SOURCE: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

April 24, 2015 07:28 ET

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--(Marketwired - Apr 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/

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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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