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List of Awardees
Scholarship 2020 Brochure
A decade of success
Innovation and Technology Scholarship supports local undergraduates to enrich themselves with cross-cultural I&T experience
(Hong Kong, 10 September, 2020) Since 2011, the Innovation and Technology Scholarship has been providing elite training opportunities for outstanding innovation and technology (I&T) undergraduates from local universities. It offers up to $150,000 to each of the awardees as well as opportunities for them to take part in attachments overseas or on the Mainland, local internship programmes, mentorship schemes and service projects, enabling them to explore their I&T potentials through learning and experience.
The Scholarship is jointly sponsored and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) and HSBC, and organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG).
25 exceptional undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, such as medicine, physiotherapy, mechanical engineering, public health, speech and hearing sciences and other science-related areas of study, were selected from a pool of 163 candidates. All these outstanding awardees have gone through a highly competitive selection process and demonstrated excellence in their academic studies and possess a passion in I&T.
The 25 awardees, from The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, are expected to unleash their potentials through their participation in the Scholarship and become leaders of the next generation of I&T breakthroughs.
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mrs Carrie LAM said, “This year’s Scholarship Award winners, from four Hong Kong universities, are pursuing degrees in medicine, sciences, engineering and the arts, with one among them studying fashion and textiles. More than outstanding achievers, these young men and women serve as role models for the dedication and drive they bring to their studies and, no less important, for the innovative spirit that underlies everything they do. The Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, puts a well-deserved spotlight on the next generation of Hong Kong leaders and innovators.”
The Chairman of the Awardee Selection Committee, Mr Bernard CHAN said, “Since I joined the Selection Committee, the awardees have always surprised me with their enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication in wanting to give back through innovation and technology. Now, as we face this global pandemic, it is so heartening to discover that they really do wish to contribute their expertise in improving the public’s quality of life.” He also encouraged the awardees to push themselves beyond their current limits, and make their dreams or goals a reality.
Executive Director of The HKFYG, Mr Andy HO expressed The HKFYG’s honour at participating in the Scholarship for the last ten years. “The Federation has had the privilege of seeing how enthusiasm, if nurtured, benefits everyone. I would like to express our deep gratitude to the ITC and HSBC for their sponsorship and support. It is only through such community efforts can these young talents feel empowered to further develop their passions and interests in InnoTech. The Federation is committed to fostering younger generations of InnoTech talents by organising workshops and competitions, so that a sustainable InnoTech culture can be built and strengthened in Hong Kong.”
Group General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific of HSBC, Mr David GRIMME said, “We believe talented people can positively impact diverse groups within our community. That’s why HSBC co-founded this scholarship programme with the ITC and HKFYG ten years ago. Hong Kong itself has become a dynamic hub for innovation, recognized as a leader across the region. Creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit is exactly what we’ll need to rebound from the current challenges, we see this potential in this year’s 25 student awardees. We will increasingly look to creative thinkers and problem-solvers as we emerge from under this COVID-19 cloud. I would like to thanks all our partners and members in the community, for their sustained support of Hong Kong’s emerging talent.”
|1||CHAN Timothy||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science|
|2||CHAN Tsz Ying||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences|
|3||CHAN Yan Yan||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Bachelor of Science in Physics (International Research Enrichment Track)|
|4||CHEUNG Man Hin||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science in Public Health|
|5||CHEUNG So Yee||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science|
|6||CHING Chi Fung||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Bachelor of Science in Radiography|
|7||CHOW Tsz Ching||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy|
|8||KWOK Ka Hin||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business Management|
|9||KWOK Sum Sum||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery|
|10||KWOK Yat Long||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science in Physics (Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics)|
|11||KWOK Yuk Lam||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Bachelor of Science in Physics (International Research Enrichment Track)|
|12||LAI Chu Kwan||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery|
|13||LAM Gigi||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream)|
|14||LAU Katherine||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Dental Surgery|
|15||LEUNG Hei Long||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream)|
|16||LEUNG Ka Chai||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Dental Surgery|
|17||NG Sheung Chit||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery|
|18||NG Wing Yin||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology|
|19||TING Lung Ngai||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream)|
|20||TSE Lok Yung||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy|
|21||TSE Man Kei||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology|
|22||WONG Chun||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream)|
|23||WONG Hoi Wing||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream)|
|24||WONG Lok Lam||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textiles (Knitwear Design and Technology)|
|25||WONG Wing Yan||The University of Hong Kong||Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences|
Since its establishment in 2011, the Scholarship has been nurturing young talents in the innovation and technology industry. It offers 25 local undergraduates in science, engineering and health disciplines each a scholarship up to $150,000 every year for a series of elite training opportunities through overseas/ Mainland attachment programmes, mentorship schemes, local internships and service projects. Thanks to the Scholarship, these youngsters who are passionate about science and technology will be able to broaden their international exposure and develop a new insight about the industry. So far, the Scholarship has been awarded to 250 local students. More details about the Scholarship can be found at: innotechscholarship.hkfyg.org.hk.
Established in 2000, the ITC of the HKSAR Government has been charged with the mission of spearheading Hong Kong’s drive to become a world-class, knowledge-based economy. The ITC strives to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness through providing infrastructure and developing human capital, supporting applied research and development and technology ventures, fostering an innovative technological culture and supporting the development of Hong Kong’s testing and certification industry.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,918bn at 31 March 2020, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) was founded in 1960 and is now the city’s largest youth service organisation. For the past six decades, the Federation has been committed to serving the youth of Hong Kong through the provision of a variety of services, activities and programmes, which have an annual attendance of nearly six million. We encourage youth to reach their fullest potential and with community support, we now have over 80 service units. We also have 12 core services, which include the Youth S.P.O.Ts, M21 Multimedia Services, Employment Services, Youth at Risk Services, Counselling Services, Parenting Services, Leadership Training, Volunteer Services, Education Services, Creativity Education and Youth Exchange, Leisure, Cultural and Sports Services, and Research and Publications. We support young people to grow into responsible and dutiful citizens and we now have over 230,000 registered volunteers and over 450,000 registered members. We believe that our motto HKFYG • Here for You reaffirms our commitment and dedication to the young people of Hong Kong.
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