China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition has been held for seven seasons since 2015. Participation was by 25.33 million college students in 6.03 million teams from 121 countries and regions in five continents, and the competition has become the largest global event for innovation and entrepreneurship. It invites excellent young people engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship all over the world to participate in this event where entrants can work to realize the dream of innovation and entrepreneurship, and to create a better future for the world.
The final round competition of the 8th China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was held on on November 26, 2022 at Chongqing University. The competition was officially launched in April this year. More than 14.5 million participants from 111 different countries registered, and up to 3.4 million projects were received then. It really served as an international communication platform to facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide. In Hong Kong, the number of participants who attended this competition this year reached 798, together with 266 projects. Since being successfully held in 2015, the award ceremony has became a fantastic event for the information and communication industry in Hong Kong. At this year’s ceremony, Dr. Kai Xu, Vice Minister of Education and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, sincerely congratulated the awardees for their outstanding achievements and contributions to innovation and technology development for Hong Kong. Professor Dong Sun, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology, and Industry, delivered a speech at the event, presented trophies to the grand prize winners under three categories, and celebrated their outstanding performance.
After the final round of competition in the Hong Kong region held in Hong Kong Science Park on November 11, the RAIDS student team from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Shufei Li/Chin-Lok Tsang/Junming Fan/Yat-Ming Pang/ Hin-Chi Kwok/ Chengxi Li/ Mengyang Ren) won one of the only 4 Gold Awards among 266 participated teams. They were chosen as representative teams from the Hong Kong region to present their work on the “Mutual Cognitive Human-Robot Collaboration System”and exchange ideas with other worldwide winners. The student team mentor, Ir Dr Pai Zheng believes that this work is in line with the Hong Kong Government's Re-industrialization policy and can effectively improve industrial productivity towards a human-centric smart manufacturing paradigm, by leveraging the cutting-edge robotics, digital and AI technologies. In detail, the work advances the intelligence of existing industrial collaborative robots to seamlessly work with human operators in a symbiotic manner, which effectively alleviates the high cost of land and labor in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, it provides a feasible solution for Hong Kong, which once again promotes the ambitious goal of "Made in Hong Kong" and internationalization. The team captain Shufei Li said he could not hide his excitement when he learned they won the gold award, which is an irreplaceable encouragement for their efforts. Chin-Lok Tsang, a vital team member, expressed his feeling and hope in the winner's speech, which encouraged young people in Hong Kong to show their enthusiasm for cutting-edge technologies and contribute their domain knowledge for the better development of Hong Kong.
|Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering|
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