PolyU garners prestigious awards at Geneva Inventions Expo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) garnered a total of six awards in this year’s online International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo) - Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days – Virtual Event. These awards, including three Gold Medals and three Silver Medals, are a valuable recognition of PolyU’s dedication to promoting impactful research and innovation.
In the wake of COVID-19, the Geneva Inventions Expo this year was moved online for the first time. The event, held from 10 to 14 March, was organised under the patronage of the Swiss Federal Government, the State and the City of Geneva as well as the World Intellectual Property Organisation. About 600 exhibitors from more than 20 countries/regions participated in this year’s competition by presenting their inventions via short videos.
Despite various challenges posed by the pandemic, PolyU’s researchers maintained their efforts in research and development as well as in translating research into impactful innovations and applications. We are glad to see that two of the participating projects, namely the “Liverscan: Palm-sized Real-time B-mode Ultrasound Imaging Guided System for Liver Fibrosis Assessment” and the “CareCoatexTM: A Biomaterial-based Core-Shell Particles for Safe and Effective Antibacterial and Antiviral Applications” have already been commercialised through PolyU-supported start-ups led by the University’s researchers. Click here to learn more about these award-winning projects.
Congratulations to the six award-winning research teams for their exceptional achievements!
|CareCoatexTM: A Biomaterial-based Core-Shell Particles for Safe and Effective Antibacterial and Antiviral Applications||Prof. Pauline Pei LI, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Co-founder of Grand Rise Technology Limited (a PolyU-supported startup)|
|Smart City Platform: A Comprehensive System for Spatial Data Infrastructure||Prof. John Wenzhong SHI, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics|
|Smart Monitoring System for Urban Tree Management||Sr Dr Charles Man-sing WONG, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics|
|Liverscan: Palm-sized Real-time B-mode Ultrasound Imaging Guided System for Liver Fibrosis Assessment||Ir Prof. Yongping ZHENG, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Founder of Eieling Technology Limited (a PolyU-supported startup)|
|A Smart All-electric Antilock Braking System (ABS)||Prof. Eric Ka-wai CHENG, Department of Electrical Engineering|
|Biomimicking Photocrosslinkable Nanocomposite Bone Graft||Dr Xin ZHAO, Department of Biomedical Engineering|
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