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EdUHK Showcases Research Achievements at “Award-Winning Innovations Salon”

With the aim of promoting knowledge transfer, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) hosted the Award-Winning Innovations Salon (AWIS) to showcase its award-winning projects recognised in international invention and innovation competitions in 2020. During the past year, the University won 22 international awards.

AWIS is an annual event, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Sub-office of the Research and Development Office, with the goal of fostering communication and stimulating collaboration among different sectors and the University by bringing together academics, educational practitioners and industry experts. Themed “Invent • Edu-novate • Cohesive Community”, the 2020 virtual Salon featured a series of online activities, including panel discussions and a virtual exhibition of the awarded projects.

Showcased at the event were 11 award-winning entries from the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada 2020 and International Innovation and Invention Competition 2020 in Taiwan. The innovations cover a wide range of disciplines, ranging from educational technology for language learners, SEN learners and educational practitioners, to other research areas, such as arts and culture, and environmental technologies.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Professor Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development) said, “These research projects and inventions demonstrate EdUHK’s academic diversity and capability, and reinforce the University’s leading role in developing innovative technologies that foster educational, social and technological growth in Hong Kong.”

In addition to showcasing the research projects, the “EdUHK Education and Social Entrepreneurs Fund (EASE Fund)” Scheme was featured in the virtual exhibition. As a knowledge transfer initiative, the EASE Fund Scheme is the University’s first scheme for entrepreneurs featuring education technology, and education and social innovation. It provides seed grants and comprehensive support to EdUHK students and alumni to start up their ventures.

For the list of projects showcased in the Salon, please visit here.

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Nestled in a scenic mountain range, just one hour from Hong Kong’s business districts, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) offers tranquility and world-class scholarship in a vibrant, inclusive community. EdUHK is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning through diverse academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary disciplines, including social sciences and humanities. The University places great emphasis on research capability with the aim of contributing to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation. EdUHK is committed to creating a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment and defining the education landscape for not only Hong Kong, but also the Asia Pacific region. Ranked 3rd in Asia and 16th in the world in Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), EdUHK will continue to make an impact locally, regionally and internationally through high quality research and scholarship. Adopting an Education-plus approach, its primary mission is to lead educational innovation, and to promote and support the strategic development of teaching, teacher education and disciplines complementary to education by preparing outstanding and morally responsible educators and professionals while supporting their lifelong learning. To know more about EdUHK, please visit www.eduhk.hk.

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