A magnet for talents,
a platform to stimulate
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 will be organized to encourage think-out-of-the-box mindset within students. Activities can be designed to capture three goals: Inspire, Equip and Showcase, and will engage teachers, students and stakeholders like industry advisors.
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 widerange 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.
Student Initiated Courses
“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.
Inno Wing will house a number of thematic workshops for advanced technologies and/or research outcomes from pioneering Engineering projects in the Faculty of Engineering. The themes should have global significance like smart technology for better living, advanced and new materials, aviation technology and healthcare technology. The concept is borrowed from writer-in-residence to create opportunities for active exchange and learning.
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
To encourage engineering participation in tackling pressing issues of the time, InnoChallenge will be organized for all HKU Engineering students. Topic and problem set will be identified at the beginning of the year. Professors who are experts in those fields will be invited to providetraining workshops. This problem-based programme develops students’ competencies in acquiring and applying knowledge, problem solving, teamwork, communication, and experimental skills. The judging panel will also provide suggestion on areas of improvement for strengthening their soft skills and technical skills.