Fresh, unexpected ideas

"Isn't that clever?" "What a great idea!" Comments like these are everywhere this autumn at several big innovation events. They put science and technology in the limelight and we see students who shine.

Everyone loves fresh, unexpected ideas. Thinking of something that's never been thought of or seen before. Creating new and useful notions, challenging the conventional and showing the way to better quality of life for all: that's what our young innovators are doing. You only need to look at their inspired work to see.

Read on to discover highlights of the season's young inventors at the Neighbourhood First App-building Hackathon and at InnoTech Month where HKFYG is campaign partner. Give a big hand to teams who have won creativity awards and see the Youth SPOT magazine for more.

To support young innovators and talk about your ideas for inventive programmes call Brenda Yip 3755 7101

Awards won at 2018 International 4D Frame Maths and Science Creativity Competition
Sponsor Innovation and Technology Commission
Venue Gwacheon National Science Museum, South Korea
Goals Application of scientific and mathematical concepts to solve environmental problems
Team leader HKFYG LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art and Design)
Participants 400+ teams from Sweden, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea and HK 
Junior Secondary School Division
* Marymount Secondary School: Gold
* Sha Tin Methodist College: Silver 
* Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College: Bronze
Primary School Divisions
* Kowloon Tong Bishop Walsh Catholic School: Bronze
* TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School: Participation Award
* Fuk Wing Street Government Primary School: Participation Award
* North Point Methodist Primary School
More details
Enquiries Ken Li 2561 6149

Dare to DREAM Neighbourhood First App-building Hackathon sponsored by K&K Charity
Encouraging young people to get future skills while improving neighbourhood quality of life
Organizers HKFYG Hung Shui Kiu, Jockey Club Tseung Kwan O and Jockey Club Farm Road Youth SPOTs
Target group 11-21 year-olds
Quota 20 teams
Registration fee $100
Deadline 24 November 2018
More details
Enquiries Claire Liu 2448 7474

InnoTech Month with InnoFiesta organized by Innovation & Technology Commission with HKFYG as campaign partner
Next InnoFiesta 10 November
Features Stage performances for the whole family to enjoy
Theme Innovate for a SmartFuture
Roadshows 24 and 25 November 2018 at T Town in Tin Shui Wai and 1 and 2 December at TKO Gateway in Tseung Kwan O
Plus exhibitions, workshops, seminars or talks, science competitions, guided tours, stage performances and interactive games 
Free of charge
More details
Enquiries Ken Hui 2561 6149

HKFYG Melody Makers invited by Leisure and Cultural Services Department to perform in Shanghai 
A cappella performance in Hong Kong Pavilion Showcase
At China International Import Expo 2018 
Dates 5-8 November
Enquiries Gabriel Lee 2395 5753

Creative spark lights up Youth SPOT magazine No 50
Stories about making fun in life, about inventions and inventiveness
Read the latest issue at all HKFYG outlets
Online at
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7091
Improving incentives for women's employment: Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report 35
  • 83.1% of respondents support improvements in women's employment
  • 4.11 on a 0-10 scale was the average rating of HKSARG work in this area
  • Many women experience tension as a result of both employment and child care
  • Employers' representatives said women are welcome to return to the workplace but they have reservations about implementing family-friendly employment practices such as flexi-time, flexi-workplace, flexi work-load and job sharing
Respondents 520 aged 18 or above
More details and recommendations
Enquiries Amy Yuen 3755 7037
Torn with Time, Worn for Love:  upcycling to revive old garments
Sponsor Chan Dang Social Services Foundation and co-organized with ASKMAU Strategic Communication
Target youth, women and the elderly 
Focus Providing creative ideas and design know-how for making loved old clothes meaningful 
Special concluding event PARTY TIME when participants showcase their masterpieces and offer them as gifts
Date 7 December 2018
Venue North District 
Organizer HKFYG Jockey Club Cheung Wah Youth SPOT
More details click here
Enquiries Winnie Lam/Twinny Mak 2669 9111

Bring Me A Book (Hong Kong) Foundation at 2018 Sha Tin Festival: Shatin Reading Carnival
Activities Game booths & parent-child reading workshop
For Families with Children aged 3-12
Collaboration organizations
* Leisure and Cultural Services Department Hong Kong Public Libraries 
* Buddhist Kok Kwong Secondary School
* The Open University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education
Supporting Organization 2018 Sha Tin Festival Committee
Co-organizer HKFYG Jockey Club Jat Min Youth SPOT
Free Admission
Date Saturday 24 November 2018
Time 1pm-5pm
Venue Sha Tin Park
More details
Enquiries Fay Ho 2647 0744
Art with Love across Generations and Neighbourhoods: volunteering sponsored by Social Welfare Department
Opportunities for the Elderly Project at Ping Shek Estate
Goals To support inter-generational inclusion and solidarity with creative arts for an age-friendly community 
Activities Handicrafts such as herbariums and woodwork followed by community art workshops
Until December 2018
Participants Residents of Kwun Tong 
Organizer HKFYG Jockey Club Ping Shek Youth SPOT
More details
Enquiries Kwok Kai-tung 2325 2383

Exchange tour of Greater Bay Area partnered by Youth Development Commission
Purpose To discover opportunities and development of Greater Bay Area 
Date 24-25 November 2018
Participants 12-25 year-olds
Activities Cross Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge; visit Tsui Hang New District Planning Exhibition Centre and Haylion Technology
More details click here
Enquiries Joanne Lam 3586 8448

HKFYG Student Leadership Taster Programmes with American Express sponsorship
Target Secondary school students
Aim To explore and cultivate students' interest in and potential for leadership and to raise eligibility for advanced leadership programmes
Course dates Ongoing
More details click here
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