The Innovation and Technology Commission organised the mega online event “Virtual InnoCarnival 2020” from 23 to 31 December 2020. The aim of the event was to promote innovation and technology (I&T) within the community, to increase public awareness of the importance of I&T to the future development of Hong Kong, and to nurture more talent who are passionate about the field.


The event featured an array of interesting and informative online activities under the overarching theme of “Collaborate.Innovate.Beyond Imagination”. The new virtual format of the 2020 InnoCarnival enabled members of the public to participate in the activities under the present pandemic situation.


PolyU was honoured to be one of the participating organisations to support this important I&T event. The University set up online exhibition booths to demonstrate its strengths in pioneering research by showcasing a number of innovations designed to enhance transport efficiency in Hong Kong. The following innovative projects, respectively led by the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), were showcased at the event:


  • Smart City Platform: A Comprehensive Spatial Data Infrastructure (LSGI)
  • HKeTransport: A Multi-modal Public Transport Route Search Platform (LSGI)
  • Reliable Intelligent Transportation Systems for Drivers (CEE)
  • Seamless Urban Navigation System (LSGI)
  • EV Charging System with Intelligent Load Management Control (EE)

The nine-day virtual carnival provided a wide range of interactive and educational activities, all free-of-charge, including exhibitions of local inventions and research achievements as well as innovation workshops and webinars, to help the community appreciate the benefits and convenience I&T brings to our daily lives.