Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)
Project Progress Sharing
Up-to-date Figures (as of 1 June)
Number of Registrations: 794
Number of Disinfection Services Conducted: 661
The Project is currently recruiting community anti-epidemic ambassadors, and they will complete technical and hygiene training under the guidance of professional engineers and practicing doctors.
The working group is producing the UV light irradiation device, and provides the disinfection service for the registered users from 17 April.
1 June - Volunteers interview service users with a scientifically designed questionnaire to evaluate the Project and investigate the effects of COVID-19 on their daily lives.
18 May - Besides sub-divided units, the Project provdies UV disinfection service for nursing homes or residential care hostels operated by charitable organisations.
6 May - A new milestone is reached: More than 100 households disinfected!
22 April - First batch of volunteers is trained and prepared to carry out the disinfection service.
18 April - The first disinfection service is conducted to stop the spread of virus in sub-divided unit.
11 April - Mass production officially starts. The renovated design is lightweight and adaptable to any household environment. To further improve disinfection efficiency, the device can be placed horizontally, illuminating the hidden space in bathrooms and kitchens from a low angle.
6 April - Recruitment of volunteers and service users officially starts. More than 200 users apply for the disinfection service in just a few days, and more than 30 enthusiastic individuals sign up to be volunteers.
18 March - The Project is confirmed to be funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charites Trust’s "COVID-19 Emergency Fund" for rapid disinfection of 1,000 households. Mass production of 30 sets of UV disinfection device starts.
28 February - The second prototype produced using simple 3D printing technology is tested. The new design is more robust and lightweight, and is easy to assemble. It can be equipped with different number of light tubes to increase the intensity of UV light and can adapt to different household environments. The prototype is tested at the partner community center on 2 March.
13 February - The first prototype is produced with cardboard and wood in Lingnan University.
7 February - Dr. Albert KO (Director of Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative) and social workers of Caritas Youth and Community Service discuss the possibility of using laboratory UV lamps to quickly disinfect households. Dr. KO shares the first concept diagram of the project a few days later.