InnoCarnival 2022 Begins Oct. 22 Featuring Exciting I&T Prototypes
by: The Beat Asia
October 06, 2022
InnoCarnival 2022 will begin on Oct. 22 to 20 at the Science Park, showcasing exhibits of local innovation and technology (I&T) achievements, along with a series of webinars and online workshops.
InnoCarnival is organised every year by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the Hong Kong government, with the goal of spotlighting the importance of I&T in daily life and inspiring young people to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
This year’s InnoCarnival is undertaking the ambitious theme of “Innovation & Technology Empower our Dreams” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
A press preview staged on Oct. 5 saw a few anticipated research and development (R&D) projects, including a palm-sized tool for detecting liver fibrosis through non-invasive means; the “Green Machine” which provides hydrothermal solution to separate and recycle textiles; and the “E-transporter,”, an autonomous electric transporter.
Students from Carmel Pak U Secondary School also introduced their invention, the “Edible disposables of kombucha of fruit skin 3.0,” which are edible disposables made of fruit skins.
A total of 37 booths featuring various I&T products and interactive games will be available for in-person visitors, and an additional 145 workshops and 40 webinars will be held to cater to online participants. Space-themed exhibitions will also be organised during the event.
During the nine-day event, the commission plans to hold the “City I&T Grand Challenge: The Showcase,” where the public will finally look at prototypes of the winning solutions from the December 2020 competition. A total of 25 winners from higher-education institutes and open group submissions have prototyped their solutions since July 2022, and these prototypes will be showcased in hypothetical real-life scenarios such as a restaurant or elderly home.
All activities are free, but some may require preregistration. Find out more here.
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