The Innovation Academy is a hub for attracting and cultivating new generations of talents, not only scholars and researchers but also industry leaders and influencers. It works as an accelerator for inspiration and implementation.
A series of programmes and activities on campus are organized to encourage think-out-of-the-box mindset within students. Activities are designed to capture three goals: Inspire, Equip and Showcase, and engage teachers, students and stakeholders like industry advisors.
The Sharing is a series of forums and dialogues organized to invite guest speakers of diverse backgrounds, such as entrepreneurs, industry partners, researchers or alumni, to share their insights on innovation-related topics and successful stories. The format of the sharing is flexible spanning from talks to one-on-one dialogue to panel discussion.
This is a project pitching event for students to present their project ideas and recruit prospective teammates and academic advisors to form student interest groups on a wide range of topics like robotics, artificial intelligence, electric automobiles and healthcare technologies. The learning process helps to improve students’ ability to effectively advocate an idea or project to a large group of audience. It also allows flexibility for students to form their own team and grow their community of interest and passion.
Workshop on advanced technologies
The Engineering Inno Show is a showcase carnival that celebrates and demonstrates the outcome of learning and creation at the end of every semester. It offers a vibrant platform for students to create their own work outside classroom. It also paints a concrete picture of what constitutes an exemplary work in Engineering. Participating students have the opportunity to illustrate their inventive design, demonstrate their research and projects, harness constructive feedbacks from peers, teachers, industry experts and the public through knowledge exchange, and spin ideas into innovative (re)inventions.
To encourage engineering participation in tackling pressing issues of the time, themes of InnoChallenge will be identified at the beginning of the academic year. The programmes and activities of the Innovation Academy will be around these themes. By having more understanding of the challenges, students are encouraged to develop solutions to tackle them.
- Coping with extreme weather
- Enhancing our community through the metaverse
In an increasingly complicated world, there is a high demand for well-rounded talents with holistic education who can comprehend and solve complex problems that transcend disciplines. InnoHub is dedicated to providing a platform to connect students from the ten faculties at The University of Hong Kong for cross-disciplinary collaboration and to prepare them for addressing the grand challenges of the world. As a pilot programme, all faculties at HKU are invited to nominate five undergraduate students and one teacher to join the InnoHub.