The Hong Kong students involved in the first "Science Elite -- Young Ambassador Programme" graduated last week in a special ceremony.

During the month-long program, operated by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and the Education Bureau, 92 students from 26 secondary schools collaborated in various sharing sessions, workshops and activities.

The students were collectively offered over 1,600 hours of learning and internship opportunities designed to augment their knowledge of advanced science, and teach them enhanced communication and interpersonal skills.

Representatives from HKSTPC's Incubation Programmes were invited to share their success stories and challenges when starting their own businesses in various domains.

Other activities were designed to teach students about technology and ecological issues and have them act as ambassadors introducing the latest technologies to the public.

HKSTPC said it had invited Technology Incubation Network -- a group of graduates of the body's incubation programs -- to provide post-event development including further internship opportunities for the students.

HKSTPC is a statutory body consisting of Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates -- Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. The body has been working to develop Hong Kong into a regional hub for R&D in industries including ICT and green technology.