PolyU-trained future entrepreneurs win awards at Hong Kong Techathon 2023
PolyU startup develops advanced spectacle lens for myopia control with ultra-precision machining technology
Teams of entrepreneurial-minded PolyU students and graduates won seven out of 16 prizes at Hong Kong Techathon 2023 with their business ideas. Teams which included PolyU students were named champions in three of the four categories in the competition. PolyU students also won one first runner-up and two second runner-up awards and the Best Presentation prize.
Hong Kong Techathon 2023 is jointly organised by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and nine local universities to promote the development of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology startup ecosystem. The one-week challenge saw more than 900 aspiring entrepreneurs from the nine universities, including nearly 200 from PolyU, work in teams to pitch for seed funding and incubation support for their business solutions. The winning teams will be admitted to the HKSTP Ideation Programme.
The PolyU champion teams are:
ArtTech & EdTech
“PresentAR" interactive presentation system - integrating computer vision and augmented reality technology to make speech delivery more engaging (The team also won the Best Presentation prize.)
Healthcare & GeronTech
Uses robots to help stroke survivors walk again and recover brain function
Smart Cities & Sustainability
A device for wheelchair uses that integrates artificial intelligence and robotics technology to help physically impaired people move around without straining their arms
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