Urban Technology Week 2024 - I&T Tech Talk & Panel Discussion @HKU Innowing

Tue Apr 16 2024 at 03:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing | Hong Kong

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Publisher/HostMIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Urban Technology Week 2024 - I&T Tech Talk & Panel Discussion @HKU Innowing
Mark your calendar for the Urban Technology Week 2024 I&T Tech Talk & Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 16!
About this Event

The MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node presents Urban Technology Week 2024, to be held from Jun 3 - 15, 2024. This two-week program is for bright young minds of all disciplines from MIT and Hong Kong universities who aspire to tackle real-world challenges with innovative urban technology ideas.

Join us for an engaging panel discussion at the Urban Technology Week 2024 - I&T Tech Talk & Panel Discussion to explore the latest technology trends shaping the urban technology sector as our speakers take the stage. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and connect with industry leaders.

Feel free to join us in-person or online. We highly recommend that you join us in person if possible.


HKU, Innowing

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AGENDA | APRIL 16, 2024 (TUE)

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Registration

4:00 - 4:30 PM: Speaker Session

Topic: The Relationship of Design and Urban Technology

Speaker: Sunnie Lau, Director, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Sunnie believes that human-centric design promotes inclusive communities with innovative sustainable design strategies and urban designers & architects play important roles within the built environment.

She has initiated the Smart City and Sustainability initiatives at the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node since 2019, co-taught and led the “Hacking Kowloon East” 2021 IAP Workshop and Spring course with Prof. Brent Ryan (MIT) ; and “Beyond Smart Cities- 10 min self-sustainable neighbourhoods in Island South” 2022 IAP Workshop with Prof. Kent Larson (City Science Group, Media Lab, MIT) ; Urban Technology Week 2023 with MITDesignX, Morningside Academy for Design, MIT.

Taking up the roles of both practitioner and educator, she has been promoting architecture by designing, exhibiting, writing as outreach, and engaging communities. The endeavors included publicizing ongoing research topic on “Kowloon East Inclusive Innovation & Growth”, urban research-oriented design seminar on “Urban Mobility and Smart Infrastructure”, “Urban Resilience by Design – Adaptive Landscapes for PRD” , and facilitating dialogue between professionals, academia and young members at various cross disciplinary platforms and institutions. She was Co-Curator & Exhibitor of the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong) 2017, 2019, Venice Biennale (HK) 2020-2021.

4:30 - 4:50 PM: UT 2023 Student Cohort Sharing

5:00 - 5:30 PM: Speaker Session

Topic: HINCare: Intelligent Timebanking for Volunteering Services

Speaker: HKU Professor, Reynold Cheng, Associate Dean for Student Enrichment, HKU

Abstract: In many metropolitan cities, there is a lack of manpower in social care. In Hong Kong SAR, for example, the elderly care homes report a 70% shortage of employees. To alleviate these issues, our HKU STAR (Social Technology And Research) Lab studied the use of timebanking to encourage citizens to participate in volunteering services. Particularly, we have developed HINCare, a timebanking platform that provides volunteering and cultivating mutual-help culture in the community. In HINCare, a volunteer can earn time credits based on his number of hours of services, and the time credits can be used to exchange for other services, goods, and tickets to events. HINCare employs the HIN (Heterogeneous Information Network) to recommend helpers to elders or other service recipients, and is now supporting 14 NGOs and 7,000 users. This project has received two HKICT Awards, two Asia Smart App Awards, and a HKU Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award.
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Speaker Session
Topic: Transforming Ideas into Action

Speaker: Gilad Rosenzweig, Executive Director, MITdesignX

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM: Panel Discussion & Q&A Session Moderation by Sunnie Lau

7:00 PM: End of Event


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing, G/F Hui Oi Chow Science Building, Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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