On 28 June, the "Designing Future Techstyle" International Symposium jointly organised by PolyU and The Mills Fabrica brought together leading academics and experts in techstyle to exchange ideas and get international, interdisciplinary design perspectives particularly for creating social impact. Sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the HKSAR Government and supported by Royal College of Art in London and Tsinghua University in Beijing, the symposium is the first-of-its kind event to promote techstyle, the integration of technology and style, in Hong Kong.



This 3D-printed finger amputee prosthetic made of both soft and hard materials is aesthetically pleasing, lighter in weight and more breathable when compared with the existing products. It can help cover up the lost part while extending the residual finger to provide more finger functions.

The Grand Finals of the "Techstyle for Social Good International Competition 2019" was also held on the same day and attracted entries from students of world leading design institutions. Among the 12 finalists, Wendy Law, a graduating student from PolyU’s School of Design, won the Hong Kong Best Design Award in the Competition with her project titled "Aesthesis - The partial hand accessories for amputees".