The Innovation Academy is a hub for attracting and cultivating new generation of talents, not only scholars and researchers, but also industry leaders and influencers. It works like an accelerator for inspiration and implementation.
Programmes & Activities
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.
InnoSharing 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.
InnoSpark 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.
It creates opportunities for active exchange and learning for the advanced technologies and/or research outcomes from pioneering Engineering projects in the Faculty of Engineering. The concept is borrowed from writer-in-residence to create opportunities for active exchange and learning.
The Engineering InnoShow is a showcase carnival that celebrates and demonstrates the outcome of learning and creation at the end of every semester. The InnoShow offers a vibrant platform for students to create their own work outside classroom. The showcase also paint 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.
“Learning by teaching” helps to train up students’ confidence, organizational and communication skills. The Student Initiated Course is a student-run experiential activity to design, develop and teach a course ona technology-related topic under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor. Student or student teams may propose class(es) of special interest notcovered in formal engineering curriculum.
Topic and problem set will be identified at the beginning of the year. Professors who are experts in those fields will be invited to provide training workshops.
This problem-based programme develops students’ competencies in acquiring and applying knowledge, problem solving, teamwork, communication, and experimental skills.
As a pilot programme, all faculties at HKU are invited to nominate five undergraduate students and one teacher to join the InnoHub.