Hong Kong Pavilion Opens at the 20th China Hi-Tech Fair
Showcasing of latest I&T achievements in Hong Kong
Exploring Greater Bay Area Smart City Development
(Hong Kong, 14 November 2018) The Hong Kong Pavilion was officially opened at the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre today, showcasing the latest technological achievements of Hong Kong enterprises and academia and underscoring Hong Kong’s commitment to promoting advanced technology and innovation.
Co-organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Pavilion is again featured in this year’s China Hi-Tech Fair. For the previous years, Hong Kong Pavilions at the annual China Hi-Tech Fair have showcased outstanding local achievements in I&T, and promoted these innovations and accomplishments to China and the international business community. This also provides an opportunity for business and technology exchanges with a view to exploring new business opportunities.
This year, the Hong Kong Pavilion will showcase exceptional innovations from five research and development centres (RDCs), including APAS, ASTRI, HKRITA, LSCM and NAMI. HKRITA will showcase the Washable Hygienic Facemask as Barrier to Air Pollution and Fine Worsted Yak Yarns and Fabrics. The unique material used in both innovations improved the quality of garment, further to the user’s quality of life. On the other hand, ASTRI is going to showcase the NB-IoT IP Platform and Virtual Tour Creation Tool. NB-IoT IP Platform rephrase all the transmission elements into a single CMOS chip, that can meet IoT terminal requirements for low consumption, low cost and extensive network coverage. ASTRI’s Virtual Tour Creation Tool can automatically create a virtual tour by leveraging on 360-degree panorama images, which provide an impressive experience to users.
On the exchange platform of China Hi-Tech Fair 2018 crowded with advanced innovation technology, four tertiary institutions, namely, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Design Institute. To encourage the development of local enterprises and start-up businesses, the Hong Kong Pavilion also invited three winners of Start-up Express to join the exhibition, so as to foster a growth, exchange and promotional platform for start-up businesses in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Pavilion is located at Booth 1B54 in Hall 1 of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, in the International Pavilion area. It will remain open to all visitors until 18 November, with the aim of enhancing public knowledge about I&T development in Hong Kong and China, and encouraging interaction among I&T professionals from around the world.
For more details about 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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