PolyU researchers who garnered a total of six awards (including three Gold Medals and three Silver Medals) at this year’s “Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days - Virtual Event”, were invited to attend the Chief Executive’s Reception (CE’s Reception) for awardees held on 17 May 2021.


Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam said at the event that the Hong Kong delegation comprised teams from universities, secondary schools, R&D centres, start-ups and government departments, reflecting a fervent innovation and technology (I&T) atmosphere in Hong Kong with flourishing I&T developments in the government, industry, academic and research sectors that exemplify Hong Kong's strong innovation and R&D capabilities.


PolyU’s six award-winning research teams are:


Gold Medal

CareCoatexTM: A Biomaterial-based Core-Shell Particles for Safe and Effective Antibacterial and Antiviral ApplicationsProfessor Pauline Pei Li, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Co-founder of Grand Rise Technology Limited (a PolyU-supported start-up)
Smart City Platform: A Comprehensive System for Spatial Data InfrastructureProfessor John Wenzhong Shi, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
Smart Monitoring System for Urban Tree ManagementSr Dr Charles Man-sing Wong, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics


Silver Medal

Liverscan: Palm-sized Real-time B-mode Ultrasound Imaging Guided System for Liver Fibrosis AssessmentIr Professor Yongping Zheng, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Founder of Eieling Technology Limited (a PolyU-supported start-up)
A Smart All-electric Antilock Braking System (ABS)Professor Eric Ka-wai Cheng, Department of Electrical Engineering
Biomimicking Photocrosslinkable Nanocomposite Bone GraftDr Xin Zhao, Department of Biomedical Engineering


To learn more about these award-winning projects, please visit here.


Hong Kong Winners 2021 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2021