The 1st “Greater Bay Sapling Cup”
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) Greater Bay Area Innogration Hub (the “Innogration Hub”) focuses on the integration and development of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the promotion of humanistic development and employment in the Greater Bay Area. We firmly believe that for young leaders and entrepreneurs to excel, they must possess a humanistic spirit to complement their business ideas and knowledge background in order to effectively solve business problems and create meaningful societal impact. Therefore, we strive to provide young students, innovators and entrepreneurs with opportunities to participate in various events and relevant services to enhance their abilities in scientific innovation, starting and operating a business, leadership, humanistic communication and general education.
In the “Report on Promotion of STEM Education - Unleashing Potential in Innovation” , the Hong Kong SAR Government has pledged to renew and enrich the curricula and learning activities of Science, Technology and Mathematics, enhance the training of teachers, step up efforts to promote STEM education and encourage students to pursue the study of STEM-related subjects. STEM education is currently promoted through the Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Key Learning Areas in primary and secondary schools.
With a view to promote STEM education for secondary school students in Hong Kong and develop innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, the Innogration Hub has put forward this proposal for an innovation and entrepreneurship competition, offering a brand new training model for the academia. Through lectures and workshops under the guidance of expert guest lecturers, we aim to spread the basic knowledge of STEM, stimulate students’ innovation potentials, and equip them with the necessary tools to deal with challenges in the 21st century. On another hand, through the competition, we strive to stimulate students the abilities to transform innovative ideas and technologies into real-life applications, and to help schools adopt and integrate this type of exercise as part of their innovative training curriculum. By doing this together, we aim to enrich students with both humanistic spirit and advanced scientific and innovative thinking, and to enhance the branding of schools in their abilities to offer quality STEM education focusing on the development needs of students. Talents incubated with a more holistic view would be better equipped to make meaningful impact to our local communities and beyond, as well as to make Hong Kong shine on the world stage.