hongkong prize is one of the most prestigious awards in Asia, and it attracts thousands of applicants each year. It honors scientific research that has a global impact and encourages young scientists to pursue their passion. Winners will receive a monetary prize and access to Hong Kong’s world-class research facilities.
The award’s name and symbol are designed to reflect Hong Kong’s multicultural identity and a sense of balance between Eastern and Western cultures. The pearl and pierced jade amulet represent traditional Chinese values of wealth and harmony, while the yin-yang shape symbolizes interconnectedness.
It is hoped that the prize will help bring Hong Kong’s culture and research to a wider international audience. The selection committee carefully reviews each nomination to ensure it is of the highest quality. It also considers the impact of the research and how it will benefit society at large. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at City University of Hong Kong. The ceremony will be attended by representatives from the government and the sponsoring enterprise, as well as celebrities.
The Hong Kong Prize is open to any article published in the HKJO in 2019 that meets certain criteria. The article must be a clinical study (including prospective or retrospective clinical trials), observational study, epidemiological study or basic science study. It should be the first author’s original work and cannot be a case report, review article or letter to the editor.
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Each year, the prize is awarded to a researcher for his or her contribution to the development of Hong Kong’s scientific and technological innovation, with special reference to how the research will transform our society at large. The research should be of high scientific standard and demonstrate a strong potential for application. The prize will be presented to the winner in a formal ceremony at the University of Hong Kong, with representatives from the HKSAR and Central Government agencies attending as officiating guests.
Winners will be selected based on their outstanding accomplishments in the research fields relating to Hong Kong, as judged by the Board of Trustees of BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE, with consideration of how the research is of significance to the world and the wider community. In addition, a panel of judges will assess the potential impact of the research on the economic growth in the Hong Kong region.
Winners will receive a trophy, a cash prize of HK$1 million and an invitation to a public presentation at the University of Hong Kong. They will also be offered research support and access to the University’s world-class research facilities. The winning articles will also be featured in a series of exhibitions and online. This is an ideal opportunity for researchers to gain broader recognition and enhance their career prospects.