Prof. Leo Jiaya Jia was Awarded the Best Innopreneur Award by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries

Extracted from Faculty of Engineering News, dated 15 Feb 2023

Congratulations to Prof. Leo Jiaya Jia from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for being awarded the Best Innopreneur Award by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, in recognition of his significant contribution to advanced development of computer vision and machine learning technology, focusing specifically on image/video understanding.

The Hong Kong Innopreneur Awards (the Awards) were first launched in 2022 with the aim of endorsing and honouring forward-looking and promising startup founders on an individual basis. They have attained breakthrough innovation in their businesses and are committed to bringing positive impacts to the community and society.

The Awards not only commend the remarkable achievement made by the entrepreneurs, but also serve as a significant motivation for industry players, driving the entrepreneurial spirit and encouraging quality talents to be future industrial leaders who support Hong Kong’s development into an international I&T hub.

Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Professor Dong SUN (left) presents the Best Innopreneur Award to Professor Jia at the inaugural award presentation ceremony held on 14 February 2023.