Dean's Message
Summer 2012  No.22
Spotlight on Enterprising ICT Products

Two Electronic and Computer Engineering alumni who have set up their own businesses have received honors at the 2012 Hong Kong ICT Awards, which spotlight the achievements of the city’s information and communication technology sector and creative solution-builders. 

Eric Yung, MPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and President of the HKUST MBA Alumni Association, received the Gold Award in the Best Lifestyle (Learning & Living) category for AURALBOOK, developed by his company, Playnote Ltd. The flagship product helps students to acquire the aural skills required for music examinations at different levels in various countries in a revolutionary way. The patented interactive electronic music book works on mobile phones and tablet computers.

Yik Hei Chan, BEng in Electronic Engineering, gained the Bronze Award in the Best Lifestyle (Green, Healthy & Creative Living) category. His company, Bull-b Ltd, developed the iPad Menu application to enhance the efficiency of restaurant operations and management by using cloud computing technology.