Foundation and Development

Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre (Science Innovation Centre) ,is the first centre of its kind in Hong Kong for students and teachers aiming at promoting science and creativity education, is associated with Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.

In 1986, due to the social change in our community, “Student Times Press” decided to take on a major re-structuring and change its name to “Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association”. In addition to the publication of “Hong Kong New Generation” bi-weekly magazine, we also strengthened our work in nurturing young people through a variety of programs and activities. These programs included popularization of science, creativity education, leadership training, national education, research and survey, liberal education, exchange visits and joint school activities.

Our activities had received widespread support from students and the public. These activities included “The Top 10 News of the Year voted by Hong Kong Secondary School Students” co-organized by our association in 1991; the “Hong Kong New Generation IQ Contest” hosted by us for 8 consecutive years from 1990 to 1998; the “Hong Kong Youth Invention Competition” beginning in 1997; the “9th China Adolescent Invention Contest cum Science Forum” held in August 1998 in Hong Kong and undertaken by us; the first “Survey on the Creativity Education of Hong Kong Youth” hosted by us in 1998; and the over 100 exchange study tours held by us since 1986. In our silver jubilee year (i.e. January 1999), our association was granted the non-profit charitable status, which had set an important landmark in the development of the new generation!

To fully promote science and creativity education across the community, we launched the “New Generation Youth Invention and Environmental Education Program” in July 2000 with the full financial backing from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Quality Education Fund. Between 2001 and 2002, we held a number of discussion forums on creativity education for primary and secondary school principals and teachers throughout Hong Kong. Apart from providing support to teachers’ training, we had also organized science & invention competitions for Hong Kong students. Since 2002, our annual competition had been renamed “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Youth Science & Technology Invention Competition” with the main sponsorship coming from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Intel Corporation had also began their partnership with us by funding our most outstanding science students to compete in the annual “Intel International Science & Engineering Fair” held in the USA. Our association is now the sole organizer of various national and international science competitions and is responsible for selecting and leading the top students to participate in these events every year. These competitions include “China Adolescent Science & Technology Innovation Contest”, “Awarding Program for future Scientists”, “China Adolescent Robot Contest” and “Intel International Science & Engineering Fair”.

Starting from 2004, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association become the sole regional organizer of INTEL ISEF in Hong Kong. Winners of the First and Second Place Grand Awards will have minor planets named after them by the “International Astronomical Union” (IAU). Until 2013, there are already 6 times of the Hong Kong students received such awards.


In 2006, the Hong Kong SAR Government supported us in setting up the education centre named “Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre” at the former site of the Sai Kung Outdoor Field Studies Centre. This is the first centre of its kind in Hong Kong for students and teachers aiming at promoting science and creativity education. Science lectures, workshops and various science related activities are organized for students, teachers and parents. The Centre continues to host the various local, national and international science and invention competitions.


In 2009, the HKNGCA Science Innovation Centre funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust organized a three-year project – "Science Innovation Talents Nurturing and Promotion Scheme". The scheme includes activities in three main categories, namely, Science Innovation Elite Training, Talks and Workshops, Achievement Sharing and Promotion. Integrating the popularization of science education, cultivation of creative thinking, training of invention and scientific research skills as well as mentorship program, we are committed to nurture the outstanding students with potentials. Apart from training the elite students, we also aim at educating the public, including local students, teachers and parents through science talks and workshops. Achievement sharing and promotion events, such as exhibitions and online promotion, will also be organized to allow public participation in science and innovation activities, while promoting the achievement of the scheme in the community.

HKNGCA Science Innovation Centre's activities are becoming more diverse in recent years, competition such as the "Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition", "Science Achievers Cup"  and the "Hong Kong Youth Science Fiction Writing Competition". All of them received huge support from schools and the public. The top winner of the Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition will have the opportunity to practice their skills and techniques and learning more knowledge of industry operations during internship; Science Achievers Cup encourage students to think creative, student need to assembly and design of A.I. vehicles by themselves; the winner of the "Hong Kong Youth Science Fiction Writing Competition" will have the opportunity to compete in the "Ngai Science Fiction Award".

Looking into the future, we will continue to uphold our motto, “Vision, Creativity, Erudition, Responsibility’. With the support from all parts of the society, we will continue to provide all-rounded and high quality services to young people and give support and professional training to teachers. We will work hand-in-hand to build up a new generation of talented leaders for the future of Hong Kong.






161763 3D Printing Workshop (For Secondary school teachers) 3D Printing Workshop (For Secondary school teachers) 7 02 2015
161762 3D Printing Workshop (For Primary school teachers) 3D Printing Workshop (For Primary school teachers) 24 01 2015
150559 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 9 11 2014
150560 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 8 11 2014
150561 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 7 11 2014
150562 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 6 11 2014
150563 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 5 11 2014
150564 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 4 11 2014
150565 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 3 11 2014
150566 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 2 11 2014
150567 InnoCarnival2014 InnoCarnival2014 1 11 2014
150568 Briefing session of HKYSTIC2014-15 Briefing session of HKYSTIC2014-15 11 10 2014
150569 Application deadline of YETP, Application deadline of YITP Application deadline of YETP2014-2015
Application deadline of YITP2014-2015
15 09 2014
150573 全國科學比賽香港區頒獎典禮 Hong Kong Regional Prize Presentation Ceremony of National Science Competition 13 09 2014
111144 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 17 05 2014
111143 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 16 05 2014
111142 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 15 05 2014
111141 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 14 05 2014
111140 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 13 05 2014
111139 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 12 05 2014
111138 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 11 05 2014
111137 The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 10 05 2014
133020 The 7th ISWEEEP  The 7th ISWEEEP 5 05 2014
133021 The 7th ISWEEEP The 7th ISWEEEP 4 05 2014
133022 The 7th ISWEEEP The 7th ISWEEEP 3 05 2014
133023 The 7th ISWEEEP The 7th ISWEEEP 2 05 2014
133024 The 7th ISWEEEP The 7th ISWEEEP 1 05 2014
133025 The 7th ISWEEEP The 7th ISWEEEP 30 04 2014
111136 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(18)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 29 04 2014
111135 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(17)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 15 04 2014
133026 Deadline of application and submission of the 4th Youth Science Fiction Writing Competition Deadline of application and submission of the 4th Youth Science Fiction Writing Competition 14 04 2014
133707 Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Prize Presentation Ceremony Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Prize Presentation Ceremony 30 03 2014
133706 Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Final Judging and Public Exhibition Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Final Judging and Public Exhibition 29 03 2014
111134 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(16)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 25 03 2014
111133 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(15)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 18 03 2014
111132 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(14)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 11 03 2014
111131 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(13)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 4 03 2014
133027 科普講座(妙想把天開 - 科幻的欣賞及創作) Science Lecture (Science Fiction) 1 03 2014
111130 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(12)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 25 02 2014
133030 學生創意工作坊 聖方濟各英文小學 Student Creativity Workshop - am 24 02 2014
133028 香港青少年科技創新大賽13-14 初評 Preliminary Judging of Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 22 02 2014
133029 學生創意工作坊 聖方濟各英文小學 Student Creativity Workshop - am 19 02 2014
111129 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(11)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 18 02 2014
133031 Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Submission deadline Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Deadline of Project Submission  15 02 2014
133032 學生創意工作坊 - 路德會協同中學 Student Creativity Workshop - am 14 02 2014
111128 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(10)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 11 02 2014
133034 英特爾國際科學與工程大獎賽2014 賽前訓練營 Intel ISEF2014 Winter Camp 8 02 2014
133033 英特爾國際科學與工程大獎賽2014 賽前訓練營 Intel ISEF2014 Winter Camp 7 02 2014
133035 臺灣國際科學展覽會2014 學生創意工作坊 梁省德小學 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014
Student Creativity Workshop - am
27 01 2014
133037 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 26 01 2014
133038 Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition 13-14 - Deadline of application
Taiwan International Science Fair 2014
25 01 2014
111107 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Student Creativity Workshop - CCC Yenching College Taiwan International Science Fair 2014
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
24 01 2014
133039 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Student Creativity Workshop - 聖方濟各 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
23 01 2014
133040 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 22 01 2014
133041 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 21 01 2014
133042 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 Taiwan International Science Fair 2014 20 01 2014
111105 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(9)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 14 01 2014
133043 Student Creativity Workshop - 錦田聖約瑟小學 Student Creativity Workshop - pm 11 01 2014
133044 英特爾國際科學與工程大獎賽2014 預備會議1 Student Creativity Workshop - 慕德中學 Intel ISEF 2014 briefing session meeting 1
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
10 01 2014
111104 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(8)  Student Creativity Workshop - pm 7 01 2014
133045 Student Creativity Workshop - 林百欣中學 Student Creativity Workshop - pm 6 01 2014
111108 Student Creativity Workshop - St Stephen's College  Student Creativity Workshop - am 5 01 2014
111106 Student Creativity Workshop - St Stephen's College  Student Creativity Workshop - whole day 4 01 2014
133036 Student Creativity Workshop - St Stephen's College Student Creativity Workshop - pm 3 01 2014
111103 Astronomy Camp  Astronomy Camp 31 12 2013
111102 Astronomy Camp  Astronomy Camp 30 12 2013
111101 Student Creativity Workshop - Pui Kiu College Student Creativity Workshop - am 17 12 2013
111100 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(7) Student Creativity Workshop - pm 10 12 2013
111099 Student Creativity Workshop - SKH Li Ping Secondary School Student Creativity Workshop - am 7 12 2013
111098 Student Creativity Workshop - Pui Kiu College Student Creativity Workshop - pm 4 12 2013
111097 Student Creativity Workshop - St. Francis of Assisi's English Primary School Student Creativity Workshop - am 3 12 2013
111096 Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition 2013 Final Judging and Prize Presentation Ceremony Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition 2013 Final Judging and Prize Presentation Ceremony 30 11 2013
111095 Student Creativity Workshop - SKH Li Ping Secondary School Student Creativity Workshop - am 23 11 2013
111094 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(6) Student Creativity Workshop - pm 12 11 2013
111093 InnoCarnival 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 10 11 2013
111092 InnoCarnival 2013 ; Student Creativity Workshop - SKH Li Ping Secondary School InnoCarnival 2013
Student Creativity Workshop - am
9 11 2013
111091 InnoCarnival 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 8 11 2013
111090 InnoCarnival 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 7 11 2013
111089 InnoCarnival 2013 ; Student Creativity Workshop - Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School InnoCarnival 2013 ; Student Creativity Workshop - pm 6 11 2013
111088 InnoCarnival 2013 ; Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(5) InnoCarnival 2013
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
5 11 2013
111087 InnoCarnival 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 4 11 2013
111086 InnoCarnival 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 3 11 2013
111085 InnoCarnival 2013 ; Student Creativity Workshop - SKH Li Ping Secondary School, CCC Rotary Secondary School InnoCarnival 2013
Student Creativity Workshop - am
2 11 2013
111084 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(4) Student Creativity Workshop - pm 29 10 2013
111083 Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition 2013 Deadline ; Student Creativity Workshop - W F Joseph Lee Primary School Student Creativity Workshop - pm 25 10 2013
111082 Student Creativity Workshop - Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School Student Creativity Workshop - pm 23 10 2013
111081 Student Creativity Workshop - DGJS(3) Student Creativity Workshop - pm 22 10 2013
111080 Student Creativity Workshop - Heep Yunn Primary School(2) ; DGJS(2) Student Creativity Workshop - am
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
15 10 2013
111079 Student Creativity Workshop - Heep Yunn Primary School Student Creativity Workshop - am 10 10 2013
111078 Student Creativity Workshop - Japanese International School ; DGJS(1) Student Creativity Workshop - am
Student Creativity Workshop - pm
8 10 2013