SWIFT* Design Hackathon
Innovation jamming among Swiss and HK students
On 22 July 2019, over 60 students of Design, Engineering and Business backgrounds, from 10 places namely Switzerland, Belgium, India, Honduras, France, Spain, Serbia, Senegal, Italy and Hong Kong gathered at HKDI for SWIFT*, an eight-hour design hackathon dedicated to exploring future scenarios in resolving critical social issues of Hong Kong in areas of healthcare, ageing, youth mental health and the environment.
The objective of this workshop was to open a dialogue among students from business, design and engineering disciplines regarding the possibility of co-creating Smart, Workable, Innovative and Forward-thinking (SWIFT) ideas, products or services in resolving critical issues under different local contexts, such as healthcare, ageing, youth mental health and the environment.
Students worked in teams and presented the end products in the format of a catalogue or 3D-printed prototype. All ideas were then uploaded onto the virtual online shopping website for judging. The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong offered great support for SWIFT* Workshop, through sponsoring the awards of the winning team and a networking reception. Mr Andreas Rufer, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, also attended the workshop as our guest adjudicator.
16 participating students from HKDI: CHAN Tabitha, CHEUNG Chung Yip, CHEUNG Yuk Lam, CHIN Nelson, CHIN Chris, KAN Chris, LEE Cheuk Yin, LI Alex, LIU OI TING, PANG Lok Man, TSE Ryan, WAN Koon Ting, WIEJOYO Patrick Stefanu, YAU Jamma, YU Christy and YUEN Fung Yan
Mr Andreas Rufer, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland in HK gave ending speech
Presentation and Critique