27 May 2019

CUHK Wins the Most Awards in Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2019 among Local Institutions



Twenty-one teams of students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received awards at the Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2019, held on 25 and 26 May. The University, with the largest number of awards among tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, has also received the Outstanding Institution Award and completed a sweep of all ten Mathematics and Physics / Mechanics and Control Systems awards under the Innovation category, which exemplified CUHK’s research and innovation excellence in these areas. 

Two CUHK teams received First-Class awards. They are “Multi-modality Digital Holography-based Two-photon Excitation Microscope” in the Innovation category, and “Smart Therapeutic Device for prevention and treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis” in the Entrepreneurship category.

Innovation First-class Award: Multi-modality Digital Holography-based Two-photon Excitation Microscope

Ren Mindan and his team members, who are PhD students from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, won the first-class award with “Multi-modality Digital Holography-based Two-photon Excitation Microscope”. The system combines a powerful Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) random-access scanner with high-speed resonant galvo-scanners to realise many new functionalities that no current commercial solutions can provide, especially the optical imaging functions such as video-rate fluorescent imaging with simultaneous multi-point optical stimulation, ultrafast axial scanning, multi-plane imaging, and curved plane imaging.

Ren Mindan said they developed the mechanical units and operating software in a year and a half, under the supervision of Prof. Shih-Chi Chen, Associate Professor from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. The team is now working with the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, using this new invention to find out the molecular mechanisms of optic nerve diseases and degeneration.

Entrepreneurship First-class Award: Smart Therapeutic Device for prevention and treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

It is predicted that by 2034, 30% of Hong Kong’s population will be elderly, aged 65 or above. With a growing elderly population, geriatric illness cases will balloon and bring serious medical challenges to our city. Zou Li and his team members, who are PhD students from the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, as well as the School of Biomedical Sciences, have designed a smart medical device for the prevention and treatment of knee osteoarthritis and related degenerative diseases. They hope that technologies can ease the pressure on the public health system brought by population ageing.

With a combination of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), heat therapy, acupuncture, and massage, this device can be applied to the different requirements in knee problems to help relieve the pain, speed up metabolism and accelerate the regeneration of tissue. Equipped with AI and Big Data systems, the device will modify the treatment according to the user’s condition to achieve personalised therapy. It can also be applied in hospitals and clinics, and used by people who seldom walk, such as home stayers, office workers, and people travelling on a long haul flight.

The Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2019 was organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.  A total of 676 students from 16 local tertiary institutions submitted 203 projects for the two categories of the competition, namely “Innovation” and “Entrepreneurship”.  Winning teams will represent Hong Kong at the biennial “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest, the China College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and the Beijing-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cup.

The following is the list of CUHK awarded projects: 

Award

Name of Project

Name of students

Affiliated Department

Category: Innovation

First-class

Multi-modality Digital Holography-based Two-photon Excitation Microscope

REN Mindan, GENG Qiang, CHEN Dihan, CHEN Jialong

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Second-class

Unfoldable Supramolecular Single Chain Nanogel-based integrin ligand tether regulates mechanosensing of stem cells

CHEN Xiaoyu

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Second-class

Design and development of an economical mechanical

gastrointestinal tract simulator

YAN Kim

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Second-class

An Intelligent Robotic System for Autonomous Airport Passenger Trolley Collection

HO Danny, SHEN Yutian, ZHANG Ang, LI Chenming

Department of Electronic Engineering

Third-class

CRISPR/Cas9 3D bioprinted platform for rare genetic disease modeling

PANG Tak Keung, HA Tin Yan,

HUNG Li-Min, LAU Alexandria

 

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Sciences

Third-class

Simple and rapid colorimetric detection of serum lncrna biomarkers for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

LOU Ut Kei, WONG Chi Hin

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Third-class

Controlling the reduction extent for optimal performance of a Ni/Al2O3 dry reforming catalyst

LI Ming

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third-class

Tail inspired robotic system design and control

CHU Xiangyu, AN Jiajun, LO Chun Ho, CHUNG Tsz Yin

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third-class

Novel compliant robotic instrument for organ retraction and space opening

YIP Hoi Wut, CHU Xiangyu, CAI Yuanpei, CHUNG Tsz Yin

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third-class

Self-propelled pole climbing robot with kinesthetic teleoperation robotic arm

MAN Cheuk Ying, WONG Fei Yan, 

CHEUNG Chi Hang, CHEUNG Chun To

 

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Merit

Ketone Breathalyzer

LOU Kuan Wen, YING Yau Kit Stanley

Integrated BBA Program

Merit

Self powered smart watch and wristband

CAI Mingjing, WANG Jiahua

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Merit

Cable driven biomechanical energy harvester over the knee

CHAN Hung Tin Hugo

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Merit

Wearable actuated material using smart materials to excite the C-tactile afferents for comfort feeling

SIU Ngai Chun Edward, CHOW Timothy Hong Yin

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Merit

Wireless Real-time Microscope in Ultracentrifuge

WEI Yuanyuan, KUO Hsu Ting

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Category: Entrepreneurship

First-class

Smart Therapeutic Device for prevention and treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

ZOU Li, XU Xiayi, HE Xuan

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Biomedical Sciences

Third-class

Capmi Motion Capture Sensor Development

HO Chun Kit, CHENG Lai Ying, CHOI Ka Chon

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Integrated BBA Program

Third-class

Gabi

MAK Lai Ying, WONG Tsz Yin, LEE Hoi Sun

Department of Government and Public Administration, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Third-class

RExChat

YING Yau Kit Stanley, LOU Kuan Wen, MAK Shui Ying, XIE Yingxue, MA Cheng Keng, SO Wai Ying

Integrated BBA Program

Merit

HappyJai

KWOK Tsung Yeung

Department of Philosophy

Merit

TourGuy

NG Ying Tung, KWOK Tsung Yeung

School of Architecture, Department of Philosophy

21 CUHK projects were recognised, the most among tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
21 CUHK projects were recognised, the most among tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.

CUHK receives the Outstanding Institution Award. Mr Nicholas W. Yang (right), Secretary for Innovation and Technology, presents the award to Prof. Wong Suk-ying (middle), CUHK Associate Vice-President.
CUHK receives the Outstanding Institution Award. Mr Nicholas W. Yang (right), Secretary for Innovation and Technology, presents the award to Prof. Wong Suk-ying (middle), CUHK Associate Vice-President.

PhD students REN Mindan, GENG Qiang, CHEN Dihan, CHEN Jialong receive Innovation First-class Award.
PhD students REN Mindan, GENG Qiang, CHEN Dihan, CHEN Jialong receive Innovation First-class Award.

PhD students ZOU Li, XU Xiayi and HE Xuan receive the Entrepreneurship First-class Award.
PhD students ZOU Li, XU Xiayi and HE Xuan receive the Entrepreneurship First-class Award.