Innovation and Technology Commission Pavilion featured at SmartBiz Expo 2018

Innovation and Technology Commission Pavilion

featured at SmartBiz Expo 2018

Five research and development centres to showcase their latest projects

and research findings to industry members

 

Hong Kong, 5 December 2018 – The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) will set up an ITC Pavilion (Booth 1D-D02) at the SmartBiz Expo 2018 organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which serves as the finale of InnoTech Month 2018. Five research and development centres (RDCs), including Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) and Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), will showcase their latest projects to industry members. Through business matching and networking events, ITC will assist five RDCs to identify collaboration partners and explore business opportunities. Pre-registration by trade visitors is required on the SmartBiz Expo website and admission is free of charge.

 

APAS undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the automotive industry. By displaying different automotive-related technologies at the Expo, including “The Smart EV Charging Station Load Management System”, which can monitor and analyse the power usage of each Electric Vehicle (EV) charger in real-time, adjust and allocate power output to cater more EVs. Some of the award-winning projects of the “International Exhibition of Invention of Geneva” such as “Portable Electrical Vehicle (EV)” Charger Kit (PCK) System, “Smart Mobile EV Charger”, “16 tonne Pure Electric Truck (Demo Kit)” and “12 metre Plug-in Hybrid Electric Coach (Demo Kit)” will be displayed at the ITC Pavilion.

 

With the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research, ASTRI will exhibit some innovative R&D projects at the ITC Pavilion. ASTRI’s demonstration include “Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition Solution”, which can recognise more than 7,000 characters. It can be applied onto a scanning platform to streamline document processing workflow, greatly reducing the labour needed and increasing productivity. Other projects such as “Medical Image Analytic Platform”, which focuses on the diagnosis of cervical cancers and “Augmented Reality Head Mount Display” which adopts ASTRI’s proprietary optical module design, will also be showcased in the Expo.

 

Aiming to enhance the competitive edge and sustainable development of the textile industry and bring social benefits to the community via applied research, HKRITA provides one-stop services for applied research, technology transfer and commercialisation to attract more industry partners to adopt new technologies. Three award-winning projects of the “46th International Exhibition of Invention of Geneva” will be displayed at the ITC Pavilion, including “Washable Hygienic Facemask as Barrier to Air Pollution”, “AI-based Production Order Prediction Algorithm for Fashion Colour” and “LCA-based Design Intervention Tool for Sustainable Textile Product”.

 

LSCM aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop shop for technology research and commercialisation, and to reinforce the cooperation between the industry and research institutes, bringing about meaningful and significant benefits to the industry and community. At the ITC Pavilion, LSCM will showcase the “Follow-Me” Robots and Platooning Technology. These robots can not only carry large and heavy objects, but also track and follow workers automatically. Platooning technology has also been developed to facilitate the robots to follow and control each other intelligently. These technologies can improve efficiency and reduce turnaround time for speedier delivery. “AI Vision of AGVs”, “Heavy Duty Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV)”, Warehouse Smart Lifter and “Product Authentication with Blockchain Technology” are also showcased at the ITC Pavilion.

 

NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-oriented research in nanotechnology and advanced materials and promotes the economic growth of Hong Kong as a knowledge-based economy. A series of technological achievements will be showcased in the Expo, including the new generation “Nanofiber Based Drinking Water Filter Cartridge for Water Dispenser”, which can remove various types of water contaminants efficiently and effectively with a higher flow rate, lower energy consumption and smaller dimension, and revolutionises the potable water market. Other projects like “Functional Atomized Nano-coating Technology”, “eMuscle Auto Fitting Smart Materials”, “Bio-mimic Filament Technology”, “Flexible Piezoelectric Nanogenerator” and “Flexible Thermoelectric Nanogenerator” will also be presented.

 

The second edition of SmartBiz Expo will bring together more than 520 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions to showcase their latest business solutions, technology applications and operations support as a one-stop platform. More than 40 talks will be organised for SMEs to enhance their business, improve competitiveness and explore new markets. Seminars featuring three hot topics – “Industry 4.0”, “Smart City” and “E-commerce” – are also being held during this three-day event.

 

For information about ITC’s InnoTech Month 2018, please visit www.itm.gov.hk/en/ or scan the QR code below.

About The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC)

 

Established in 2000, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR Government is charged with the mission of spearheading Hong Kong’s drive to become a world-class, knowledge-based economy. The ITC strives to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness through providing infrastructure and developing human capital; supporting applied research and development and technology ventures; fostering an innovation and technology culture; supporting the development of Hong Kong’s testing and certification industry; promoting standards and facilitating international trade; and stepping up collaboration with Mainland and overseas counterparts.

 

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 The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) sets an ITC Pavilion at the new SmartBiz Expo from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Five research and development centres, including Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Logistics and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM) and Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), will exhibit their projects for industry members. The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) sets an ITC Pavilion at the new SmartBiz Expo from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Five research and development centres, including Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Logistics and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM) and Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), will exhibit their projects for industry members.

 

 Dr Stephen Xiao, Senior R&D Manager (System & Control Technology) from APAS, demonstrated the new “Smart EV Charging Station Load Management System”, which can monitor and analyse the power usage of each Electric Vehicle (EV) charger in real-time to allocate electricity efficiently. Dr Stephen Xiao, Senior R&D Manager (System & Control Technology) from APAS, demonstrated the new “Smart EV Charging Station Load Management System”, which can monitor and analyse the power usage of each Electric Vehicle (EV) charger in real-time to allocate electricity efficiently.

 

 Dr Arvin Tang, Manager of Computer Vision Intelligent Software & Systems, ASTRI demonstrated the “Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition Solution”, which can recognise more than 7,000 characters. It can be applied onto a scanning platform to streamline document processing workflow, reducing the labour needed and increasing productivity. Dr Arvin Tang, Manager of Computer Vision Intelligent Software & Systems, ASTRI demonstrated the “Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition Solution”, which can recognise more than 7,000 characters. It can be applied onto a scanning platform to streamline document processing workflow, reducing the labour needed and increasing productivity.

 

 Dr Gloria Yao, Director (Project Development) from HKRITA introduced the new “Washable Hygienic Facemask as Barrier to Air Pollution”, which can provide a potent anti-microbial function, offer an effective filtration without compromising permeability. Its ergonomic design can improve thermal comfort, next-to-skin comfort for user and the washable structure and design can extend the usable lifecycle of the facemask. Dr Gloria Yao, Director (Project Development) from HKRITA introduced the new “Washable Hygienic Facemask as Barrier to Air Pollution”, which can provide a potent anti-microbial function, offer an effective filtration without compromising permeability. Its ergonomic design can improve thermal comfort, next-to-skin comfort for user and the washable structure and design can extend the usable lifecycle of the facemask.

 

 Mr Stephen Wai, Assistant Director of Principal Business & Project Development from LSCM demonstrated the “Follow-Me” Robots & Platooning Technology, which can not only carry large and heavy objects, but also track and follow workers automatically. Platooning technology has also been developed to facilitate the robots to control each other intelligently, which can improve efficiency and reduce turnaround time for speedier delivery. Mr Stephen Wai, Assistant Director of Principal Business & Project Development from LSCM demonstrated the “Follow-Me” Robots & Platooning Technology, which can not only carry large and heavy objects, but also track and follow workers automatically. Platooning technology has also been developed to facilitate the robots to control each other intelligently, which can improve efficiency and reduce turnaround time for speedier delivery.

 

 Dr Len Foong, Koong, Engineer from NAMI demonstrated the “Nanofiber Based Drinking Water Filter Cartridge for Water Dispenser”, which can remove various types of water contaminants efficiently and effectively with a higher flow rate, lower energy consumption and smaller dimension, and revolutionises the potable water market. Dr Len Foong, Koong, Engineer from NAMI demonstrated the “Nanofiber Based Drinking Water Filter Cartridge for Water Dispenser”, which can remove various types of water contaminants efficiently and effectively with a higher flow rate, lower energy consumption and smaller dimension, and revolutionises the potable water market.