The innovation of "The Learning Factory" concept was depicted
by the IIE (US Institute of Industrial Engineer) as "
Hong Kong should be proud of". Dr. Chris H.C. Wong, Director
of the IC, subsequently received a "Fellowship
of the IIE", the first such honour to be bestowed upon a non-American.
"Exemplary Models Project"
awarded by APEC-HURDIT International Committee. "... an exemplary
model for training in industrial technology" while the IC facilities
and training methods are "probably the best ever seen".
The Space Holinser Forceps, the first and only space equipment designed
and manufactured on Chinese soil and used by astronauts on a space
station, was awarded "Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product
Design, 1997 Hong Kong Awards for Industry" by the Federation
of Hong Kong Industries.
Recognized by their many "first"
and "only" the Forceps and Micro End-effectors was tributed
again by awarding "The Most Innovative Award" in "The
Election of Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong" a territory-wide
competition jointly organised by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
and the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR.
In recognition of
the unique training methodology adopted by the IC, the HK Institute
of Industrial Engineers also conferred on Dr. Wong, in representation
of the IC, the Outstanding IE Award.
Innovation & Creativity
The team members of the Forceps and
Micro End-effectors was awarded the "1010 Award for Innovation"
in the "2000 Leader of the Year"