Students shine in innovation and entrepreneurship competition
Innovation and entrepreneurship training is a hallmark of the holistic education PolyU offers to enable students to excel in today’s dynamic environment and make a difference to society. In the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, PolyU student teams scooped 12 awards, including the Grand Prize, for advancing technology development in areas ranging from mathematics and physics, to social enterprises.
Out of more than 70 winning projects, the PolyU submission “High Performance Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cell Towards Sustainable Development” not only won First Prize in the Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Category, but it was also selected as the only Grand Prize winner from the Innovation Stream of the competition.
The project was praised for the potential of its new approach in the further development of producing high-quality, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells. Solar energy is an important source of renewable energy for industrial production and domestic consumption. Perovskite solar cells are the most promising type of photovoltaic technology and are a game changer for converting sunlight into electrical energy due to their low fabrication cost, high power conversion efficiency, and the flexibility offered by tunable bandgaps, and a facile manufacturing process. As a result, the novel method developed to produce high performance perovskite solar cells has the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainable development globally.
Organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, and co-organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Commission, the competition aims to inspire outstanding students with the potential to become future innovation and entrepreneurship leaders.
Professor Christopher Chao (fifth from left), PolyU Vice President (Research and Innovation), celebrates with the winning teams.
|Grand Prize||High Performance Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cell Towards Sustainable Development||Zhang Heng-kai, Ren Zhiwei and Liu Kuan|
|Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering|
|First Prize||High Performance Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cell Towards Sustainable Development||Zhang Heng-kai, Ren Zhiwei and Liu Kuan|
|Merit Prize||Construction Noise Permit Application System Based on Geographic Information System and Noise Control Ordinance||Chiu Kai-yim, Wong Ho-lun, Lee Wing-sze, Chantel Alexandra Lee, Suen Lok-fai, Ivan Jasper Istanto and Kong Yiu-lun|
|Merit Prize||Performance Analysis of Bifacial Solar PV Module and its Application in Hong Kong||Hung Tak-lam, Nico Lam and Leung Chun-kuen|
|Second Prize||Intelligent Driver Health Assessment System Based on the Optical Fiber Interferometer||Yu Jianxun, Chen Shuyang and Qu Jiaqi|
|Merit Prize||Milky Assistant||Leung Yee-ting|
|Mathematics and Physics / Mechanics and Control Systems|
|Merit Prize||Adopting VR and AR Technology to Minimise Human Casualty in Construction Site||Ho Ho-nam and Wong Kwong-sau|
|Second Prize||Electricity-free Smart Cooling Coating||Yang Ning and Fu Yang|
|Third Prize||FJ005||Max Lee Jwo-lem, Ng Hoi-fung, Wen Weisong, Josua Chan Wing-hei and Hsu Li-ta|
|Third Prize||Probiotics Protected by Aerospace Material||Gu Yinlin, Yu Xuanjie, Chang Jinhui and Jin Yong|
|Merit Prize||APRINT-3D Printing for STEM Education||Chui Cheuk-long, Kwong Hing-tim and Tang King-hung|
|Social Enterprise / Cultural and Creative Services|
|Third Prize||Best Value||Ng Hoi-kam, Lam Pui-yi, Yip Pui-sze, Ng Yim-hung, Marcus Pang Chee-tsun, and Karen Ashley Yue|