Inaugural Hong Kong Science Fair showcases 120 innovative youth projects at HKCEC

The public is invited to embark on a free immersive technological journey in thematic interactive zones

HONG KONG, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Hong Kong Innovation Foundation (“HKIF”) is pleased to announce that the first Hong Kong Science Fair (“Science Fair”) will take place from June 25-26, 2022, at 3G Exhibition Hall from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Themed “Think Big Be Innovative,” the Science Fair is one of the biggest innovation and technology extravaganzas on the heels of the improving epidemic situation. The Science Fair will see 120 pre-selected teams from primary and secondary schools exhibiting an array of innovative projects and creations, while visitors are invited to indulge in a variety of fun interactive augmented reality and virtual reality games and games. experiential activities. Science Fair is now open to the public for free registration.

Hong Kong’s premier science fair aims to encourage young people to show their creativity and meet everyday challenges through science and technology

Hong Kong’s premier science fair aims to encourage young people to show their creativity and meet daily challenges through science and technology. Over 400 project submissions from over 1,200 students in grades 4-6 in 140 local schools were received and participating teams designed innovations on a range of thematic topics, from “Smart City & Smart Home”, ‘Medical & Healthcare’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘A life full of surprises’. The winners of the “Primary”, “Junior Secondary” and “Senior Secondary” divisions will be announced during the Science Fair, while on-site visitors will be able to vote for their favorite projects to win the “Most Popular Prize”, celebrating the triumph of innovators together.

Over the past two years, the pandemic has significantly impacted our lives in many different ways, and students are inspired to develop innovative solutions relevant to COVID-19, applying scientific knowledge and creativity to benefit their schools and their community. Recognizing the importance of building a more compassionate society, a number of school teams have dedicated themselves to designing useful innovations to meet the diverse needs of society, from people with disabilities and elderly people living alone to patients with chronic diseases, among others, in hopes of addressing real-life challenges using the power of technology and ingenuity.

Taking visitors on a fascinating journey of technological innovations, the Science Fair has specially organized different themed interactive zones. While touring the exhibits, Science Fair visitors can experience the magic of water-soluble bags from eco-startup Distinctive Action. Participants will be amazed as they experiment with this ingenious invention that dissolves the bags in water in seconds, as well as using the resulting solution to make small toys with more creativity. A virtual reality-powered flight simulation experience brought to you by aviation technology company, Aerosim, will take visitors on an adrenaline-rushing fantasy flight, while a “Space Odyssey”-themed AR drawing installation will give visitors the opportunity to see their works of art projected onto a 12 meter long interactive display wall.

After careful review by a distinguished selection committee of approximately 30 industry and academic representatives, a total of 120 entrants from over 400 submissions were shortlisted to participate in the Science Fair. Prior to the expo, HKIF partnered with MIT’s Innovation Node in Hong Kong to hold the “pre-expo prototyping review sessions” for three consecutive days, as well as a series of workshops on conceptual thinking, 3D modeling and presentation, with the aim of helping participating students better express their creativity through their work and help shortlisted teams bring their ideas to life.

Hong Kong Science Fair and Award Ceremony Details

Date and time:

June 25, 2022 (Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
June 26, 2022 (Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Location:

3G Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Registration:

https://www.hksciencefair2021.com/HKIF/reg/

SOURCEHong Kong Innovation Foundation

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