14 November 2013

CUHK Wins the Top Prize at National Challenge Cup Competition



Six teams of students of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) swept top awards in the 13th Challenge Cup held at Soochow University recently, and won the Hong Kong and Macau Cup again this year. The University was the only institution in Hong Kong to receive this highest honour in the region for 6 consecutive times since 1997. It was also the first time a participating university from Hong Kong and Macau region received three first prize awards in one competition. 

At a celebration held today (14 November), Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-vice-Chancellor of CUHK congratulated the students.  Professor Cheung said, 'CUHK always strives to explore students' creativity and promotes students' interests in research development. The Challenge Cup is considered the premier national competition of extra-curricular technological projects of university students. It pools the best young innovative brains from all corners of China. I am pleased with students' outstanding results. I hope that our students will continue to use their creativity and intelligence to develop research projects that benefit humankind.' 

As a biennial national competition, the Challenge Cup is known as the 'Olympics' in promoting innovation in social science, science and technology for university students in China. The HKSAR delegation from 14 institutions in Hong Kong and Macau comprising over 100 students was led by Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK to participate in the competition.  The participating institutions included CUHK, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Chu Hai College as well as University of Macau, Science and Technology University of Macau and Polytechnic Institute of Macau. 

The University will hold an exhibition of student achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship including the six winning projects at the University Exhibition Hall, G/F, University Library, CUHK, from 6 January to 17 January 2014. 

Projects and awards are listed below.

Name of Project

Name of Student

Affiliated Department

Name of Award

Under-actuated Wire-Driven Mechanism and Highly Efficient Robot Fish

LI Zheng
LAU Wai Pik

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

First Award

Converting infrared light into broadband visible light at high efficiency using lanthanide-sensitized oxides

WANG Jun Xin

Department of Physics

First Award

Five Institutions withOneVillage

SIU Man
IP Kwun Lun

School of Architecture

First Award

Battery-less Wireless Keyboard

WANG Zeng Yue


LI Lin Kai

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Department of Electronic Engineering

Second Award

Virtual Reality Gloves

CHAO Tak Lon

LEONG Hou Wang

Department of Electronic Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third Award

Chord Analysis

TAI Tsz Wai
SIU Wing Oi

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Third Award

(From left) Dr. Wan Li and Miss Siu Man, School of Architecture; Prof. Wong Kam-fai, Chairperson of the Committee on Advancement of Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean of Engineering; Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Leung Kwong-sak, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering; Miss Lau Wai-pik and Mr. Li Zheng, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering; and Mr. Wang Jun-xin, Department of Physics, CUHK.
(From left) Dr. Wan Li and Miss Siu Man, School of Architecture; Prof. Wong Kam-fai, Chairperson of the Committee on Advancement of Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean of Engineering; Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Leung Kwong-sak, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering; Miss Lau Wai-pik and Mr. Li Zheng, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering; and Mr. Wang Jun-xin, Department of Physics, CUHK.


Five Institutions with One Village
Five Institutions with One Village


Under-actuated Wire-Driven Mechanism and Highly Efficient Robot Fish
Under-actuated Wire-Driven Mechanism and Highly Efficient Robot Fish


The CUHK team at the 13th Challenge Cup Competition
The CUHK team at the 13th Challenge Cup Competition