Campus exhibition showcases discovery and innovation

Joan Yip

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The latest achievements in applied research, advanced technology and product development at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are being showcased at an exhibition titled “Expanding Sphere of Innovation@CityU” on 7–10 May.
The University’s 32 research centres, the CityU Shenzhen Research Institute, and the CityU Knowledge Transfer Office are displaying their research at the exhibition, which is the largest CityU has organised specifically for showcasing research.
Visitors can discover for themselves the most exciting research currently underway at CityU. Walking into the novel hemispherical projection system, iDome, we can appreciate the 3D visual effects created by images reflected via spherical mirrors, and watch closely how robots developed by the Centre for Robotics and Automation simulate human actions and work in environments hazardous to people.
The new compact antenna developed by the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves and advanced pollutant testing methods developed by the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution will also be exhibited.
“We hope to showcase CityU’s research excellence and achievements to the CityU community, collaborators and the general public,” said Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Acting Vice-President (Research & Technology) at the event which is held at the new Academic 3. “The advanced facilities at Academic 3 will help our research colleagues conduct different types of projects in the future.”

Guests officiating at the kick-off ceremony on 7 May were Professor Ip; Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost; Ir Raymond Chan Kin-sek, Senior Vice President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; Mr Herman Lam Heung-yeung, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited; Mr Anthony Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; and Professor Yue On-shing, Science Advisor of Innovation and Technology Commission.

 

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