Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), DesignInspire was held from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), featuring outstanding designs and providing creative solutions, as well as showcasing Hong Kong creativity to both trade and public visitors. The third edition of DesignInspire run under the theme \u201cCo-create Sustainable Cities\u201d, aiming to promote the sustainable development of the urban and commercial environment, and paid heed to the importance of preserving aspects of traditional culture. \u201cHong Kong Creative Force\u201d highlighted young local design talents The \u201cHong Kong Creative Force\u201d pavilion, sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), is a campaign to raise public awareness of local creative talents, with young Hong Kong designers given the opportunity to promote their innovative creations to local and overseas visitors. The pavilion showcased the design projects of 131 designers and 12 local institutions and included the \u201cRetroInnovations\u201d project, which involved 26 young local design talents who created a series of contemporary installations paying tribute to the city\u2019s cultural traditions by reinterpreting them. Visitors discovered other creative works \u2013 including architectural design, sculpture, photography and painting \u2013 in the pavilion. Seal by Hidy Lam The idea behind 'Seal' is to use traditional flower-drying techniques to preserve recycled flowers. The dried flowers are sealed in resin, with the handmade galvanized iron mailbox used as a vase to form a clock, representing the preservation of love and blessings. The Sleepless Playground by Lo Yat-ming The 'Sleepless Playground' shows the unique beauty of Hong Kong's neon lights by using different fonts and graphic elements, representing a wide range of Hong Kong industries and the city\u2019s diverse 24-hour lifestyle \u2013 just like a sleepless playground. \u201cUrbanovation\u201d: innovation through technology and design With the support of the Innovation and Technology Commission (ICT) of the HKSAR, \u201cUrbanovation 2019\u201d examined how innovation and technology merge with design and art to shape sustainable commercial development and an improved urban life. The pavilion gathered 25 collaborators with a focus on three areas. \u201cExperimental Business Solution\u201d featured five multi-media interactive experiential installations that demonstrated how technology can be integrated into the design experience to fulfil business needs; \u201cSTEAM Education\u201d showcased creations from young Hong Kong talents using education tools that foster participatory and interdisciplinary learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics; \u201cSmart Living\u201d gathered 16 home gadgets with innovative concepts such as Internet of Things (IoT) functions. A couple of highlights: \u201cThe Wave\u201d Series by vfxNova Digital Productions Ltd (left) Inspired by the movement of rough water, \u201cThe Wave\u201d Series is Victor Wong\u2019s new mixed-media art series that carry an art therapy message. \u201cTROUBLE WATER\u201d is an LED wave bench that visitors can sit on to experience moments that symbolise difficulties Interactive AI installation \u201cMountain & Water\u201d by XRT and Square Solution Limited (right) Visitors can co-create an artificial intelligence-created landscape painting by simply drawing lines and letting the device generate a 3D image using a generative adversarial network (GAN) algorithm Titan the Robot This year, DesignInspire has invited Titan the Robot to entertain visitors. The Transformer-like Titan \u2013 a highlight exhibit from the United Kingdom \u2013 is built using advanced robotic technology and artificial intelligence, with its agility enabled by state-of-the-art joints and mechanisms. International exhibits inspire creativity DesignInspire has brought together the latest designs and innovations from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Italy, Japan, Poland and Taiwan. In addition, a series of interactive events were organised during the event with the aim of promoting good design and innovative thinking. InnoTalks and workshops were held to discuss the latest global design trends and share practical knowledge based on traditional craftsmanship. They included various talks along with STEAM and design workshops. Visitors could also buy design products from pop-up stores at the event.