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PolyU hosts inaugural webinar of Enlighten@PolyU on “Innovate for a Sustainable Future”

24 Nov 2020

PolyU is pleased to launch "Enlighten@PolyU” series that engages distinguished individuals to share their insights and outlook with the community through theme-based webinars. Jointly hosted by the Alumni Affairs and Development Office and the Institute for Entrepreneurship, the inaugural webinar on the topic of “Innovate for a Sustainable Future” was successfully held on 24 November 2020, attracting over 600 registrations. The event brought together scholar, alumni, student as well as supporters of the University to talk about solutions and practices for promoting sustainable city.  

The speakers included Ir Chan Siu Hung, JP, Managing Director, China, CLP Holdings Ltd; Mr Tony Ip, Founder, Tony Ip green Architects Ltd; Ir Dr Conrad Wong Tin Cheung, BBS, JP, Vice Chairman, Yau Lee Holdings Ltd; and Ir Prof. C S Poon, Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials and Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PolyU. 

During the webinar, Ir Chan Siu Hung presented the decarbonisation path and energy roadmap of his power company that support low carbon economy in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.  Ir Dr Conrad Wong talked about the adoption of green building technologies and energy optimization solution. Mr Tony Ip showcased projects on sustainable urban development. Ir Prof. C S Poon introduced PolyU’s research on recycling/ upcycling of wastes into asphalt pavement, and the evolution and application of “eco-block”. 

Upon answering some in-depth questions raised by the participants, the webinar was concluded by the Moderator Dr Hui Ka Chun, Ex-Chairman, Research Projects Vetting Sub-committee, Environment and Conservation Fund, HKSAR, who resonated with the group that everybody plays a vital role in fostering sustainable future. Collaborative and concerted efforts of the government, businesses, non-profit sector as well as individuals would be essential in pursuit of a green future.

PolyU will organize further insightful webinars to introduce University’s expertise in inter-disciplinary research and impactful innovations in solving real-world challenges in the near future.

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