Chinese medicine students scoop two prizes at “Challenge Cup” Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
04 Jun 2018
Two teams of undergraduate and research students of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) won the second and third prize respectively at the “Challenge Cup” National Competition – Hong Kong Regional Final – Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition recently held at Hong Kong Science Park.
Members of the two winning teams come from the research team of Dr Zhang Hongjie, Associate Professor of the Teaching and Research Division of SCM. PhD students Pan Wenhui, Xia Yixuan, and Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine Year 3 student Ting Shuk-ching won the second prize in the category of “Business Plan Projects” for their project “V-skin” which is a WeChat mini programme aimed at spreading Chinese medicine culture and promoting the use of Chinese medicine in skincare. Meanwhile, PhD students Li Wanfei, Chik Wai-i together with Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine Year 4 student Yip Man-hui took the third prize in the category of “Life Science Innovation Projects” for their project “Fight Against Athlete’s Foot Disease Using Chinese Medicine”.
Organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, the competition received a total of 188 projects submitted by 560 students from 19 local tertiary institutions. The competition provides a platform for tertiary students to facilitate exchange on innovative technology and entrepreneurship. Organisers aim to enhance students’ capability to succeed in developing innovative products and solutions and bringing them to the market, as well as to nurture talent to support the city’s technological and economic development.