The 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was held at Hong Kong Science Park recently. Students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) showed active and exemplary participation, winning a total of 15 awards in the competition. BEng in FinTech student Cheung Cheuk Nam Janson won the Merit Award with the project of Aimimi in the Entrepreneurship category.
BEng FinTech Year 2 student YAU Hui Ching was selected as one of the 25 recipients of ITS2021 which is a very prestigious scholarship open for application for 6 universities in HK.
Innovation and Technology Scholarship
Since its establishment in 2011, the scholarship has been nurturing young talents in the innovation and technology industry. It offers 25 local undergraduates in science, engineering and health disciplines each a scholarship up to $150,000 every year for a series of elite training opportunities through overseas/ Mainland attachment programmes, mentorship schemes, local internships and service projects.
Speech from YAU Hui Ching
First of all, I am beyond grateful to be chosen as an awardee for the Innovation and Technology Scholarship. Throughout the interview process, I was able to meet students from all types of disciplines that are also working hard and striving towards the future of innovations. They are extremely talented and skillful; I would like to give a big shout-out to them as they are all great individuals in medical, technical and financial fields.
CUHK’s FinTech course has undoubtedly played a major role in sculpting the person I am today. Not only does it provide an integration of finance, programming and law, there are also FinTech related courses for students to explore and seek which expertise are they more inclined to. Moreover, there are project-related courses for students to decide what problems and solutions regarding FinTech would they hope to look into. Throughout one FinTech project, I realised that I am interested in DeFI and SaaS, hence I might pursue related careers in the future.
Without doubt, FinTech is a rising industry in Hong Kong. We can see advertisements everyday for the 8 virtual banks in that got their licenses in 2019. Along with the pandemic, technology is bringing much more convenience and efficiency in our daily lives. Students are also given the opportunity to explore FinTech through funding and competitions by major organisations and schools. That being said, I am holding an optimistic view towards the tomorrow of FinTech and what it holds.
YAU Hui Ching IB Graduation Ceremony @ Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
About the Student Seminar and the Best Essay Award
The 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 GE Student Seminar celebrates the innovations and critical thinking brought to bear on student essays written for the two General Education Foundation (GEF) courses, In Dialogue with Humanity and In Dialogue with Nature. Twenty essays (2018-19) and twenty-two essays (2019-20) from over 300 keen submissions per year are receiving the Best Essay Award. The student seminar will feature eight of them. These papers comprise argumentative essays as well as original attempts at short story and Platonic dialogue as alternative approaches to integrate classics from various times and to examine their relevance to the contemporary world.
The team consisting 1 Year 4 BEng FinTech student, CHIU Long Kwan and 3 students from other majors in CUHK and HKUST, won the first runner up in the Tencent Finance Academy Fintech Competition 2020 with a monetary prize of $50,000.
The product “Fishing Gaming with Shopping Experience” developed by the team “Impetus” consisting 5 of our Year 1 BEng FinTech students, who are Arthur CHAN, Edwin CHAN, Elroy LO, Felix YEUNG and Bryce ZHONG, won the 2nd Runner-up Award at the Bizkathon@HKUST (https://www.bizkathon.ust.hk/) on November 2-3, 2019 with a monetary prize of $8,000.