Membership

Welcome

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, a place where we turn our ideals and dreams into reality.  The Innovation Wing is managed by the Faculty of Engineering and is located on the G/F and LG/F of the Hui Oi Chow Science Building, covering 2,400m² of floor area. 

The Innovation Wing provides an open environment to foster interdisciplinary innovations among students and teachers.  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 to learn about the needs of the underprivileged, and acquire practical hands-on experience in developing solutions with real-world impact. 

Innovation Wing is beyond an iconic landmark in HKU, it is also a welcoming, creative and vibrant community that nurtures innovation and creativity of our future engineers.

Join us by applying to be a member of Innovation Wing! 
I am looking forward to seeing you around 🙂

Best regards,

Kit

Membership
  • Innovation Wing is NOT open access.  
  • Only registered members of Innovation Wing are permitted to access to its facilities, equipment and services with his/her HKU student/staff card.
  • Membership of Innovation Wing is granted on an annual basis (one academic year)
  • Please go through the following three steps (namely Registration, Deposite Payment, and General Safety Training) before granting access to the Innovation Wing.

Step 1. Registration

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Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students and academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering. * The first year of operation of Innovation Wing will be designated as the run-in period for the Faculty of Engineering. During such period, registration for membership will mainly be open for students/staff from the Faculty of Engineering only (with a population of around 2,000 undergraduate students).
  • Engineering and non-Engineering undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate students, academic staff and technical staff who is a team member of an Innovation Wing affiliated student interest group (SIG) are also eligible for membership, subject to the approval of the Innovation Wing Office.

Step 2. Inno Induction and on-site quiz

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On the Moodle page, applicants must register for a site visit (Inno Induction) session, delivered by the Innovation Wing tutors, which includes

At the end of the on-site orientation session, students will complete on Moodle:

  • a quiz on the general safety, rules and guidelines; and
  • a declaration on health and disability and agreeing to follow the rules and guidelines of the Innovation Wing.

Step 3. Membership Deposit

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  • A fee of HK$300 is required as a deposit to secure the membership of the Innovation Wing. This fee is used for covering any repair and replacement costs of equipment and facilities in Innovation Wing caused by member.
  • The decision of imposing penalty rests with the Innovation Wing Office.
  • Students should follow the instructions at the SIS and complete the payment before deadline.
  • The deposit is refundable at the end of the membership. Students wishing to renew the membership for the subsequent year can inform the Innovation Wing Office accordingly.
Arrangement of refundable deposit
  • A fee of HKD $300 is required as a deposit to secure the membership of the Innovation Wing. This fee is used for covering any repair/replacement costs to the equipment and facilities in Innovation Wing due to any damages caused by the member. 
  • Applicants should follow the instructions at the SIS and complete the payment before the deadline.
  • The decision of imposing a penalty rests with the Innovation Wing Office.
  • The Inno Wing Office keeps on the balance of student deposit and the member should restore annually. During the year when the remainder is HKD $0 or overdraft (OD), a new invoice of HKD $300 deposit will be issued to the student via SIS in due case.
  • The deposit is refundable at the end of the membership and will process in a batch. Students wishing to renew the membership for the subsequent year can inform the Innovation Wing Office accordingly.
Rules and Guidelines for Users

The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing is a collaborative space established to facilitate student experiential learning and researchers’ demonstration of their works for knowledge exchange. To accommodate the needs of different user groups, the Innovation Wing has to balance between safety, fair use and care for the facilities. To guard against misuse, it maintains a membership system. Only registered members of Innovation Wing are permitted to use the facilities, equipment and services.  Users must exhibit respectable behaviour, and must not jeopardize the rights of other users of the facility.  Below is a list of Rules and Guidelines which users of the Innovation Wing must follow.

1. Violation of rules

  • Repeated violation of any of the rules may result in immediate suspension of membership and revoking of access right to the Innovation Wing, its facilities and services.

2. Access restriction

  • Only registered members of Innovation Wing are allowed to enter from the main entrance on the ground floor of Hui Oi Chow Science Building.
  • Users should NOT bring in other people even if they forget to bring their access cards.

3. Closing time and under bad weather arrangement

  • Users should leave the premises when closing time is announced.
  • When Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, Innovation Wing will be close. All users should leave immediately.
  • When Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, Innovation Wing will remain open. Users are recommended to stay in a safe location.
  • Innovation Wing Office reserves the right to close the Innovation Wing at any time without prior notice in/before the event of adverse weather or other emergencies.
 
4. Follow instructions of technicians and tutors of Innovation Wing

  • Users should follow instructions of technicians and tutors of Innovation Wing
  • The on-duty technicians and tutors will wear the following badges. 
5. General safety
The fire escape route and location of the safety station on the G/F of Innovation Wing
The fire escape route and location of the safety station on the G/F of Innovation Wing
  • Users should take note of the location and the use of the safety station in Innovation Wing, which provides personal protective equipment, first aid boxes, and fire extinguishers.
  • Users should follow the safety rules required by the HKU Safety Office.

http://www.safety.hku.hk/homepage/

  • Users should take note of the fire evacuation plan and assembly point of the Innovation Wing (G/F and LG/F of the Hui Oi Chow Building) as designated in the following website.

http://www.safety.hku.hk/homepage/manual_Floorplan.html

 6. Access permission for equipment and facilities

  • Users should understand and follow the signages regarding the access permission for equipment and facilities.

FOR ALL
MEMBERS

  • The equipment/facility is available for all members. Feel free to use it when it is not occupied.

TRAINED
MEMBERS ONLY

COURSE XX
REQUIRED

  • The equipment/facility is available for trained members only.
  • The member has to attend the training course (course code: xx) and pass the assessment before using the equipment/facility.
  • The training courses will be made available on the Moodle page of Innovation Wing.

STAFF
ONLY

  • The equipment/facility is not accessible to all members and only Innovation Wing staff have access permission of it.
  • Users should NOT use any equipment/facilities designated as “Trained members only” before receiving and passing the relevant training provided by the Innovation Wing.

7. Usage arrangement for equipment and facilities

  • Users should understand and follow the signages regarding the usage arrangement for equipment and facilities.

SELF

SERVED

  • Please serve yourself when the equipment/facility is not occupied.

CHECK-IN-OUT
WITH STAFF

Check-in

  • Please talk to the on-duty Innovation Wing technician/tutor before use.
  • Provide the student ID card for the check-in
  • The user checks and agrees that condition of the equipment/facility is good.
  • The on-duty staff will decide a reasonable usage period of the equipment/facility based on the usage rate.

Check-out

  • Clean and tidy up by the user (student member).
  • Report to the on-duty staff (tutor/technician) for acknowledgment
  • The on-duty staff checks and agrees that condition of the equipment/facility is good.

BOOKING
REQUIRED

  • Prior booking and approval required.
  • The booking is available for academic staff in Engineering only.
  • If student members would like to use this equipment/facility, please engage their academic supervisor in Engineering so the supervisor can make the booking through the Innovation Wing Office.
  • The detailed booking instructions will be released soon.

8. Buddy system for equipment and facilities

  • Even if a user is trained to operate an equipment/facility, the user should NEVER operate any equipment/facility alone and follow a buddy system.
  • Users should understand and follow the signages regarding the buddy requirement for operating any equipment and facilities.

BUDDY SYSTEM

WITH TRAINED
MEMBERS

  • Never use/operate this equipment/facility alone.
  • Users should operate the equipment/facility with the presence, attention, and assistance of another trained member.

BUDDY SYSTEM

TUTOR’s
SUPERVISION

  • Never use/operate this equipment/facility alone.
  • Users should work under the on-site supervision of an Innovation Wing tutor/technician.

BUDDY SYSTEM

TECHNICAIN’s

SUPERVISION

  • Never use/operate this equipment/facility alone.
  • Users should work under the on-site supervision of an Innovation Wing technician.

9. Cleanliness and tidiness

  • Users should clean and tidy up the workplace at the end of every session/after use.
  • Users should return the workplace to its original settings at the end of every session/after use.

10. Food and cooking

  • Food and beverages are allowed only in areas designated by signage.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the Innovation Wing.
  • Cooking or heating is strictly prohibited.

11. Posters

  • Posting of posters inside or at the exterior glass façade of the Innovation Wing is strictly forbidden unless prior approval has been given by the Innovation Wing Office.

12. Shipping/delivery of items

  • Users are NOT allowed to use the Innovation Wing as the shipping/delivery address of items.

13. Project items

  • Users should obtain the approval from the Innovation Wing Office before moving in any project items (including but not limited to project equipment, tools, materials and storage boxes) into Innovation Wing.

14. Project storage

  • Users should NOT leave any project items (including but not limited to project equipment, tools, materials and storage boxes) in Innovation Wing unless prior approval has been given by the Innovation Wing Office.
  • Supervisor of Innovation Wing affiliated Student Interest Groups (SIGs) can request for storage space such as cabinets and temporary storage area. Innovation Wing Office shall make the best effort to accommodate the request.
  • The Innovation Wing Office has the right to allocate/relocate/revoke the storage space for the SIG teams.
  • When storage space becomes inadequate, the Innovation Wing Office has the right to request the SIG team to relocate its project items back to their host department.

15. Personal property

  • Users are responsible for their personal property at all times and should never leave personal belongings unattended.
  • Project/personal items left unattended for 30 minutes or longer may be removed by Innovation Wing staff as Lost and Found items to make the occupied space available to others.
  • Innovation Wing Office and The University of Hong Kong shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to their personal belongings and properties.

16. Surveillance system

  • The Innovation Wing is conscious of the expectations between security, personal liberty and privacy. The installation of the surveillance system is therefore meant for protecting community safety and only in the public area. Users will be forewarned of the presence of the surveillance system.

17. Lost and Found

  • Lost and Found items at the Innovation Wing are handled by the Innovation Wing Office in cooperation with the University’s Security Office.

18. Chemical and hazardous items

  • Unless approved by the Innovation Wing Safety Officer, chemical and hazardous items should NOT be brought into the workspace.

19. Clothing

  • Users must wear proper attire at all times inside the Innovation Wing. DO NOT wear sandals or open-toed shoes.

20. Sleeping

  • Sleeping (including overnight sleeping) is strictly prohibited in the workspace.

21. Gambling

  • Gambling is strictly prohibited at all times in the Innovation Wing.

22. Smoking

  • Smoking is prohibited in the University campus including the Innovation Wing.

23. Soliciting

  • In order to respect the privacy, security and comfort of all Innovation Wing users, soliciting is not permitted unless prior approval from the Innovation Wing Office has been obtained. This applies to the request of money, services, favours, goods, opinions and signatures, petitioning, interviewing, and selling of any products or services.

24. Animals and guide dogs

  • Animals and pets are not allowed in Innovation Wing.
  • Guide dogs are allowed in the general area of the Innovation Wing. For entering the workspace area, users should contact our Technical Manager/safety representative for assistance.

25. Cell phone

  • Please set cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices to silent or vibration mode in Innovation Wing. Keep your voice down when using cell phones.

26. Use of IT facilities

  • Policies and guidelines governing the use of IT facilities can be viewed at http://www.its.hku.hk/about/policies.
  • All PCs in the Innovation Wing will be logged off automatically after idling for 30 minutes. Files saved in the PC will be DELETED upon logoff/shutdown.

27. Children

  • Children under the age of 17 other than HKU students should be accompanied by and under the supervision of an adult at all times who are responsible for the behaviour of accompanying children.

28. Protection of copyright works

  • Protection of copyright works is taken seriously by the Innovation Wing. All users, including guests visiting the exhibition hall, would be asked to respect the rights of the copyright owner and should NOT make a copy by any material form without licence or authorization by the owner.
  • Unless permitted by either the owner of the copyrighted work or the Innovation Wing Office, users should NOT take any photo, video or create drawing on the works. 
  • Please refer to the Hong Kong Copyright Ordinance for details or seek advice from your supervisor.

29. Interpretation of the rules and regulations

  • In case of dispute, the Innovation Wing Office has the sole and final discretion of interpretation of these regulations.