EdUHK Wins First iENA 2023 Gold Medal

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has won four awards including its first-ever Gold Medal at the International Trade Fair “Ideas-Inventions-New Products” 2023, held in Nuremberg, Germany. EdUHK is the only university in Hong Kong to win gold at this year’s event, making the University’s achievement particularly noteworthy.

iENA serves as a global hotspot for inventors and innovative minds to present their ideas, inventions, and new products. In the 2023 trade fair, held between 28 and 30 October 2023, 500 inventions from 30 countries and regions were showcased.

Dr Steve Mung Wai-yin, Research Assistant Professor of the Research and Development Office won the Gold Medal in the Safety category, with his pioneering ‘Fall Detection System for Smart City’. The University also claimed bronze awards in the Greentech, Chemistry, and EdTech categories, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable and educational innovation.

Award-winning Projects

Project Name Principal Investigator(s) Description Medal
Fall Detection System for Smart City Dr Steve Mung Wai-yin, Research Assistant Professor at the Research and Development Office Falling in a private area can mean there is no immediate treatment, which can prove fatal. A smart fall detection system has been developed to detect people’s status in private areas, such as accessible toilets, and prevent delayed treatment. This originated system includes the server and on-site fall detection hardware which are connected by Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. The hardware includes a microcontroller unit and two thermal sensors. The server can then calculate the data detected by the thermal sensor and send alert signals to the backend user for detection of abnormalities. Gold Medal
Audio-Tactile Chinese Characters: Bringing Multisensory & Novel Learning Experience to People with Visual Impairment and Special Needs Dr Hung Keung,
Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts
Chinese radicals in several 3D tactile character models allow students to experience the structural formation of Chinese characters through touch and sound. This multi-sensory learning kit is designed to break visual and social learning barriers, especially for people with visual impairment or special needs. Bronze Medal
Nano-Sensor System for Meat and Seafood Monitoring Professor Stephen Chow Cheuk-fai, Professor (Practice) at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies A food monitoring device that offers a new and convenient way to monitor food safety, with a series of chemo sensors to detect the chemical substance released from rotting food. Bronze Medal
Rapid Quantification of Microplastics Using Total Organic Carbon Analysis with Simple Sample Pretreatment Dr Tsang Yiu-fai, Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies An all-in-one semi-automatic sample pre-treatment device that can efficiently and accurately quantify microplastic abundance in water and slug samples. Bronze Medal
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The Education University of Hong Kong

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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