PolyU InnoTech Open Day
The University’s efforts to promote I&T were showcased at the first-ever PolyU InnoTech Open Day, which was recently held on campus, as a signature event of PolyU’s 85th Anniversary celebrations. The event was officiated by Professor Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and attended by PolyU Council Chairman Dr Lam Tai-fai, government officials, entrepreneurs, industry partners, startups, researchers, and young talents, as well as prospective university students and their parents. The Open Day was backed by 19 supporting organisations, all of which are key players in Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem.
Government praises PolyU’s contribution to I&T development
Over the years, PolyU has been playing a long-supporting and pioneering role in driving I&T development in Hong Kong. With the Government's solid commitment to I&T development, coupled with our strong capabilities in scientific research and academic excellence of our universities, Hong Kong's I&T ecosystem is flourishing and increasingly vibrant.
~ Professor Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the HKSAR Government
PolyU is committed to supporting Hong Kong’s I&T development
PolyU will seek to work closely with the Government, as well as our strategic partners across all sectors of society, to create innovative technologies and nurture leading talents to support the development of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area into an international I&T hub, and the development of science and technology in our Nation.
~ Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President
A wide array of activities
Breakout sessions introducing PolyU technologies to industry partners
A series of breakout sessions were organised to provide an opportunity for industry practitioners and PolyU researchers to exchange views and explore collaboration possibilities on various subjects covering technology innovation and development, as well as industry trends and applications. The topics included life science, smart cities, neurohealth, future society, energy technology for carbon-neutrality, healthy food and lifestyle management, future manufacturing, artificial intelligence of things and intelligent wearable systems.
Exhibitions showcasing PolyU’s impactful innovations and research strengths
Participants at the Open Day had the opportunity to learn more about a wide range of PolyU research projects and their impact on society through a number of exhibitions and panel sessions.
Special attractions: AI robots and dragon horses
Sophia, a world-renowned AI robot, interacted with visitors during the Open Day.
|Grace, the caring AI nurse, who has a thermal camera in her chest to take temperatures, was designed to interact with the elderly and people isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.||Dragon Cavallo, an art showcase featuring mini dragon horses, injected creativity into the campus atmosphere.|
Guided tours of labs and facilities
Campus tours to laboratories in the disciplines of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, smart city, design, sustainability, textiles, new materials, and hospitality, as well as the library, were arranged for interested participants.
The tour of Pao Yue-Kong Library included its new state-of-the-art facilities for collaborative learning.
|Visitors stopped and listened to a design student introducing her project while they toured around the Jockey Club Innovation Tower.||Students showed great interest in the study of Physiotherapy.|
Information seminars for prospective students
To further nurture I&T talents, the University is introducing artificial intelligence and data analytics, and innovation and entrepreneurship into its undergraduate curriculum. Secondary school students and parents were interested to know more about the new approach during the information seminars. Consultation sessions about PolyU’s programmes offered by individual faculties and schools were also well attended.
Special thanks to 19 supporting organisations
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