Since the previous Chief Executive proposed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the 2015 Policy Address, STEM has been a major direction for the education sector in recent years. STEM aims to integrate technology with innovation, with the US, Europe, Singapore on top of Hong Kong joining the global bandwagon to promote the development notion and direction.
Hong Kong students were among winners at the 2017 Technovation Challenge held in Silicon Valley, the US, including Diocesan Girls' School junior secondary students who designed an app to help dementia patients. It proved that although Hong Kong is just a small territory, it boasts of outstanding technovation talents and environment that help it rank among top technovation destinations in the world. These talents can enjoy as much development room in Hong Kong as elsewhere in the world, and can leverage on technovation to boost an industrial diversification in Hong Kong.