Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Recent events

Tech Talk in Inno Wing Two

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Re-understanding of Active Volcanoes
Speaker: Professor Z.Q. Yue Quentin, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: 27th January 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Mode: Online via ZOOM
Workshop in Inno Wing One
How to be a good race driver?

The workshop features sharing of experience by a professional kart driver. Participants will also have a try at the motion simulator of HKU Racing Team and track driving tutorial.

Date: *Will postpone*
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing  One
Eligibility: Innovation Wing and InnoHub members. Priority will be given to non-Racing Team Innovation Wing Members

Tech Talk in Inno Wing Two

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Unravelling the transmission of vertical outbreaks:
Each drainage stack is an aerosol factory
Speaker: Professor Yuguo Li, Chair Professor of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 20th January 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Student-initiated courses
To design, develop and teach a course on a technology-related topic

Student or student teams may propose courses of special interest not covered in the formal engineering curriculum. The courses will be on Instructor-Attendee mode where students can claim credits either by serving as instructors of the courses or attending the courses (“attendees”).

Academic staff available to meet with our members

Members can come to Innovation Wing and talk to our academic staff in Engineering. The following academic staff is available on roster basis:

  • The Director of Innovation Wing (in the Innovation Wing office) – Oversees the overall management of Innovation Wing, including the venue/facilities/equipment/staff.
  • Academic staff from departments (office right on the left side of the entrance gate of Innovation Wing) – Each department arranges their teaching staff to come on-site for one afternoon to meet with students and facilitate the arrangement of coaching and mentoring of projects in Innovation Wing.
  • Associate heads of Innovation Academy (office inside the Innovation Wing office)– Manage the events and programmes organized by the Innovation Academy, such as InnoSpark, InnoEdge, InnoSharing, InnoShow, InnoHub, InnoChallenge and Student-initiated courses.
  • Academic champion of Engineering in the InnoHub programme (office inside the Innovation Wing office) 

Check out the following schedule and feel free to come and interact with our teachers.

Dr. C.K. Chui

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, a place where we turn our ideals and dreams into reality! Please find me to talk about your dream and let me know how may our Innovation Wing helps. I am looking forward to seeing you around 🙂v


Dr. Jonathan Ng

I am looking forward to meeting you to discuss your wonderful projects.

Prof. Reynold C.K. Cheng

We are entering the “Age of Big Data” – an extremely large amount of information is created every day, which is revolutionizing science and technology, governments, economy, and international development. A variety of sources contribute to the Big Data, including the Internet, Wikipedia, social networks (e.g. Facebook), micro blogs, mobile phones, and cameras. How can we perform large-scale and effective analysis and AI on such an unprecedentedly huge amount of data?

Dr. Joseph S.H. Cheung

Dear students,

If you are interested in the following topics of interest (please click to view the list), please feel free to approach me to discuss.

I am looking forward to seeing you around.

Dr. C.K. Lee

” Knowing is not enough; we must APPLY.
Being willing is not enough; we must DO. ”
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Dr. Match W.L. Ko

Dear Students,

Innovation Wing provides us with an excellent opportunity to put our great ideas into reality with the state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative space. Please do not hesitate to come to me and share with me your ideas, so that I can learn from it and work together with you to convert it into reality. I am eagerly looking forward to meet you in the Innovation Wing. See you soon.

Best regards,

Machine Learning AI Computer Vision

Dr. D. Schnieders

Hi, I am Dirk. I am happy to talk to you about my research interests and share my knowledge with you.

Sustainable infrastructure development

Dr. Joseph S.H. Cheung

Dear students,

If you are interested in the following topics of interest (please click to view the list), please feel free to approach me to discuss.

I am looking forward to seeing you around.

Smart technologies for elderly and health care

Professor C. Wu

I am working on AI, machine learning and IoT technologies and systems for smart elderly care and health care. Welcome students who have interest in such topics.

AI & Healthcare technologies

Dr. R.B. Luo

Luo received his B.E. degree in bio-engineering, as the top graduate, from the South China University of Technology in 2010 and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Hong Kong in 2015. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center of Computational Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Luo is a researcher working on 1) bioinformatics algorithm, 2) precision medicine, 3) metagenomics, and 4) literature mining. His research results have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Communications, and Bioinformatics.

Blockchain Cybersecurity Fintech

Dr. J.T.H. Yuen

Dear Students,
If you have any interesting idea in blockchain, fintech or cybersecurity, let’s have a talk and see what we can do!
Best regards,

Past events
The 5th Engineering Inno Show
Ready to take flight

Application deadline: 12:30pm, Nov 25 (Thursday)

With the “SUPER GOOD JOB award” and the “Inno Show award”

Event date: November 30, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time (tentative): 1pm – 4pm (Award ceremony at 4pm, free mingling time follows until 5pm)
Venue: Innovation Wing, Event hall

Field trip
Innovative ways to automate archaeological work?

A field trip to Wun Yiu Village, the only Ming, Qing blue and white porcelain production site in Hong Kong.

Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Wun Yiu Village, Tai Po

Hands-on workshop
Mindfulness Data Processing Experiential Workshop

Date: October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30-5:00pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing

Robotics Journey in HKU: From Robocon to Tech Startup

Speaker: Cheung Chim-Lee
Date: October 6, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, HKU

Sharing, Recruitment & workshop by Robotic Student Teams

Speakers: HKU Robocon and BREED-HKU
Date: September 29, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, HKU

Finding your path in a dynamic Engineering world

Speaker: Professor Norman C. Tien, Head of Innovation Academy
Event date: Sep 17, 2021 (Friay), 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing (Brainstorming area)

The 4th Engineering InnoShow
"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today"

Project submission deadline: 12:30pm, 27th April 2021 (Tuesday)
Date: 4th May 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 am – 15:00 pm (Award ceremony at 12:45pm)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing 

The 3rd InnoEdge Workshop
Build Smart - Innovation in Construction

Date: April 28, 2021 (Wednesday), 2pm – 3pm
Speaker: Professor Pan Wei
Moderator: Professor Thomas Ng
Mode: At Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing or via ZOOM

The 2nd InnoEdge Workshop
Survival guide for COVID-19:
Why ventilation matters?

Date: April 16, 2021 (Friday), 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Professor Yuguo Li, Chair Professor of Building Environment

Moderator: Professor Dennis Leung, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mode: ZOOM

The 2nd InnoSharing
Meet an Innovation Thinker: Starting a venture fund - How I got here?

Speaker: Mr Tak Lo, Partner at Tolo Partners
Event date: March 26, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

The 1st Engineering InnoEdge
Recent advances in computer vision and applications
Active exchange and learning for the advanced technologies and /or research outcomes from pioneering Engineering projects in the Faculty of Engineering.

Date: March 5, 2021 (Friday), 2pm – 2:30pm
Speaker: Dr Kenneth Wong, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science of HKU
Moderator: Professor Giulio Chiribella, Professor, Department of Computer Science, HKU
Mode: At Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing or via ZOOM

The 1st Engineering InnoSpark
Pitch your ideas and grow your own community of passion and interest.

Briefing session: January 7, 2021 (Thursday), 2pm 
Application deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)
Pitching event: February 23, 2021 (Tuesday) 
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing 

The Inaugural InnoSharing
Making Impact in a Technology-driven World - My Leadership Journey in Academia

Speaker: Professor Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong
Event date: February 3, 2021 (Wednesday), HKT2:30pm
All HKU Staff and Students are welcome!

The 3rd Engineering InnoShow
"You can't use up creativity. the more you use the more you have."
A showcase carnival that celebrates innovative Engineering student projects at the end of every semester

Date: 27 November 2020 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 am – 15:00 pm (Award ceremony at 12:45pm)

Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing 

Opening hour
The opening hour of Innovation Wing from Feb 22 until further notice:

9am - 7pm (Weekday)
9am - 1pm (Saturday)
The supervisor of our Innovation Wing affiliated student interest groups can raise an application to Innovation Wing Office (innowing@hku.hk) for their team to enter the special project studios after opening hours.
Details can be found at https://innowings.engg.hku.hk/sig/#extend
Our social media sharing platform

The social media sharing platform of Innovation Wing allows our members to share their project work, project opportunity, and project achievement with others. Feel free to #innowing in your Instagram post and our moderator will be able to access to your Instagram post and make it available on the LED wall in the brainstorming area of Innovation Wing 🙂

Infection control and safety measures
Before entering Innovation Wing

Mask on, temperature check, sanitize hands
Please fill the in/out registration form and the health declaration form

Thank you!
Thank you for your cooperation and sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Thermal imaging in action
The thermal camera is installed for temperature screening before passing the entrance gate.
Maintain social distancing in Innovation Wing
Please maintain social distancing, work in groups of no more than allowed size, mask on, stay vigilant, and clean and disinfect your workspace after use
💪Together we fight the virus 💪
About Inno Wing
The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing provides an open environment to foster interdisciplinary innovations among students and teachers in Engineering and Technology. The provision of state-of-the-art facilities in a collaborative space will enable curriculum innovations that emphasise hands-on and experiential learning activities. The Innovation Wing will be a platform to engage young generation to explore the world, create opportunities for them to learn about the needs of the underprivileged, and acquire practical hands-on experience in developing solutions with real-world impact.
Student Interest Groups

Innovation Wing welcomes academic staff in Engineering to register their student project team(s) as an Innovation Wing affiliated Student Interest Group (SIG). Upon successful registration, the team members in the SIG team, including UG/TPg/RPg students, academic staff, and technical staff, are eligible to apply for Innovation Wing membership, which entitles its members to access the facilities, equipment, and service of Innovation Wing.

RoboFish (The VAYU project)

This project is the first endeavour of BREED HKU, HKU’s first bio-inspired robotics organisation. RoboFish is our very own robotic fish, controlled by a raspberry pi and powered by a battery, aimed at helping us learn more about underwater biomechanics. Not only does the fish have a high speed potential, but the project also involves the study of how fish movements are affected by different variables such as turbulence and drag. This targets the analysis of marine biology and ecosystems. Our model has many applications for research and development in the academic world, such as surveillance systems and sea exploration.

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RoboMaster (the RM) is one of the world’s biggest, most complex and completely over the top student robotics competition. During the 5-day competition, students from over 200 universities around the world compete in front tens of thousands of fans while millions more watch online. The whole thing takes place inside a colossal stadium in Shenzhen, an arena that usually holds the country’s biggest rock stars. It is all being funded by Da Jiang Innovations Science & Technology Co, which is widely known as Dji, a company famous of its drone product named Phantom. The competitors are here not only for cash prizes but a chance to audition their talents for jobs in Dji. Dji on the other hand wants to use this competition to become the most successful robotics company in the world. This is RoboMaster, a stage for the robot-lovers to achieve their childhood dreams.
– Da Jiang Innovation & Technology Co

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Design, Build & Fly for AIAA competition

The Design, Build & Fly (DBF) is a regular capstone design project under the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Every year, many ME students show a very strong enthusiasm in this project and our department encourages them to participate in different international competitions. Many student competitions are based on solving “real” cases and problems. By participating in a competition, it helps students to build up links between thinking and doing so that they learn to apply theories into practice with a deeper understanding of the concepts.

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HKU Racing

Formula Student is a renowned educational engineering competition, combining practical engineering with soft skills including business planning and project management. It is a proving ground for students who want to create and change the world. Electrification of transportation system is here, the combination of electric powertrain and traditional mechanical system has made this competition attractive to lots of industries leading to companys’ attention and support. This competition jump starts our students’ knowledge and skills set for their future career. HKU Racing is the first team from Hong Kong to compete in Formula Student (European series).

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Robocon 2019-2020

We are a robotic team formed in 2004 to participate in the ABU robocon competition. Since its establishment, and had won Champion 4 times, 1st runner up 5 times and 2nd runner up 3 times in local competition, and 1st runner up once in international competition in the past 16 years. We are looking forward to win more awards for HKU in upcoming competition. Our members mainly come from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Computer Science. We also welcome students not from Engineering Faculty to join us as long as you are passionate and willing to work hard ain robotics.

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Duckietown AI-Driving

HKU Duckietown Project is an interdisciplinary project that aims to democratise A.I. and robotics research. Through this project, students will gain tangible experience in a fun and playful way in prototyping self-driving robots and applying A.I. to the physical education platform developed by MIT for experiential learning.
A project highlight is the students’ participation in the A.I. Driving Olympics (AI-DO) international contests, with the live final events co-locate with NIPS and ICRA, the prestigious conferences in A.I. and robotics. Through the preparation of the competitions for over half a year, students will undergo intensive trainings, foster peer collaborations, solidify their knowledge and demonstrate a sustainable learning outcome.

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