Celebrating HKUST Innovators: AIA Creator Fund Awardees Announced

HKUST: A Cradle for Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is elated to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and the remarkable achievements in social innovation within our community. The prestigious AIA Creator Fund has recently acknowledged the exceptional contributions of two outstanding members from HKUST, reinforcing our reputation as a breeding ground for influential change-makers.

Introducing Our Esteemed AIA Creator Fund Recipients


Turzo Bose: Turzo Bose, the visionary behind Seekr, has been honored for his groundbreaking work on the Intelligent Vision Aid. This device promises to dramatically improve the lives of the visually impaired by offering audio descriptions of visual scenes. It exemplifies HKUST's dedication to developing technology with a profound social impact.


Florence Chan: Florence Chan is another laudable innovator from our institution who has been recognized for her pioneering creation – a Smart Belt designed to aid navigation for the visually impaired. Her work is paving the way for new advancements in assistive technologies.

A Testament to Innovation and Social Responsibility

Both Turzo and Florence are among the five inspirational recipients who have been granted HK$1 million each by the AIA Creator Fund to advance their projects aimed at social innovation. These achievements are a reflection not only of individual excellence but also of the supportive and empowering environment that HKUST provides for emerging leaders committed to making a positive difference in society.

Congratulations to Our Champions of Change

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Turzo Bose and Florence Chan for their unwavering commitment and innovative contributions towards societal betterment. Their success is a source of pride for the entire HKUST family.

As we celebrate these accomplishments, we encourage all members of the HKUST community to continue pursuing bold and innovative solutions. Together, we can co-create a brighter and more inclusive future.

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