Exhibition and demo session (For Inno Wing members, teachers and VIPs)
- 30th Nov 2021 (Tuesday)
- 1pm – 4pm (Award ceremony at 4pm, and free mingling time follows until 5pm)
Poster exhibition (For secondary schools and other visitors):
- 1st Dec (Wednesday) to 3rd Dec (Friday) 2021
Venue: Event hall, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing
12:30pm, Nov 25, 2021 (Thursday)
Deadline of application for showcasing projects.
Nov 30, 2021 (Tuesday)
1pm - 5pm
The Inno Show event - exhibition with demostration
Inno Show Award judging
Participants will vote for the Super "GOOD JOB!" Project
Award presentation ceremony
Dec 1, 2021 (Wednesday) - Dec 3, 2021 (Friday)
Poster exhibition (For secondary schools and other visitors)
Event rundown on Nov 30
12noon - 1pm
1pm - 4pm
Project showcase and demonstration
Participants vote for the Super "GOOD JOB!" Project Award (voting ends at 3:45pm)
1pm - 3:30pm
Inno Show Award Judging Panel visit the project booths
4pm - 4:30pm
Award presentation ceremony
4:30pm - 5pm
Free mingling session
The Super "GOOD JOB!" Project Award
Selected by on-site voting by participants.
All participants will be given one “GOOD JOB!” badge when they visit the Engineering InnoShow. They can vote for the best project by giving the project team their “GOOD JOB!” badge. The project team with the most number of “GOOD JOB!” badges by 3:45pm on Nov 30 wins and will receive a gift prepared by the Innovation Wing in the award ceremony at 4pm :-).
Inno Show Award: Selected by a professional judging team. To encourage students to develop innovative mindset in tackling engineering and social problems, and to support outstanding ideas to join international design competitions, the Dean’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund will appropriate an amount of HK$100K to support a maximum of five student teams participated in the InnoShow to take part in international design competitions.
A panel to be chaired by the Associate Dean (Student Enrichment) will select the winning teams from the Inno Show event to be held at the end of semester 1, 2021-2022, based on the design put forward by the students, and their presentation during the Inno Show.
- Importance of the Engineering / Social problem
- Innovation of the proposed idea
- Quality of the proposed solution
- Technical depth
- Project impact
- Potential for further development
- Potential for joining international design competition
- Nov 30, 1pm-3:30pm, the judges will walk around the exhibition hall and visit to booths.
- Each judge will visit 10 pre-assigned projects and spend time talking to the student presenter in the booth.
The Engineering Inno Show is a showcase carnival that celebrates innovative Engineering student projects at the end of every semester. Participating students will have the opportunity to expound on their inventive design, research and projects; harness timely and constructive feedback given by peers, teachers, industry experts and the public through knowledge exchange; and spin talent and ideas into innovative (re)inventions. There are many reasons why Engineering Inno Show is a unique concoction of its missions and vision. We offer a vibrant, inter/multi-disciplinary and hands-on learning platform for students to create their own impact, in and out of the classroom. The showcases also paint junior fellows a concrete picture of what constitutes an exemplary work and open pathways for them to look at Engineering through the lens of their senior cohorts. We believe that Engineering united with hands-on experience is essential. It is our vision to inspire a generation of intrepid explorers and committed collaborators. At Engineering Inno Show, we are transmitting knowledge and values through narrative. Whether it is communicated in layman’s terms or field-specific terminologies, we hope that the seeds of creative minds will germinate and thrive.
We are excited to announce that the 5th Engineering Inno Show was successfully held on NOV 30, 2021. A total of 32 student projects from 5 departments and InnoHub members were showcased in the event. The teams have done an excellent job in preparing the event and presenting their work to classmates, teachers, and visitors. Please join us in congratulating the following five projects for receiving the Inno Show Awards:
Design, Build & Fly (DBF) is a regular capstone design project under the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. In the past five years, DBF teams from HKU have participated in various competitions around the world. For this academic year, DBF Team will once again participate in the American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) Design/Build/Fly Competition and the British Model Flying Association 2022 University and Schools Flight Challenges. Teams are expected to go through the process of designing, manufacturing prototypes, testing, redesigning and competing with other international teams over the globe.
HKU Portal provides a course enrollment system but a lot of sections are provided and each section may contains different time slots. So it is not friendly to plan the schedule and it will be time consuming to test the which section will not causing time clash. Smart Schedule is an app that gives some useful suggestions for scheduling and provides a better user interface to edit timetable planning.
Tiny, soft, imperceptible wearable biosensors that can continuously monitor our body condition have the potential to revolutionize healthcare technologies. They are in urgent demand to realize the goal of personalized healthcare and digital medicine. In this project, we developed a series of next-generation wearable biosensors for advanced healthcare. These futuristic devices are developed based on the PERfECT chip, which is the world’s smallest wearable biosensing platform developed in Innovation Wing. In the next several years, we expect these wearables biosensors will help PERfECT-enabled spin-off biotech companies to revolutionize our current technologies in managing cardiovascular diseases, mental health, and diabetes.
Students will design and develop different types of robots that can launch projectiles in a complex battlefield. The robots are required to cooperate with each other and work together to attack the base of the opponent and at the same time protect their own base. Students will form a team to participate in the RoboMaster 2022 Robotics Competition and compete against other teams from all over the world using their self-build robots.
HKU UAS is an Unmanned Aerial Systems team dedicated to forming a community of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) enthusiasts and its associated systems, consisting of two technical teams: Mechanical Team and Computer Science Team. The team aims to join the AUVSI SUAS international competition, situated in Maryland, U.S.A. The competition requires the team to design a UAS capable of Autonomous Flight, Obstacle Avoidance, Object Detection, Classification and Localization, Mapping, Airdrop and Package Delivery via an Unmanned Ground Vehicle.
CourseMate is a mobile application that aims at helping HKU students during course planning and arranging group meetings. The course schedule planner allows students to input their planned course for the semester and check if there will be any time clashes, which saves them a lot of time by simply clicking a few buttons. For the group meeting scheduler, the app will generate all the available meeting time slots for a group based on each members’ course schedule and duration of meeting.
Our team is developing a self-sustaining system that digests PET plastic using the symbiotic relationship between the bacteria Escherichia coli and the cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus. We engineer E. coli to express PETase and MHETase enzymes and to absorb sucrose secreted by S. elongatus, which E. coli uses as its energy source. The PETase and MHETase enzymes facilitate the degradation of PET into its monomers – terephthalic acid (TPA) and ethylene glycol (EG), which can then be repurposed in the creation of new bioplastics to maintain a circular and greener supply chain.
Our project operates on a ROS (Robot Operating System)-based codebase. Through collaborative development from existing open- source code, we present a competition-level solution to our robotics. The codebase involves atomic operations on robot detection, decision, motion planning, etc. We’ve open-sourced our code in HKU-Robomaster.
The Quantum Demonstration Kit (QDK) is a playful interactive and gamified version of a quantum physics experimental setup, designed to demonstrate key concepts of quantum mechanics to young beginner students to enhance their overall understanding of the subject. The key novelty of our product design, is that it is portable, cost-effective, and simple enough to be operated by young undergraduate/school students independently themselves. On the contrary, quantum physics setups routinely used in research labs are bulky, expensive and extremely complicated, making them unsuitable to be used for hands-on laboratory based education for beginners to this field.
Have you ever lost any items in HKU? Or found any lost items but didn’t know what to do?
HKUSearchU helps HKUers to search and report lost items.
You can view all found lost items in a list or a map. Each record contains the item type and description, found time and location, retrieving method and an image.
If you found something, use the app to fill in a simple form so other users can view the record.
MATES is an application that aims to help improve flat management habits through communication, deal with matters related to living together. Rules and boundaries between roommates can also be easily established through the use of this application. MATES has functions such as a notice board, to-do list, food tracker and payment splitter.
Vera overcomes temporal, spatial, and financial barriers faced by children with speech disorders in Hong Kong, and tackles the problems faced by speech therapists. Vera is an AI-powered mobile application making use of deep learning and big data to provide accurate and immediate diagnosis and personalized treatment of speech sound disorders for children. Vera also provides speech therapists with resources that help children practice pronunciation, and progress reports that allow tracking of patients’ progress. The interactive diagnosis process is facilitated by a conversing chatbot. After diagnosis, Vera provides personalized and gamified pronunciation exercises to encourage children to receive treatment actively.
Our commercial app aims to provide virtual business card experience. Key functions include card maker and exchanging cards with others, mainly for the business users. Communication are prime concern of the business world, so we also make it possible for the private chats. This is a one-for-all solution of virtual business card and intends to bridge up service provider and their targeted clients. Some future potential features include community forums to linked up people in similar industry and convert the real business card into a virtual one by OCR.
Ours project is a soccer robot that is designed to look like an actual soccer ball. It has a ball-like shell, thus having an attractive look, while also being sturdy. It also has a pair of arms which is ide and slightly curved. This way the robot can maintain control of the ball effectively, while also allowing shooting (which requires certain control techniques). Its main control mechanism is designed to consist of only 2 joysticks, thus allowing easy control. Its movement speed is also determined by the magnitude of the joysticks. This ensures the robot can be moved flexibly.
The smart soccer robot will be the key to your victory in the soccer matches. The product is aimed at teenagers learning STEM education while winning everyone’s favor in its looking. Our no-symmetric design is inspired by Dynastes Hercules, a beetle that can grab the target and secure it. We have made efforts to let everyone can quickly get started with our product. These parts are designed for assembly as people only need to insert the wooden plate together and use a few screws to make the car firmer. At the same time, we have optimized the control of the car so that both novices and professionals can drive them by the style they like.
This project provides a new way to measure incompatibility between quantum measurements, with notable advantages such as its ease of computation as well as it being a metric for one-dimensional quantum measurements – something that enables clustering quantum measurements using conventional machine learning techniques such as K-Medoids clustering.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of disinfectants has surged in order to contain the spread of the virus. Many disinfectants will be sent to wastewater treatment plants after use for treatment before discharging back to the environment. Nevertheless, studies have shown that large amounts of disinfectants can inhibit biological reactions during the wastewater treatment process. The activated sludge process, which counts on microorganisms to break down complex organic matters in wastewater, is particularly susceptible to disinfectants. Hence, this study aims to investigate the inhibitory effects of two common active ingredients of disinfectants, namely QACs and sodium hypochlorite, on the activated sludge process. It is hoped that the study will be able to recommend an active ingredient of disinfectant that has the required efficacy and the least impact on the wastewater treatment system.
Depression is a prevalent disorder that impairs psychosocial functioning and lowers the quality of life. Low mood, loss of energy, sleeplessness, and an inability to enjoy life are depression’s significant symptoms. World Health Organization ranked unipolar depressive disorder as the third cause of disease burden in 2004 and expected it to be the leading cause by 2030. For this disease, a low diagnosis rate is a big problem, partially because of the current technology’s limitations, such as clinical-based, trigger-less, costly. So, our project comes up with a novel idea by using flash stimulus and GSR sensor to test people’s physiological reactions towards different triggers for self-prevention and preliminary diagnosis use.
Hong Kong is facing an increasing demand of reclamation land use. However, we are facing an unstable supply and increasing price of the tradition backfilling material – sand. Therefore, we need to investigate an alternative. Ash-strengthed marine deposit can be a solution. Marine deposit can gain strength after mixing with cement, coal ash and water. This material can also reuse contaminated marine deposit. Therefore, the feasibility of using ash-strengthened marine soil is going to be investigated.
The project is about an application to provide people with an easier way to facilitate fitness, including venue reservation, sociality, trainers ranking, fitness record and history and private tutorials. We hope to provide all application users a more comfort way in monitoring their fitness progress and practicing fitness activities.
Under the project, a fire-fighting AGV is developed. The idea is to save and protect firefighters’ lives by substituting human firefighters with AI robots in hazardous firefighting environments (e.g., toxic, extreme heat, radioactive, etc.). The AGV prototype has utilized the image recognition technologies, as well as a handful of sensors, including a ALS module, infrared array sensor as ultrasonic sensor. Modifications on the stock powertrain system of the given chassis were also made to accommodate the need to traverse in the difficult terrain of a firefighting scenario. Water is chosen to be the fire distinguishing agent.
It is a portable and hand-free pulse oximeter where it consists of a eyeglasses probe with see-through panel. Real-time display of heart beat rate and SpO2 level can be observed by using a reflective sensor located near-ear. It can be apply on firemen’s protective helmet to check their SpO2 level during rescue which can prevent them suffer from hypoxemia.
With the introduction of 3D printing technology, a new era of the construction industry can finally be formed! Traditionally, buildings are constructed by using wooden formwork as a mold to hold the concrete. However, engineers started researching ways to implement 3D printing technology into the construction industry, which would help reduce the waste of wood and shorten the construction time. So far, little research on 3D-printable Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC) is done, and our project is to help with the research. We are designing some concrete mixes that are 3D-printable. We check their fresh state properties like workability and printability, as well as their hardened state properties such as compressive strength. We have successfully printed some models, and we are looking forward to promoting 3D-printable UHPC for the construction industry to use.
With a rapidly ageing population in Hong Kong, there is a need to provide more volunteer services to the elderly. We introduce HINCare, an app that encourages mutual-help in the community. HINCare adopts the concept of timebanking, where each user has his/her own account to store the amount of time (”time credits”). Users earn time credits by providing services to others. The user can use the time credits to purchase other services. Moreover, HINCare uses HIN (Heterogeneous Information Network) to recommend helpers to elders.
It is an app which integrate information from different platform by calling api and web scrapping. For example, restaurant. We integrated Openrice, TripAdvisor and Google and collect information like price range, address and show these description within one app. Users can search by places, food type and also style of dishes. We will automatically show the result restaurant with required search.
This app can also include other function like filter, sort according to trend and bookmark.
Our app HKU Go, targets HKU students and visitors. For HKU students, we want to enable them to view the campus incident reports to stay updated on events in different buildings. On the other hand, visitors can play AR games on campus to learn about buildings in HKU. Therefore, our application has three building blocks – the map, AR objects and incident notices. The application relies on the map to provide hints of AR game and incident notice for the buildings. Users can react with AR objects when they reach the prespecified region. And the incident notice is fetched from the campus information system for incidents related to each building, for example, the maintenance work, seminars, etc.
Our Motivation is to minimize the waste of food due to passing the expiry date and better stock management. Our Main Features include Expiry Date Tracking, Record Product ,Information,Notification before expiry dates and Share with family and groups. Other Features include Other Remark memo (e.g. Price) and Show Calories / Nutrition Facts.
As students, we regularly order food online, however, most of us have experienced that sometimes the delivery fees are very high.
To solve this problem, we propose Food Buddy – a mobile phone application that makes use of Location Services, Cloud Storage, and Chat facilities to create a one-stop application where HKU students can make group orders in order to save on delivery fees charges and access more discounts.
We have also added certain features to make the app tailored to the use of HKU students. We have also implemented a rating system to ensure fairness for the group orders.
Students can join ongoing orders or create one on their own.
Innovation Wing affiliated
Student Interest Groups and Thematic Workshop projects
A number of Innovation Wing affiliated Student Interest Groups are invited to showcase their experiential learning projects and technologies at the Engineering Inno Show. Projects from our Thematic Workshops will also showcase their work in the event.
Coordinator: Dr. C.K. Chui (Director of Innovation Wing)
ENGG1320 Engineers in Modern World
This is an introductory course designed for first-year Engineering students. The course aims to enable students to learn about engineering in the modern world, with an emphasis on engineering businesses, systems, and entrepreneurship, and how to bring new ideas to market in both engineering startups and corporate settings. The main objective is to provide students with a broad knowledge of how engineering entrepreneurship plays a key role in the global economy. Students will learn to explore and critique entrepreneurship as a systematic approach to designing, launching, and running an engineering business that offers a product, process or service for sale.
Coordinator: Dr. Ray Zhong (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
COMP3330 Interactive Mobile Application Design and Programming
This course offered by the Computer Science Department introduces the techniques for developing interactive mobile applications on Android platform. Topics include user interface design, graphics, parallel computing, database, network, multimedia, sensors and location service. Trends and tools for developing applications on various mobile platforms are also discussed. Students participate in both individual assignments and group projects to practice ideation, reading, writing, coding and presentation skills.
Coordinator: Dr. T.W. Chim (Department of Computer Science)
CIVL4102 Final year project
The primary aim of the project is to give each individual student an opportunity to handle a practical engineering problem and to present the findings in a precise and concise report. An important part of the project lies in the way in which the students plan and carry out the task, and apply their engineering knowledge sensibly and diligently to solve the problem. The way in which the students present their findings is equally important.
Coordinator: Dr Sergio Lourenco (Department of Civil Engineering)
CIVL2110 Experiential learning
This course offered by the Civil Engineering Department requires the student to complete a period of training in the industry, workshop training, study tour, or leadership program, approved by the Head of Department, not less than a total of four weeks during the summer semester, subject to satisfactory performance in these activities and the submission of a satisfactory completion report.
Coordinator: Dr. C.P. Wong Ryan (Department of Civil Engineering)
COMP3316 Quantum Information and Computation
This course offered by the Computer Science Department covers a gentle introduction to the interdisciplinary field of quantum information and computation. We will start from the basic principles of quantum theory and become familiar with the counterintuitive notions of quantum superposition and entanglement. Once the basics have been covered, we will explore the cornerstones of quantum information theory: quantum cloning machines, quantum teleportation, quantum state discrimination, quantum error correction, quantum cryptography, and data compression. Finally, we will provide an overview of quantum computation and of the main quantum algorithms, including Shor’s algorithm for prime factorization in polynomial time and Grover’s quantum search algorithm.
Coordinator: Professor G. Chiribella (Department of Computer Science)
COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming
Coordinator: Dr. T.W. Chim (Department of Computer Science)
COMP3414 Experiential Learning on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
This is a multidisciplinary experiential learning course designed for engineering students to learn about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Students will learn AI and robot related technical disciplines (such as machine vision, embedded system design, mechanical control, inertial navigation, human-computer interaction, etc.) through designing and building intelligent robots, and forming teams to participate in robotics competitions such as RoboMaster Robotics Competition and AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO), etc.
Coordinator: Dr. Kenneth K.Y. Wong (Department of Computer Science)
ELEC3644 Advanced mobile apps development
This course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and programming skill to develop innovative and sophisticated mobile apps on iOS platform. The course will cover the essential knowledge and technologies to develop apps to meet the emerging needs of society: Core iOS and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Multitasking, Background Transfer and Fetching, Notification, Cloud Storage, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Siri, Smart Watch, Multimedia, Camera and other latest technologies emerging to the mobile apps development.
Coordinator: Dr. Joe C.H. Yuen (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
ELEC3848 Integrated Design Project
This course aims at providing students in small teams an opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering courses, as well as project management, to implement a practical system. At the beginning of the course, students are guided to acquire skills in using hardware and software development tools through a sequence of laboratory exercises. Students then begin working on the project. Regular lecture and tutorial sessions are conducted to help students throughout the process. Besides implementing the system to the required project specification, students are encouraged to extend the project with their own inputs.
Coordinator: Dr. K.H. Lam (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
ELEC4848 Senior Design Project
This course aims at providing the very fundamental training in conducting an individual design project Technical Project prior to leaving the University. The essence of the project is for students to re-enforce and consolidate all the learned engineering skills and theories in the school into a real-life practical technical project. The aims of the project are not limited to technical achievement, but also reflected on self-awareness, self-management, and probing the limits of oneself.
Depending on each project offered by teaching staff, students are usually required to individually carry out the Project Requirement and Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Report and Presentation on the selected project. Students are encouraged to explore and lean his/her own direction of the Project over the year during which the project supervisor shall provide assistance and aids along with each Project phase with the students.
Coordinator: Prof. P.T. Lai (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
IMSE2121 Engineering Training
This Engineering Training course offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering covers metalwork, manufacturing practice, practical networking, computing practice, design practice, plastic processing, metrology, CNC programming, and CAD/CAM, electronics, work-study.
Coordinator: Dr. HH Cheung (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
IMSE2109 Fundamentals of Engineering Design
This course offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering covers visualization of technical information; application of CAD software to prepare product design models and drawings; principles of engineering graphics: orthographic projections, isometric views, auxiliary views, sectioning, dimensioning and tolerancing; assembly modelling and drawing; design of components; general principles of product and tool design.
Coordinator: Dr. HH Cheung (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
IMSE4135 Systems Integration
This course offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering covers student-centered learning on industrial systems analysis, design, and integration. The course is based on case studies and capstone projects in experiential learning environments. Students are expected to develop their industrial systems integration skills in systems modeling and simulation, systems analysis and decision process, systems integration requirement analysis, systems integration strategies and planning, implementation and organizational issues for systems integration. The course involves industrial systems analysts and practitioners from manufacturing, logistics, and service sectors to share best practices for systems integration at different levels such as supply chain, enterprise, information, infrastructure, process, and decision.
Coordinators: Dr. HH Cheung and Prof. George G.Q. Huang (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
A dissertation or report on a topic consisting of design, experimental or analytical investigation in the field of industrial engineering and technology management; logistics engineering and supply chain management.
Coordinator: Dr. Y.H. Kuo (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
MECH3428 Research experience for undergraduates
This course involves undertaking a dissertation or report on a topic consisting of design, experimental or analytical investigation by individual students. The course objectives are to: (1) simulate a realistic working experience for students; (2) provide them an experience of applying engineering principles, engineering economics, business or management skills; and (3) train students to work independently to obtain an effective and acceptable solution to industry-related or research-type problems.
Coordinator: Dr. S P Feng (Department of Mechnical Engineering)
MECH4429 Capstone Integrated Experience
This is a compulsory, capstone experience course in the final year of the BEng in Mechanical Engineering degree programme. Students are required to undertake a group design project that runs from September to April of the following year. The project topics are stipulated either by teachers or by industrial sponsors. Each project group has two teachers acting as supervisors and an additional teacher serving as moderator. During the course of the project, supervisors communicate with the students and the concerned project sponsor to monitor the project progress. At the completion of the project, each project student presents his/her achievements to the supervisors, moderator and sponsor via a written report and an oral presentation. This course aims to: (1) provide a problem-based learning experience for students to learn how to apply scientific knowledge and team-work approach to tackle design/engineering problems systematically, and (2) strengthen students’ interpersonal and communication skills through interaction with teammates, supervisors and sponsors.
Typical project activities include problem identification & definition; research into information pertaining to the problem, design & analysis; materials sourcing; communication; conducting experiments/making prototypes for verification and demonstration of results; writing reports and giving oral presentations.
Coordinator: Dr. Match Wai Lun Ko (Department of Mechnical Engineering)