My Own Discovery (MOD) 2017


Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) is an integral part of CityU's curriculum. More and more students begin making their own discoveries. They are experimenting with ideas generated from the curriculum and daily life exposure and experiences. To encourage and recognise students' efforts to discover and innovate, we invite all CityU students to take part in the 'My Own Discovery' Contest.

  • Category A- Open
  • Category B- Designs using Arduino


Current UGC funded CityU undergraduate or taught postgraduate students.

Entry Requirements and Submission

The entry

  • can be from an individual, or a group group of CityU students. For group works, the applicant must be the team leader who will also be the contact person of the project.
  • The entry must be the students' own work, reflecting their discovery and innovation (new to the field/HK/world).
  • has not been commercialised nor patented yet.
  • can be at a preliminary stage as long as a prototype is available. The prototype with accompanying explanations may be displayed at the 2017 CityU Discovery Festival, if shortlisted.
  • should include
    1. The design/prototype
      • A maximum of 500 words to describe the work in English in terms of
        • The problem identified
        • The solution to the problem
        • Uniqueness, feasibility and possible impact on the field/society
    2. Illustration- photos/vides to illustrate the discovery/work.
      • For photos, save them in jpeg format, with size not exceeding 1280x1024 pixels or 5MB.
      • For videos, save them on YouTube (privacy setting: unlisted) and send in only the video links.
  • Application

    Please complete the Online Application Form ( by 5:00 pm 23 November 2016.
    Please read the Application Instructions before you submit your application.

    Arduino Training Workshop

    An Arduino training workshop will be offered to those interested in joining Category B – Design using Arduino.

    Date: 27 September 2016 (Tuesday)
    Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Venue: CMC M7060
    Please complete the online registration form for the Arduino training workshop HERE.


    A panel of judges will assess the entries using the following selection criteria that reflect Discover&Innovate@CityU:

    • Originality
    • Innovativeness
    • Impact
    • Implementation Feasibility & Readiness

    Awards and Prizes

    The winning submission(s) will be awarded with

    • funding support for intellectual property registration, if applicable,
    • professional support on further advancement of the discovery, and
    • HK$3,000 book store coupon.

    Important Dates

    Date & time Major event
    27 Sept 2016 (Tue)
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Arduino Training Workshop
    Venue: CMC M7060
    23 Nov 2016 (Wed)
    5:00 pm
    Deadline for MOD submission
    7 – 9 Mar 2017 Award Presentation & MOD Exhibition at the CityU Discovery Festival 2017

    Announcement of Results

    The announcement will be officially made at the Discovery Festival 2017 in March 2017 with individual emails sent to the winner(s) and candidates with shortlisted entries.

    Rules and Regulations

    • In submitting your entry you agree to abide by the CityU Intellectual Property Policy guidelines
    • All submissions must be original works. Your entry will be disqualified and you will be held responsible for any wilful act of infringement of intellectual property rights.
    • All decisions made by the panel of judges are final.
    • Once the entries are submitted, you are assumed to have read and understood the above Rules and Regulations, and agree to abide by them.

    Previous Discoveries and Awardees

    MOD 2017 Awardees

    1. A New Smart and Convenient Way for Chinese Medicine
      CHAN Tsz Fei, CHAN Yun Ming, CHEN Cheuk Yan, CHEN Ho Lam, CHOI Andrew John, CHOI Sin Tung (AP)
    2. "Safety First!" - VR Safety Training System for Construction Work
      CHEUNG Chiu Wing, HO Ka Ming (ACE)
      TAM Wai Fong (BCH)
    3. Self-Transformable wheelchair
      LAM Wah Shing (MBE)

    MOD 2016 Awardees

    1. Indoor Location System Using Raspberry Pis
      OBEROI Dhruv (CS)
    2. Innovative Fall Protection System for Work at Height Safety in High-rise Building
      WONG Kam Yuen Tony (ACE)
    3. The Eye
      AU-YEUNG Julian Haig, CHAN Ho Shing, CHAN Ying, CHUNG Chun Wai, HUANG Charles, HUNG Dorothy San Ting, LAU Ka Yan, TSANG Yiu Fai Nyon, TSANG Sui Fung Walter (SLW)
    4. EMG Driven Robotic Hand with Arduino
      CHAN Ka Wai, CHAN Pak Kwan, FUNG Cheuk Wang, YIP Chun Kit, YAM Sau Ching (MBE)

    MOD 2015 Awardees

    1. Temperature self-adjusting pet house
      MAO Shu (EE)
    2. Documentary Series Family Album: No.62 Dongyan Qiaotou
      ZHOU Fengting (COM)

    MOD 2014 Awardees

    1. Computer security system
      Tian YUAN (EE)
    2. Transfriendly: A bus waiting device for the visually impaired
      CHAU Yin Chi, HUI Wing Sum (AC)
      LAM Siu Bing (EF)
      CHAN Ka Lee, NGAI Lok Yi & Eva TSE Pui Yee (SS)
    3. Mobile Device & Cloud Server Based Intelligent Health Monitoring Systems
      Max CHING Hong Yan (EE)

    MOD 2013 Awardee

    • Intelligent climate-controlled building using economical equipment and devices
      Jacky Chun-tak LAI (BST)


    Ms Candy Lau at (subject: MOD enquiries)