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IPO's 2022 Year in Review!
Year in Review 2022
Year in Review 2022


Year In Review 2022

It's almost the end of 2022! Let's look back to all the highlighted events at IPO throughout the year! 


  • T&M-DDP Students Awarded with Championship at Hong Kong Techathon 2022

Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (T&M-DDP) Class of 2021 graduate, Log G CHENG and Class of 2022 graduate, Laurence NG were awarded with the championship in AI & FinTech theme at Hong Kong Techathon 2022.


Teaming up with Rex YU, a Year 2 Student in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Log G and Laurence have designed a product named “READily”, using A.I. technology to generate English comprehension questions from any selected passages. Their product aims at resolving challenges that private tutors may face during the process of exercise generation. Tutors can generate tailored exercises with READily according to students’ ability and interest.


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  • EVMT Sustainability Game Workshop for High School Students

Selected high school students were invited to join a half-day Sustainability Game Workshop held by Environmental Management and Technology (EVMT) on 8 July 2022. Led by Prof. Arthur LAU, Program Director of EVMT, participants worked in groups to address the waste issues such as food waste, product wastage, overwashing and overpackaging with a sustainable design framework. In the sustainable product design challenge, participants needed to brainstorm as many ways as possible about how their product design fit into a circular economy model.


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  • Joint Government and Academia efforts to Study and Develop Science-based Regional Ozone and Photochemical Smog Control Strategies

HKUST’s Institute for the Environment (IENV) and the HKSAR Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) jointly held a press conference on 19 Sep 2022 to introduce the large-scale collaboration efforts to study and develop science-based regional ozone and photochemical smog control strategies led by the HKEPD and conducted by atmospheric research teams from HKUST, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). This research collaboration effort also involves numerous international experts and atmospheric research teams including those in Guangdong and Macao.


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  • HKUST Develops New Smart Anti-Microbial Coating with Long Term Protection against Omicron

Researchers at HKUST have developed a new multi-level anti-microbial polymer coating effective in killing a wide range of bacteria, hard-to-kill spores, as well as inactivating 99.9 per cent of highly-infectious viruses – including the Omicron variant which has caused a tsunami of Covid-19 cases around the globe in recent months.


Invented by a team led by Prof. YEUNG King-Lun, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Division of Environment and Sustainability at HKUST, MAP- is an upgraded version of MAP-1, one of the first lasting anti-microbial coatings co-developed and commercialized with the Chiaphua Industries Limited (CIL) against the coronavirus at the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. The original coating, initially effective for up to three months and eventually six months after each application, was quickly adopted by a wide range of facilities including hospitals, clinics, care homes, schools, public transports, shopping malls, restaurants, public venue in Hong Kong and abroad. It was also applied to the sportswear and gear of the Hong Kong Olympic athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


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  • Prof. Naubahar SHARIF Received HK$2 Million Funding to Conduct a Mental Health Project Targeting Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minority Communities