HKUST Technology Wins Tops Prizes in the Sixth Bank of China (HK) FITMI “Technology Start-Up” Award, the First Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition Final and the Cross-strait, HK and Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Incus Company Limited, a HKUST startup founded by Prof. Richard So (Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management) and his student Calvin Zhang (Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management/Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Program), has recently won Top Prizes in the following competitions in recognition of their innovative and cutting-edge technology which effectively separates undesired background noise from target signal such as speech for hearing devices. (International Patent Application No: PCT/CN2016/095283).
 
1) The Sixth Bank of China (HK) FITMI “Technology Start-Up” Award
The Compnay has won Silver Prize in the Sixth Bank of China (HK) FITMI “Technology Start-Up” Award which was set up by the Bank of China (HK) and Hong Kong Federation of Innovative Technologies and Manufacturing Industries (FITMI) to recognize the achievement of Hong Kong technology start-ups, especially in academia, research institutions, and start-up companies.
 
   
 
2) The First Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition Final
The patented audio technology, which revolutionizes hearing aids by delivering clearer sound while reducing the price by one-tenth, has won the First Prize in the First Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition Final. The innovative technology, social media marketing strategy, close cooperation with elderly homes and high degree of adherence to local authorities' health policies are highly recognized by the judges.
 
 
3) The Cross-strait, HK and Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (海峽兩岸及港澳地區創新創業大賽)
IELM/TLE Graduate Calvin Zhang (Supervisor: Prof. Richard So) has won the First Prize in Innovation in the Cross-strait, HK and Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (海峽兩岸及港澳地區創新創業大賽) in Guangzhou. The Competition was organized by Jinan University with the objective to provide a platform for students in tertiary institutions to exchange their ideas on innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
    

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