EdUHK EdTech Innovations Receive Six Awards in Taiwan

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) participated for the first time in the International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC) Taiwan held in November 2020. Six innovations covering education technology, wellness and environmental science received four gold and two silver medals, including three out of a possible four gold medals in the EdTech innovation category.

Congratulating the winners, Professor Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development), said, “The integration of technology in education enriches educational experience. The IIIC accolades demonstrate the influential role of EdUHK in EdTech, as well as the favourable reception the innovations received from the Chinese user market. We will continue to innovate and advance education in Hong Kong and in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Awarded innovations included:

Gold Medals

1. Online Assessment System for Individual Scores (OASIS)

  • Principal investigator: Professor Woo Chi-keung, Department of Asian and Policy Studies
  • Co-investigators: Dr Henry So Chi-fuk, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology; external partners Dr Alice Shiu and Dr Liu Yun

2. The MAndarin Spoken Word-Picture IDentification Test in Noise – Adaptive (MAPID-A)

  • Principal investigator: Dr Kevin Yuen Chi-pun, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Counselling

3. VocabGO – An Augmented Reality English Vocabulary Learning App

  • Principal investigator: Dr Song Yanjie, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
  • Co-investigators: Dr Lai Yiu-chi, Associate Professor; Dr Alpha Ling Man-ho, Associate Professor; Mr Wu Kaiyi, Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology; external partners Dr Walter Ng Wing-shui and Dr Hiroaki Ogata

4. Portable Interactive & Meditative Mirror

  • Principal investigator: Dr Hung Keung, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts

Silver Medals

5. An Emotion Recognition System Based on the Deep Neural Network

  • Principal investigator: Dr Zou Di, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language Education
  • Co-investigators: Professor Chou Kee-lee, Chair Professor of Social Policy, Department of Asian and Policy Studies; and external partner Dr Xie Haoran

6. Eco-concrete Block Utilising Waste Sludge

  • Principal investigator: Dr Tsang Yiu-fai, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies
  • Co-investigator: Alumnus Cheng Wai-nam
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Nestled in a scenic mountain range, just one hour from Hong Kong’s business districts, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) offers tranquility and world-class scholarship in a vibrant, inclusive community. EdUHK is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning through diverse academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary disciplines, including social sciences and humanities. The University places great emphasis on research capability with the aim of contributing to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation. EdUHK is committed to creating a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment and defining the education landscape for not only Hong Kong, but also the Asia Pacific region. Ranked 3rd in Asia and 16th in the world in Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), EdUHK will continue to make an impact locally, regionally and internationally through high quality research and scholarship. Adopting an Education-plus approach, its primary mission is to lead educational innovation, and to promote and support the strategic development of teaching, teacher education and disciplines complementary to education by preparing outstanding and morally responsible educators and professionals while supporting their lifelong learning. To know more about EdUHK, please visit

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