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The Hong Kong Innovation Day

To nourish a culture of innovations in healthcare, the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Good Seed are co-organising The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day (HKIA).

HKIA is expected to stimulate innovative ideas and concepts that bring immediate benefits to the patients, clinicians as well as the healthcare industry. We cordially invite healthcare institutions (public or private), universities and colleges, as well as entities and small private enterprises focusing on health innovations in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area of China to submit their contributions regarding the solutions, discoveries and innovations in healthcare science to participate in The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day.

The top three awards will consist of a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize. Outstanding team(s) selected by the jury at the Hong Kong Innovation Day will also join The Global Healthcare Innovation Day (GHID) to be held in Toronto, Canada in 2020 to compete for the Innovation for Health Award of Excellence.

Initially developed by leading healthcare organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, GHIA has grown into an international collaboration between Switzerland, Canada, and Hong Kong. The international event is to provide a platform that allows entrepreneurs, academics and healthcare professionals to showcase and promote their healthcare innovations, as well as to exchange ideas that benefit medical and healthcare sciences.

The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day Organising Committee
General Chair
Prof. Alex Molasiotis

Angel S.P. Chan Lau Professor in Health and Longevity
Chair Professor of Nursing and Head
Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services
School of Nursing, PolyU

Programme Chair
Dr Harry Qin

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, PolyU

Academy Secretariat
Ms Helen HSU

Communications Manager
School of Nursing, PolyU

Co- Organiser
Good Seed

Important Dates

Call for abstract submission: 1 April 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 27 September 2019
Announcement of final selections: 21 October 2019
YouTube Clipping Presentation Deadline (only for finalists): 31 October 2019
Exhibition arrangement for product showcase: 8 November 2019
The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day: 26 February 2020

Details of The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day

Date: 26 February 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Venue: FJ302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Adjudication


Eligibility of Submissions:

  • Preferably at the pre-commercial stage
  • Fully developed or implemented in healthcare settings after 6 to 9 months ideally
  • Potentially marketable products
  • Scientific or technological solutions

Adjudication Key Factors

The submitted projects will be assessed based on the following key factors:

Scientific Pitch Social Innovation Pitch
Visual Presentation Visual Presentation
Definition and Context of the Innovation Problem Statement and Novelty of the Proposed Solution
Scientific Principles and Evidence Collaboration
Potential for Impact Strategy for Further Development & Sustainability
  Use of Proceeds
Jury
Prof. Alex Molasiotis S.P. Chan Lau Professor in Health and Longevity
Chair Professor of Nursing and Head of School
School of Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Danny Tong Principal Nursing Officer of Hospital Authority
Mr Ling Kar-kan, SBS Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU
Mr Sam Yip U.S. Patent Attorney
U.S. Attorney-at-law
Certified Patent Valuation Analyst
Idea Intellectual
Dr Eric Tang Doctor
Ms Idy To Assistant Director
Technology Marketing & Industrial Networking Division
Institute for Entrepreneurship
PolyU
The Process

  1. The adjudication process will begin with initial screening of the submitted abstracts by the judging panel, where the top-tier submissions will be selected as finalists.
  2. On The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day, the top-tier teams will each prepare a 5 min YouTube clip for presentation to the judging panel and another 5 min to respond to their questions. They will give a concise summary of the uniqueness and novelty of their innovations.
  3. The teams will also showcase a poster or exhibit their products to professional public attending the event.
  4. Finally, the judging panel will decide the Winner, First, Second Runner-up, The Social Innovation Award and The Most Popular People’s Choice Award.

Video Clipping Presentation

To maximize the publicity of the event, we will like to use social media to disseminate during and after the event. You will need to prepare a 5-minute Youtube video pitch describing your health/ healthcare innovation or solution, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session for each participant. Video pitching details:

  • Maximum 5 minutes in length
  • YouTube format
  • Your video pitch should be fun, interesting and able to engage a wide audience.
  • Video content should cover:
    • A description of the innovation.
    • Its importance/impact to health, healthcare or the health system (please include reference to evidence or scientific relevance to support your claims).
    • What makes your innovation unique?
  • We might have livestream for online questions from international audiences, subject to the acceptance of our international partner, this is yet to be confirmed and we will confirm with you for the details nearer to the event date.
  • Not sure how to make a great pitch video? Check out the following external resources:
  • Submissions must be sent to sn.hkia@polyu.edu.hk by 31 October 2019. In the email please include:
    • Your name, contact information
    • Name/Title of your innovation
    • Links to your social media handles (if applicable)
    • The link to your video on YouTube

Awards

Winner(s) will represent Hong Kong to compete for the Innovation Award of Excellence at the Global Healthcare Innovation Day in Toronto, Canada in 2020

Winner:
  • A Cash Prize of HK$30,000
  • A Certificate
  • A Trophy
First Runner-up:
  • A Cash Prize of HK$20,000
  • A Certificate
  • A Trophy
Second Runner-up:
  • A Cash Prize of HK$10,000
  • A Certificate
  • A Trophy
Social Innovation Award
  • A Cash Prize of HK$10,000
  • A Certificate
  • A Trophy
The Most Popular People’s Choice Award
  • A Certificate

Abstract Submission

Abstract submitted should be demonstrated an improvement / a solution on the current standard of care or healthcare problem based on Key factors of Adjudication.

Each participant may submit more than one abstracts, as chief investigator or co-investigator. Each abstract should be submitted via a single online registration, with contents of around 1000 words which include the four standard sections –

(1) Introduction/Objectives

(2) Methods

(3) Results

(4) Conclusion

Participant can also submit supplementary (optional) materials (e.g. PowerPoint, diagrams) to make further elaboration if necessary.

Submission Deadline: 27 September 2019

** Please read carefully the "Terms and Conditions" before any registration. By registering for this event, you are assumed that you understand, accept and will follow all the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

  • All the participants in this event are bound by and should follow all the Terms and Conditions.
  • Submitted contents and files (except personal information including phone number and email address) may be used by the HKIA for promotion purpose, such as but not limited to producing brochures, posters and rundown.
  • No revision is allowed for any submitted files and materials.
  • Photographs taken during the event may be used for publicity purposes.
  • The HKIA reserves the right to revise any of the Terms and Conditions, event information and regulations without prior notice.
  • All interpretations of the Terms and Conditions, any additional rules and regulations, amendments and decisions by the HKIA shall be final and binding on the Participants.


Poster Presentation / Product Exhibition

Top-tier teams which are selected into the final are required to either have poster presentations or product exhibition for demonstration which will take place during the break. If you would like to showcase the product and exhibit, display tables for showcasing projects will be provided to competitor upon requested by 8 November 2019, please inform the Event Secretariat by sending reply email to sn.hkia@polyu.edu.hk for the arrangements needed. For poster presentation, please see the details below:

  • Posters must be in portrait orientation (vertical) and dimension within 0.9 meters (35.5 inches) wide by 1.12 meters (44 inches) tall. Posters in landscape orientation (horizontal) will not fit on the poster boards being used at the HKIA.
  • Poster boards are cloth covered and only Velcro Tapes (fastening tapes) can be used to mount your poster on the board.
  • Letters and numbers should be large enough to be readable from 1.5 meters. Recommendation as follows, font: Arial; font size: Title= 60 - 72 pt.; Author and affiliation= 38 - 46 pt.; Body text= 28 - 36 pt. Use simple typeface and use bold type for headings. Do not use all capital letters.
  • Use a simple background and color scheme that does not detract from the information being presented. A suggested poster template is attached for your reference:
  • Candidates will have to print their own posters and mount their poster by themselves on The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day (19 November 2019) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.. A board with poster number, title and author will be provided. Please do not affix posters to any place other than your allocated board, and use only the fixing material provided by the organizer.
  • Presentation teams should remove their own poster(s) showing at The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day venue by 1:30 p.m. on that day. Posters which are not removed by that time will be removed and disposed.

Audience Registration


All are welcome to join the event as audiences, please

on first-come-first served basis, free of charge.

Event Rundown


Date: 26 February 2020 (Wednesday)
Venue: FJ302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Time: 9:00am – 9:30am Opening and Welcoming Remarks
9:30am – 10:20am Hong Kong Innovation Awards Competition Project Presentations (Scientific Pitching)
10:20am- 10:35am Tea Break
10:35am – 11:45am Hong Kong Innovation Awards Competition Project Presentations (Scientific Pitching)
11:45am – 12:00pm Tea Break
12:00pm – 12:30pm Hong Kong Innovation Awards Competition Project Presentations (Social Innovation Pitching)
12:30pm – 12:50pm Break & Jury Panel Discussion
12:55 pm – 13:30 pm Award Presentation & Closing Remarks

Past Events


The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day

The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day was held online in February 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The award winners and their projects were as follows:

CHAMPION

Project Title: Flexible Scoliosis Brace with Artificial Hinge
Project Leader: Dr Joanne YIP, Associate Professor, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, PolyU
YouTube Link https://youtu.be/YwFEqbGGwU8

FIRST RUNNER-UP

Project Title: Enhanced Insulin Release by Ultrasound Stimulation for the Treatment of Diabetics
Project Leader: Dr LEI Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU (Representative: Dr GUO Jinghui)
YouTube Link https://youtu.be/dg-tBlxUMkY

SECOND RUNNER-UP

Project Title: Four-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting: A Feasibility Study
Project Leader: Mr LI Tian, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, PolyU
YouTube Link https://youtu.be/qeG2YwtTsO0

THE BEST SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD

Project Title: Dwarfs -Educational Kit about Emotions for Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Project Leader: Mr WONG Man Wai, Product Design Student, School of Design, PolyU
YouTube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBiw071T1uo&feature=youtu.be


The 2018 Global Healthcare Innovation Academy (GHIA)

The 2018 Global Healthcare Innovation Academy (GHIA) was held on 29 and 30 August 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Jury Panel selected the following winners for the Innovation Awards of the GHIA 2018:

Champion

W21C, University of Calgary, Canada
Project Title: Multifunctional Video Laryngoscope
Dr Ian Schoonbaert and Dr. Matthew Church from Montane Medical

First Runner-up

University of Geneva, Switzerland
Project Title: HA Pearls
Dr Pierre Maudens from KYLYS
Dr Olivier Jordan from KYLYS and The School of Pharmacy, University of Geneva

Second Runner-up

St. Michael's Hospital, Canada
Project Title: Discovery of Novel Drugs for Severe Influenza
Dr Warren Lee and Dr Xiao-Yan Wen from Keenan Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital


The 3rd Hong Kong Innovation Day

The 3rd Hong Kong Innovation Day was held on 22 November 2017 (Wednesday). The award winners and their projects were as follows:

Winner
High-Fidelity and Real-time 3D/4D Ultrasound Visualization System via Advanced Image Denoising and Volume Rendering

Project Leader: Dr Harry QIN, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

First Runner-up
Use of Silicone Cannulation Model to Enhance Patient Safety in Extracorporeal Life Support Service

Project Leader: Mr LAI Chi Keung Peter, Queen Mary Hospital, Hospital Authority

Second Runner-up
Preventing False Marker Incidence in General Radiography by Computer Vision Technology

Project Leader: Mr TSE Hon Fung, Pok Oi Hospital, Hospital Authority

Audience Favorite Award
A Splicer with Controllable Multi-Function Drainage Tube

Project Leader: Ms LIANG Jingwen, Vicky, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, China


The 2nd Hong Kong Innovation Day

The 2nd Hong Kong Innovation Day was held on 25 November 2015 (Wednesday). The award winners and their projects were as follows:

Winner
Scolioscan: Radiation-free Assessment of Scoliosis using 3D Ultrasound Imaging

By Prof. Yong Ping ZHENG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

First Runner-up
Mobile Retinal Imaging for Smart Diabetic Care

By Prof. Jane YOU, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Second Runner-up
Protective pants imbedded with Impact Protectors Based on 3D Spacer Fabrics

By Ms Yan CHAN, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Audience Favorite Award
Scolioscan: Radiation-free Assessment of Scoliosis using 3D Ultrasound Imaging

By Prof. Yong Ping ZHENG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


The 1st Hong Kong Innovation Day

The 1st Hong Kong Innovation Day was held on 11 December 2013; over 70 participants joined the event.

Winner
A Novel Drug-loaded Biodegradable Weft-knitted Stent for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancers

By Professor LI Yi, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, PolyU

First Runner-up
An Innovative Rehabilitation Simulation System for Learning Activities of Daily Living

By Dr CHOI Kup-sze, School of Nursing, PolyU

Second Runner-up
Create An Infusion Trolley for Enhancing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Safety in Post Open Heart Surgery Patient Transportation

By Miss WONG Lee Yuen, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Queen Mary Hospital

Audience Favorite Award
Instant Vision Assessment Device: A Stenopaic Slit Refraction System with a Binocular Telescopic Optometer

By Professor George Woo, School of Optometry, PolyU


Below are winners of the 2014 Innovation Academy in Geneva and their award-winning projects, which may give you some ideas about the kind of innovations that we are looking for:

Winner
SnapDx

incorporating clinical guidelines and visualizations to enable quick, effective decision making at point of care

First Runner-up
ACEHearing

a hearing enhancement technology

Second Runner-up
MEDi™

a humanoid robot teaching young children how to manage their health

Below are videos of selected teams from Hong Kong joining The Global Healthcare Innovation Day 2014.

Dr Thomas Choi, Hong Kong
Prof. George Woo, Hong Kong

Contact Us

Address: The Hong Kong Innovation Academy
GH506, School of Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: 2766 6406 (General Enquiry, Ms Kiki Chung)
Fax: 2334 9663
E-mail: sn.hkia@polyu.edu.hk