The purpose for the establishment of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK) (港科院) is to promote the development and advancement of science and technology in Hong Kong, and to raise the city’s profile as a centre of scientific excellence. I met Mr. Terence S.S. Chan (Secretary-General, ASHK) in ASHK office in Science Park and presented a book named “Extenics” written by Prof. Cai Wen and Prof. Yang Chunyan.
Then I introduced the history about the development of Extenics which was the Chinese original academic subject created by Prof. Cai Wen since 1976. The extenics aimed to solve contradiction problem through innovative transformation of the basic-elements. I briefed the concepts of Extenics Basic-elements (基元) included Matter-element (物元), Affair-element (事元) and Relationships-element (關係元). And then mentioned about Extensive Innovation Method (可拓創新方法) included Model (建模), Extension (拓展), Transformation (變換) and Selection (選擇).
After that Mr. Terence Chan gave me some valuable comments as follows:
i) Extenics theory could describe the problem through basic-element very clearly. However, the most important was its application in the industry.
ii) It should be demonstrated the predicable value.
iii) The presentation was suggested to minimize the mathematical part. Only stated the model and how it came out the result in which solved the contradiction problem under innovative way.
iv) It needed some success real cases to persuade industry.
During our discussion, I would present the simple version for university students and found some cases for implementation (e.g. To help incubatees in Science Park solving different technical problem) so as to accumulate some real cases for teaching.
At the end, Mr. Terence Chan gave me their recent research report named “Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in the Development of the Innovation and Technology Ecosystem of Hong Kong”.
ASHK - http://www.ashk.org.hk/
ASHK “STM Education in the development of the I&T Ecosystem of HK” - http://www.ashk.org.hk/en/projectsEvents/details/22
20161101: InnoCarnival 2016 visit to ASHK booth - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/11/innocarnival-2016.html
20160217: ASHK Public Lecture – Meeting the Decarbonization Goals of COP21 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/02/ashk-public-lecture-meeting.html
20151206: ASHK 1st Science and Technology Innovation Summit - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/12/ashk-1st-science-and-technology.html
Some Extenics related events were briefed below:
Extenics website - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/
20160229: HKCIE Seminar on Extenics (可拓學) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/02/hkcie-seminar-on-extenics.html
20160708: The 1st World Summit for Chinese Quality - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/07/the-1st-world-summit-for-chinese-quality.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
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
20170105: The 1st Meeting of the Extenics Internationalization 2017 (第一屆可拓學國際化會議) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/01/the-1st-meeting-of-extenics.html