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Innovation and Transformation for a Better World

International Symposium on STEM Education is a flagship programme jointly organized by the HKU Academy for the Talented and the Microsoft Hong Kong. The STEM Symposium will be run virtually this year, that allows students to experience the latest trends in technology. Students will learn how to intersect and integrate disciplines to tackle global challenges or complex issues. We face an array of diverse and complex problems nowadays, solutions require us to take an interdisciplinary focus, with a good understanding and knowledge of different fields.

The symposium aims to inspire participants to think across disciplines as it is an important quality of a future global leader. Participants will attend lectures and workshops conducted by prominent HKU professors and leading business leaders. Also, with guidance from HKU project mentors and entrepreneur advisors, students will work in groups to design a new concept, product, service or solution in response to a current issue under one of the main themes: Education, Environment, Lifestyle and Global Health in order to tackle interconnected social problems and to achieve the goal of “Innovation and Transformation for a Better World”. 

The event culminates in a group project presentation judged by academics and industry professionals. Participants will have a chance to receive scholarships offered by the Academy to attend programmes organized by the scheme or receive an internship opportunity offered by our partnered companies.

*Photos of International Symposium on STEM 2020 are available at the Gallery.

**Videos of International Symposium on STEM 2019 can be viewed HERE.

 
STEERING
COMMITTEE

Professor Bennett Yim 

Chairman

Board of Advisors of HKU Academy for the Talented Scheme

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Fred Sheu

National Technology Officer

Microsoft Hong Kong LImited

Professor Becky Loo  

Head, Department of Geography

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Angus Tong 

Azure Specialist

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Joseph Chan 

Program Lead of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation Faculty of Business and Economics, 

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Chin Yung Lu  

Senior Manager

StartmeupHK

Invest Hong Kong

 
 
SPEAKERS

Professor Bennett Yim 

Chairman

Board of Advisors of HKU Academy for the Talented Scheme

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Fred Sheu

National Technology Officer

Microsoft Hong Kong LImited

Mr. Cesar Jung-Harada

Senior Lecturer for the Design+

Faculty of Architecture

The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Hugo To

Account Technology Strategist

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Team Hollo

Microsoft Imgaine Cup 2020

 

Global Champion (HKU Team)

Mr. Joseph Chan

Program Lead of Entrepreneurship, 

Design and Innovation

Faculty of Business and Economics

The University of Hong Kong 

Dr. Henry Lau

Associate Dean of Engineering (Innovation) 

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Hong Kong 

Dr. Nicol Pan

Associate Director

HKU Common Core Curriculum

The University of Hong Kong 

Professor Anna Wong

Programme Director

Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking

Faculty of Business and Economics

The University of Hong Kong

 
ENTREPRENEUR ADVISORY BOARD

Mr. Ken Chew

Senior Program Architect/

Salesforce

Maker Evangelist

Mr. Venant Chiang

Co-Founder & CEO 

Enlightening Intelligence

Mr. Carson Yau

Co-Founder

ReUbird

 
JUDGES

Mr. Joseph Chan 

Chair Judge

 

Program Lead of Entrepreneurship,

Design and Innovation 

Faculty of Business and Economics

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Angus Tong 

Azure Specialist​​

 

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Head, Department of Geography

The University of Hong Kong

Investment Manager

Gobi Parners

CEO

Jumpstart Media

Ms. Relena Sei

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