Labwork has been awarded PolyU Micro Fund in 2018 and grant a seed fund to support the implementation of the platform with positive social impact.
Labwork has been admitted to the Hong Kong Science Park Incubation Programme in 2018, the Incu-Tech stream. Incu-Tech is a 3 year programme for technology start-ups with high growing potential to receive all source of support from Science Park for developing the business. Based at Hong Kong Science Park, Labwork is honoured to be the incubatee under the Incu-Tech programme to continue its business development.
Starting 2010, the Department of Applied Physics (AP) had launched a centralized depository of selected physics experiments. While the initial goal of the platform was for PolyU undergraduates admitted to AP’s service-teaching subjects, the idea has since gained popularity and is now also available for senior secondary school students.
The technology was supported by Quality Education Fund of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (QEF, HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU).
Our project was awarded the "Asia Gold Award" in the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education 2016 Competition, for creating a novel, true-to-life remote laboratory to enhance student understanding of experimental methodologies and outcomes. The technology is the first-of-its-kind in Asia, and has enabled students to conduct experiments everywhere at all times.