PolyU researchers’ dedicated commitment to improving human wellbeing and advancing the frontiers of science and technology were acknowledged in an online poll organised by the Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre.


Determined by over 2,000 online votes from members of the public, PolyU’s development of the automated multiplex diagnostic system, which can detect COVID-19 and up to 40 pathogens within one hour, achieved first place in the “Top Ten Hong Kong Innovation and Technology News 2020”. The University’s contribution to China’s first lunar sample return mission with its self-developed Surface Sampling and Packing System also made the list.


Congratulations to the respective research teams! Check out the following news coverage if you want to learn more about the voting results:


Sing Tao Daily

Master Insight Media

Ta Kung Pao

Wen Wei Po