understanding, and also theme-based problem-solving training for students.
Our featured program is the formal credit-bearing program entitled the Capstone Program, in which we have partnered with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and College of International Education of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU CIE), offering overseas study program for Food and Nutritional Science students from HKU and HKBU CIE. Our participants from HKU are also exclusively subsidized by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) of HKU.
This professional program is divided into three phases:
Phase 1 – Pre-trip training: we cooperate with Inter Cultural Education (ICE) and the Crossroads Foundation for cultural mindset training, associated with professional lectures and demonstrations from the universities.
Phase 2 – Overseas excursion: we cooperate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) and World Food Program (WFP) for professional seminars on the research projects in rural Cambodia. During the excursion, the participants can visit local NGOs, social enterprises, and historical heritages and conduct village-based research.
Phase 3 – Post-trip reports: participants submit reports and give a presentation for university credits.
For public programs, we also offer cultural exchange trips in Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia and Mongolia.
PANG Chun Wai Henry (HKU)
CHAN Yik (HKU)
KWOK Ka Ming Andre (HKU)
WAN Ho Fung (CityU)
NG Cheuk Lam (HKU)
Prof. WAN Man Fan Jennifer (HKU)
Dr. Lucy Porter JORDAN (HKU)
Sticky Rice Love
Public Health, 2015
How do you tackle a hidden problem? The problem is the sexual health of Hong Kong’s youth. After all, shouldn’t we all be concerned about the consequences of being ill informed? These range from unexpected pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and discrimination against sexual minorities.
The current generation of young people have grown up with sexually explicit material being freely available on the Internet. In addition, the trend is that they are becoming sexually active at a younger age. So what are we to do?
Sticky Rice Love aims to develop a friendly community in Hong Kong. A community that is receptive to discussions on sexuality and then to empower young people with the knowledge to make responsible informed choices. Fortunately, Sticky Rice Love is gaining attention. Since our launch, we have received strong support – around 4,500 Facebook fans and around 20 reports in the media.
Our online platform has two main components: an online journal and an online forum for young people to ask questions anonymously. After we receive questions, our team of trained volunteers and sex therapists reply with practical answers. The topics we cover are sex and gender, how to accept oneself, communication and romance in relationships. In addition, we provide educational activities for schools, parents and the public. This online platform also allows businesses to advertise their products to the youth market and fees are charged for providing workshops.
Sticky Rice Love – we’re all about sex!
SO Mei Ki (HKBU)
SUN Wai Han (HKU)
HO Cheuk Fai (CUHK)
LIU Yuk Pui (CUHK)
Ms. Lucy ARTHUR (HKU)
Giving elderly people and abandoned dogs a new lease on life
Senior CID equips Hong Kong’s elderly with pet sitting, training and grooming skills through working with abandoned dogs. Our programme empowers senior citizens to generate a stable income while helping numerous canine lives.
Our population is greying fast. By 2035, one in 3.2 people will be aged 65 or above. Currently, one third of the elderly live in poverty. Some of them are physically capable and should be given the chance to work. By matching their resources with the needs of abandoned dogs, Senior CID can solve three of society’s problems: 1) ageing population; 2) abandoned dogs; and 3) high demand for affordable pet services.
We collaborate with expert trainers who teach our elderly members to provide quality pet services. The elderly will learn to care for, train and groom through working with abandoned dogs at our partner shelter. They will keep the dogs healthy, happy and attractive, increasing their chances of finding a new home. Once the elderly complete their training, we will offer their services at below market prices. Our elderly will benefit from having a flexible, fun and rewarding work schedule. Pet owners can also enjoy cheaper services while knowing that their money spent are for the benefit of the elderly and abandoned dogs.
Our vision lies further. To broaden our network and impact in a sustainable model, experienced members will become trainers themselves to empower not only other elderly, but also other groups of people in need.
LEUNG Oi Ling (CUHK)
MAN Yuet Ching (CUHK)
CHAN Yuen Man (CUHK)
Minority Integration,Community, 2015
Festyle is an online platform that provides fresh grocery and cuisine package deliveries. It recruits women to handpick and purchase fresh food from wet markets, and process raw food into convenient cuisine packages for customers. Festyle aims to promote healthy dining culture in Hong Kong and provide tailor-made job opportunities for women. This helps them develop their strengths and unearth their potential, as well as improve the economic situations of their families. To achieve genuine empowerment of women and release their productivity, women employees will be responsible for designing new recipes and packages, and take up managerial and business development positions in Festyle. By providing fresh grocery deliveries and convenient cuisine packages online, we care for the families who have difficulties in shopping for fresh groceries and cooking healthy homemade food due to their busy and tight schedules. We are offering not only fresh and healthy food, but also warm and skillful care from women. We aim to open up the online grocery
market and facilitate the everyday needs of families. Customers can order online every day before 1pm and receive same-day deliveries. Once we receive orders from customers, our employees will handpick, purchase and process food accordingly. The ordered fresh groceries will then be delivered at the selected timeslot. Festyle provides you the best solution to fresh and healthy meals.
YIP Hiu Wai (CUHK)
WONG Ka Wing (CUHK)
CHEUNG Siu Ting (CUHK)
FUNG Toi Sze (PolyU)
Cheung Man Chung (CHCHEd)
Prof. Bernard SUEN (CUHK)
陪月通 Doula Easy
Mobile App,Minority Integration, 2015
CHAN Ting Hong (HKU)
LAM Ho Yan (HKSYU)
CHIU Kei Yu (HKU)
LING Ho Wan Howard (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Social Inclusion,Job Creation,Education,Cultural Preservation, 2013
FONG Nok Hang (PolyU)
NG Chung Lun (PolyU)
WONG Ching Hung (PolyU)
LAM Lok Yi (PolyU)
Dr. Alison E. LLOYD (PolyU)
Upcycling,Environmental Friendly,Culture,Community, 2012
The Preface (formerly known as Harmonia), by making use of organic agricultural products as raw materials, produces environmentally friendly skincare products and shows support to local agricultural development. Since May 2013, more than 10 natural products including soap bars and liquid soap have been successfully introduced. The Preface also takes the opportunity during the publicity of its products to educate the public about the concept of using skincare products without additives to protect water resources, animals and our skin.
GUO Qi Qi (CUHK)
TAM Sek Ching (Hang Seng Management College)
WANG Zi (CUHK)
LAU Kit Yan (PolyU)
CHOI Chi Kin (CUHK)
Prof. YU Chai Mei (CUHK)
Minority Integration,Culture, 2012
Lensational’s photo-education program aims to empower women in developing countries both economically and emotionally through the power of a camera lens. They envisage women in those area be equipped with a camera and professional photography techniques to express their hopes and dreams and enhance their living standard. In addition to helping women in developing countries, Lensational will also hold small-scale exhibitions to promote the message of women's rights to the public.
TSE Pui Kei (CUHK)
CHIU Shun Yu (CUHK)
Prof. Denis WANG (CUHK)
Minority Integration,Elderly,Education, 2012
Founded in 2013 as the first SE offering an elderly simulation programme in Hong Kong, Eldpathy has held over 70 simulation workshops in various secondary schools, tertiary institutions, social welfare agencies and commercial organisations so far. The Eldpathy programme enables participants to experience the daily life of an elderly person through a series of simulation games under the theme of “dressing, eating, living and travelling” of the elderly so as to develop participants’ empathy for and gratitude towards the elderly. In the future, Eldpathy will extend its promotion to various sectors across the territory in the hope of spreading the message of caring for the elderly to the whole community.
CHAN Ho Man (HKUST)
TSANG Ka Hing (HKUST)
KONG Wing Man (HKUST)
Dr. LAM Koon Fung (University College London)
Upcycling,Environmental Friendly, 2012
Alchemist Creations is a community-based design company upcycling aluminium cans into timepieces and lighting products. The company partners with Christian Family Service Centre to create training and employment opportunities for the disadvantaged. Attaching great importance to the overall system design, Alchemist Creations works with trainees and tutors at the workshop to design products and arrange suitable production procedures. This is to serve the purpose of enabling customers to appreciate trainees’ exquisite craftsmanship from the products, thus achieving the goal of “Turn Neglect Into Shine”. Wristwatches produced by Alchemist Creations are now available at the HKTDC Design Gallery and Autoshop, as well as European markets including Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.
LING Ching Yin (PolyU)
SIU Tien Sum (PolyU)
HO Chun Kin Kenneth (PolyU)
Rémi LECLERC (PolyU)
WOUF is an SE in the fashion design industry integrating innovative textile technology with animal care. Dog hair collected from pet owners and animal shelters are turned into Chiengora yarn for making exquisite fashion and accessories. This new initiative is both environmental-friendly and full of compassion towards animals.
LAM Mun Yee Anita (PolyU)
Magaret LOK (PolyU)
CHAN Hiu Nam Amy (HKBU)
Rémi LECLERC (PolyU)
Oops! upcycles surplus materials generated by interior design companies and transforms them into beautiful albums and notebooks as well as visual arts teaching materials for educational purpose. Echoing the concept of “upcycling”, Oops! also stimulates students’ creativity and provides an opportunity for students to understand the use of different materials in art making.
CHU Yin Chi Joyce (PolyU)
LAW Ka Pui Keziah (PolyU)
LEUNG Cheuk Nga Irix (PolyU)
WONG Ka Ki (PolyU)
CHAN Kai Ching Patrick (PolyU)
ATB Auto Art
Upcycling,Environmental Friendly, 2010
ATB Auto Art Ltd. is the first company in South East Asia with upcycling approach as its modus operandi. It turns scrap vehicle parts into high-end household furniture. By bringing back those almost-abandoned hardware machinery technology, ATB Auto Art upgrades its brand to a high-end art level. At the same time, the founder of ATB reaches out to the young by organising upcycling workshops in various places, hoping to teach them all she knows and help them re-establish their self-value.
WOO Sze Wing Telly (PolyU)
YIU Chi Fai Alex (PolyU)
LAU Chui Wai Beatrice (PolyU)
LO Wah Kei Kei (PolyU)
CHAN Kai Ching Patrick (PolyU)
Social Alliance Communications Consultancy
Longevity Design House
Upcycling,Environmental Friendly,Elderly, 2009
Inter Cultural Education
Inter Cultural Education is an educational SE focusing on broadening adolescents’ universal horizons while shouldering corporate social responsibility. It mainly provides school-based training programs aiming at developing people’s global competitiveness, and Greater China Social Innovation Trips to help youngsters experience, understand and respect cultural diversity, explore their potential and gain new knowledge.
LAW Wai Hung (PolyU)
Patrick Bostrom (HKU)
LIU Han Stephanie (HKU)
YU Shu Hui Susanna (HKUST)
Pooja JHAVERI (HKUST)
Prof. Matthew YUEN (HKUST)