The 1st Meeting of the Extenics Internationalization 2017 (第一屆可拓學國際化會議) was organized by Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT (廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所) from 4 to 5 Jan 2017. The two days meeting aimed to discuss how to promote the Extenics from Hong Kong to International. We invited Prof. Lorna Uden (羅娜·尤登) (Staffordshire University, UK), Dr. KS Chin (錢桂生) (City University of Hong Kong), Mr. Victor Chiu (趙仲凱) (Academic Director, Baby First) and Ms. Hemans Leung (梁佩英) (Operations Director, Baby First), as well as Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) and Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) (where I represented Hong Kong Science and Technology Park). We took a photo in front of the Guangdong University of Technology (廣東工業大學).
We met in the meeting room and started to discuss this topic.
In the beginning, Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) gave a welcome speech and introduced Prof. Cai Wen’s achievement since the first paper had been published in 1983. Then the Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT established in 1986 (former named 物元分析研究所). After that we had a big team to research on the Extenics through Extenics Society, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會). Now we needed to promote to international communities so as to let foreign people to learn Chinese original theory.
Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) was the first speaker and he introduced the recently Entenics Internationalization and Socialization. Firstly, Prof. Cai introduced some visiting scholars, they come from India, Romania, USA, to study Extenics in GDUT. The Professor from USA published Prof. Cai Wen’s book in English named “Extenics: Theory, Method and Application” in USA in 2013.
One of great achievements was the research with Prof. Luigi Vladareanu for robotic that won Gold Medal in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, (the largest of its kind in the world) in 2014!
For socialization, Chinese scholars performed seminars and trainings in different provinces from 2014 to 2016. The training course included in-house for industry in Zhongshan (中山) and Hong Kong. Moreover, the Extenics Innovation Method introduced to many primary and secondary schools in China.
After that Prof. Cai Wen briefed the achievement in Extenics included Robotic application, shoes product innovation design, machine design, extenics strategy generation system, Extenics Innovation Four Steps application for new product development, and many media reporting.
The second speaker was Prof. Lorna Uden (羅娜·尤登) (Staffordshire University, UK) and she shared her research interests. She mainly taught Innovation and made people more creative and smart. Her research related to Big Data. Prof. Uden would like to make learning exciting and interest for student so as to teach student “How to think, How to learn and How to smart!”
I was the third speaker and my topic was “Extenics Promotion Planning & Strategy”. Firstly, I reviewed the activities about Extenics that I attended in China and arranged in Hong Kong in 2016. I achieved the Extenics Level 1 certificate and received the Outstanding Contribution on Promoting Extenics Award (I am one of seven awardees).
Then I analyzed the difficulty levels among “Basic-element theory”, “Extension set theory” and “Extension logic”. The first two items could be included in seminar and training but the last item should be in university research such as AI and Robotic.
Finally, I proposed to use Hong Kong Society for Quality as a bridge to link with Chinese Alliance (WACQ) and then through ANQ for Asia, finally, promoting to ASQ partners for the Worldwide.
Dr. KS Chin (CityU) was the fourth speaker and his topic named “Implementation of Innovation: Realizing Extenics”. Dr. Chin said “Innovation is a Global Trend”. However, the success rate was factually 2% or less. So it was a high risk activity!
Then Dr. Chin said that Extenics is a proven vehicle to generate innovative ideas. Innovation management / system were the constant search for a fresh or novel approach to every aspect of running the business. However, a new knowledge required a successful organization of efforts, an effective process and a perfect management system; so as to realize Extenics.
Therefore, Dr. KS Chin proposed an organizational-wide OIM implementation framework (Organization Innovation Management – OIM) as example and quoted my case study named “Integration of Quality and Innovation Management”. Finally, Dr. Chin concluded to employ Organization-wide Implementation and Sustainability would be realizing Extenics.
Mr. Victor Chiu (趙仲凱) (Academic Director, Baby First) and Ms. Hemans Leung (梁佩英) (Operations Director, Baby First) were the fifth and sixth speakers. Firstly, Mr. Victor Chiu introduced their business which was mainly focused on family education and child care education (幼兒/少兒).
He faced a problem about how to be creative for a long time. He thought that Innovation, Creativity and Imagination should be connected.
Then Mr. Victor Chiu briefed the Wisdom Model which started from “Perception” to “Logic” and then to “Creativity”. How to achieve it? He found that the Extenics gave him the solution!
After that he used Chinese Dragon as example to demonstrate the creativity through imagination.
Finally, Ms. Hemans Leung briefed the first in-house Extenics Innovation Four Step Method workshop performed by Prof. Cai Wen in Baby First in Hong Kong. Moreover, a short video recorded Prof. Cai’s workshop for sharing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYJJ9tJgGDk. At the end, Ms. Hemans Leung proposed to develop a Child Care Education material, general book publication, arrangement of training course and members exchanging activities.
After this seminar, we took a group photo for memory.
Dr. Chin and I took a photo with Prof. Cai and Prof. Yang in front of the core value of Extenics“拓、嚴、謙、信” (Extension, Severe, Modest & Integrity).
Before the next session, Dr. Chin and I took a photo in front of the Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT (廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所) and Extenics Society, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會).
I visited Prof. Cai Wen’s office (Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods - Honorary Director office).
I also visited Prof. Yang Chunyan’s office (Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods - Director office).
In the show room, many publications, IP, awards, theses as well as publications were demonstrated. The oldest publication was the book in the top right one.
After that we discussed the following plan as follows:
i) For general promotion, Mr. Victor Chiu proposed to public a book which related Extenics concept for Children in Hong Kong and announced during Book Exhibition in July 2017.
ii) Ms. Hemans Leung suggested to arrange an announcement event for alliance and invited different industries partners together on 1 April 2017 (temporary) and they could find some media for help.
iii) We draft some themes such as “Quality Innovation˙Education” / “Extenics Innovation – Quality and Education” / “Quality Innovation – Extenics and Education”, etc. It needed to discuss with industrial expert again (said consult Dr. Aaron Tong).
iv) Prof. Cai Wen suggested to arrange the Four-Region Free Trade Area across the Straights (兩岸四地) seminar included China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and temporarily held from 23-25 Jun 2017. Dr. KS Chin said it could be arranged a study mission.
v) Lotto would give a talk to 5 universities in Hong Kong and the first two of them (CityU and PolyU) were confirmed in Feb and Mar 2017 for promoting Extenics Innovation Method. Moreover, he would like to contact Academy of Science of Hong Kong and HKPC.
vi) Dr. KS Chin agreed to provide venue for the announcement activities / seminar in CityU on 1 April 2017 and he was responsible for research cooperation information such as ITF/UGC/SME funding website and research student exchange plan.
Finally, we took a group photo in front of the Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT.
In the last half day, we visited Guangzhou old city and gardens.
Sculpture of the Five Rams Legend
The sound level and temperature monitoring panels were observed in public area / garden. It is a very good control mechanism!
We took a photo during lunch and dinner for memory.
Extenics (可拓學) - http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~extenics/i.htm
廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所 - http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~extenics/hyanjiusuo.htm
Guangdong University of Technology (廣東工業大學) - http://www.gdut.edu.cn/
Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT (廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所) - http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~extenics/hyanjiusuo.htm
Extenics Society, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會) -http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/xsjg/ktxzywyh.htm
20160810 - Pre-Extenics Annual Meeting (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Extenics Level 1 Exam - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/pre-extenics-annual-meeting-15-extenics.html
20160811 - The 15th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/the-15th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-15.html
20160812 - The 15th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Day 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/the-15th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-15_12.html
第一期可拓创新方法水平认证会议通过认证人员名单 - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/info/1048/1674.htm
Previous Extenics activities:
20161205: Dinner with Prof. Cai Wen during the first in-house training of the Extenics (可拓學) in Hong Kong - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/12/dinner-with-prof-cai-wen-during-first.html
20160709: Post-WSCQ Seminar on Extenics (可拓學) and its application - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/07/post-wscq-seminar-on-extenics-and-its.html
20160708: The 1st World Summit for Chinese Quality - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/07/the-1st-world-summit-for-chinese-quality.html
20160628: Innovation Product Development Seminar - Extenics (可拓學) application in Shenzhen - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/06/innovation-product-development-seminar.html
20160605: The 2nd meeting of the Innovation Alliance of the Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/06/the-2nd-meeting-of-innovation-alliance.html
20160522: The meeting with Prof. Cai Wen for promoting the Extenics (可拓學) to Hong Kong - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/the-meeting-with-prof-cai-wen-for.html
20160507: The meeting for establishing the Innovation Alliance of the Extenics and its application and promotion - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/the-meeting-for-establishing-innovation.html
20160506: Visit to the Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods and HKQAA Guangzhou office - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/visit-to-institute-of-extenics-and.html
20160416: Patent Analysis and Corporate Development Series 2016 - Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/04/patent-analysis-and-corporate.html
20160229: HKCIE Seminar on Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/02/hkcie-seminar-on-extenics.html