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August 2020
Success Stories Shared by Alumni
HKBU has nurtured over 126,000 graduates since its inception in 1956 and numerous alumni have in the past made notable achievements in diverse areas and professions. We are pleased to hear from them from time to time and share with readers their moments of honor, fascinating stories and achievements. In this connection, the Alumni Affairs Office is now calling for success stories of yours to be shared with the University community.
Alumni Felix Cheung and Elton Ho Shortlisted for UAE’s US$1 million Competition

IXON, a foodtech startup founded by alumni Felix Cheung (Food Analysis and Food Safety Management) and Elton Ho (Food Analysis and Food Safety Management), has beat out 3,400 companies from 148 countries to become one of the 20 finalists in this year’s Global Maker Challenge (GMC), an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting peoples lives. To compete for the USD$1 million prize, they have to present their solution ideas in front of 47 innovation experts from UN agencies, global companies, NGOs and academia in a virtual pitch session.

IXON specialises in advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging (ASAP), which is a technology that enables food sterilization at 60 degree Celsius. The company is to compete under the Sustainable and Healthy Food for All Theme of the GMC.

The winner of the competition will get to partner with world-leading manufacturers and organisations in solving complex social and environmental problems. The virtual pitch session will be streamed live on 1 September at 10 pm Hong Kong time on http://makingprosperity.com.
Alumni Felix Cheung (right) and Elton Ho
IXON specialises in advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging (ASAP), a technology that enables food sterilization at 60 degree Celsius.
Alumna Zabrina Lo Publishes her First Cover Story in Tatler Hong Kong as Associate Features Editor

Zabrina Lo (English Language and Literature), Tatler Hong Kong’s Associate Features Editor, published her first cover story in July. In the cover story, she explores what it means for Hong Kong Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre to put on a world premiere when the global performing arts industry is struggling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Webre’s adaptation of the ballet classic Romeo and Juliet proves to be more than just another brand-new show. As Lo reveals in the story, the show is regarded as a Hong Kong love story produced with the best cultural and artistic legacies combined – being Wong Kar-wai-inspired, background set in the golden era of 1960s and also featuring kungfu choreography.

Link to story: https://hk.asiatatler.com/life/hong-kong-ballet-septime-webre-romeo-and-juliet
The stories are submitted by alumni. Facts and opinions in the articles published are solely their personal views.

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