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Innovation Awards

To encourage and promote technology development of PolyU research innovations, RIO is eager to increase PolyU's presence in various high-level international conferences and expos. PolyU invented technologies has received worldwide recognition with numerous impactful innovations awarded in the international arena.
 

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TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo

Over the years, the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, laboratories, and start-ups with industry end-users and prospectors. Since 2017, PolyU research teams have snatched the global innovation awards for consecutive years. This affirms PolyU's endeavours in developing and translating the technologies into practical applications with intrinsic value for the benefit of the global community.

 

Features

2021: PolyU innovations in advanced textiles, new materials synthesis and centimetre-precision positioning win TechConnect awards
2020: PolyU wins three TechConnect Global Innovation Awards
2019: PolyU wins two global innovation awards at TechConnect
2018: PolyU wins Two “TechConnect Global Innovation Awards” — Snatching Accolades in the US Two Years in a row
2017: PolyU wins three “TechConnect Global Innovation Awards” ‧ The first and the only university awardee from Hong Kong

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PolyUStimulator – Ultrasound Driven Piezoelectric Stimulator for Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Water Dispersible Autofluorescent Polymer Dots comprising of Non-Conjugated Polymers
PolyUStimulator – Ultrasound Driven Piezoelectric Stimulator for Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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Water Dispersible Autofluorescent Polymer Dots comprising of Non-Conjugated Polymers
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PolyUStimulator – Ultrasound Driven Piezoelectric Stimulator for Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Water Dispersible Autofluorescent Polymer Dots comprising of Non-Conjugated Polymers
New Antibiotic Candidate to Treat Superbug-caused Inflection
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Seeded Sonochemical Coatings
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Composite Multilayers Capacitors Co-catalyst System Flame Retardant Treatment
Composite Multilayers Capacitors
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Co-catalyst System Flame Retardant Treatment
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Passive Anti-vibration Structures Multi-functional Nano-coating for Glass Personalised Energy Saving Thermal-comfort Platform
Passive Anti-vibration Structures
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Multi-functional Nano-coating for Glass
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Personalised Energy Saving Thermal-comfort Platform
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About Smart 50 Awards

In partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and the US Ignite, the Smart 50 Awards recognises impactful smart cities projects across the world annually. They aim to honour the most innovative and influential technologies in the areas of digital transformation, urban infrastructure and community engagement. The award presentation ceremony for this year was held at the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo in Washington DC in October 2021.

Three smart city projects of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won the 2021 Smart 50 Awards. It is the first time that PolyU’s research teams have seized the prestigious awards, which recognise global innovative smart city projects annually. The 2021 Smart 50 Awards features winners from all over the world, such as Canada, Japan, Germany, Israel, Spain and the United States, and PolyU is the only award recipient from Hong Kong. The award presentation ceremony was held in the United States later this year.

In support of Hong Kong’s Smart City Blueprint, PolyU has been working closely with the government and community partners to implement smart projects to address various societal and environmental issues, as well as to safeguard public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These projects have earned various international accolades, including the 2021 Smart 50 Awards.

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“First-Ever Smart Tree Monitoring Project Using Low-Power Wireless Network for Urban Forestry and Tree Management” by the teams of Professor Charles Wong Man-sing (right) of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of PolyU and Mr Edmond Lam Yui-fong (left), Assistant Secretary (Tree Management) of the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR


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“The Tai O Village Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Project” by Mr Daniel ELKIN, School of Design


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A Comprehensive Spatial Analysis and Onset Risk Prediction Platform for the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong by Professor John SHI, Smart Cities Research Institute

For more details about the 2021 Smart 50 Awards and the list of award recipients, please refer to https://smartcitiesconnect.org/2021-smart-50-awards/

About IAFP

Founded in 1911, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) which consists over 4,000 members, is home to educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals from 50 nations who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. IAFP aims to provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.
 
Food Safety Consortium (FSC) was recognized as the Hong Kong affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) since mid-2015, as the two organizations have consistent objectives and the affiliation will effectively synergize their efforts in advancing food safety in various regions of the world.

 

The Convener of Food Safety Consortium of PolyU Professor Terence Lok-ting Lau was granted with the 2021 International Leadership Award by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). This recognition from the IAFP is a significant endorsement for Prof. Lau’s achievement in the field for bringing PolyU’s contribution in food safety and quality to the next level.

IAFP 2021

PolyU’s Food Safety Consortium received the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Affiliate Communication Award for our development of various communication channels with our members and high-quality materials in promoting science and technology as the foundation of advancing food safety and quality with informative content and attractive layout.

2019 IAFP

The Food Safety Consortium (FSC), initiated by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), has been awarded the C.B. Shogren Memorial Award by IAFP in recognition of FSC’s exceptional achievement in advancing global food safety. FSC becomes the first IAFP affiliate outside of the Americas to receive this prestigious award. The award ceremony was held on July 12, 2017 at the 2017 IAFP Annual Meeting which took place in Tampa, Florida.

2017 IAFP

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