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.