InnoHK Launch Ceremony was held today (May 25) at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP). It marked a milestone in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government’s commitment to promoting Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T).
The Launch Ceremony was addressed by the Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam. It was attended physically by top-notch researchers of the 28 InnoHK centres and I&T industry leaders, as well as virtually by hundreds of researchers from the research clusters.
Following the speech, Mrs Lam and other officiating guests unveiled InnoHK’s logo and official website.
As the flagship I&T initiative of the HKSAR Government, InnoHK aims to promote global research collaboration with a view to putting Hong Kong on the global advanced technology map. With this initiative, the Government has allocated HK$10 billion to promote research and development. Two research clusters have been set up at the HKSTP, namely Health@InnoHK, focusing on healthcare technologies, and AIR@InnoHK, focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics technologies.
Since its inception in 2020, the InnoHK initiative spearheaded by the Innovation and Technology Commission has received an overwhelming response from many world-renowned universities and research institutions. After a rigorous selection and assessment process, 28 research laboratories have been admitted, involving seven local universities and research institutions as well as over 30 institutions from 11 economies, and pooling around 2,000 researchers locally and from all over the world. Among these 28 InnoHK centres, nine of them are led by professors from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), with a funding of more than HK$3 billion over five years.
Health@InnoHK will help promote the development of global healthcare technologies in response to the emerging challenges in society, such as an aging population and epidemic outbreaks, whereas AIR@InnoHK will help enhance efficiency in the fields of ﬁnance, healthcare, construction, logistics and advanced manufacturing, with a view to building a smart city for the future.
Click here to learn more about the nine InnoHK centres established with HKU.