In a remarkable showcase of research and innovation, PolyU has garnered an unprecedented 45 awards at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo). This impressive haul includes two Special Prizes, five Gold Medals with Congratulations of the Jury, 18 Gold Medals, 13 Silver Medals, and seven Bronze Medals. Among them, 19 award-winning projects were developed under the InnoHK research centres led by PolyU in collaboration with top research institutions worldwide.


Capturing the spotlight is the world's first portable High-Definition corneal topographer, which is revolutionising eye care and earning the Prize of the Saudi Arabian Delegation and a Gold Medal. Spearheaded by Professor Kee Chea-su, Head and Professor of the School of Optometry and Deputy Director of the Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR), this groundbreaking device is transforming the field with its flexibility, compact size, affordability, and tailored normative data from Chinese populations. This innovation is empowering eye care practitioners to assess risks and facilitate timely interventions in children, making a significant impact in the field.


Another notable project , RailSwinX by the Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS), garnered the Prize of the International Federation of Inventors' Association - IFIA and a Gold Medal. The cutting-edge AI technology enhances the detection of rail track defects, paving the way for safer and more reliable rail transport.


Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation), lauded the winning teams, emphasising that their success is a testament to the University's robust research capabilities and drive to translate research outcomes into positive impacts for the benefit of Hong Kong, our Nation and the world.


The University's award-winning projects span diverse fields, from life sciences and healthcare to renewable energy, new energy vehicles, materials and sensing technology, civil engineering, food science, and vision and eye health. This broad spectrum of innovation reflects its dedication to improving human health and promoting sustainable development.


Beyond research, PolyU nurtures innovation through its vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ten award-winning teams originated from PolyU-supported startups, some of which were founded by the University’s scholars. By cultivating a nurturing environment for innovation and entrepreneurship, PolyU continues to play an important role in the development of Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology hub.


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