Innovate for Future (IFF) Platform

Innovate for Future (IFF) is an open competition of innovation & technology to inspire our young people in Hong Kong to create innovative products or services for solving and improving our real-life challenges, though idea generation to prototype development. The competition may apply to all local schools including primary, secondary and tertiary. Students will pitch how to move human society forward with feasible innovation and products in our coaching process.

This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). The final champion or winners will have opportunity to submit their projects to SJSU global program such as Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) Competition and Showcase. This competition is also supported by numbers of local and global industry sponsors and partners. The final champion or winners will have opportunity to be nominated to join their industry support programs.

This annual IFF event is organized and hosted by Start-up & Mentorship Subcommittee of HKETA.  We lead a group of Youth members to operate and implement the IFF event activity, logistic, promotion and support to the school projects.

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IFF2023 Advisory Committee

  • Mr Derek LEE, IFF2023 Advisory Committee Chair
  • Mr Victor CHOI, Chairman, HKETA
  • Dr Alan WONG, Ph.D., with 9 silicon technology patents at former Intel, currently is Acting Associate Dean of CPGE, Senior Director at Business Dev and Global Partnership, and Director of SVGS, SJSU
  • Ms Novam NG, Marketing Director, IngDan Technology, currently Chair in Continuing Professional Dev & Education Sub-com of HKETA
  • Mr Nelson WOO, Industry Associations & Standards Manager, APAC, AXIS Communications
  • Prof Nim CHEUNG, Ph.D., Fellow, IEEE

IFF2023 Organizing Committee

  • Mr Stapler LI, IFF2023 OC Chair, Industry Specialist in Semi-conductor sector
  • Mr Phil LUK, AXIS Communications
  • Ms Icy HU, AXIS Communications
  • Mr PH MA, PolyU, Dept of Computing
  • Mr Scholes HO, PolyU, Dept of Computing
  • Ms Anyia LAU, Webmaster, HKUST, Computer Science
  • Ms Evelina WONG, DM Design & E-book Publication, CityU, School of Creative Media
  • Mr Jed CHOI, Video Production & Photographer Lead, CityU, School of Creative Media