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Urbanovation

Urbanovation

Showcasing the interconnectedness of design, innovation and our city with a series of innovations, creative projects, concepts and solutions.

The pavilion “Urbanovation” was launched in 2016 to examine how new innovation enables stakeholders in a community shaping a more effective and sustainable urban life. The initiative helps identify innovative ideas and solutions in the region, cultivate people-centric designs, nurture innovation ecosystem and raise the public awareness of the importance of technology in life. Up to 2018, the project already featured more than 60 projects.

With the support of ITC funding, “Urbanovation 2019” gathers 25 collaborators with focus on 1) Business Solution, featuring 5 multi-media interactive experiential installations demonstrating how technology could be integrated into experience design to fulfil business needs. 2) STEAM Education, showcasing creations from Hong Kong young talents and education tools fostering participatory and interdisciplinary learning in science and arts. 3) Smart Living, gathering 16 home gadgets with innovative concept and/or IoT functions.

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Business Solutions

Under this focus, a total of 5 multi-media interactive experiential installations will be featured to illustrate how technology could be integrated into experience design to fulfil business needs.

“The Wave” Series by vfxNova Digital Productions Ltd

“The Wave” Series by vfxNova Digital Productions Ltd

Interactive A.I. Installation Art “Mountain & Water” by XRT and Square Solution Limited

Interactive A.I. Installation Art “Mountain & Water” by XRT and Square Solution Limited

Light Flower 2.0 by SKY YUTAKA LTD

Light Flower 2.0 by SKY YUTAKA LTD

Four Season by Cordex Intelligence Limited

Four Season by Cordex Intelligence Limited

Cohesion by onActivity Limited

Cohesion by onActivity Limited

STEAM Education

In this session, we will showcase education tools fostering participatory and interdisciplinary learning in science and arts as well as creations from Hong Kong young innovation talents to encourage maker culture in Hong Kong.

Brain-Controlled Car Racing by BrainCo. Inc

Brain-Controlled Car Racing by BrainCo. Inc

Maglev Train and Water Piano by 4M Industrial Development Limited

Maglev Train and Water Piano by 4M Industrial Development Limited

Digital Chinese Calligraphy Platform by Shenzhen Tuhua Technology Co. Ltd

Digital Chinese Calligraphy Platform by Shenzhen Tuhua Technology Co. Ltd

UNA Boards by MagiCube Limited

UNA Boards by MagiCube Limited

AI Maker by iSTEM Limited

AI Maker by iSTEM Limited

Makeblock Creations by Hanshin International Limited

Makeblock Creations by Hanshin International Limited

Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association

Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association

Smart Living

Technology is now inextricably interwoven with our life. Under this category, we will showcase 16 home gadgets with innovative concept and/or IoT functions which brings immense convenience to our daily routine.

Airluna by ASA Innovation & Technology Limited

Airluna by ASA Innovation & Technology Limited

VisualSonic by Digital Oasis Limited

VisualSonic by Digital Oasis Limited

MABY by Shun Shing Standard Corporation Development Limited and Joanne Chan

MABY by Shun Shing Standard Corporation Development Limited and Joanne Chan

aspara™ by Growgreen Limited

aspara™ by Growgreen Limited

Self-sanitising-Door-Handle by Titanology Limited

Self-sanitising-Door-Handle by Titanology Limited

Smart Luggage by R-Guardian Limited

Smart Luggage by R-Guardian Limited

Searching C Company Limited

Searching C Company Limited

Gadget Excelerator Lab Limited

Gadget Excelerator Lab Limited

Business Solutions

“The Wave” Series by vfxNova Digital Productions Ltd

“THE WAVE” SERIES is Victor Wong’s new mix-media art series that carry an art therapy message. It was inspired by the movement of rough water.

“TROUBLE WATER” is a LED Wave Bench. It is a 3D mapping graphics on LED. It invites audiences to sit on to experience the moments that symbolizing difficulties. It implies a deeper meaning that no matter how rough the situation is, as long as we stay calm and patient to resolve it, bad things will be gone soon…This is what we call "Art Therapy".

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Business Solutions

Interactive A.I. Installation Art “Mountain & Water” by XRT and Square Solution Limited

The installation harnesses the machine learning technology, GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), to study over thousands of iconic Chinese landscape paintings from Song Dynasty (i.e. the beginning of the Chinese landscape painting) to now. An audience can co-create an A.I. created landscape painting by as simple as drawing lines, the machine will generate the color/ texture/shape according to the input from the audience together with the GAN algorithm. All inputs from the audience will be cumulated & shown on the same canvas, and presented as a new layer. And at the same time, all 2D inputs will transform into a 3D object in real time. Audience can explore & interact with the TIME & SPACE of this co-created landscape painting in real time.

In this work, we are studying how technology, especially A.I., changes the process of creating art, as well as how art reflecting the different value of different eras, e.g. from individual to crowd creation. If the traditional Chinese landscape painting is a personal expression, a “Mind Landscape” of the artist’s heart & mind; then MOUNTAIN & WATER is an insight of our collective subconsciousness now in the form of big data visualization!

Business Solutions
Business Solutions

Light Flower 2.0 by SKY YUTAKA LTD

Light Flower 2.0 is an interactive installation that experiments with the human’s emotional link with the machine using facial recognition sensors. The project is built on the earlier work which also explored the relationship between traditional crafts and contemporary design practice in the era of digital design. The contrasting appearance of the hand-made flower parts and the tectonic structure is a direct response to the current condition where the traditional crafts in China are in decline due to socio economic change and decreasing perceived value of the hand-made objects with transformation of our lifestyle.

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Business Solutions

Four Season by Cordex Intelligence Limited

Four Seasons is a crossover installation of art and technology. It captures unique seasonal elements all over the world and translates them into abstract yet artistic computer-generated imagery, floating and filling the space, creating an immersive experience for all to enjoy. The concept is powered with multiple projection and 3D mapping technologies to make interaction and visualization feasible. The installation is highly immersive and interactive which enables visitors to indulge themselves in different seasonal fantasy.

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Business Solutions

Cohesion by onActivity Limited

onActivity will feature a projection mapping solution integrated with AI element. The setup simulates the black and white kung fu movies in Hong Kong, people performing normal daily activities in the scene and visitor can touch and see more actions. With the AI solution, visitors’ action can be detected and they can join as one of the characters to play kung fu. At the same time, the solution can detect the number of impressions and demographics such as the players’ gender and age group. The big data collected can help decision makers valuate the results and generate ideas for future activities.

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STEAM Education

Brain-Controlled Car Racing by BrainCo. Inc

BrainCo’s proprietary, wireless EEG headband can detect brain activity and measure different brain states such as depth of focus, relaxation, and meditation, as well as a low-cost, high-dexterity prosthetic using proprietary EMG sensors.

Brain-controlled racing is an instrumental product for concentration testing. The more focused you are, the faster the car goes. Brain-controlled racing can produce three dimensions of attention test reports. Through the APP (Focus Now), students’ brain wave data collected can be analysed in real time. Real-time feedback of attention changes and 21 days of concentration training can be used to improve concentration.

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STEAM Education

Maglev Train and Water Piano by 4M Industrial Development Limited

Hong Kong-based 4M is recognized as one of the premium brands in the educational toy trade. It aims to build and grow 4M brand, delight customers and deliver ever-more creative, innovative, high quality products that make learning fun.

It will showcase mega toys Maglev Train and Water Piano models built with its Logiblocs, demonstrating it could be fun to learn.

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STEAM Education

Digital Chinese Calligraphy Platform by Shenzhen Tuhua Technology Co. Ltd

Shenzhen Tuhua Technology Co. Ltd first-ever invented “Retaining ink with water technology”, “Writing brush 3-dimensional forces intelligent detection technology”, “Digital writing brush intelligent simulation technology”, “Infrared electro duo-touch technology”, constitute to the company’s core competitive edge. The organic combination of traditional calligraphy and modern technology, make practicing of calligraphy more lively and effective. It can retain ink with water, paper with screen, with the writing appears directly on the screen while writing, and the quality can be restored up to creative level.

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STEAM Education

UNA Boards by MagiCube Limited

MagiCube Limited is a team of educators and programmers who aspire to promote teaching and learning by educational technology. The ability to combine pedagogy, technology and new ideas is the core competence of MagiCube, which leads to the birth of Una, an online platform that creates learning experience for teachers and students.

Una, which means “together” in Latin, brings practical collaborative learning into classroom. It facilitates teaching and learning, and inspires new ideas among peers through a single multi-functioned platform. Our design caters to students who are underperformed due to individual learning diversity. Una is designed to promote STEM education, and provides teaching materials and supports Microsoft MakeCode to drive common hardware for STEM education such as micro:bit and Raspberry Pi. These diverse features will boost students learning motivation in class, equip them with problem-solving and leadership skills, while reducing teachers’ workload in lesson preparation and in-class supervision.

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STEAM Education

AI Maker by iSTEM Limited

The iSTEM AI maker is the most obvious example of a new form of human-computer interaction that reduces the gap between human mental models and technology. For many years, humans have been giving orders to machines through keyboard and mouse. The more practical and natural human-computer interaction interface of iSTEM AI maker will profoundly change our daily life.

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STEAM Education

Makeblock Creations by Hanshin International Limited

Makeblock is one of the most internationally renowned STEM / Maker Educational Platforms.

Makeblock’s main partner in Hong Kong, Hanshin encourages students to develop computational thinking, brush up engineering skills, nurture creativity and problem-solving mindset while accumulating STEM knowledge. It also supports Makers with the powerful construction system which allows limitless exploration.

Inspiration Space of Makeblock & Hanshin at DesignInspire 2019 showcases creative STEM projects from local students, offering a precious opportunity for them to share their design and thinking process with the public. Their projects will inspire visitors, and demonstrate to the world the progress that STEM Education, Innovative Design and Maker Culture have made across Hong Kong.

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STEAM Education

Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association

Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association (HKNGCA), a government-recognized charitable organization, was established in 1974, devoting to cultivate and promote creative education, science and technology invention, civic education, leadership training and other all-rounded activities in the related fields within the younger generation. Upholding the principle of “Vision, Innovation, Erudition and Responsibility”, the association is committed to nurture the population of youth, which yields outstanding experience, and is regarded as one of the most excellent organizations in youth nurturing as well as science and creativity education and promotion.

HKNGCA will feature 7 winning inventions of Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition.

Auto tennis ball connector
Auto tennis ball connector
Augmented Reality Toy for identifying Early-age school kids with Dyslexia
Augmented Reality Toy for identifying Early-age school kids with Dyslexia
Full Automatic Intelligent Library
Full Automatic Intelligent Library
Battery-Free Hydraulic Prosthetic Hand
Battery-Free Hydraulic Prosthetic Hand
Horseshoe Crab Intelligent Breeding Machine
Horseshoe Crab Intelligent Breeding Machine
Anti-retention of children vehicle
Anti-retention of children vehicle
U Shape Smelly
U Shape Smelly
Smart Living

Airluna by ASA Innovation & Technology Limited

Airluna is the world’s first smart air-purifying lamp that combines patented Plasma Assisted Catalytic Oxidation (PACO) nanotechnology with home products. Compared with traditional activated carbon, PACO has a 20-fold longer life span, up to 10 years, and an accelerated purification time by 3 times, significantly reduce the cost of replacing the filter, without any by-product or secondary pollution. It is also smartly engineered. Users can choose between Auto, Turbo and Silent modes according to their needs. The air purification and lighting functions could be operated independently.

Airluna could be installed easily and blends seamlessly into different interiors such as homes, hotels, offices and more, making it a bespoke add-on to any interior.

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Smart Living

VisualSonic by Digital Oasis Limited

VisualSonic is a new innovative digital home decor product designed to combine art and audio with the latest digital technologies. It is a new technology of sound output system, using a new material to produce high fidelity sound within an ultra-thin space of less than 3cm, that is specially designed to fit for modern living with limited space. Product invention is patented. Beside reducing space, this new material can also be printed as an artwork panel. It makes the whole product camouflages itself as a hanging art piece. To make it more interesting & useful, VisualSonic applies the Augmented Reality ( AR ) & Voice control technologies to integrate digital information with the user’s environment in real-time. The images printed on the panel are AR-enabled. New information can be added to pop-up video via cloud server. Users can use their mobile devices or their voice to interact with the speaker for more infotainment to ease their daily living.

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Smart Living

MABY by Shun Shing Standard Corporation Development Limited and Joanne Chan

MABY – My Art Becomes Yours

MABY is a smart light system to bring an artistic and hi-tech environment into your space. It combines art, technology, creation and fun. You can build your own decoration in any shape with components of 4 different shapes and MABY skin in different types of material, e.g. printing, textile, leather, wood… etc. It is simple but complex; easy but challenging. The creations will be controlled by the App.

Art could be personal and should be unrestrained. We believe art piece should have its own style and form. We worked with a group of contemporary artists to create the most beautiful art pieces. You can infuse your own ideas with MABY to create your masterpieces.

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Smart Living

aspara™ by Growgreen Limited

Growgreen develops smart planting systems to promote healthy lifestyles for individuals, corporations and communities. Its key innovation, aspara™, is an indoor hydroponic smart grower that enables users to grow anything, anytime, anywhere.

aspara™ is a superior solution that use a combination of adjustable LED grow lights, an automatic watering system, advanced sensors and aspara™ Mobile Apps, to do the growing for you, regardless of your level of expertise.

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Smart Living

Self-sanitising-Door-Handle by Titanology Limited

Door handles of public conveniences in hospitals, malls and schools show a high level of contamination by various strains of bacteria. Avoid adhesion and growth of bacteria on the surface of a door handle are critical steps in prohibiting spread of infections. Application of anti-microbial coating on door handles would be beneficial in minimizing the spread of diseases. Photocatalytic coatings can be designed for self-cleaning of surfaces, removal of air and water contaminants including bacteria. To utilize the true power of photocatalytic coating, novel strategies were developed to activate the coating more efficiently.

The inventions has garnered accolades including the Grand Award for Second Place in Materials Science at the 66th Intel ISEF, Gold-Award at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva and The Most Outstanding Exhibit at the Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.

Self-sanitising-Door-Handle by Titanology Limited
Smart Living

Smart Luggage by R-Guardian Limited

R-Guardian sees the pain point of fashion brands. It offers one stop solution from software to hardware to cloud solution, and brings differentiation to their products and new functions to their customers.

Different functions could be integrated into different personal belongings to solve the daily problem of customers. For luggage, we have GPS tracking and inbuilt digital scale. For umbrella, we have weather reminder and umbrella sharing function. For backpack, we have sport tracking and phone charging.

The technology provides fashion brands precise after-sales data analysis including but not limited to product life cycle, usage duration, users’ geographical distribution etc.

Smart Luggage by R-Guardian Limited
Smart Living

Searching C Company Limited

Searching C is a leading e-commerce platform based in Hong Kong with a dedication of bringing to Asia the most innovative and creative products from around the world. Since 2015, Searching C has grown into a full-fledged product launch platform covering both online and offline channels, from daily products to news and trends across technology, design, travel, gadgets, lifestyle, stationery, etc.

Temi personal robot
Temi personal robot
Aipower Wearbuds
Aipower Wearbuds
TIC Travel Bottles V2.0
TIC Travel Bottles V2.0
Eleeels X2Pro Massage Gun
Eleeels X2Pro Massage Gun
PIQO hd 1080p Mini Projector
PIQO hd 1080p Mini Projector
Nanopresso Elements
Nanopresso Elements
Smart Living

Gadget Excelerator Lab Limited

GELAB is a creative, energetic and passionate incubator who utilizes its broad vision and the powerful manufacturing and distribution network of its partners to facilitate business of the potential makers. GELAB assists makers to realize their dreams by conducting market research, product design enhancement, business planning, R&D, raising funds, distribution and seeking strategic partners. Behind all these are their desire to raise the possibility of materializing innovation industry and stimulate the cultural exchange of innovative gadgets.

easyPlay
easyPlay
Clocky
Clocky
Smart Medical Box
Smart Medical Box
Aromeo
Aromeo

InnoTalks

5 December 2019 (Thursday)
10:00 – 11:30
InnoTalks
Urbanovation Kick-off Ceremony and Urbanovator Walk
Language:
English
14:00 – 14:45
InnoTalks
Urbanovation Series (I): Creating Innovative Customer Experience through Technology
Language:
English
6 December 2019 (Friday)
15:00 – 18:30
InnoTalks
Urbanovation Series (II) Innovation for Urbanization Challenge
Language:
Cantonese & English
7 December 2019 (Saturday)
11:15 – 12:15
InnoTalks
Urbanovation Series (III) Fostering Participatory Education
Language:
Cantonese & Putonghua

Funding organisation

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund.
*Information is subject to change without prior notice.