26 July 2017
25 May 2017
CUHK Students Win Top Awards in Hong Kong Challenge Cup Competition

Nine teams of students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) won top awards at the ‘Challenge Cup’ National Competition Hong Kong Regional Final – Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2017 last Tuesday (23 May).  CUHK students received one Top Prize, one first-class award, two second-class awards and three third-class awards in the Innovation category, as well as  three third-class awards in the Entrepreneurship category. 

The Top Prize winner under the Innovation category is Mr. Dang Xiaobing, PhD Year 2 student from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. His winning project is ‘Research on Incremental Bending of Three Dimensional Free Form Metal Plates and Its Prototype Machine’, which was also awarded the first-class award of the ‘Mathematics and Physics/ Mechanics and Control Systems’ group. 

The invention of Mr. Dang Xiaobing provides a new and simplified manufacturing platform of three dimensional free form metal plates with high efficiency. The traditional method used in shipbuilding is ‘Line Heating Method’, which is not only labour intensive but also inefficient and error-prone. The new ‘Incremental Bending Method’ can be widely used in heavy industries including shipbuilding. 

The ‘Challenge Cup’ National Competition Hong Kong Regional Final – Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2017 was organized by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.  591 students from 18 local tertiary institutions submitted 181 projects for the two categories of the competition, namely ‘Innovation’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’.  Winning teams will represent Hong Kong at the biennial ‘Challenge Cup’ National Entrepreneurship Competition 2017.  

The following is the list of CUHK awarded projects: 

Award

Name of Project

Name of students

Affiliated Department

Category: Innovation

Top Prize and First-Class

Incremental Bending of 3D Free Form Metal Plates: Theory, Prototype Machine and Applications

DANG Xiaobing

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Second- Class

Development of High-resolution Compact Spectrometers Based on  Custom-printed Concave Gratings

LEE Hiu Hung, WANG Dongping, CHEN Jianwei

Department of  Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Second- Class

Smart Prosthesis for Below-knee Amputees

GAO Fei, LIU Yan nan

Department of  Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Third-Class

Biomimetic Soft Crawling Robot for GI Tract Inspection

PAN Tianle, ZHUANG Zhuoli, MA Zhiyao, HEUNG Ho Lam

Biomedical Engineering Programme

Third-Class

Identification of circular RNA as a novel non-invasive biomarker for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

WONG Chi Hin

 

School of Biomedical Science

Third-Class

Soft Magnetic Anchored and Guidance Endoscope System for Minimally Invasive Surgery   

CHENG Truman, LI Pui Ling

Department of Surgery, Biomedical Engineering Programme

Category: Entrepreneurship

Third-Class

The Glimpse

LAU Ka Yu, NG Wai Lam, TSANG Yuk Ting, WONG Tsz Ching, CHOW Wing Kin, TSUI Wai Ho

Global Economics and Finance, IBBA, Mathematics and Information Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Third-Class

Guiderly

CHEUNG Tsz Hin

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Third-Class

Rapid Detection for Transgenic Papaya by Lab-on-a-disc Instrument

BUT Grace Wing Chiu, LAW lok Gi Iris, LIU Shiye

School of Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering Programme

 

Mr. Dang Xiaobing (right) from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering receives the Top Prize of Innovation category from Prof. Tan Tieniu (2nd right), Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in the HKSAR

Mr. Dang Xiaobing delivers an acceptance speech.

Prize winners in the Challenge Cup Competition pose for a group photo with their trophies

A group photo of CUHK contestants

Mr. Dang Xiaobing presents his projects to the judges