The 2nd Engineering InnoShow
"A small innovation can create wide circles of inspiration."
A showcase carnival that celebrates innovative Engineering student projects at the end of every semester
About Engineering InnoShow

The Engineering InnoShow is a showcase carnival that celebrates innovative Engineering student projects at the end of every semester​. Participating students will have the opportunity to expound on their inventive design, research and projects; harness timely and constructive feedback given by peers, teachers, industry experts and the public through knowledge exchange; and spin talent and ideas into innovative (re)inventions. There are many reasons why Engineering InnoShow is a unique concoction of its missions and vision. We offer a vibrant, inter/multi-disciplinary and hands-on learning platform for students to create their own impact, in and out of the classroom. The showcases also paint junior fellows a concrete picture of what constitutes an exemplary work and open pathways for them to look at Engineering through the lens of their senior cohorts, whether they are from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Environmental Engineering. We believe that Engineering united with hands-on experience is essential. It is our vision to inspire a generation of intrepid explorers and committed collaborators. At Engineering InnoShow, we are transmitting knowledge and values through narrative. Whether it is communicated in layman’s terms or field-specific terminologies, we hope that the seeds of creative minds will germinate and thrive.

Important dates & event rundown

Important dates

Date Task
17:00 noon, November 15, 2019 (Friday)
Deadline of application for showcasing projects.
November 29, 2019 (Friday)
Suspended
InnoShow

Event rundown
The physical exhibition is suspended in this semester

Rundown on November 29 Event
8:30am – 10:00am
Demonstration setup
10:00am - 12:30pm
Project showcase and judging
12:45pm - 1:00pm
Award presentation ceremony
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Free exhibition and Robomaster workshop
Projects in the show
Biomedical Engineering

RoboFish (The VAYU project)

This project is the first endeavour of BREED HKU, HKU’s first bio-inspired robotics organisation. RoboFish is our very own robotic fish, controlled by a raspberry pi and powered by a battery, aimed at helping us learn more about underwater biomechanics. Not only does the fish have a high speed potential, but the project also involves the study of how fish movements are affected by different variables such as turbulence and drag. This targets the analysis of marine biology and ecosystems. Our model has many applications for research and development in the academic world, such as surveillance systems and sea exploration.

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Mechanical Engineering

Design, Build & Fly for AIAA competition

The Design, Build & Fly (DBF) is a regular capstone design project under the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Every year, many ME students show a very strong enthusiasm in this project and our department encourages them to participate in different international competitions. Many student competitions are based on solving “real” cases and problems. By participating in a competition, it helps students to build up links between thinking and doing so that they learn to apply theories into practice with a deeper understanding of the concepts.

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Computer Science

Drift Bottle

In view of the rising trend of mental health issues among students, measures are certainly needed to alleviate the serious situation. Drift Bottle is an innovative platform for students to express their emotions in a message-in-a-bottle style. With the help of artificial intelligence in the phases of content moderation and sentiment analysis, this platform is free of malicious content and solely for users to share their delightful or distressed moments. Moreover, specialist will be contacting users for consultation and guidance in order to support them mentally. We hope that through sharing your own thoughts and reading fellow peers’ stories, students could better manage their stress and emotions, and hence reducing the risk of having mental health issues.

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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Smart Soccer Robot

This project aims to design and develop a smart soccer robot by using some typical engineering techniques such as laser cutting, 3D printing, CAD design, Arduino control, etc. Students are able to learn different engineering principles and skills in the modern world, with an emphasis on engineering innovation, businesses, systems, and entrepreneurship, and how to bring new ideas to market in both engineering startups and corporate settings.

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Computer Science

“Cognizance” – A mobile app for promoting mental health wellness for students

In today’s fast paced world, students in particular are suffering from mental health problems caused exam stress and social anxiety, leading to a rise in suicide rates and depression. Furthermore, discussing mental health problems remains a taboo in our society, preventing youngsters from approaching their family or friends for help. Cognizance, our mobile app, allows students to sign up confidentially and browse through various mindfulness activities designed for improving their mental state through their daily activities. Our mobile app uses data analytics and artificial intelligence for making personalised recommendations to users on the activities that best suit their mental health.

The project is currently participating in “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition”.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Ping

When the internet first came into existence, it came with a mission: to bring people closer together. After more than 20 years of development, we have witnessed the birth of many life-changing innovations like social networks. They can help in connecting us with more and more people, even distant ones, yet only in a virtual form. This is where the problem starts to emerge: virtual content and connections are dominating our lives, disconnecting us from the real world. This is a problem we would like to address with Ping. It is a next-generation social network aiming at reconnecting our users back to reality so that our users will be able to pay more attention to the people and events around them, but not only to the virtual content shown on a 5-inch screen in front of them.

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Computer Science

AR application on simulating Lenon Wall

The app developed by our team is called Hearoad. This app is inspired by the Lennon Wall’s idea. We find out that Lennon Wall is popular among teenagers on expressing feelings and emotions, so we decided to develop an app using AR technique to simulate the Lennon Wall.
Our app having the functions to create memos written with your thoughts, opinions or feelings and we can stick these memos in the argument world using the AR technique. By applying the cloud technique, users can also read the memo written by other users and respond to the memo’s writer. The aims of our app are providing an innovative way for people to express their feelings, it has the features of location based and without filter bubble or echo chamber.

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Computer Science

Pacifi

Relax, Recharge and Reflect! Pacifi offers a solution to depression, anxiety and stress. It is the first app of its kind in the market focusing on teenagers’ mental health.

The team members have recently made their submission to Samsung Competition and the app was made based on the theme provided to them by the Samsung.

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Computer Science

Posture Eye

In modern society, we often need to sit in front of a computer and work long hours. People could easily develop neck pain or back pain if they have a poor sitting posture, which could cause excruciating and chronic pain over the years. Therefore, a good sitting posture is imperative to a healthy body.

Posture Eye is developed as a cure to this problem. This mobile application assist you in developing a good sitting posture by monitoring your sitting posture in real time. The app will be able to detect whether you are sitting in a straight, a hunch back (pressure on neck) or an arch back (pressure on back) position, and record your distribution of good and poor posture.

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Computer Science

MemoMe App

MemoMe is an Android Application aiming at improving teenager mental health. It integrates multiple functionalities, allowing users to express their emotions, give and get support from other people, make grounded to-do plans facing their problems.

It enables users to plan meaningful activities and get reward after completion. The reward can be used later in the online community. The community is where users can express themselves anonymously and give support or get support via virtual gifts. The gifts are bought by the coins received from to-do plan completion by the user.

This application targets at the prevalence of teenager anxiety these days. One the one hand, it offers a stress relieving platform for teenagers to express their feelings anonymously and help each other to face the common growing pains. On the other hand, making to-do plans are strongly encouraged as this will help them to ease the anxiety from the root.

The project has been submitted to Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition.

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Mechanical Engineering

British Model Fly Association (BMFA) 2019 University and Schools Flight Challenges

The Design, Build & Fly (DBF) is a regular capstone design project under the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Every year, many ME students show a very strong enthusiasm in this project and our department encourages them to participate in different international competitions. Many student competitions are based on solving “real” cases and problems. By participating in a competition, it helps students to build up links between thinking and doing so that they learn to apply theories into practice with a deeper understanding of the concepts.

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Mechanical Engineering

MECH4412 Automated storage and retrieval system design competition

Under the course MECH4412 (Design and manufacturing), the hands-on project is an important element which allows the students to develop hands-on skill and problem-solving technique. In the last academic year, the project title was “An automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS)”. ASRS consists of a variety of computer-controlled systems for automatically placing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations. The benefits of an AS/RS system include reduced labour for transporting items into and out of inventory, reduced inventory levels, more accurate tracking of inventory, and space savings. Items are often stored more densely than in systems where items are stored and retrieved manually.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

HKU Racing

Formula Student is a renowned educational engineering competition, combining practical engineering with soft skills including business planning and project management. It is a proving ground for students who want to create and change the world. Electrification of transportation system is here, the combination of electric powertrain and traditional mechanical system has made this competition attractive to lots of industries leading to companys’ attention and support. This competition jump starts our students’ knowledge and skills set for their future career. HKU Racing is the first team from Hong Kong to compete in Formula Student (European series).

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Computer Science

Mixed Reality (MR) ready aircraft

Airlines have started removing IFE monitors to promote fuel economy and give way to handheld devices while losing traction and loyalty from passengers. Meanwhile, a US$300-million market of MR technology has just propelled recently and will soon become a new standard of entertainment. Under this narrative, MR ready aircraft opens up a huge variety of entertainment options to passengers and convincing business opportunities to airlines. Yet, without a standardized platform, MR developers are less interested in projects around aircraft, a subject with tedious regulations and tremendous know-how of engineering.

SKYLINER is a middleware designed for MR developers to create and publish their work on board, where passengers and crews can benefit from limitless creations. The platform includes components that are crucial to developers, like spatial understanding of the cabin environment, and compliance to regulations. SKYLINER would soften the grind during the development stage and take care of the needs of partners in MR industry.

MR ready aircraft and SKYLINER mean an opportunity of partnership with IT giants, reinforce the pledge of offering premium service and keep AIRBUS at the helm in the market.

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Mechanical Engineering

IMechE The Greater China Design Competition

The Greater China Design Competition 2019 (GCDC) was held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Participants are required to design an energy relay system consists of four cars with different sources of energy, e.g. electrical, elastic energy, solar power, … etc. Each car was required to complete a 4m (L) X 0.5m (W) width path and trigger another car, hence, to finish a total of 12 meters straight path.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

ClearBot: Decentralized Robot Swarms to Clean our Oceans

Ocean plastics destroy our natural marine and coastal habitats, endanger wildlife across the globe, pollute our food chain, and ultimately affecting the global water-food-energy nexus. Here, we present ClearBot, a scalable, AI-powered, plastic collecting intelligent robotic solution to address the ocean plastic epidemic with a sustainable community-centric symbiotic ecosystem.

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Computer Science

Smart Laundry System

SLS (Smart Laundry System) by R.C. Tech Club aims to help hall residents in R.C. Lee Hall track the availability of laundry machines that are situated on the 16th floor using their mobile devices. Until now, residents had to go all the way to the 16th floor for laundry, only to find that the machines are full. We took advantage of a light indicator on the laundry machines that would tell us if the door of a machine is locked (when the machine is in use). Employing light sensors, the system collects information about the status of the doors (and hence, the status of the machines). Then, the system sends that data to our web infrastructure, to be displayed on a user-friendly website on a real-time basis, effectively making our laundry machines an IoT.

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Computer Science

HKU Engineering students @ IBL Global Inclusive STEM+ Leadership week

This year marks the expansion of the Global Inclusive Leadership Program from China to Thailand. More than one thousand students in eighteen institutes from Greater China, Thailand and the UK participate in the leadership weeks. Students immerse themselves in a cross-cultural and social-mixing environment to develop and work closely together to come up with solutions that go beyond their training while adapting themselves in different cultural settings and developing global-minded perspective. For the participants, it is a journey of self-discovery and self-development. Among the values and skills students acquire in the program, innovative ideas, unconditional love and the spirit of teamwork stand out as the most noted and will help them to prepare for the future – a future of global citizenship. As one of the most respected educators in Thailand remarks: “it is truly an education of the twenty-first century.”

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Coming soon 🙂
Participating courses

Featured Engineering Experiential Learning Projects

A number of Engineering experiential learning project teams are invited to showcase their innovative project works at the Engineering InnoShow.

Coordinator: Dr. C.K.Chui (Director, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, Faculty of Engineering)

COMP3330 Interactive Mobile Application Design and Programming

This course aims at introducing the design and development issues of mobile apps. Students will learn the basic principles, constraints and lifecycle of mobile apps. Then they will learn how to use modern object-oriented languages for the development and different design patterns. Next they will learn various development issues such as graphics, touch events, handling of concurrency, sensors, location services and server connection. Students will also participate in both individual assignments and group project to practice ideation, reading, writing, coding and presentation throughout this course.

Coordinator: Dr. T.W. Chim (Department of Computer Science)

Year 1 Engineering course
ENGG1320 Engineers in the Modern World

This is an introductory course designed for first year Engineering students. The course aims to enable students to learn about engineering in the modern world, with an emphasis on engineering businesses, systems, and entrepreneurship, and how to bring new ideas to market in both engineering startups and corporate settings. The main objective is to provide students with a broad knowledge on how engineering entrepreneurship plays a key role in the global economy. Students will learn to explore and critique entrepreneurship as a systematic approach to designing, launching and running an engineering business that offers a product, process or service for sale.

Coordinator: Dr. Ray Y. Zhong
(Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)

Featured Workshop
HKU M2 Robotics team: 眀徳 格物

The HKU M2 Robotics is a multidisciplinary community for students who are passionate in advanced robotics. The team has achieved the 1st runner up in the Hong Kong Robocon robotic competition 2019. Members of the team will showcase their robots and explain their design and competition strategy during the workshop. 

Supervisor:
Dr K. W. Kwok 
(Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Prof. Kenneth K.Y. Wong
(Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Awards & Prizes

1. The best project award for each of the following participating courses.

  • ENGG1320 Engineers in the Modern World

2. (To be confirmed) HKUEAA award for achieving greater impact:  Selected teams will receive sponsorship to participate in external competitions or incubation/ entrepreneurship/ startup programmes.

* The awarding teams will need to consult the Director of the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing before joining the competitions or programmes and should seek reimbursement after successful completion of the competitions or programmes. The sponsorship will be reimbursed on an accountable basis on or before 30 June, 2019 (including but not limited to original invoices and receipts or other evidence of payment).

2. Microsoft innovation prize:  The most innovative project will receive a prize (Microsoft Surface pro 6) from Microsoft.

Awards & Prizes

InnoShow Award:  To encourage students to develop innovative mindset in tackling engineering and social problems, and to support outstanding ideas to join international design competitions, the Dean’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund will appropriate an amount of HK$100K to support a maximum of five student teams participated in the InnoShow to take part in international design competitions.

A Panel to be chaired by the Associate Dean (Innovation) with the Dean of Engineering as one of the key members, will select the winning teams from the InnoShow event to be held at the end of semester 2, 2019-2020, based on the design put forward by the students, and their presentation during the InnoShow.

Judging panel


To be announced

Organizing committee
Timothy
Mechanical Engineering
Design Specialist
Leader of the Vayu Robotic Fish team
R.A. in the Dept. of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Timothy's interest lies in the intersection between the arts and sciences. He believes creativity and innovation come by working through with challenging and complex problems, which requires the ability to quickly cycle through different perspectives and approaches to the problems. His background and experience lie in engineering, design, and business, providing a diverse garden to cherry pick from. It is only through understanding others can we truly understand the big picture. You can find him hacking away at his little fish, if you're lost as to how to start your project, or where to go, he's the person you should find, you'll be back with your own bed of roses. 

Desmond
Computer Engineering
Multimedia specialist
Desmond is an experienced Software Developer, Multimedia Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Mobile Application Development, Multimedia Production, Game Development, and Web Development. I believe that other than technical skills, how we can influence, or even inspire others with the use of multimedia is equally important. Having been engaged in a number of video production projects, including commercial advertisement production, I hope that I will be able to create stunning and influential videos for the InnoWing, making it truly a platform to spark innovation.
Felix
Computer Engineering
Multimedia specialist
Knowledge is power, but thinking outside the box is gold.   The university gave us a very good opportunity to gain knowledge, but gaining knowledge is not enough. I always feel like knowledge is just like pieces of a Go game, what you can do with it is endless. When you put the pieces together, each piece can have multiple functions and it all depends on how you put them together.  Simple ideas united into one can most definitely change the world. Think different, live different, make a change.
Emily
Clerk
TAM WING FAN INNOVATION WING
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

I feel honored to serve on the organizing committee to take forwards the students’ project showcase in the event which brings students and teachers close and act as a platform to breed innovative ideas.
Heartfelt thanks to our team of very motivated and dedicated committee members with their involvement shown. I am also grateful to the projects present here, the encouragement helps us to carry out such a meaningful event.
I am looking forward to more Engineering InnoShow events. With our collective efforts, they must be memorable and successful.

Seto
Technical manager
TAM WING FAN INNOVATION WING
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization. In view of the irreversible impact of modern technology on the human race, it is my passion to work with the team to maximize our contributions in the areas we are currently serving. Through the endless creativity and new inspiration from our works, we hope our students will be equipped to be versatile and flexible, ready to walk on a successful path when stepping into the rapidly changing world.

Edward
Executive Officer
TAM WING FAN INNOVATION WING
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

I am proud to be working at Innovation Wing team, in which the the team spirit motivates me to learn and grow. I always devote particular attention to innovation and technology in belief that innovation has the most impact on our future, and it’s necessary to prepare our students for this technology-driven world. 

Motivation is the spark that get us started. I am grateful to work with other committees with a lot of creativity here, which also inspires me with my son as a kid to create the fantastic moment.

Dr. C.K. Chui (Kit)
DIRECTOR
TAM WING FAN INNOVATION WING
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

We believe our future engineers should nourish a sense of mission to make a better world with technological innovations. Engineering educators should engage students to explore the world, creating opportunities for them to learn about the needs of the underprivileged, and acquiring practical work experience in developing solutions with real-world impact.

Promotion

Dear Students,

Hello! We have an event during the last day of teaching in the semester for you that you definitely don’t want to miss 🙂
You are cordially invited to come to the Engineering InnoShow on the 10.00am – 12.30pm, 29th November 2019 at the Haking Wong podium.

  • Come to learn about the amazing Engineering projects done by our classmates in various Engineering courses including all disciplines and all levels (year 1 projects to final year projects to Engineering startup projects).
  • Come to showcase your project. There are attractive prizes and awards. (Priority given to project submitted on or before 15 November 2019).

Click here to submit your project: innowing.hk/innoshow

We hope to see you there 🙂

Our best wishes to you all, and wish you all have a great performance in the final examination!

Dr. C.K.Chui
Director
Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing (coming in 2020)
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Sponsors

Our sincere gratitude to our sponsors for their whole hearted support to the Engineering InnoShow 🙂

The Engineering InnoShow is a showcase carnival that celebrates innovative Engineering student projects at the end of every semester​

We offer a variety of flexible sponsorship options for the upcoming Engineering InnoShows.

Please contact Dr. C.K.Chui (Kit, ckchui@cs.hku.hk), the Director of Innovation Wing, if you would like to be our event sponsors! Thank you!

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