EdUHK sweeps board at Techathon+

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) entrepreneurs swept the board at the Hong Kong Techathon+ in January 2024, winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the Digital Economy (Open Group) category.

The Hong Kong Techathon+ is co-organised by 10 local universities, including The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP). It is one of the flagship entrepreneurship events across universities in Hong Kong. The 2024 edition, the eighth since its inception saw 1,500 participants, including student teams from universities in Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. The competition also expanded to include three groups, Hong Kong Student, Hong Kong Open and International, covering four themes, Trusted AI & Data Science, Sustainability & ESG, Digital Economy and Smart Cities.

Project e-MUSE, led by EdUHK’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Research team, won gold in the Digital Economy (Open Group) category. It employs AI technology to make bespoke innovative, cost-effective music learning solutions for students, promoting music education for all.

Silver medal winner PlaneSeed, from EdUHK EASE Fund’s CanToLearn, is an all-in-one learning and communication platform. It uses diverse online tools, including AI and gamification, to make mentoring easier for schools and organisations.

The bronze went to Newbie Trade (BTAP), which is a member of EdUHK’s 2023/24 INVESTED programme and a FinTech company, which provides stock selection signals and market trend forecasts for new traders, using machine learning.

The medal-winning teams won direct admission to the HKSTP Ideation Programme, as well as entrepreneurial support and funding to help them make their innovations a reality.

This was the second year that EdUHK co-organised the competition. Professor Ken Yung Kin-lam (Associate Vice President – Research), joined as the officiating VIP, and Dr Steve Mung Wai-yin (Research Assistant Professor, KTSO) acts as mentor and provides professional advice and valuable insight to all Techathon+ teams.

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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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