The award-winning students (from left) Ting Shuk-ching, Xia Yixuan, Pan Wenhui, Yip Man-hui, Li Wanfei, and Chik Wai-i demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills at the “Challenge Cup” National Competition – Hong Kong Regional Final – Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition


得獎隊員 (左起) 丁淑貞、夏一璇、潘文慧、葉文栩、李宛霏和植煒貽,在「挑戰杯」全國賽香港區選拔賽─香港大學生創新及創業大賽中展現創業本色

Date: 04 Jun 2018 (Monday)

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Chinese medicine students scoop two prizes at “Challenge Cup” Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

中醫藥學院學生勇奪「挑戰杯」香港大學生創新及創業大賽兩獎項

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.  

中醫藥學院兩支由本科生和研究生組成的隊伍於日前在香港科學園舉辦的「挑戰杯」全國賽香港區選拔賽─香港大學生創新及創業大賽中,勇奪二等獎及三等獎。
 
兩支隊伍的成員均來自教學科研部副教授張宏杰博士的研究團隊。博士研究生潘文慧、夏一璇和中藥本科三年級學生丁淑貞憑藉「中藥養膚」的創業計劃,榮獲創業計劃作品二等獎。她們開發的中藥養膚微信小程式旨在宣揚中醫藥文化,並推廣中醫藥養膚,把中醫藥應用於日常生活中。另外,博士研究生李宛霏、植煒貽和中藥本科四年級學生葉文栩的作品「天然中藥成分治療香港腳」,則榮獲生命科學作品三等獎。
 
是次比賽由香港新一代文化協會主辦,吸引560名來自19間香港大專院校的學生提交合共188份參賽作品。比賽目的是為全港大專院校學生於創新科技及創業方面提供鍛鍊切磋的平台,並提升學生的創新科技與創業能力和水平,為香港培育更多高質素的創新和創業人才。