Jasmine So Yee CHEUNG, our Chemistry undergraduate and a HSBC Innovation and Technology Scholar 2020, along with her team has won 1st Runner Up in the ‘AI Future Tense – Pitching InnoTech Solutions’ with their proposed AI speech therapy app, named Vera. The competition organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) under the HSBC Future Skills Development Project hosted almost 60 different groups composed of tertiary students from across Hong Kong to generate impactful innotech solutions tackling social issues.
Jasmine, the team leader of Vera and a Chemistry Major student, was inspired onto her journey of science entrepreneurship after understanding the importance of interdisciplinary partnerships and reading about the cutting-edge, frontier developments in the AI field. Following her nomination by the Department of Chemistry to join HKU’s InnoHub, she reached out to peers from various disciplines and together polished their start-up idea through joining and subsequently winning multiple competitions.
The Department of Chemistry strongly encourages our students to apply for this Scholarship to develop their potential. Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme usually opens for applications in October each year. It aims at recognizing outstanding non-final year local undergraduates whose curriculum or second major are in science-related, technology, engineering, dental and medical disciplines, by providing a scholarship and a series of elite training opportunities, in order to widen their international exposure, gain industry experience, and nurture their passion and commitment toward science and technology. More information can be found at this website: https://www.scholarships.hku.hk/Scholarships/detail/395.