This year, PolyU have achieved outstanding results at Hong Kong Techathon 2023. PolyU teams took away seven of the 16 prizes in this competition, including three Champions, one First Runner-up, two Second Runner–ups and one Best Presentation Awards. Almost 200 PolyU students entered the competition.


PolyU teams were champions in three of the four categories in the competition. The champion teams were 417 Tech in the ArtTech & EdTech category, Fleming MedLab in the Healthcare & GeronTech category and BoostRider in the Smart Cities & Sustainability category.


The 417 Tech winning project in the ArtTech and EdTech sector, features a “PresentAR" interactive presentation system. The system integrates computer vision and augmented reality technology that enables interactive storytelling. It can capture the speaker’s voice and body movements, and also allow the speaker to control the presentation over the air and "walk" into the presentation, thereby making speech delivery more engaging.


Fleming MedLab, Champion in the Healthcare & GeronTech category, uses robots to help stroke survivors walk again and recover their brain functions.


Similarly, BoostRider, named Champion in the Smart Cities and Sustainability area, developed an AI wheelchair powered by machine and app that helps physically impaired people to move around without having to strain their arms.


Hong Kong Techathon 2023 is a competition jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and nine local universities. It aims to promote the development of Hong Kong innovation and technology start-up ecosystem, providing young people with diversified learning opportunities and entrepreneurial support.


Hong Kong Techathon 2023 - Winning Projects



Project title

ArtTech & EdTech

Champion & Best Presentation

2nd Runner-up

417 Tech


Healthcare & GeronTech


Fleming MedLab

Smart Cities & Sustainability


1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up


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