Members of the public are welcome to join the Carnival free of charge. Inspirational ideas, research and development process, features and applications were presented in the press preview.
“The Government has been giving tremendous support in developing I&T and promoting start-ups, strengthening the collaboration among the industry, academia and research institutes,” says Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology.
She points out that the Commission has been actively promoting an I&T culture to enhance public awareness and understanding of the importance of I&T in people’s daily lives and the future development of Hong Kong.
The press preview exhibited research and development projects of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and two research and development centres that are funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund under the ITC. Inspirational ideas, research and development process, features and applications were presented in the press preview.
Under the theme of “Innovation & Technology Empower our Dreams”, the Carnival will be held with the aim of showing the public the importance of I&T in people’s daily lives, and inspiring the younger generation to pursue knowledge and cultivate an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). During the nine-day event, 37 physical booths will be set up showcasing a series of I&T projects and interactive games, together with around 145 online workshops and about 40 webinars. As the country recruits payload specialists in the HKSAR for the first time, InnoCarnival 2022 will also showcase space-themed exhibitions.
Furthermore, the Carnival will, for the first time, showcase the prototypes of the winning solutions of the “City I&T Grand Challenge” competition launched in December 2020. Since July this year, 25 winners received support from the ITC to successfully transform ideas from the competition into prototypes for trials at over 50 organisations and social communities.
Designed to enhance public interest and knowledge about I&T and further promote an I&T culture, InnoCarnival 2022 is supported by 54 partners, including seven universities, five research and development centres, 11 government departments and 31 organisations. Members of the public are welcome to join the event for free and are required to pre-register some activities at the official website.
Popular cartoon icon The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes made its first appearance at InnoCarnival last year and received overwhelming response. It will show its continued support for the event this year. InnoCarnival 2022 x The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes WhatsApp stickers, e-book and other publicity materials are available for download at the official website (innocarnival.hk).
Organiser: Innovation and Technology Commission
Campaign partners: Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Date/time: October 22-30, 2022 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat and Sun, 10am to 6pm)
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park, Sha Tin (Free shuttle bus services available between the venue and MTR University / Tai Wai Stations throughout the event. Services between the venue and MTR Kowloon Tong / Admiralty Stations will also be offered on October 22, 23, 29 and 30. Details can be found on the website.)
Tel: 2561 6149 (Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)