ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program 2016 Intake Selection

ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program 2016 Intake Selection

  • The Intake Selection of ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program 2016 was successfully completed on 21 June 2016. This year, a total 75 applicants of 25 teams comprising students from different universities including Imperial College London,, University of Virginia, and Cornell University, to name but a few, applied for the program.

    After a thorough  deliberation,7 teams were shortlisted to present their ideas and projects to the judging panel which was composed of Ms. Joelle Woo, Director of Business Development and Developer Experience, Microsoft Hong Kong Limited, Mr. So Chun, Administrative Director of EMBA Program, CUHK, Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President and Group Director (VPGD) of Communications Technologies cum Acting Director of Software & Systems, ASTRI, and Dr. Duncan Wong, Director of Security and Data Sciences, ASTRI. Details of the shortlisted team are as follows:

    Project Team Name Theme Background
    Barrier Free Stations

    System Design proposal of intelligent MTR stations in solving problems of pedestrian congestion

    Smart City U of Virginia

     Offer internet users with overseas travel info, shopping info, products through sharing of photos, as well as offering services of second hand goods exchange, coupons, and group buy

    Smart City  Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM)

    Wearable Robotic Device for Parkinson’s Disease

    Medical & Health Technologies Imperial/HKU/CUHK

    Provide precise indoor navigation by interacting with pre-installed Beacon devices.

    Smart City HKU/PolyU

    An elderly-focused social enterprise supporting Sons&Daughters to address needs of the aging parents

    Communication Technologies Cornell/CUHK/UST
    The Blueberry

    Make Music Tag to be evolved into patented innovations on IoT platform, device & blockchain

    Smart City & FinTech HKU/CUHK/PolyU

    An online platform that gathers worldwide travelers together to form group tours.

    Communication Technologies PolyU/CUHK

    During the Selection Intake, current AIR fellow teams of, Locavel, VRpose, and eScooter showcased their projects and mentors of the program shared their insights with the candidates. The selection intake results will be announced in a week’s time.

    For more info about AIR program, please refer to

    2016-06-21 AIR Selection Intake 2

    Group photo with shortlisted teams and judging panel.

    2016-06-21 AIR Selection Intake 1

    Welcoming remarks by Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President and Group Director (VPGD) of Communications Technologies cum Acting Director of Software & Systems, ASTRI.

    2016-06-21 AIR Selection Intake 4

    Presentation by shortlisted team.

    2016-06-21 AIR Selection Intake 3

    Existing AIR fellow team showcases its project.