Introduction


18 / 05 / 2017

25 awardees of Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015 completed all the elite training programme offered by the Scheme, including Overseas/Mainland Attachment Programme, Mentorship Programme, Local Internship Programme and Service Project Programme. With the broadened industrial and international perspectives, they determined to devote into innovation and technology industry as their lifelong career.

 

The Report recording their sharing is published. Please click here to download.

01 / 01 / 2017

"Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme" (“the Scheme”) was first established in 2011. It is organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and jointly sponsored and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and HSBC.

The Scheme provides a series of tailor-made elite training to the outstanding local undergraduates in science-related, technology and medical disciplines, in order to encourage and nurture the young science talents for their contribution in the coming future.

Nominated by the university presidents and then selected by the Awardee Selection Committee with members from different sectors, 25 awardees receive HK$150,000 each to participate in a series of initiatives, including Overseas or Mainland Attachment Programme, Mentorship Programme, Local Internship Programme and Service Project Programme.

Moreover, an Alumni Association formed by the past awardees of the Scheme, becomes a platform to sustain these youth’s personal development and knowledge exchange. To be powered by their expertise in innovation and technology, members of the Alumni Association works together to serve the community and promote innovation and technology.

29 / 02 / 2016

25 awardees of Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2014 completed all the elite training programme offered by the Scheme, including Overseas/Mainland Attachment Programme, Mentorship Programme, Local Internship Programme and Service Project Programme. With the broadened industrial and international perspectives, they determined to devote into innovation and technology industry as their lifelong career.

 

The Report recording their sharing is published. Please click here for download.

23 / 04 / 2015

25 awardees of Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2013 completed all the elite training programme offered by the Scheme, including Overseas/Mainland Attachment Programme, Mentorship Programme, Local Internship Programme and Service Project Programme. With the broadened industrial and international perspectives, they determined to devote into innovation and technology industry as their lifelong career.

 

The Report recording their sharing is published. Please click here for download.

30 / 09 / 2014

2013 Scholarship Awardee - Mr Lam Chun Cheong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Thanks to the Scheme, I had an incredible opportunity to study and to conduct a research project in one of the most prestigious universities in the world, UC Berkeley. It was extremely rewarding for me to learn from a group of brilliant scientists. For the first time in my life, I witnessed how scientists unravel mysteries of life by integrating different areas of expertise such as the application of Quantum Mechanics in the understanding of the mechanism behind photosynthesis - the very source of energy. The eight-month long attachment has better equipped me as a researcher and I am now even more determined to be a scientist.

30 / 09 / 2014

2013 Scholarship Awardee - Miss Ko Tak Shan Clarissa
(The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

It is truly my honor to have Ms Marjorie Yang, GBS, JP, the chairperson of Esquel Group and one of Fortune's Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, as my mentor. Ms. Yang has been most generous in advising me on both professional and personal matters, whether in person or through regular exchange of emails. This practical yet heartwarming mentorship from such a highly established figure has been and will always be a wonderfully enlightening experience.

30 / 09 / 2014

2013 Scholarship Awardee - Mr Ng Tsz Man (The University of Hong Kong)

I was lucky to be awarded the invaluable ten-week internship experience in Works Branch, Development Bureau. I visited various massive infrastructural projects such as the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, Express Rail Link and the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme. This together with the sharing from engineers granted me not only understandings towards infrastructural development and engineering work in depth, but also an inspiration in local innovation.

30 / 09 / 2014

2013 Scholarship Awardee - Miss Lam Pui Yan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Doing community services is a catalyst for me to develop personal as well as interpersonal skills. Planning skill, for instance, can be trained from the experience because apart from designing the contents of the service project, I also had to think over the potential risks and the precautions to be taken accordingly. This skill can be applied to different aspects of life. Most importantly, it gave me a meaningful chance to contribute to the community with my knowledge.

30 / 03 / 2013

2012 Scholarship Awardee - Miss Yiu Wing Nam (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Thanks to the award scheme, apart from the monetary reward, I have gained a rare internship place in the Development Bureau. Under the internship program, I have attached to several works departments learning about the infrastructure projects and their daily operation. For example, in the Highways Department, I studied the construction plan and methodology of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Related Hong Kong Projects, Central-Wan Chai Bypass, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the regular maintenance practices of major bridges. Also, I have visited many construction sites to figure out their scales and constraints in real situations.

When we talk about innovation and technology, many people may think of new products. Unquestionably, the machinery used in Civil Engineering also changes over time. However, the most impressive innovation to me is neither a new technology nor a product, but the unprecedented way to apply existing technologies on new challenge. Compared to developing a completely new product, this alternative not only can tackle problems efficiently, but also economically. 

Apart from technical knowledge, I have observed various aspects such as contract, environment and public engagement involved in construction projects and understood their importance. This experience has provided me a comprehensive overview of the industry, visualized my knowledge and helped me to prepare myself into the industry for my future development.

29 / 03 / 2013

2012 Scholarship Awardee - Mr Wong Siu Him Janus (The University of Hong Kong)

Down Harvard’s hallowed hallways strolled many a humble minds who would one day become Nobel laureates, Presidents, and eminent philosophers. With the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme, I aspire to join their ranks as buccinatores novi temporis (trumpeters of a new age).

This scholarship – while realising my dreams in studying Latin (the scientific language of the learned), Astronomy, Philosophy and Medicine – has made possible my experience of Harvard as a stellar nursery of minds rather than careers, a challenge not in making a living but to make a life. To me, this translates to a lifelong pursuit in knowledge and science.

This Scheme has unfettered me from the intellectual, temporal and spatial confines of my university curriculum, allowing the exploration of research frontiers I never knew. It is not merely "broadening of horizons" but acquisition of new perspectives to the way we think. For example, I am now convinced that the importance of curiosity-driven science pars or exceeds that of research exploiting current technologies, in empowering us to make the big steps and proving ourselves worthy of the name Homo sapiens.


One final thing I have learnt and would like to share through this scheme: This enterprising spirit in innovation echoes precisely the can-do spirit we are so proud of as Hong Kong citizens. Defiant against setbacks, we are passionate in venturing terrae incognitae (unknown territories). It is my hopes that more people can learn to appreciate and conduct science.


Cogito ergo ero (I think, therefore I will be.)

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