PolyU wins six prizes at 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days
28 Mar 2022
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has once again excelled in this year’s online special edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo) - Special Edition 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days – Virtual Event. The Exhibition is regarded as one of the most important annual global events devoted exclusively to inventions. This year, PolyU has garnered a total of six awards, including one Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, one Gold Medal, three Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal.
PolyU researchers commit to the motto of the University, " To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, by transferring their research into impactful real-life applications that benefit society. Four of the six participating projects are operated by PolyU supported start-ups which has already commercialised its research outputs. As the only university in Hong Kong taking part in the Nation’s space missions, the PolyU team is also actively developing instruments for the national space mission by leveraging its expertise in precision engineering.
In addition, PolyU is also striving to leverage its research to improve people’s quality of life. The participating projects this year, which incorporate research in the areas of cooling coatings, eco-friendly building materials, smart fabrics, nutritional supplements and AI music learning platform, are just a few examples of this effort.
The awards received by the PolyU teams are testament to their determination and unique capabilities in their areas of expertise, which have earned them international recognition. The teams will continue their good work by developing more innovative solutions that will eventually benefit Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.
The six projects are (project details in Appendix and on the website of the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office https://www.polyu.edu.hk/kteo/polyu-innovations/award/geneva2022/ ):
|Camera Pointing System for China’s Lunar Exploration Missions (Chang'e 3 and 4)||Prof. Kai-leung YUNG
Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering, Director of Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
|Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury|
|UmiCool: an Eco-friendly Smart Sub-ambient Radiative Cooling (SSRC) Coating||Prof. Jianguo DAI
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Founder of Pro-Infra Science & Technology Limited
(a PolyU Academic-led start-up)
|Carbon-negative Climate-smart Biochar Partition Block||Prof. Daniel Chiu-Wa TSANG
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Founder of NeutralCrete Limited
(a PolyU Academic-led start-up)
|Omni-Cool-Dry: a Desert Beetle Inspired Skin-like Fabric for Dymanic Thermal and Moisture Management||Dr Dahua SHOU
Assistant Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing
|AkkMore™: a Fungus and Plant Based Supplement Against Obesity or Prediabetes||Dr. Gail Jinhui CHANG
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Co-founder of Bo InnoHealth Biotechnology Company Limited
(a PolyU GBA Start-up PostDoc and PolyU Academic-led startup)
|Algorithmic Music Composition Software for Popularising AI Education||Dr Gong CHEN
PhD alumni of the Department of Computing, Founder of RhySoul Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
(a PolyU GBA Start-up PostDoc)
The Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days – Virtual Event this year attracted about 800 inventions from 25 countries/regions. For details, please visit the event organiser’s official website: www.inventions-geneva.ch
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