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Members of PAIR’s constituent research units shine at Geneva Invention Expo

30 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. All of them are research projects of PAIR’s research institutes and research centres.

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 team lead by Prof. Yung Kai Leung, the director of Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations (RCDSE) 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.

Please find the six awarded projects in the following table. Please click the link of the website of the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office https://www.polyu.edu.hk/kteo/polyu-innovations/award/geneva2022/ for project details:

Project

Principal Investigator

Awards

Research Institute / Research Centre involved

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

Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations

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)

Gold Medal

Research Institute for Land and Space

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)

Silver Medal

Research Institute for Land and Space and Research Centre for Resources Engineering towards Carbon Neutrality

Omni-Cool-Dry™: a Desert Beetle Inspired Skin-like Fabric for Dynamic Thermal and Moisture Management

Dr Dahua SHOU
Assistant Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing

Silver Medal

Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems

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)

Silver Medal

Research Institute for Future Food

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)

Bronze Medal

Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Things




Research Units PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

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