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SOURCE: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
24th April 2015

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015 Award Presentation Ceremony

Building a Thriving Future for 125 Elites

Realising Youth Potential in Innovation and Technology


HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 24, 2015 - The Award Presentation Ceremony of Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015, organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) with the support and sponsorship from the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), was held today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The officiating guests included Miss Susie HO, JP, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology); Mr Raymond CHENG, Group General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC); and The Hon Bernard CHAN, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Scheme's Awardee Selection Committee. The awards to 25 outstanding undergraduates from local universities this year, were presented by Miss Susie HO, JP, Mr Raymond CHENG, and Dr Rosanna WONG, DBE, JP, Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG).

 

Officiating at the award presentation ceremony, Miss Susie HO, JP, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) said,"the Scheme encourages students to pursue their interest in science and technology, building connections and opening themselves to the exciting opportunities in the innovation and technology sector." She hoped the awardees would take full advantage of this valuable opportunity to equip themselves and contribute to the community and the future development of Hong Kong.

 

The Hon Bernard CHAN, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Awardee Selection Committee, was impressed by the awardees' passion in pursuing their interests in innovation and technology. "The Selection Committee was also highly impressed by the quality of the awardees. During the interview process, we were pleased to discover that those elites were quick to respond, open-minded and adaptive to new ideas," he added.


Mr Raymond CHENG, Group General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited stated, "Congratulations to the 25 awardees of this year's scholarship scheme. By giving our students a scholarship, HSBC wants to support them through their journey ahead." Mr Raymond CHENG also encouraged awardees to make the best use of the learning opportunities that come with the Scheme, and achieve success.

 

Dr Rosanna WONG, DBE, JP, Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups extended her special thanks to ITC and HSBC for their generous sponsorship over the years, as well as the strong support of all sectors and groups. She mentioned, "the Scheme pulls together the efforts of various sectors of the city. These new scholars will be thoroughly inspired and stimulated in the future innovation and technology sector."

 

Professor Roland CHIN, BBS, JP, Chairman, Award Scheme Administration Committee; Miss Janet WONG, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology; Professor Joseph J.Y. SUNG, SBS, JP, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Professor YUEN Kwok-Yung, SBS, JP, Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, shared with the students their valuable insights and experience in science and technology at the Heart-to-Heart Talk session.

 

Nurturing talents in innovation and technology

125 outstanding undergraduates awarded scholarship for 5 consecutive years

Established in 2011, the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme aims to nurture young talents by recognising outstanding undergraduates in science-related streams at local universities. Nominated by the university presidents and then selected by the Awardee Selection Committee with members from different sectors, 25 new awardees will 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. The Scheme offers them opportunities to express their innovative ideas, and nurture their passion and commitment towards science and technology for future developments and challenges. Each awardee is assigned with a mentor who is a distinguished personality in the world of innovation and technology. The mentors include vice-chancellors and presidents of universities, professionals, as well as senior management of technology companies.

 

For more details, please visit http://innotechscholarship.hkfyg.org.hk/

 

Photo Captions:

1. Honorable guests conduct group photos with 25 awardees.

 

2. Mr Raymond CHENG, Group General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) encouraged awardees to make the best use of the learning opportunities that come with the Scheme, and achieve success.


3.Miss Susie HO, JP, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) encourages students to pursue their interest in science and technology, building connections and opening themselves to the exciting opportunities in the innovation and technology sector.

 

4.The Hon Bernard CHAN, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Awardee Selection Committee, was impressed by the awardees' passion in pursuing their interests in innovation and technology.


5.Professor Joseph J.Y. SUNG, SBS, JP, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong start the Heart --to- Heart Talk session with the Adwardee, CHAN Long (Left)

 

6. (Left) Professor Joseph J.Y. SUNG, SBS, JP, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Miss Janet WONG, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology; Professor Roland CHIN, BBS, JP, Chairman, Award Scheme Administration Committee; Professor YUEN Kwok-Yung, SBS, JP, Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, shared with the students (left) CHAN, Long and (right) WONG, Lok Tung their valuable insights and experience in science and technology at the Heart-to-Heart Talk session.

 

7. (Left) Professor YUEN Kwok-Yung, SBS, JP, Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, shared shares his valuable experience with the awardee, WONG, Lok Tung.


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Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015

List of 25 Awardees and their Mentors

Name

University

Discipline of Study

Mentor

CHAK, Nga Ting

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy

Professor Tony F CHAN, JP

CHAN, Chun Ki

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professor Dennis LO Yuk-ming, SBS

CHAN, Long

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Miss Janet WONG, JP

CHAN, Tsz Chung

City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Energy Science and Engineering

Dr Douglas W MUZYKA

CHEN, Jia Xi

City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Mr Nicholas BROOKE, SBS, JP

CHING, King Him

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Business Administration (Information System)

Mr Raymond CHENG

HAN, Diana Siao Cheng

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Dr YEUNG Man-chan

KAN, Lok Ting Catherine

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science

Dr Stephen TAI, GBS, SBS, JP

KUO, Wai Yip

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Mr Tommy LUI  Sui-keung

KWOK, Hiu Fung

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

Professor Vincent CHAN

LAI, Hei Ming

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professor Nancy IP, MH, JP

LAM, Phoebe Cheuklam

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Professor Paul YU

LAM, Ping Hei

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professor Paul TAM

LAU, Chun Ho

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy

Professor Timothy KWOK

LAU, Wing Man

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy

Dr Paul TSE

LEE, Oi Yan Sera

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Professor Timothy TONG, JP

LI, Ka Yau

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy

Dr Eric CHIEN

LI, Sze Wai

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professor Vivian YAM

LUK, Sui Man

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Dr Brian LI

NGAI, Ying Tim

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics

Ms Marjorie YANG, GBS, JP

TANTIVANGPHAISAL, Pishun

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dual Degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and BBA

Mr HON Chi-keung, JP

WONG, Cheuk Fung Raphael

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering

Professor Roy CHUNG, BBS, JP

WONG, Lok Tung

Hong Kong Baptist University

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Dr Edwin YU Chau-leung

XIE, Phil Fei

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professor YUEN Kwok-yung, SBS, JP

YIP, Chi Yiu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Mr George CHUNG, BBS, JP

 

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015

Membership of Awardee Selection Committee

Chairman

Mr. Bernard CHAN, GBS, JP

 

Member

Executive Council, HKSAR

Members

Dr Hubert CHAN, JP

 

Council Member

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Mr Raymond CHENG

 

Group General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Dr Lee George LAM

 

Co-Head of Banking and Finance Practice

P.C. Woo & Co.

Dr Brian LI

 

Managing Director

GP Industries Ltd

Mr Brian LO, JP

 

Deputy Secretary for Education

HKSAR Government

Mr Douglas SO

 

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Advancement)

The University of Hong Kong

Ms Malini THADANI

 

Head of Corporate Sustainability, Asia Pacific

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Mr WAI Chi-sing, JP

Former Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)

HKSAR Government

Mr WAN Man-yee, BBS, JP

 

Vice-President

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Ms Janet WONG, JP

 

Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

HKSAR Government

Professor Rosie YOUNG, GBS, JP

Emeritus Professor in Department of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong


Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015

Membership of Awardee Selection Committee

Chairman

Professor Roland CHIN, BBS, JP

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The University of Hong Kong

Members

Mr Anthony AU, BBS

Managing Director

Futuresuccess Consultants Ltd

Ms Yolanda CHIU

 

Deputy Executive Director

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Mr Herman LAM

 

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Ms Dora LI

Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability, Asia Pacific
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Mr Allen MA

 

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mrs Agnes MAK, MH, JP

 

Executive Director

The Hong Kong Productivity Council

Dr Frank TONG

 

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited

Miss Janet WONG, JP

Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

HKSAR Government

 


 

 


 Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015

List of Internship Programme Supporting Organisations

 

  •    Computer and Technologies Holdings Limited
  •    Development Bureau
  •    Dunwell Industrial (Holdings) Limited
  •    Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Limited
  •    General Electric
  •    Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited
  •    Hai Kang Life Corporation Limited
  •    Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited
  •    Lee's Pharmaceutical (HK) Limited
  •    Sanwa BioTech Ltd
  •    The Hong Kong Productivity Council
  •    The TeleEye Group
  •    The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

 

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About the Innovation and Technology Commission
ITC was set up on July 1, 2000 to spearhead Hong Kong’s drive to become a world-class, knowledge-based economy. It formulates and implements policies and measures to promote innovation and technology development and promotes internationally-accepted standards and conformity assessment services to underpin technological development and international trade in Hong Kong.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group, which serves around 51 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. The Group serves customers worldwide from over 6,100 offices in 73 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

About The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (hkfyg.org.hk ︳m21.hk)
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) was founded in 1960 and is now the city’s largest youth service organisation. For the last 54 years, it 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 over five million. We encourage youth to reach their fullest potential and with community support, we now have over 60 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 encourage young people to grow into responsible and dutiful citizens and we now have over 170,000 registered volunteers and 400,000 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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