“Innovation and Technology” has been identified as one of the Six Industries to be able to grant Hong Kong greater advantages and potential in sustainable development. Investment in youth education should therefore be highly recognised. Based on this shared vision, Innovation and Technology Commission, HSBC and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups worked closely together to establish the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme in 2011 for the young talents.
The aim of this Scheme is to offer outstanding undergraduates of Hong Kong the opportunity to widen their international exposure, gaining industry experience, and nurture their passion and commitment toward science and technology
The Scheme is jointly sponsored and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission and HSBC, while The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups is the organiser. The support given by a group of reputable academics, personalities, as well as several science and technology related companies and organisations also helped move this scheme forward