Dear Friends,

The Innovation and Technology Fair is a biennial exhibition to showcase the latest research results of the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In particular, the 2003 Fair is one of the activities organized by our Faculty in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the University. Complement to other exhibition booths in the Anniversary, the IT Fair is designed to display results of innovative applied R&D. More than 30 projects are on display this year. They are grouped under 7 tracks, namely:

1. Telemedicine and Biomedical Applications
2. Internet Applications
3. Intelligent Automation
4. Photonics and Semiconductor Nano Technology
5. Financial and Commercial Applications
6. IC and Embedded Systems
7. Man Machine Interface and Multimedia Technologies

You are cordially invited to visit us and to view in person our displays, computer simulations, live demonstrations, etc. Furthermore, our professors and research staff will be around to discuss and share with you our views on the subject areas and how they could fit in your business. This is a good opportunity for IT related professionals to discover new applications, technologies and product ideas as well as an interesting forum for students, academics and the general public.

Hong Kong is in the process of economic reform and thrives for innovations. The IT Fair is a bridge between the industry and CUHK. Creative ideas from our academics and marketing insights from the industry can lead to imaginative, yet practical, innovative applications. This is indeed the driving force of to successful reforms.

The projects displayed in the Fair are only a partial selection from our research database. With more than 130 professors, hundreds of postgraduate students and research staff, there are many other active research projects in our Faculty. If you are interested to know more about them, please feel free to contact us, the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CINTEC).

Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a fruitful visit to our IT Fair.

Prof. Kam-Fai Wong
Centre for Innovation and Technology
Faculty of Engineering